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The best new Bluetooth headphones worth a look

I tested some of the best Bluetooth headphones I could find, and loved some of their features.
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By Eileen Brown, Contributor on
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1 of 6 Geekbuying

Meizu EP52

The Meizu EP52 sports headphones ($44.99) have comfortable in-ear supports which are magnetic and clip around the neck to stop them getting lost.

There is a silicon pouch with a magnetic closing to hold the headphones and micro USB charging cable. The headphone cables are red, the headphones are IPX5 certified so they are splash proof. They are not noise cancelling which could be an issue in noisy environments. Score; 8/10.

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2 of 6 Tsumbay

Tsumbay in-ear TS-BH07

The Tsumbay in-ear noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones ($77.99) do not sit as easily in the ear as other headphones do. They seem bulky and cumbersome -- even with different inserts in. Bluetooth pairing will only work if the device is fully charged -- do not waste your time trying if the earphones are not charged.

The earphones come with a clever magnetic charger that fits into a USB slot and come with a useful hard shell carry case. You can turn off noise cancelling using the button on the side. Score: 7/10.

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3 of 6 Leophile

Leophile Zero

The Leophile zero headphones ($99.99) have a comfortable leather neckband with easy to use controls. There is a leatherette pouch for the headphones and charging cable. They deliver playing time of up to 20 hours.

You can also use these active noise cancelling headphones as a wired set when the battery runs low. Without the extra inserts I found that I had to push the ear phones deep into my ears to get a good sound with no background noise. This made it uncomfortable when listening for a long time. Score: 7/10.

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4 of 6 iClever

iClever Xfree mini

The iClever Bluetooth headphones ($19.99) take a bit of getting used to to get the most comfortable position in the ear. The pointed extension goes uppermost. There are different sized ear inserts to suit every ear, and a fabric carrying pouch.

These headphones have excellent noise control and noise cancelling ability. They are rated IPX5 too meaning that they can be splashed with water. I love the fact that they are magnetic and clip together round your neck. Score: 8/10.

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5 of 6 Jaybird

Jaybird X3 Sport

The Jaybird X3 sport Bluetooth headset ($129.99) has small ear buds and an easy to wear clip which works in several positions. There is a pouch and spare ear inserts for different sized ears. Play time is about 8 hours.

The ear buds will fit deep in the ear -- or externally -- so you do not cancel out external sounds. I found then uncomfortable deep in ear and found that the sound cuts out intermittently. Score: 6/10

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6 of 6 Tsumbay

Tsumbay over-ear TS-BH05

The Tsumbay TS-BH05 cushioned headphones ($59.99) are very light at under 0.5 pounds, have extra large cans for comfort, and a cushioned steel headband making them very comfortable indeed.

They have active noise cancelling functionality (which can be turned off if you want), and playing time over Bluetooth is over 20 hours. I loved the comfort and sound quality. Score: 8/10

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