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 ANC does an okay job of blocking out bass-range noise like the rumble of bus or plane engines, they do a better job of reducing office chatter and high-pitched noise like the hum of an AC unit.
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.
The Wyze Headphones are good 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. 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, which can make them hard to take with you on-the-go.
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.
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 their ANC 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.
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.
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.
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 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, if you're taking calls from the office, their ANC can help reduce ambient chatter around you.
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.
The Wyze Headphones are budget-level over-ears with a sleek black design. They have a great active noise cancelling (ANC) feature that's able to 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 that offers a graphic EQ and presets to help tweak their sound to your liking. 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Update 05/27/2021: We have retested these headphones using firmware update 2.1.133. Thanks to this update, you can now press the button on the left ear cup to toggle between ANC on, off, or transparency mode. However, there are no longer different ANC levels.
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, off, or 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are the settings used to test these headphones. Our results are only valid with these settings.
Update 05/27/2021: We have retested these headphones using firmware update 2.1.133. While it didn't change their frequency response curve, there has been an improvement to 'Noise Isolation'. However, the ANC doesn't have different levels anymore and can only be turned on and off. We also had a hard time matching passes as it was difficult to form a consistently good seal. As a result, we have updated our review. The Wyze app has also been updated to v2.19.15, which allows you to turn the ANC on and off in the app.
The Wyze Headphones have a great noise isolation performance. They have an active noise cancelling (ANC) feature and are able to cut down more overall noise than the Wyze Buds Pro Truly Wireless. That said, they do an okay job of cutting down the rumble of bus or plane engines. While their ANC doesn't really offer much of an improvement on their passive isolation capabilities, these headphones do a much better job of cutting down office chatter and high-pitched noise like the hum of an AC unit.
Update 12/09/2021: These headphones have been updated to test bench 1.5. In this update, we made changes to the way we test noise handling. We now use a subjective evaluation of our audio clips. This new method has resulted in different results than what we had reported in our previous test bench. As a result, the scoring of this box has changed, and we have updated our results.
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. 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.
Update 05/27/2021: The app has been updated to firmware version V2.19.15, which adds on and off controls for ANC. However, you can no longer adjust the ANC levels. We have retested the app and raised its score to 8.0 to better reflect its capabilities.
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, so your experience may vary.
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.
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.