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Best Headphones in 2020 for Android Devices

With all of us staying at home more often, finding the best headphones in 2020 for Android devices is more important than ever.  From listening to music, taking work phone calls, to watching movies – a great headset is both comfortable while providing incredible sound and voice quality.  Over the past 3 months we have evaluated 12 different wireless headsets in order to rank the top 3 for any budget.  In order to make it to our list – the headphones must be compatible with Android devices (typically Bluetooth enabled), have a noise cancelling microphone, and are available online (and can be received within a few days) or are available at major retailers.

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Here are the Best Headphones in 2020 for Android Devices

 

1. Under $50 USD – the Cowin E7

*Photo courtesy of John (June 2020)

The Cowin E7 prides itself as a value wireless headphone which is compatible with Android devices.

Bluetooth?                   – Yes

Comfort                       – 7 out of 10

Sound Quality             – 7 out of 10

Battery Life                  – 30 hours of play time

Built in Microphone?   – Yes

Noise Cancelling          – Yes, but it is difficult to hear while on a call when this feature is enabled.

You pay for what you get.  For a product under $50 USD the sound quality is decent and the ear pads are comfortable.  The Bluetooth quickly pairs with an Android device and the unit controls the volume level.  In order to use the noise cancelling feature you need to select it on the headphones and it is difficult to hear while you are on the phone.  This set is great for listening to music or watching a movie, but if you plan on using it for phone calls we recommend you consider a higher end unit.  Check it out at Amazon which is currently selling the Cowin E7 for $49.99.

2. Under $100 USD – the Sony WHXB700

The Sony WHXB700 features extra bass and a microphone which is great for phone calls and for use with Alexa Voice Assist.

Bluetooth?                   – Yes

Comfort                       – 8 out of 10

Sound Quality             – 9 out of 10

Battery Life                  – 30 hours of play time

Built in Microphone?   – Yes

Noise Cancelling          – No

This headset provides many of the comforts and features we found in the more expensive units.  Check out this video for the WHXB700 from Sony.

After taking calls with the headset for several days, we found the ear pads to still be comfortable and we did not experience disconnects from our Android device with the Bluetooth.  The only complaint was the lack of a noise cancelling microphone which was distracting for calls as the headset picked up background noise.

Check this great option out on Amazon which is currently selling the Sony WHXB700 for $98 USD.

3. Greater than $100 USD – the Bose Soundlink II

*Photo courtesy of John (June 2020)

The Bose Soundlink II features HD Voice which allowed us to use the unit outside with the wind and blocked out background noise.

Bluetooth?                   – Yes

Comfort                       – 9 out of 10

Sound Quality             – 9 out of 10

Battery Life                  – 15 hours of play time

Built in Microphone?   – Yes – HD Voice

Noise Cancelling          – Yes

We selected this unit for the comfort, features, and the value.  While it is currently $229 USD in retail stores, Amazon is currently selling the Bose Soundlink II for $159 USD.

After testing this unit outside for several days we were surprised callers did not hear the wind or background noise due to the HD voice feature.  Sound quality was exceptional which was no surprise given Bose has a reputation for reproducing sounds in smaller spaces like ear bud and headphones.  While the battery life is shorter than the less expensive units we tested, the features and value outweighed any additional benefit from the unit tested which were greater than $300 USD.

This is a wonderful headphone for use with your Android device and is really a significant improvement from the Bose Soundlink I unit.

From Editor’s Desk

These are the best headphones in 2020 for Android devices.  We wish you the best in selecting headphones which are comfortable with great quality for your Android device.  If you need any technical assistance in pairing your new headphones please visit the Accessories Section of our Forum.  

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