The 8 Best Wireless Headphones for TV, Gaming and Running

Three of the best wireless headphones from Walmart Editor's picks

Whether you choose true wireless earbuds or an over-ear style, the right set of wireless Bluetooth headphones will be convenient and comfortable for everything from walking the dog to taking calls. Through the wonders of noise-cancelling technology, they may even dampen the din of your kids’ screens and bring peace to your workouts and meditations. Check out our picks for the best wireless headphones available in Canada.

Our editor’s picks

Style: Over-ear

Battery life: Up to 50 hours

Noise cancelling: Yes

Built-in mic: Yes

Foldable: Yes

  • Comfy ear cups and padded headband

  • Only comes with soft pouch, not hard case

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Style: Over-ear

Battery life: Up to 60 hours

Noise cancelling: No

Built-in mic: Yes

Foldable: Yes

  • Easy-to-control buttons on ear cups

  • Sound lacks depth and polish

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Style: True wireless

Battery life: Up to 24 hours

Noise cancelling: No

Built-in mic: Yes

Foldable: n/a

  • Can use “Find My” app if you lose one

  • Fall out of some ears

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Style: In-ear

Battery life: Up to 100 hours

Noise cancelling: No

Built-in mic: Yes

Foldable: n/a

  • Water-resistant design

  • Case lacks battery indicator

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Best noise-cancelling wireless headphones
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II
$399

Style: Over-ear

Battery life: 20 hours

Noise cancelling: Yes

Built-in mic: Yes

Foldable: Yes

  • Effortless pairing with devices

  • On lower end of battery life

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Style: Over-ear

Battery life: 30 hours

Noise cancelling: Yes

Built-in mic: Yes

Foldable: Yes

  • Connect to TV and phone simultaneously

  • Range is only 10 metres

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Style: Over-ear

Battery life: 12 hours

Noise cancelling: Yes

Built-in mic: Yes

Foldable: No

  • Enables 3D audio

  • Not very adjustable

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Best wireless headphones for running
AfterShokz Air Headphones

Style: On-ear

Battery life: 6 hours

Noise cancelling: No

Built-in mic: Yes

Foldable: No

  • Unique fit for working out

  • Don’t block out environmental sounds

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In this guide
Types of wireless headphones
Wireless headphones from Walmart Wireless headphones

Wireless headphones are either headphones with cups tethered by a band stretching over your head or sports earbuds connected to one another by a wire that goes around the neck.

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True wireless headphones from Walmart True wireless headphones

In-ear buds that consist of two separate earpieces are considered true wireless headphones. They are highly compact, making them easy to toss into purses and bags.

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Features to consider
  • In-ear vs. on-ear vs. over-ear: In-ear headphones are inserted into your ear canal—a bit like earplugs—and are extra portable. On-ear headphones are typically connected by an overhead band and have slightly larger speakers that sit atop (or, in the case of bone conduction earphones, just in front of your ears) without completely covering them. Over-ear headphones can be much larger, surrounding your ear with a soft comfortable cushion that also blocks out unwanted environmental sound.
  • Battery life: Expect around six hours of continuous listening time for most true wireless buds (excluding stored charge in their charging case) and somewhere between 20 and 50 hours for wireless headphones thanks to their bigger size, which allows for a bigger battery.
  • Noise cancellation: This cool tech interferes with external sounds so you can better enjoy your audio content, though it can be dangerous in some situations (such as crossing a busy street or failing to hear your spouse call your name). Some headphones feature noise isolation instead, which is essentially “passive noise cancellation” from the size of the headphones physically blocking some of the noise around you.
  • Comfort: This factor is largely a matter of personal preference, but consider some of the following features as you shop: overall weight, texture of the earpieces (rubber, silicone, memory foam, etc.) and, if you’re buying buds, whether they come with multiple sizes of silicone inserts to ensure a good fit.
  • Portability: In-ear buds can’t be beaten when it comes to size, but many on-ear and over-ear wireless headphones can be twisted and folded to make them surprisingly compact.
Best over-ear wireless headphones
JBL Live 660NC Wireless Over-Ear Noise-Cancelling Headphones JBL Live 660NC Wireless Over-Ear Noise-Cancelling Headphones JBL Live 660NC Wireless Over-Ear Noise-Cancelling Headphones JBL Live 660NC Wireless Over-Ear Noise-Cancelling Headphones JBL Live 660NC Wireless Over-Ear Noise-Cancelling Headphones JBL Live 660NC Wireless Over-Ear Noise-Cancelling Headphones JBL Live 660NC Wireless Over-Ear Noise-Cancelling Headphones JBL Live 660NC Wireless Over-Ear Noise-Cancelling Headphones JBL Live 660NC Wireless Over-Ear Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Style: Over-ear

  • Battery life: Up to 50 hours

  • Noise cancelling: Yes

  • Built-in mic: Yes

  • Foldable: Yes

These over-ear wireless cans from sound pro JBL deliver balanced sound and powerful bass via a pair of big 40mm drivers, ensuring you have a premium audio experience everywhere you go. And with 50 hours of battery life (with noise-cancelling switched off), the music never stops.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Luxuriously soft ear cups and a comfy padded headband allow you to wear these headphones for hours at a time.

  • The built-in mic lets you make and take calls with voice-assistant control. Thanks to full stereo sound, the person on the other end should come in loud and clear.

  • Motion sensors detect when you take your headphones off and put them back on, automatically pausing and then restarting your tunes.

Cons
  • The free app provides basic functions for set-up and control but lacks deeper features.

  • The included soft pouch is handy and compact, but a hard case would provide better protection for your investment.

The draw
They’re insanely comfortable and don’t fatigue my ears at all. No problems bouncing between connected devices.
-Conboy, originally posted on jbl.com
The downside
I'm extremely pleased with the fit and sound of my Live 660s but the JBL Headphones App is a complete dud, will not connect to the headphones at all. Please fix this and I will sing your praises.
-Arch Pedro, originally posted on jbl.com
Best budget over-ear wireless headphones
Anker SoundCore Life 2 Neo Bluetooth Headphones Anker SoundCore Life 2 Neo Bluetooth Headphones Anker SoundCore Life 2 Neo Bluetooth Headphones Anker SoundCore Life 2 Neo Bluetooth Headphones Anker SoundCore Life 2 Neo Bluetooth Headphones Anker SoundCore Life 2 Neo Bluetooth Headphones
  • Style: Over-ear

  • Battery life: Up to 60 hours

  • Noise cancelling: No

  • Built-in mic: Yes

  • Foldable: Yes

This set of over-ear wireless headphones is ideal for everything from lounging around on the couch to walking to work. They’re reasonably lightweight and compact, can be folded to fit comfortably in a messenger bag or tote and use a standard USB-C cable for charging.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The battery lasts up to 60 hours. Plus, if you’re in a rush you can plug in for just five minutes to get a charge that’ll last a full five hours.

  • An array of buttons on the right ear cup allows for full control of playback, volume and calls.

  • You can pair quickly and easily with a range of Bluetooth devices up to 300 feet away.

Cons
  • You can expect good bass, but a lack of depth and detail that’s found in best-in-class headphones.

  • No noise cancellation tech means external sounds are blocked only by earpiece foam.

The draw
By far the best value for the price on the market. High-quality audio that's affordable. I will never buy overpriced headphones ever again!!
-Joe, Walmart customer
The downside
Good sound, lacks polish. They are limited to the device volume, so if you wanna go louder than whatever your phone thinks is max, you're out of luck. The sound doesn't get warm and the differences in EQ settings are kinda hard to notice.
-coachglove, Walmart customer
Best true wireless headphones
Apple AirPods with Charging Case Apple AirPods with Charging Case Apple AirPods with Charging Case Apple AirPods with Charging Case Apple AirPods with Charging Case Apple AirPods with Charging Case
  • Style: True wireless

  • Battery life: Up to 24 hours

  • Noise cancelling: No

  • Built-in mic: Yes

  • Foldable: n/a

Apple’s covetable Bluetooth earphones kick-started the wireless earbud trend—and not just because they have superb sound quality. They’re beloved because they will automatically pair with any of your Apple devices. Plus, they come with a charging case that, when fully charged, enables up to 24 hours of sound.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • They’re designed by Apple’s legendary ergonomics engineers to fit snugly and comfortably in most people’s ears.

  • The charging case keeps them safe and sound (a necessity, since wireless earbuds are easy to lose!). And if you lose one, use Apple’s “Find My” app to find it again.

  • They have auto-connect and disconnect when you put them in and take them out of your ears.

Cons
  • Some people love the fit, while others find that the AirPods fall out easily.

  • If multiple people in the house have AirPods, they may sync with each other.

The draw
Easy to connect to device. Clear sound. Good range away from phone. Good charge, especially with charging case. Sometimes I don’t charge them for a week.
-Ace11176, Walmart customer
The downside
The only problem that we're having is if multiple people in your household have AirPods they will sync with each other. So you have to disconnect and connect often.
-Sue, Walmart customer
Best budget true wireless headphones
Anker SoundCore Life Dot2 Bluetooth Headphones Anker SoundCore Life Dot2 Bluetooth Headphones Anker SoundCore Life Dot2 Bluetooth Headphones Anker SoundCore Life Dot2 Bluetooth Headphones Anker SoundCore Life Dot2 Bluetooth Headphones Anker SoundCore Life Dot2 Bluetooth Headphones Anker SoundCore Life Dot2 Bluetooth Headphones Anker SoundCore Life Dot2 Bluetooth Headphones Anker SoundCore Life Dot2 Bluetooth Headphones
  • Style: In-ear

  • Battery life: Up to 100 hours

  • Noise cancelling: No

  • Built-in mic: Yes

  • Foldable: n/a

If you want most features found in premium true-wireless buds without the price, let us introduce you to SoundCore’s in-ear headphones. The 8mm drivers sound great, you get up to 100 hours of playback (eight hours, plus around 90 hours from the included charging case) and they fit snugly and comfortably in most people’s ears.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • An IPX5 water-resistance rating means you can sweat all you like and go for a jog in the rain without worrying about your buds getting ruined.

  • Fast-charging tech gives you a couple of hours of playtime with just a 15-minute charge.

  • The patented Airwing design gives these buds a superior fit and a chic look.

Cons
  • The case lacks a battery indicator, so you’ll need to use your noodle to track how many more charges it has.

  • These headphones don’t have on-bud volume control, so you’ll have to control the volume on your phone.

The draw
I was unsure about these but WOW was I wrong. These earbuds have turned out to be the best that I have ever had. The charge is amazing and so is the sound quality. Best choice I've made in earbuds.
-Gerry, Walmart customer
The downside
I've never had a pair of earphones where I couldn't control the volume directly from my ear. The sound is great the fit is great but that is kind of inconvenient to have to pull out the phone or other devices to control the volume.
-Satisfiedstudent, Walmart customer
Best noise-cancelling wireless headphones
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II
  • Style: Over-ear

  • Battery life: 20 hours

  • Noise cancelling: Yes

  • Built-in mic: Yes

  • Foldable: Yes

Bose—the first company to make noise-cancelling headphones for consumers—has been iterating its QuietComfort model for decades, and its latest pair is a brilliant marriage of sound and comfort. They deliver stunning, multilayered audio and peerless noise-cancelling technology with a timeless, durable design. These headphones will last years.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • You can take advantage of whichever virtual assistant you prefer—Siri, Google, Alexa—with the external noise-rejecting dual-mic.

  • With the free Bose Connect App, you can adjust sound output and noise cancellation levels as you like.

  • There’s truly effortless NFC pairing to all sorts of Bluetooth devices, from tablets to TVs.

Cons
  • They’re undeniably pricey, but this is a clear case of getting what you pay for.

  • The 20 hours of battery life is on the low end for wireless headphones, but a quick-charge feature means you can get a couple of hours of charge in just a few minutes should you need it.

The draw
Best pair of headphones I've ever purchased. They connect via Bluetooth directly to my Samsung smart TV and stay connected to my phone as well so I can answer any calls or other things I would want to listen to through there as well.
-Scott, Walmart customer
The downside
Doesn't work well with Microsoft Teams, which is a disappointing for such great headphones. It's a known issue for which they have no solution.
-Olalekan, Walmart customer
Best wireless headphones for TV
Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling Overhead Headphones WH1000XM4 Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling Overhead Headphones WH1000XM4 Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling Overhead Headphones WH1000XM4 Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling Overhead Headphones WH1000XM4 Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling Overhead Headphones WH1000XM4 Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling Overhead Headphones WH1000XM4 Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling Overhead Headphones WH1000XM4 Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling Overhead Headphones WH1000XM4
  • Style: Over-ear

  • Battery life: 30 hours

  • Noise cancelling: Yes

  • Built-in mic: Yes

  • Foldable: Yes

Wireless headphones are an excellent solution for TV and movie lovers who live in loud households, and this set from Sony is pretty much purpose-built for such situations. Luxe materials make them so comfy you’ll forget you’re wearing them, and adaptive noise cancellation adjusts dynamically to filter outside sounds to ensure your viewing goes undisturbed.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The 30 hours of battery life—with noise-cancelling turned on—means you can watch all 11 Star Wars movies (plus plenty of special features) without needing to recharge.

  • They connect to your TV and phone simultaneously so that you can take phone calls while viewing.

  • A touch interface provides easy, intuitive control over volume and playback, while contextual motion detection automatically pauses and resumes play when you take the headphones off and put them back on.

Cons
  • These luxe (read: expensive) cans are a little big—even by over-ear standards—but should be fine if you aren’t using them for vigorous activities.

  • The effective range is just 10 metres (or 33 feet) so you won’t want to get too far from your sound source.

The draw
These are great. I have a very loud household, with an almost-two-year-old who likes to scream. The noise cancellation is KEY and works so well. These also seem to fit my ears well and stay on better than another popular brand!
-Bethw1123, originally posted on sony.com
The downside
They are slightly large (although very, very lightweight) for my head and I can't adjust any further. A minor issue but worthy of note for any fellow small-head people.
-Nastymit, originally posted on sony.com
Best wireless gaming headphones
PlayStation 5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset PlayStation 5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset PlayStation 5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset PlayStation 5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset PlayStation 5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset PlayStation 5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset PlayStation 5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
  • Style: Over-ear

  • Battery life: 12 hours

  • Noise cancelling: Yes

  • Built-in mic: Yes

  • Foldable: No

Games rock when you’re the one playing, but they tend to sound loud and obnoxious for non-players within earshot. These PlayStation 5 gaming cans make life better for everyone. Gamers get detailed, peerless sound quality at whatever volume they like (plus the ability to chat with teammates via the dual hidden microphones), while everyone else in the house gets a break from the constant sound of gunshots, explosions and screaming. (Check out our top PS5 games of the year!)

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • This headset is specifically designed for 3D audio, which is enabled by the PlayStation 5 console. It’s meant to make the sound appear as though it’s moving around you.

  • The included adaptor allows you to connect to PS5 and PS4 consoles as well as compatible Windows and macOS computers.

  • With the mic monitoring button, you can easily check how you sound to your teammates.

Cons
  • The headphones don’t adjust as much as other models.

  • Some reviewers say they’re a bit heavy.

The draw
The white on black adds a very good look for it and the cushions are the best that I have had on my ears. I surround-sound tested them and I could hear every direction and above and below me. The range on the USB dongle is good.
-themalcman9 , Walmart customer
The downside
Headset is non-adjustable but it seems to fit ok. Hurts my ears after a while but flipping it around helps. Sound quality is great.
-Serendipityy, Walmart customer
Best wireless headphones for running
AfterShokz Air Headphones AfterShokz Air Headphones AfterShokz Air Headphones AfterShokz Air Headphones AfterShokz Air Headphones AfterShokz Air Headphones AfterShokz Air Headphones
  • Style: On-ear

  • Battery life: 6 hours

  • Noise cancelling: No

  • Built-in mic: Yes

  • Foldable: No

If over-ear headphones feel too clunky and in-ear buds don’t fit right, you might want to try these slick-looking bone conduction earphones (seen here in grey, also available in red) from AfterShokz. They sit just in front of your ear and conduct sound via your skull. That means your ears are open to hear your surroundings so you can stay safe while jogging through busy streets.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Specially designed conduction transducers deliver surprisingly robust bass and sharply detailed higher frequencies.

  • Since the design bypasses both your ear canal and cartilage, there’s no need to worry about a proper fit.

  • Wet weather and sweat pose no problem, thanks to IP55 water resistance.

Cons
  • Your ear canals are left wide open, so too much environmental sound may overpower your music. (That said, you’ll be able to hear pedestrians, cyclists and traffic when running outside!)

  • The wireless range is just 10 metres (33 feet), which means you need to keep your sound source near you while working out.

The draw
I really like these bone conduction headphones. They are lightweight, have great sound quality and are easy to use for phone calls. They do not hurt my ears like earbuds do.
-DoeB, originally posted on samsclub.com
The downside
If you want some headphones for your commute on the train or bus, these probably won't be loud enough. But they are fine for walking down a busy street.
-RedCorsair, Walmart customer
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Chad Sapieha has been writing about video games and technology for more than two decades, with thousands of stories appearing in national publications including The Globe and Mail and The National Post, and appearances on CTV News, Global News, and CBC radio. He has also written about parenting in the digital age for Today's Parent, Parenting.com, and Common Sense Media. Chad lives in Southern Ontario with his wife, daughter, and a criminally adorable dog named Ron Swanson.
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