If you wear glasses – or *spectacles*, if you’re more refined – you know that finding the best wireless headphones can be a challenge. The best wireless headphones for glasses have to navigate several pitfalls: uncomfortable pressure points, slippage, and compromised sound quality to name just a few. Picture it. You’re just trying to enjoy your favorite music, podcast, movie or hit prestige TV show – and your fancy new wireless headphones press your glasses into the wrong position to see anything. Or they slip and clunk on the arms of your specs. Or they do neither of these things… but they sound terrible.
Fear not, bespectacled traveller! We’re here to help you navigate through the vast sea of options and discover the ultimate solution for your audio needs, i.e. our five picks for the best wireless headphones for glasses wearers!
Product Comparison Table: Best Wireless Headphones for Glasses
|Best in class
|Aftershokz Aeropex (aka Shokz OpenRun)
|Best for Running
|Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
|Best Noise Cancellation
|Skullcandy Mod Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
|Best for Gaming
|PHILIPS Fidelio L3 Flagship Over-Ear Wireless Headphones
|AKG N60NC Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
|Best for Casual Listening
Runners who run (but wear glasses) need wireless headphones that are sweatproof, waterproof, don’t fall out and work hands-free smoothly and simply – without leaving you shortsighted on every jog. The best wireless headphones for glasses when you’re running, or doing any form of exercise, are by far the Aftershokz Aeropex (aka Shokz OpenRun)!
What sets these lightweight bad boys apart is Shokz’ patented technology: bone conduction. Unlike traditional headphones that go over or inside your earholes, bone conduction headphones comfortably transmit sound vibrations through the bones of your skull itself directly to your inner ear; meaning no ear cups or anything like that to get in the way of your glasses.
- Glasses-friendly bone conduction tech
- IP67 Sweat & Waterproof (with moisture sensor)
- 8 hour battery life
- New tech can be scary for old-fashioned people
Bone conduction technology isn’t the only reason why the Aftershokz Aeropex (aka Shokz OpenRun) are our best wireless headphones for glasses when you’re running. While the wind’s in your hair (and glasses), you’ll also be able to enjoy great sound and 8 hour battery life. If the rain’s in your hair too, you’ll appreciate that they’re waterproof with a moisture detection alert for safe charging.
We love recommending the Bose QuietComfort range. They’re quiet, they’re comfortable, and when it comes to noise cancellation, they’re by far our best wireless headphones for glasses in this category. That’s probably because Bose invented it.
Now available in glasses-friendly earbud form, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II use an unbeatable noise-rejecting dual-microphone system to make sure that no distractions ruin your music. Your frames can’t cause sound leakage here, and because you won’t hear a thing while you’re using them, you can choose between several levels of world-class noise cancellation (or engage single-earbud listening mode) to hear if your house is burning down – and if it’s an approaching tsunami instead, the Quiet Comfort 35 IIs are IPX4 certified waterproof. Available in four colors.
- World-beating Active Noise Cancellation
- Bose Fit Kit included
- Trademark premium sound quality
- Needs Bose app for full functionality
When it comes to noise cancellation, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are our best wireless headphones for glasses because Bose have made here the official world’s best noise cancelling headphones, as of August 2022! In terms of glasses-friendly comfort, the Bose Fit Kit includes three pairs of ear tips and three pairs of stability bands made from soft silicone.
Anybody who’s ever played the DOOM franchise knows how vital it is for your gaming headphones to be the best they can be; some video game music deserves only the best, even if you’ve got glasses on! Sound quality is what matters here, for quiet notifications, the sound of enemies sneaking behind you, or horror games with terrifying jumpscares. If all this is as important to you as a gamer as it should be, the best wireless headphones for glasses while gaming are the Skullcandy Mod Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds.
Skullcandy calls the Mod the “have-it-your-own-way” earbud, and glasses-wearing gamers know our best performance comes when everything’s just right. Customizable equalisers let you configure the Mod earbuds to your own specs for your best play. Most importantly, the Mod is the best for gamers thanks to its Multipoint Pairing and Smart Microphone features, which seem custom-crafted for your best score yet.
- Customisable equaliser
- Pairs to multiple devices at once
- Smart Microphone AI to isolate your voice
- No Tile compatibility
Gamers usually stick to over-ear headphones, but those aren’t always an option if you wear glasses. Our best wireless headphones for glasses-wearing gamers, the Skullcandy Mod Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds, match brand-name quality with eSports-friendly innovation. As a cherry on the top, the Skullcandy Mod Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds have a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty included, so if you rage-quit and pitch them across the room, you’re covered.
If you think your ears, and glasses, deserve only the highest quality headphones, the PHILIPS Fidelio L3 Flagship Over-Ear Wireless Headphones are our best wireless headphones for glasses in the premium category. Philips claims to have spent 50+ years of acoustic engineering to reach the excellence of the Fidelio range, and we think it shows.
Precision-engineered and crafted 40mm drivers deliver the promised tight bass, rounded midrange and high frequencies that truly “sparkle with detail.” Philips say it best themselves – as if the buttery-smooth sound, hybrid Active Noise Cancelling, and dual-device Bluetooth connectivity with AAC and aptX HD support don’t speak for themselves.
- Heritage Fidelio sound engineering
- Dual-device connectivity
- Premium quality materials
- Over-ear headphones not compatible with every style of glasses
Sleek, lightweight aluminum, Scottish Muirhead leather, and matte dark satin ear-cup rings come together to make our premium best wireless headphones for glasses-wearers. Who says that over-ear headphones are a no-go if you wear glasses? Definitely not Philips, and that’s a very lucky thing.
Are you one of those glasses-wearing listeners who likes to put one earbud in? What if you could do that with over-ear headphones too, without disturbing your glasses? With the AKG N60NC Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, you can, and that’s why they’re our best wireless headphones for glasses-wearing casual listeners like you.
The perfect all-rounders, the twistable and foldable AKG N60NCs are portable and glasses-friendly thanks to the comfortable notched design of the adjustable band, which inadvertently acts as a stabilising glasses arm-holder! With 15 hours of playback and AKG signature multidimensional sound, you’ll be one happy little spectacle wearer as you go about your day.
- AKG multidimensional sound
- Twistable, foldable and portable
- Comfortable adjustable band
- Over-ear headphones not compatible with every style of glasses
If you only buy one pair of our best wireless headphones for glasses, the AKG N60NC Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones will have you covered in just about every capacity. If you haven’t got a particular use or category in mind, the AKG N60NCs cover just about all the bases for the casual spectacle-sporting listener – complete with a smart carrying case. Don’t mix them up with your glasses!