The best Alexa headphones you can buy (July 2020)

A photo of a man wearing Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones.

All electronics and appliances are getting the smart treatment these days, and headphones are no exceptions. It’s becoming more common to see headphones with digital assistant support, such as Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa. You’ll want to go with the latter if you are hooked into the Amazon ecosystem, and today we are helping you find the best Alexa headphones around.

Here: Everything you need to know about Amazon Alexa

The best Alexa headphones:

  1. Sony WH-1000XM3
  2. Amazon Echo Buds
  3. Jabra Elite 75t
  4. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
  5. Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3

Editor’s note: This list of the best Alexa headphones will be regularly updated as more devices launch. 

Sony WH-1000XM3: The best noise-cancelling

Sony WH 1000XM3 floating

We’ve sung Sony’s praises since the WH-1000XM2 and the Sony WH-1000XM3 are even better. These ANC wireless headphones boast some of the best noise cancelling on the market and come in at a competitive price. A slew of high-quality Bluetooth codecs are supported by this headset among which are LDAC, aptX HD, and AAC.

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No matter your source device, high-quality audio is at your fingertips. What’s more you can use Alexa with them, and there is also an app available for more granular controls. The WH-1000XM3 charge via USB-C and have a 24-hour battery life.

Amazon Echo Buds: The best portable pick

Amazon Echo Buds Alexa earbuds inserted charging case

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Amazon is relatively new to the headphones market, but it’s been making great smart speakers and its Echo Buds certainly don’t disappoint — especially considering the $129.99 price at launch.

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Of course, you get Alexa support with these earbuds, but the fun doesn’t end there. While these come from Amazon, the Alexa headphones can also be used with Siri or Google Assistant. They also boast other cool features such as sweat resistance, a 5-hour battery life, and pretty good sound quality.

Jabra Elite 75t: The best for working out

Close-up shot of the Jabra Elite 75t earbuds playback buttons on an old record

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The Jabra Elite 75t are for the athletes among us. They are very durable and offer an IP55 rating, which should be more than good enough to handle workout sessions with plenty of sweat involved.

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These are also great for those of you who will be using the Alexa headphones in loud environments. They have a 4-microphone array for filtering out ambient noise during calls. Battery life could be better, but the 7 hours we got from them during our tests are still good enough; plus, the charging case recharges the buds for up to two full cycles.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: The best comfort

The Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 headphones feature a sliding adjustment headband now.

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Bose’s beloved QuietComfort II wireless headphones have received a huge overhaul with the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. Sound quality is improved from the previous flagship model as is the design, which has a more modern touch than before. Speaking of which, these headphones support touch controls via the ear cups, making them more intuitive and fun to use.

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These Alexa headphones come with some really cool features, such as 11 levels of noise cancelling, about 20 hours of battery life, an adaptive mic, and a gorgeous design. You also benefit from Bose AR, which is the company’s proprietary augmented reality technology to enhance your listening experience.

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3: The best design

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 Alexa headphones

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If what you really care for is sound quality with a touch of noise-cancelling, it gets no better than the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 Alexa headphones. They also present a gorgeous design. Sennheiser forewent touch controls for more practical, tactile buttons and toggles. This makes it easier to operate the headset with gloves.

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Connection quality is excellent in part due to the Bluetooth 5.0 firmware and an array of high-quality Bluetooth codec support. If you want a snazzy pair of headphones and aren’t bothered by the high cost, the Momentum Wireless 3 could be your next travel buddy.

Those are the best Alexa headphones on the market today. Any one of these headsets will make your life easier, especially if you’re already invested in all things smart home-related.

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