Best Wireless Over Ear Headphones Under $200

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Sennheiser Momentum 2 8.3 8 10 8 7 9 8 Check price
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC 8.1 8 10 8 7 9 7 Check price
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT 7.5 7 10 10 3 6 9 Check price
SteelSeries Arctis 9X 7.3 7 8 8 inapplicable 8 8 Check price
HyperX Cloud Mix 7.2 8 7 7 inapplicable 6 8 Check price
SteelSeries Arctis 7 7.2 7 7 8 inapplicable 6 8 Check price
Cowin E8 6.5 6 7 6 3 9 8 Check price
Skullcandy Venue 6.5 7 7 8 3 5 9 Check price
Skullcandy Crusher 6.1 6 10 8 0 5 8 Check price

Lots of people think that they have to pay a fortune for a good pair of headphones, there are some pretty good models at an affordable cost. The list below will help you choose the best wireless over ear headphones under 200 dollars.

Perhaps I have to explain why it is exactly $200. The thing is that I have seen plenty of devices that cost less than this but they are underestimated which means nobody cares that such amazing quality is being sold so cheaply! I know that you were busy as a bee making money and now want to spend them on something worthwhile. Here I gathered three models produced by pretty famous brands. They all are wireless and have an over ear wearing style. So, any of them can be connected with a phone or tablet without using an audio cable and being irritated because it got tangled again. I will tell you about the ways of wireless connectivity of each device.

If you also think that inexpensive and high-quality headphones cannot be found in the modern market, just follow me.

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Sony WH-H900N - best overall

Our rating
9.3/10

Sony WH-H900N

Let me start with the best over ear wireless headphones under $200. It gives you over 1 hour of playback after 10 minutes of charging. The thing that makes this closed back device stand out among many others is the incredibly wide frequency response which is 5 Hz - 40 kHz. The impedance of the headphones is quite typical — 32 Ohm. Another technical aspect you have to consider is the sensitivity which is 103 dB.

Listening to music with this device you will be blown away by its clarity and detail since the headphones support aptX HD. For playing the songs from a mobile phone the users have Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC. There are several ways to control the device. If pressing normal built-in buttons is not your cup of tea, then you can use the touchpad. For those who are not hands-free there is a voice assistant available.

Sony WH-H900N is pretty portable and light as it weighs 290 g/10.2 oz. The headphones are foldable, so you can just put them in the carry case that comes with the appliance and go wherever you want. Apart from everything else, the WH-H900N has active noise canceling that lets you block out the surrounding noises by pressing one button. Moreover, you can control the level of noise reduction.

For using the appliance as wireless you will have to charge it for 6 hours. Then you can use the device for approximately 28 hours. But there is a way to extend this time limit by turning the noise canceling off. If you do this, the battery will last 34 hours.

Sound

The mids are strong and rich whereas the low-end frequencies come across as highly detailed. Sony covers everything from the deepest rumbling of sub-bass to subtle harmonics that affect how you hear top-end notes. Overall, the audio is detailed and crisp whatever your genre of choice. The sound of the WH-H900N will be perfect for those who love a balanced audio profile. Sony WH-H900N

Key specs

  • Enclosure: closed back
  • Impedance, Ohm: 32
  • Frequency response: 5Hz-40KHz
  • Sensitivity, dB: 103
  • Weight, g/oz: 290/10.2
  • Battery life, hrs: 28
  • aptX: yes
  • aptX HD: yes
  • Official website
  • Full specs

Pros

  • Thanks to LDAC wireless audio, this device can receive three times more detail than usual Bluetooth headphones
  • DSEE HX upsamples compressed music files, which let give them a fuller, richer sound
  • In the Sony app, you can easily fine-tune the sound
  • There is a built-in microphone for making cell calls

Cons

  • The material of the carrying bag is quite thin and may not be helpful if you drop the headphones

Sennheiser Momentum 2

Our rating
8.3/10

Sennheiser Momentum 2

These are closed back headphones made in Germany, so their quality is impeccable. They have a relatively high level of sensitivity — 120 dB. With regard to their frequency response, the headphones work in a range between 16 Hz and 22 kHz. In addition, I have to mention the impedance which is 28 Ohm.

Momentum 2 is really good at protecting a listener from the ambient noise. It has NoiseGard tech that does a decent job and is adjustable. This appliance is extremely light as its weight is 140 g/4.9 oz. So, if you are one of those who are keen on travelling, just fold up the headphones and put them in your backpack. The device takes minimum space. The soft and asymmetrical ear pads are made of lambskin that feels nice.

To listen to the music that is on your phone you have to connect it via Bluetooth or NFC. The headphones can remember up to eight different devices. AptX support is another thing that makes the headphones enjoyable to use. Speaking of their battery life it is 25 hours. The charging of this device takes 2 hours. However, if you had no time for it, just plug the 140 cm/4.6 ft long audio cable in and listen to tracks in this way.

Thanks to the built-in microphone, talking on the phone with Sennheiser Momentum 2 is not a problem.

Sound

The headphones have tight, controlled bass and a sufficiently balanced mid-range to sound excellent with most genres and tracks. The highs are somewhat reduced without drowning. When it comes to the sound signature of these headphones, there is really something magical about the smoothness and spark of Sennheiser’s rendition of mids. Vocals are also fairly focused and expressive. Sennheiser Momentum 2

Key specs

  • Enclosure: closed back
  • Impedance, Ohm: 28
  • Frequency response: 16Hz-22KHz
  • Sensitivity, dB: 120
  • Weight, g/oz: 140/4.9
  • Battery life, hrs: 25
  • aptX: yes
  • aptX HD: no
  • Full specs

Pros

      • Different color options are available
      • Does not apply too much tension to the head, so you can listen to music for hours
      • Old-school look that is visually appealing
      • The metal frame feels really durable, it can withstand a big amount of physical stress
      • The passive noise isolation is very good

Cons

  • Too big for some ears
  • NoiseGard drains the battery considerably

SteelSeries Arctis 9X

Our rating
7.3/10

SteelSeries Arctis 9X

Let me tell you about this great pair of headphones that are made for Xbox One. The device is closed back and weighs 425 g/15 oz. It does not have active noise cancellation, however, the headphones are equipped with a detachable microphone. They are pretty comfortable, so you can have long gaming sessions with them.

SteelSeries Arctis 9X has 20 hours long battery life, but the free-battery listening mode is available, too. For the second option, you have to use the 300 cm audio cable. There is Bluetooth to transmit the sound from other devices. Moreover, these headphones can be connected with different appliances via Wi-Fi.

The SteelSeries app lets you set up the sound and make it perfectly suitable for you. The device has built-in buttons for control. On the rear side of the left earcup is a hardwired ChatMix dial for balancing chat and game audio in real-time. Its sensitivity is 98 dB, while the frequency response is 20 Hz - 22 kHz. This all means that you get really amazing headphones for relatively little money. To add, their impedance is 32 Ohm.

Sound

The bass you get with SteelSeries Arctis 9X is powerful and punchy, while the mid-range is balanced and provides extremely accurate vocals. However, at times the bass lacks a little sub-bass and the treble can get too sharp on some S and T sounds. The game’s sounds are truly impressive, from bone-rattling explosions to crisp lightsaber clashes. SteelSeries Arctis 9X

Key specs

  • Enclosure: closed back
  • Impedance, Ohm: 32
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz
  • Sensitivity, dB: 97
  • Weight, g/oz: 200/7
  • Battery life, hrs: 22
  • aptX: no
  • aptX HD: no
  • Official website
  • Full specs

Pros

  • Clear sounding microphone
  • The build quality is top-notch
  • Getting the headset up and running is a snap
  • There are four EQ presets: Flat, Bass Boost, Smiley, and Performance
  • The headband frame is metal for added durability
  • Huge ear cups that fit most ear sizes
  • The sweat-resistant so-called "AirWeave" ear cushions helps prevent ears from getting sweaty and hot

Cons

  • Restrictive, because it is designed to work only with Xbox One
  • Stand out as a gamer's headset which is not always desirable

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