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6 Great New Wireless Headphones That Deliver Huge Sound

No wires, no compromises – and no dropped signals

Music Tech; Headphones

Tired of untangling the mess that your headphone wires inevitably get into every time you pack them away? Tired of losing the Bluetooth signal on your wireless headphones? So are we – which is why we tested out an array of new high-end wireless headphones that use advances in Bluetooth to deliver huge sound with no dropped signals to find the best of the best. Here are our top six finds.

Parrot Zik 3; Parrot; Zik 3

Parrot Zik 3

The Audi of headphones – loaded with features and swathed in stitched leather – the Zik 3s work best with a smartphone app that allows you to alter the sound signature. Out of the box they perform great, but you can dial in more punch on the low, mid or high ends. There is also active noise cancellation and wireless charging, with a separately sold charger. $399, parrot.com

Killer Feature: Never miss a beat – when you take off the Zik 3s, the music automatically stops playing.

Audio-Technica; ATH-WS99BT; Audio-Technica ATH-WS99BT

Audio-Technica ATH-WS99BT

They're not much to look at, but the WS99BTs have an analog quality to their sound – and we mean that in a good way. Skipping through the Art Blakey catalog, we found the sound remarkably naturalistic – like being at a club. Credit may go to proprietary technology that claims to maximize the Bluetooth signal. Whatever it is, it works. $249, audio-technica.com

Killer Feature: One of the knocks on most Bluetooth cans is that they don't get loud; these are an ear-blowing exception.

Best Wireless Value- Sol Republic Shadow Earbuds; Best; Wireless; Value- Sol; Republic; Shadow; Earbuds

Sol Republic Shadow Earbuds

With headphones, the old adage about getting what you pay for is usually true, but these wireless earbuds are a pleasant surprise at this price point. Insert them properly and they sport remarkably deep bass and are comfortable to wear, with no issues from the flexible band that goes around your neck. $119, solrepublic.com

Killer Feature: They're water-resistant, so you can rock out while you sweat.

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