We are pleased to announce the winners of the T3 Award 2022 Headphones category. This includes Best Fitness Headphones, Best Noise Canceling Headphones, Best True Wireless Headphones, Best Value Headphones, Best Wired Headphones and, of course, Best Overall Headphones Winners.
From top-tier cans for wired-only audiophiles to true wireless in-ear or epic over-ear with a wide range of pricing options, you’ll find headphones for everything here.Probably more than any other category of this year’s T3 Awards many With the launch of headphones, competition will be particularly fierce and the winners will be even more attractive.
This year’s Headphones T3 Awards 2022 category is adorned with many super products and brands, offering the best that audio offers, or the best of the latest Active Noise Canceling (ANC). Now let’s get to identify the most important big winners in this category.
Best Fitness Headphones: Beats Powerbeats Pro
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The world of fitness headphones has changed dramatically in recent years with advances in technology that have introduced gyms and running buds that are essentially the same as true wireless headphones, but waterproof.
However, while it’s worth using a specialist, it seems like nothing beats Beats veteran Powerbeats Pro.
Sure, the case looks huge and a bit quirky, but it fits perfectly, sounds great, and can only be removed from the washing machine with the fastest spin cycle.
All of this makes Powerbeats Pro an ideal fitness headphone choice and is worth winning the Best Fitness Headphones Trophy at this year’s T3 Awards.
Best Fitness Headphone Candidate List
Beats Fit Pro, Jabra Elite 7 Active, Shokz Openrun Pro, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ, Jaybird Vista 2, Beats Powerbeats Pro
Best Noise Canceling Headphones: Sony WH-1000XM5
Noise canceling (sometimes called ANC for short) has been the ideal technique in the last few years to help dial out noise from the outside world and keep it surrounded by the blissful bubbles of audio. It’s getting stronger and stronger.
There have been front runners in this category for years, but the best of them is Sony. Launched in 2022, the WH-1000XM5 has shown that it can evolve its already class-leading cans into more sophisticated products.
Whether you’re automating your response to your surroundings or dialing in at the level you need, the 1000XM5 offers the best ANC in the world. On top of that, the sound quality is unmatched and these headphones are amazingly impressive.
Best noise canceling headphones
Sony WH-1000XM5, Bose QuietComfort 45, Philips Fidelio T1, JBL Tune 660NC, Bose QuietComfort Earphones, Mark Levinson No. 5909
Best True Wireless Headphones: Bose QuietComfort Earphones
Only a few years ago, this product category didn’t really exist. But fast-forwarding to this day, there are dozens of brands that beat all kinds of true wireless earphones. The vision is to disconnect the cord and provide wireless sound without cables or distractions.
It’s been a huge success from something like Apple with its mass-appeal AirPods, but if you’re looking for a more famous in-ear with a higher dial, it’s at the top of the tree for our money. Is the Bose QuietComfort earphones – that’s why they win the T3 Award Gong in this category.
As a combination of sound quality, comfort, and especially noise cancellation, Bose QuietComfort earphones will be hit a bit. Sure, they stick out more than many true wireless earphones, but in addition to their magical ANC features, they fit snugly and provide great sound.
Best True Wireless Headphone Candidate List
Sony WF-1000XM4, Philips Fidelio T1, Bose QuietComfort earphones, Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 +, Apple AirPods 3
Best Value Headphones: Sony WF-C500
It’s easy to think that you’ll have to spend a bucket of money to buy headphones with great sound and decent features, but that’s not just true.
The Sony WF-C500 wireless earphones prove that headphones of outstanding value really exist. It’s basically a streamlined version of the Sony WF-1000XM4, but at a one-third price. That’s why they win the prestigious T3 Award 2022 Trophy.
But that’s not all. These in-ears also sound great, are very comfortable to wear and you can adjust the sound to your liking. The simple bullet-shaped design fits snugly in your ears. In other words, it fits snugly in your ears and is very unobtrusive. More expensive headphones are not always the right choice.
Indeed, there is no ANC and battery life (20 hours total including case) is the least achieved. However, these points will ultimately help keep prices very low and make them the best value earphones you can buy today.
Compared to other similar priced headphones, the WF-C500 the The best in our book. So if you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on the next pair, trust us. These are worthy winners of the Best Value Headphones Award.
Top Value Headphone Candidate List
Panasonic RZ-S500W, Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 +, JBL Tune 660NC, Sony WF-C500
Best Wired Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT900 Pro X
Wired headphones are a special breed, usually aimed at the more niche market, but at home, whether or not audiophiles are looking for the best materials and the biggest drivers for unmatched listening. It makes a lot of sense for listening and working in the studio.
Given the popularity of Bluetooth wireless in today’s world, the release of wired headphones is low, but when it comes to choosing wired products on the candidate list, from entry-level budget cans to expensive in-ear options. There are still many positive opinions.
But of all that, the Beyerdynamic DT900 Pro X has won the T3 Award crown. These studio headphones aren’t even trying to compete with things like Bose and Beats that exist in their own world. But it’s all about premium sound.
The Beyerdynamic DT900 Pro X is a great sounding headphone. That’s why they are the winners. And they are also accessible without ridiculous price tags. So if you want to listen to your favorite music on headphones at home, these beautifully designed cans are quite satisfying.
Best Wired Headphone Candidate List
Beyerdynamic DT900 Pro X, Rode NTH-100, Meze Audio Rai Solo, Sennheiser IE 600, Meze Audio Liric
Best Headphones: Sony WH-1000XM5
Big thing: King of Kings (or headphones) can only go to one winner. In 2022, that praise will be given to Sony’s WH-1000XM5. These exquisite headphones not only raised the bar for the company’s unique XM over-ear range, but also raised the bar for the entire headphone market.
While the popularity of true wireless earphones has certainly risen in recent years, such over-ear cans are very satisfying. Especially if you’re answering a phone call through a beamforming mic, as Sony has demonstrated, or immersing yourself in the world of music, especially if the technologies that improve your daily life are abundantly designed and packed. is.
There is no doubt that competition is particularly fierce in the wide range of headphone categories we’ve seen and reviewed on the T3 over the last 12 months. But nothing has impressed us in the consumer market like the Sony WH-1000XM5. It’s that simple: they are the best overall headphones for 2022.