Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Feb 23, 2021 at 07:44 am
Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless Picture
7.0
Mixed Usage
7.3
Neutral Sound
7.2
Commute/Travel
7.0
Sports/Fitness
7.1
Office
5.6
Wireless Gaming
7.1
Wired Gaming
4.8
Phone Calls
Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Noise Cancelling Yes
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless are budget-friendly over-ears with an active noise cancelling (ANC) feature. They're well-built, have a v-shaped sound profile that can be customized via a graphic EQ or presets, and they last over 22 hours on a single charge. Although their adjustable ANC struggles to cut down ambient noise around you, even when it's set to high, and you can only cycle between ANC and transparency mode, they still offer a decently well-rounded overall performance.

Our Verdict

7.0 Mixed Usage

The Wyze Headphones are satisfactory for mixed use. They're comfortable, well-built, and have an excellent battery performance. While their ANC feature struggles to cut down bass-range noise like bus or plane engines, they do a better job of reducing ambient chatter at the office. Unfortunately, their wired connection can only receive audio, so you can't use their mic if you want to game. They're also not stable enough for sports and can fall off your head while moving.

Pros
  • Comfortable and well-built.
  • Over 22 hours of continuous playback time.
Cons
  • ANC struggles to cut down bus and plane noise.
  • Not very breathable.
7.3 Neutral Sound

The Wyze 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 should also experience consistent audio delivery. However, their soundstage is perceived as closed off and as if coming from inside your head.

Pros
  • Comfortable and well-built.
  • Over 22 hours of continuous playback time.
Cons
  • Poor passive soundstage.
  • Not very breathable.
7.2 Commute/Travel

The Wyze Headphones are decent for commute and travel. They're comfortable and feel well-built. They have over 22 hours of continuous playback time too and support multi-device pairing, which is handy if you want to listen to audio from your phone and then on your laptop. However, they're a bit bulky, which can make them hard to take with you on-the-go, and their ANC struggles to cut down bass-range noise like bus or plane engines.

Pros
  • Comfortable and well-built.
  • Over 22 hours of continuous playback time.
Cons
  • ANC struggles to cut down bus and plane noise.
  • Not very breathable.
7.0 Sports/Fitness

The Wyze 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, although we don't test for this. On the upside, their wireless design ensures that there's little that can snag them off your head.

Pros
  • Comfortable and well-built.
  • Over 22 hours of continuous playback time.
Cons
  • Not very breathable.
  • Bulky and can fall off your head while you're moving.
7.1 Office

The Wyze 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 can cut down ambient chatter around you. They also have over 22 hours of battery life, so you don't need to worry about pausing to recharge them throughout your shift. Unfortunately, their leatherette padding traps in heat, so you could sweat more while wearing them.

Pros
  • ANC blocks out ambient chatter.
  • Comfortable and well-built.
  • Over 22 hours of continuous playback time.
Cons
  • Poor recording quality.
  • Poor passive soundstage.
  • Not very breathable.
5.6 Wireless Gaming

The Wyze Headphones can only connect wirelessly via Bluetooth and therefore, 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.

7.1 Wired Gaming

The Wyze 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.

Pros
  • Comfortable and well-built.
  • Over 22 hours of continuous playback time.
Cons
  • Poor passive soundstage.
  • Not very breathable.
4.8 Phone Calls

The Wyze 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 really struggles to separate your voice from background noise, so you need to be talking in a quiet environment to be clearly understood. Although they struggle to block out bus and plane engines, if you're taking calls from the office, their ANC can help reduce ambient chatter around you.

Pros
  • Comfortable and well-built.
  • Over 22 hours of continuous playback time.
Cons
  • ANC struggles to cut down bus and plane noise.
  • Poor recording quality.
  • Bad noise handling.
  • 7.0 Mixed Usage
  • 7.3 Neutral Sound
  • 7.2 Commute/Travel
  • 7.0 Sports/Fitness
  • 7.1 Office
  • 5.6 Wireless Gaming
  • 7.1 Wired Gaming
  • 4.8 Phone Calls

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Wyze Headphones have a very non-descript look. They're mostly made of black plastic and faux-leather and have a matte finish on their ear cups. They don't have a visible logo anywhere and should be casual enough for most uses.

7.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.63 lbs
Clamping Force
1.1 lbs

The Wyze Headphones are comfortable. They're lightweight and don't clamp your head too much. They also have good padding on the ear cups and headband but they can trap some heat, which can be uncomfortable over time.

8.1
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Good
Feedback Good
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control Mute/Unmute
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control On/Off
Talk-Through
On/Off
Additional Controls Voice Assistant

The Wyze Headphones have great controls. There are easy-to-use and clicky buttons located under both ear cups. You can press the '+' button to turn the volume up while the '-' lowers the volume. The middle button can be pressed once to play or pause audio as well as to answer or end calls. You can also double-press it to play the next track or triple-press it to skip to the previous track. The single button on the left ear cup allows you to toggle between ANC on and Transparency mode, which allows you to hear ambient sound around you without turning off your audio. There are also voice prompts for this feature. In addition to these buttons, the right ear cup has a touch-sensitive surface. You can place your hands on this surface to also turn on and off transparency mode.

5.8
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 7.4 C

They have disappointing breathability. They don't really allow air to circulate around your ears and they trap in heat, which could make you sweat more than normal.

6.0
Design
Portability
L 4.6 "
W 6.4 "
H 3.5 "
Volume 102.2 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required No

The Wyze Headphones have mediocre portability. They're bulky and although they can fold up to help reduce their footprint, their ear cups can't swivel into a more compact size.

6.0
Design
Case
Type Pouch
L N/A
W N/A
H N/A
Volume N/A

They come with an acceptable pouch. 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.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

They have a good build quality. They're made of mostly plastic, but have a metal band inside the headband. They feel sturdy overall, and their faux leather padding feels good against the skin. However, they don't have an IP rating for dust or water resistance, and the cables inside the hinges could be prone to damage over time.

6.5
Design
Stability

They're fairly stable. If you're working at your desk, they shouldn't move around. However, they can fall off your head with more intense head movements. That said, their wireless design makes it harder for something to snag the headphones off your head.

Design
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Design
Headshots 2
Design
Top
Design
In The Box

  • Wyze Headphones
  • 1/8" TRS audio cable
  • USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • Pouch
  • Manuals

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
2.57 db
Treble Amount
-1.86 db

The Wyze Noise-Cancelling have an excited, v-shaped sound profile. They deliver a touch of extra bass, so genres like EDM and hip-hop sound thumpy and boomy. 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.

8.0
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.39 dB

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.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
8.7
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.78 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10 Hz
Low-Bass
0.41 dB
Mid-Bass
2.06 dB
High-Bass
0.86 dB

The Wyze Headphones have excellent bass accuracy. There's some overemphasis across the range, resulting in extra thump, punch, and boom. It shouldn't be too overwhelming, though.

8.5
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.05 dB
Low-Mid
-2.17 dB
Mid-Mid
0.04 dB
High-Mid
-1.46 dB

The mid accuracy is excellent. There's a slight dip in the low-mids, which thins out vocals and lead instruments. While the mid-mids are very neutral, which helps keep instruments present in your mixes, the high-mids are also underemphasized, slightly weakening the detail and clarity of vocals and instruments.

5.9
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
5.5 dB
Low-Treble
-4.45 dB
Mid-Treble
3.52 dB
High-Treble
-12.42 dB

The treble accuracy is sub-par. 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. That said, treble delivery can vary across users according to fit and positioning, and our results represent the average response.

5.4
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
3.29 db
Dips
2.27 db

The peaks and dips performance is disappointing. There's a dip in the low-bass, which reduces thump and rumble while a peak between the mid and high-bass adds punch and boom. The following dip in the low-mids thins out vocals and lead instruments while another peak in the high-mids 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.

8.9
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.17
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.19
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.71
Weighted Phase Mismatch
5.21

The Wyze Headphones have an excellent imaging performance. 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, these results are only valid for our unit, and yours may perform differently.

4.8
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
2.38 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
3.93 dB
PRTF Distance
6.44 dB
Openness
3.9
Acoustic Space Excitation
2.9

The Wyze Headphones have a poor passive soundstage. Although their soundstage is perceived 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.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No
7.4
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.373
WHD @ 100
0.156

The weighted harmonic distortion performance is decent. There's a couple of peaks in the treble range at normal volume, but it shouldn't be too noticeable. The rest of the ranges at this volume and all of the ranges at a high volume fall within good limits, which should result in clear and pure audio reproduction.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
2.1.112
Power
On
Connection
Bluetooth 5.0
Codec
SBC, 16-bit, 48kHz
EQ
Default
ANC
Private
Tip/Pad
Default
Microphone
Integrated

These are the settings used to test these headphones. Our results are only valid with these settings.

Isolation
6.0
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-15.05 dB
Bass
-5.08 dB
Mid
-12.36 dB
Treble
-28.3 dB

The Wyze Headphones have a just passable noise isolation performance. They have an adjustable ANC feature with three modes: 'Private' mode for high ANC noise isolation, 'Present', which is a less powerful ANC mode, and 'Transparency', which allows you to hear ambient sound around you while you're still listening to audio. When set to 'Private' mode, it struggles to cut down bass-range noise like bus or plane engines. While it does a decent job of blocking out ambient noise, it offers a better performance cutting down high-pitched noise like the hum of an AC unit.

The ANC can't be turned off and you can only toggle between ANC On and Transparency mode. To get measurements with their ANC feature off, we turned the headphones off without changing their positioning.

7.4
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
37.03 dB

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 and listening to your audio at a high volume, people around you shouldn't hear it.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No
4.2
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
334.17 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
12.62 dB
HFE
22988.02 Hz
Weighted THD
2211.175
Gain
-18.51 dB

The integrated mic's recording quality is poor. It lacks a lot of bass, so your voice sounds thin, unnatural, and somewhat distorted.

2.9
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
-1.48 dB

The integrated microphone's noise handling performance is bad. It really struggles to separate your voice from even moderately noisy environments. If you need to take a call, it's best to do so from a quiet space.

Active Features
8.6
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
22.6 hrs
Additional Charges
0.0
Total Battery Life
22.6 hrs
Charge Time
1.3 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
Auto-Off Timer
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
Yes
Charging Port USB-C

The battery performance is excellent. They have over 22 hours of continuous playback time, which should last you through long days at work, and they have an adjustable auto-off timer to help conserve battery life when not in use. They're also advertised to have a 10-minute quick charge time, which is supposed to give you four hours of playback time. However, we don't currently test this feature. Also, battery life can vary according to usage.

7.5
Active Features
App Support
App Name Wyze
iOS Yes
Android Yes
macOS No
Windows No
Equalizer
Graphic + Presets
ANC Control
Adjustable
Mic Control No
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping No
Surround Support
No

The Wyze app is good. It's available on iOS and Android. With it, you can adjust the ANC level between 'Private' (high), 'Present' (low), or 'Transparency' mode. There's also 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, and turn off touch controls on the right ear cup.

Connectivity
8.4
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.0
Multi-Device Pairing
2 Devices
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
304 ft
PC Latency (SBC)
295 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
68 ms
Android Latency
114 ms

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, so your experience may vary.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A
9.5
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
Yes
USB Audio
No
Detachable Yes
Length 4.1 ft
Connection 1/8" TRS
Analog/USB Audio Latency
0 ms

They come with a 1/8" TRS cable that you can use to passively listen to audio. However, you won't be able to use their mic. They also come with a USB-C to USB-A cable charging cable.

Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC/PS4 Analog
Audio Only
PC/PS4 Wired USB
No
PC/PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No

They can be used with their 1/8" TRS cable on PCs, PS4s, and PS5s. However, they can only receive audio and you won't be able to use their mic. That said, you can wirelessly connect to Bluetooth-enabled PCs with full compatibility.

Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
Audio Only
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No

They're are 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.

0
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
No Base/Dock
USB Input
No
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
No
Power Supply
No Base/Dock

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones come in one color variant: 'Black'. You can see its label here. If you come across another variant, please let us know in the discussions and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Headphones

The Wyze Headphones are budget-level over-ears with a sleek black design. They have an adjustable active noise cancelling (ANC) feature that can be toggled between low and high mode, while their companion app offers a graphic EQ and presets to help tweak their sound to your liking. However, their ANC performance falls a bit short compared to other affordable options like the Plantronics BackBeat Go 810 Wireless. Check out our recommendations for the best noise cancelling headphones, the best noise cancelling headphones under $100, and the best noise cancelling headphones under $200.

Anker Soundcore Life Q30 Wireless

The Anker Soundcore Life Q30 Wireless are better over-ear headphones for commuting or traveling than the Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless. The Anker come with a hard case and their adjustable ANC feature can cut down a superior amount of ambient noise around you. They also have a better-integrated mic performance and a longer continuous battery life. However, the Wyze have an auto-off timer to help conserve battery life.

Beats Solo Pro Wireless

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, sound more neutral out-of-the-box, and their ANC is able to reduce more ambient noise around you. However, the Wyze are more comfortable, have a better battery performance, and have a graphic EQ plus presets. They also have an adjustable ANC.

Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Wireless

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 graphic EQ and presets as well as an adjustable ANC. However, the Anker's ANC and integrated mic perform better overall.

TaoTronics SoundLiberty 94 Truly Wireless

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.

Plantronics BackBeat Go 810 Wireless

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 ANC can reduce more ambient noise around you. They also have a better overall mic performance. However, the Wyze are more comfortable, better-built, and have a graphic EQ and presets so that you can customize their sound.

Philips Fidelio X2HR

 The Philips Fidelio X2HR are better for neutral sound than the Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless. The Philips are more comfortable and sound more neutral out-of-the-box, which is good for fans of neutral sound. However, the Wyze are more versatile as they have an ANC that can help isolate some ambient noise around you, an integrated microphone so that you can take calls on-the-go, and a graphic EQ as well as presets so that you can customize their sound profile. 

Mpow H10 Wireless

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, and have an adjustable ANC feature. They also have a companion app with a graphic EQ and presets. However, the Mpow's ANC can isolate more noise.

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