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Bose QuietComfort II Google Assistant headphones resting against an open notebook.

The Bose QuietComfort II Google Assistant headphones are some of the best on the market.

As Amazon and Apple continue to push their virtual assistants onto consumers, Google follows suit. The conglomerate has teamed up with a few big-name companies to enable Google Assistant integration into a variety of headphones. If you want to take full control of your phone from your headphones, any of these picks will do.

See the full list of the best Google Assistant headphones at SoundGuys.com

Best all around Google Assistant headphones: Sony WH-1000XM3

Google Assistant headphones: A photo of the Sony WH-1000XM3 sitting on a stone wall.

The new Sony WH-1000XM3 uses LDAC as its main Bluetooth codec, but you might not be getting the best they have to offer.

Reasons to get the Sony WH-1000XM3:

  • The WH-1000XM3 include top-notch noise cancelling technology that beats out the Bose QC 35 II and makes them a great choice for frequent flyers and daily commuters.
  • Sound quality is excellent and features a more emphasized low-end than the WH-1000XM2.
  • Battery life lasts 24 hours when constantly emitting 75dB(SPL), which is louder than a vacuum cleaner.
  • The app allows for granular controls and EQ adjustments; plus, it’s free.

Best comfort: Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Google Assistant headphoens - Bose QuietComfort 35 II image on a grey couch arm.

The Bose QC 35 II headphones allow users to remap the “action” button on the left ear cup to control ANC levels instead.

Reasons to get the Bose QC 35 II:

  • The Bose QuietComfort 35 II are well designed and feature a lightweight build that Bose listeners appreciate from the get-go.
  • Active noise cancellation is only slightly behind that of the Sony WH-1000XM3, which means it still offers first-class performance.
  • Connectivity is reliable and stable, and the headphones are now available with Amazon Alexa integration too.

Best true wireless: Sony WF-SP700N

Sony WF-SP700N Google Assistant headphones resting on glass surface.

The Sony WF-SP700N provide fine noise cancelling and a secure fit.

Reasons to get the Sony WF-SP700N:

  • The Sony WF-SP700N are the best noise cancelling true wireless earbuds to date.
  • Listeners can work out with the earbuds worry-free, since they’re IPX4-rated.
  • While these earbuds don’t support aptX, they do support AAC for lag-free iOS listening.
  • A stable fit is provided thanks to the proprietary wing tips and lightweight build.

Best design: Earin M-2

Earin M-2 Google Assistant headphones true wireless earbuds in the hand.

The Earin M-2 earbuds each have a touch-capacitive panel for playback controls.

Reasons to get the Earin M-2:

  • Earin designed the M-2 to be beautiful and its minimalist appearance is striking.
  • Listeners get the best of both worlds with aptX and AAC codec support. Additionally, the company updates firmware via the Earin app.
  • Despite the minuscule touch panels, controls are easy and responsive.

Best bass: JBL Live 650BTNC

JBL Live 650BTNC Google Assistant headphones with noise cancelling on black surface with part of Nintendo Switch in the foreground.

The JBL Live 650BTNC provide excellent noise cancelling for the sub-$200 price.

Reasons to get the JBL Live 650BTNC:

  • The Live 650BTNC Google Assistant headphones’ noise cancelling properties are excellent for the price.
  • The over-ear design promotes a comfortable fit for all-day listening. What’s more, the ear cups are spacious and isolate listeners from their surroundings.
  • Quick charging provides two hours of playback with just 15 minutes of the headphones being plugged in.
  • Battery life lasts 18.5 hours, which is more than enough to get through a week or two of commutes.

What you should know about integrated Google Assistant headphones

Google Assistant headphones: logo from MWC.

Google Assistant integration lessens the amount of times you go to reach for your phone.

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The SoundGuys team commits countless hours to testing as many audio products as possible, including Google Assistant headphones. Our sister site has its own objective testing philosophy and methodology to equip readers with as much knowledge as possible for potential buying decisions. Members of the team respect and understand audio to be a simultaneously objective and subjective experience and use that knowledge to inform their reviews, lists, and features.

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