The Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless are budget-friendly over-ears with an active noise cancelling (ANC) feature. For the price, they offer a lot of features to improve your listening experience, including a graphic EQ and presets for sound customization and multi-device pairing. You can even get them with a case to make them easier to transport. However, their ANC feature isn't adjustable like with other similarly-priced headphones, like the Anker Soundcore Life Q30 Wireless.
The Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones are decent for neutral sound. While they have a V-shaped sound profile right out of the box, their companion app offers a graphic EQ and presets to help tweak their sound to your liking. As long as you take time to adjust their fit and positioning, you'll also experience consistent audio delivery. However, their soundstage is perceived as closed off and as if coming from inside your head.
The Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones are good for commuting and travel. They're comfortable and feel well-built. They have over 22 hours of continuous playback time and support multi-device pairing, which is handy if you want to listen to audio from your phone and then on your laptop. Although their ANC does an okay job of cutting down bass-range noise like bus or plane engines, it does a better job of blocking out commuter chatter. That said, they have a bulky design, making them hard to take with you on the go.
The Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones are satisfactory for sports and fitness. They're comfortable and well-built. However, they trap in heat, which could cause you to sweat more, and they can fall off your head while moving. They also don't have an IP rating for water resistance, though that's to be expected from over-ear headphones. On the upside, their wireless design ensures that there's little that can snag them off your head.
The Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones are satisfactory for office use. They're comfortable enough for long days at the office, don't leak too much audio at high volumes, and their ANC can cut down ambient chatter around you. They also have over 22 hours of battery life, so you don't need to pause to recharge them throughout your shift. Unfortunately, their leatherette padding traps heat, so you could sweat more while wearing them.
The Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones can only connect wirelessly via Bluetooth and aren't compatible with PS4, PS5, Xbox One, or Xbox Series X consoles. They're compatible with Bluetooth-enabled PCs or mobile devices, but their latency is likely too high for competitive gaming.
The Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones are satisfactory for wired gaming. They're compatible with Xbox and PS consoles as well as PCs when using their 1/8" TRS cable. However, they can only receive audio, and you won't be able to use their mic. Still, they have a comfortable fit, customizable sound profile, and good build quality.
The Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones are poor for phone calls. They have an integrated mic, but its recording quality makes your voice sound thin, unnatural, and distorted. It also struggles to separate your voice from background noise, and if you have an important call, it's best to do so from a quieter environment. Although they struggle to block out bus and plane engines, their ANC can help reduce ambient chatter around you if you're taking calls from the office.
These headphones come in 'Black' and 'White'. You can purchase either variant with or without the travel case. We tested the Black variant without the travel case, and you can see their label here.
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The Wyze Headphones are budget-level over-ears with a sleek black design. They have a great active noise cancelling (ANC) feature that can cut down mid-range noise like office chatter. Unlike other wallet-friendly headphones like the Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Wireless, they also have a companion app with a graphic EQ and presets to help tweak their sound to your liking.
The Anker Soundcore Life Q30 Wireless and the Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless have different strengths, and depending on your usage, you may prefer one over the other. The Anker come with a hard case and their adjustable ANC feature can cut down a superior amount of ambient noise around you. Their integrated mic also offers a somewhat better overall performance and they have a longer continuous battery life. However, the Wyze have an auto-off timer to help conserve battery life and their default sound profile is more neutral, which some users may prefer.
The Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless and the Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Wireless have different strengths, and depending on your usage, you may prefer one over the other. While both headphones are comfortable, the Wyze are better built, have more consistent audio reproduction, and have an auto-off timer to help conserve battery life. They also have a better performing ANC, and their companion app offers a graphic EQ and presets. However, the Anker's integrated mic has a better recording quality and noise handling performance.
Depending on your preferences, you may prefer either the Beats Solo Pro Wireless or the Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones. The Beats are on-ear headphones, which some users may like, are better-built, and sound more neutral out-of-the-box. However, the Wyze are more comfortable, have a better battery performance, and have a graphic EQ plus presets. Their ANC also does a slightly better job of cutting down ambient noise around you.
The Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless and the Wyze Buds Pro Truly Wireless have different strengths, and you may prefer either one. The Noise-Cancelling Headphones are over-ears that are more comfortable, have a significantly better noise isolation performance, and longer-lasting continuous battery life. Their companion app also offers a graphic EQ and presets so that you can adjust their sound to your liking, and you can connect them with up to two devices at a time. However, the Buds Pro are in-ears with a more stable fit. Their sound profile is much more neutral, which some users may prefer, and their integrated mic offers better noise handling performance.
The Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless are slightly better headphones than the Mpow H10 Wireless. The Wyze are better built, have a more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer, and have a companion app with a graphic EQ and presets. However, the Mpow's ANC can isolate more noise.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 94 Truly Wireless and the Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless have different strengths and, depending on your usage, you may prefer one over the other. The TaoTronics are more portable and stable. Their ANC can cut down more ambient noise around you, and their integrated mic offers better overall performance. On the other hand, the Wyze are more comfortable, have a customizable sound profile, and deliver a better battery performance.
The Plantronics BackBeat Go 810 Wireless are slightly better than the Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless. The Plantronics have a more stable fit, are better-built, have a more neutral sound profile, and their mic has a better overall performance. However, the Wyze are more comfortable, better-built, and have a graphic EQ and presets so that you can customize their sound. Their ANC can reduce more ambient noise around you.
The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset is more versatile and better for everyday use than the Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones. While the Noise-Cancelling Headphones are better-built, more comfortable, and have a more intuitive control scheme, you can't use them for gaming since their latency via Bluetooth is too high, and their wired connection doesn't let you use the mic. The Wireless Gaming Headset's mics work better than the Noise-Cancelling Headphones', making your voice sound more natural and full, though still very quiet. The boom mic is also detachable, allowing you to wear this headset around town and at the office. However, since it lacks the Noise-Cancelling Headphones' active noise cancelling (ANC) feature, it struggles to isolate you from any substantial background noise.
The Wyze Headphones have a very non-descript look. They're mostly made of plastic and faux leather and have a matte finish on their ear cups. They don't have a visible logo anywhere and will be casual enough for most uses. You can get them in either 'Black' or 'White'.
They're comfortable. They're lightweight and don't clamp your head too much. They also have good padding on the ear cups and headband but can trap some heat and become uncomfortable over time.
The controls are easy-to-use. You find the buttons under both ear cups. They're clicky, which helps you know when you've pressed them, and there's even voice feedback when you turn it on and off or cycle through the ANC and Transparency modes.
Besides these buttons, the right ear cup has a touch-sensitive surface. You can place your hands on this surface to also turn 'Transparency' mode on and off.
They have disappointing breathability. They don't really allow air to circulate around your ears, and they trap heat, which makes you sweat more than normal.
They're bulky and not very portable. Although they can fold up to help reduce their footprint, their ear cups can't swivel into a more compact size.
The pouch is acceptable. It's made of a fiber cloth-like material, but its drawstrings don't completely close. There are two small pouches inside so you can store their cables. Unfortunately, it won't protect your headphones from water or impact damage. That said, you can also buy another variant of these headphones with a hard case.
They have a good build quality. They're mostly plastic but have a metal band inside the headband. They feel sturdy overall, and their faux leather padding feels good against the skin. Like most over-ears, they don't have an IP rating for dust or water resistance. However, the cables inside the hinges could be prone to damage over time.
They're fairly stable. If you're working at your desk, they won't move around. However, they can fall off your head with more intense head movements, like when you're out on a run. Their wireless design makes it harder for something to snag the headphones off your head.
They have an excited, V-shaped sound profile. They deliver a touch of extra bass, so you feel the thump and boom in bass-heavy genres like EDM and hip-hop. However, vocals and lead instruments can sound a little dark, while sibilants like cymbals are piercing. Luckily, they have a graphic EQ and presets to help customize their sound.
The Wyze Headphones have great frequency response consistency. While their bass range is very consistent across multiple users, there's a bit more variation in the treble range. As treble delivery can vary according to fit and positioning, you may need to adjust them on your head to get the same listening experience each time.
The Wyze Headphones have excellent bass accuracy. There's some overemphasis across the range, resulting in extra thump, punch, and boom, especially with tracks like Starboy by The Weeknd with a prominent bassline.
The mid accuracy is excellent. There's a slight dip in the low-mid, which thins out vocals and lead instruments. While the mid-mid is very neutral, which helps keep instruments present in your mixes, the high-mid is also underemphasized, slightly weakening the detail and clarity of vocals and instruments.
The treble accuracy is adequate. The low-treble is underemphasized, so the upper harmonics of vocals and instruments sound dark and veiled. However, the mid-treble is overemphasized, making sibilants like S and T sounds piercing and harsh.
The peaks and dips performance is disappointing, which indicates that these headphones can't control their sound profile. A dip in the low-bass reduces thump and rumble, while a peak between the mid and high-bass adds punch and boom. The following dip in the low-mid thins out vocals and lead instruments, while another peak in the high-mid makes them honky. The upper harmonics of these instruments take another hit with the recessed low treble, which darkens and veils them. The peak in the treble makes sibilants like cymbals harsh.
Headphones from this manufacturer tend to have good imaging, which indicates solid ergonomics and quality control. These are no exception. Weighted group delay falls below the audibility threshold, resulting in a tight bass and transparent treble. The L/R drivers on our unit are well-matched in phase, frequency, and amplitude, so objects like voices and instruments are accurately placed and localized within the stereo image. However, imaging varies between units.
The Wyze Headphones have a poor passive soundstage. Although you'll perceive their soundstage as natural and wide, it sounds like it's coming from inside your head rather than from out in front of you. Since they have a closed-back design, their soundstage is also perceived as less spacious than open-back headphones.
The weighted harmonic distortion performance is decent. There are a couple of peaks in the treble range at normal volume, but this is rather hard to hear unless you're a more astute audiophile. The rest of the ranges at this volume and all of the ranges at a high volume fall within good limits, resulting in clear and pure audio reproduction.
These are the settings used to test these headphones. Our results are only valid with these settings.
The Wyze Headphones have a great noise isolation performance. They have an active noise cancelling (ANC) feature and can cut down more overall noise than the Wyze Buds Pro Truly Wireless. They're okay for cutting down the rumble of bass-heavy noises like bus and plane engines, and they do a much better job of cutting down office chatter and high-pitched noise like the hum of an AC unit. That said, their ANC doesn't really offer much improvement on their passive isolation capabilities past the mid-mid range.
The Wyze Headphones' leakage performance is decent. There's a bit of leakage between the mid to treble range, which sounds somewhat full. Luckily, if you're at the office listening to your audio at a high volume, people around you won't hear it.
The integrated mic's recording quality is poor. It lacks a lot of bass, so your voice sounds thin, unnatural, and somewhat distorted. Wyze's other over-ear model, the Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset, makes your voice sound cleaner and less distorted via its detachable boom mic and its integrated mic.
The integrated microphone's noise handling performance is sub-par. The mic struggles to separate your voice from moderately noisy environments. If you need to take a call, it's better to do so from a quiet space.
The battery performance is excellent. The manufacturer advertises twenty hours of continuous playback time, and we measured over 22 hours. Also, they have an adjustable auto-off timer to help conserve battery life when not in use. The manufacturer also advertises a 10-minute quick charge time, which is supposed to give you four hours of playback time. Keep in mind that battery life can vary according to usage.
The Wyze app is great. It's available on iOS and Android. There's a 4-band graphic EQ, and six EQ presets: 'Default', 'Bass', 'Movie', 'Voice', 'Game', and 'Custom'. You can check the battery level, adjust the auto-off timer, turn the ANC on or off, and turn off touch controls on the right ear cup.
The Wyze Headphones have great Bluetooth connectivity. They can be paired with up to two devices at a time, which is nice if you like to move between audio sources like your phone and laptop. However, they can only play audio from one device at a time, and you need to pause audio from the other device for it to play from the desired device. These over-ears also have high latency on PC, but it's much lower on iOS and Android, which is suitable for streaming video. However, some devices and apps compensate for latency differently.
They come with a 1/8" TRS cable that you can use to listen to audio passively. However, you won't be able to use their mic. They also come with a USB-C to USB-A cable charging cable.
You can connect these headphones to Bluetooth-enabled PCs or wire them to your device over an analog connection. However, you can only receive audio and can't use the microphone.
You can plug these headphones into your PS4 or PS5 console. Since they can only receive audio, you can't use the microphone with multi-player games.
They're only compatible with Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles when using their 1/8" TRS cables. However, you can only receive audio as they don't offer mic support.