Father's Day falls on June 17 this year, which means you still have a week to come up with the perfect gift for your father.
If your dad loves listening to music, a pair of headphones or earbuds would be the perfect gift for him. However, there are dozens of options available in the market and these devices come in all shapes and sizes, all types and prices, so finding the right pair can be a little confusing.
Therefore, we've compiled together a list of the five best headphones or earphones out there for all budgets to make your shopping experience a tad easier.
Here are the options:
These wireless headphones, a follow-up to Sony's MDR-1000X model, are known not only for superior sound quality but also its noise-cancellation abilities. The wireless headphones' excellent noise-cancellation technology gives Bose a run for its money.
Sony's WH-1000XM2 headphones and Bose's QuietComfort 35 II are at par when it comes to pricing or zapping out noise, but the former's audio quality, advanced features like gesture-control and monitoring mode, and a staggering 30 hours of battery life are enough to tilt the scales in its favor.
The headphones are reasonably priced at $300 and perfect for those who want a top-tier experience without paying a top-tier price.
Jabra Elite 65t
Jabra's third generation truly wireless earphones have managed to dethrone Apple's industry-leading AirPods as the best wireless earbuds on the market.
For just $170, Jabra offers a great deal of value and functionality with the Elite 65t. The earphones feature a sleek, ergonomic design and up to five hours of battery life on a full charge.
As far as the audio is concerned, the Elite 65t earbuds are one of the best-sounding wireless devices out there. Users can also use the Jabra Sound+ app to adjust settings like bass, treble, etc. The headphones also come with built-in support for smart assistants like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.
V-Moda Crossfade II
If durability, style, and bass are what you're looking for, then these wireless headphones would be the perfect choice for you. The V-Moda Crossfade II headphones are equipped with a robust headband and customizable hexagonal earpieces made from rock-hard plastic, which adds a dash of style while maintaining sturdiness and comfort.
In addition to an impressive 14-plus hours of battery life, the V-Moda Crossfade II headphones also deliver excellent sound, with clean deep bass, lifelike vocals, and vivid midrange thanks to its 50mm dual-diaphragm drivers. The headphone also folds up to accommodate into a well-designed protective case that also includes air vents.
These are the best on-ear headphones money can buy. The swanky headphones don't come cheap at $450 but they're the most affordable headphones that use planar magnetic drivers.
The headphones feature a sturdy design, including a tough aluminum frame, sturdy leather finish and thick, flat cables. The Sine can also be equipped with a Lightning cable, which can be purchased for an additional $50, to play music directly from iOS devices.
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Bose's SoundSport Wireless earphones, the company's first venture into the sports arena, are incredibly comfortable in-ear Bluetooth earphones that are ideal for a run.
The sweat-resistant wireless earphones, which retail for an affordable price of $150, fit perfectly within the ear thanks to its winged tips and sounds pretty awesome too. The earphones also double up as a headset to answer or receive phone calls and include an auto-off feature to preserve battery life.