One for minimalists among us, the Libratone Q Adapt are unusual headphones which have stripped away anything excessive. Small ear cups, a thin band, and solid build, these headphones are perfect for commuting.
Despite the minimalist design, these headphones felt very firm and comfortable during testing on the underground. The CityMix noise control also managed to successfully block out a range of external noise.
These headphones are wireless and come equipped with Bluetooth, sensors which you can use to automatically pause music when you take them off -- and resume when you put them back on -- and you can also control your music by using a scroller wheel on the left ear cup.
A handy switch on the left allows you to switch channels to listen to a microphone, as well as turn noise cancellation on or off.
The Sennheiser PXC 550 wireless headphones are wireless and Bluetooth enabled -- with a battery life of up to 30 hours -- and are a very comfortable and lightweight product to use.
The audio quality of these headphones sent me to my happy place, whether or not I was traveling in crowded areas. The noise-cancellation was the strongest out of all the reviewed headphones, and if you choose to control your music by sliding your fingers across the right ear cup, you need to apply some pressure -- which prevents accidentally switching or changing the volume.
These headphones are a fair option for commuters who like to cycle to work. With roughly 40 hours battery life, the Bluetooth-enabled wireless earbuds have a range of 100 meters and fold up for portable use.
The audio quality is fair, although taking calls leaves something to be desired.
The Jabra Evolve 75 is a product designed for the open office.
The Jabra comes with a Bluetooth adapter so you can use the headset without relying on wires at your PC and when it comes to sound quality for calls is great -- but music, not so much. These are the kind of headphones you would leave on the office desk rather than use them for multiple purposes.
The Urbanista Seattle headset is a wireless model with Bluetooth compatibility. With a battery life of up to 12 hours, the product -- compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows -- uses "Soft Touch control" to allow users to control their volume, track, or answer calls by sliding a finger across one of the ear cups.