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Best wireless Bluetooth headphones
Cnet rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
The QuietComfort 35 combines top-of-the-line active noise cancellation with wireless Bluetooth operation in an extra-comfortable, fold-up design.
The sound is excellent for Bluetooth, and it doubles as a great headset for phone calls.
Works in wired mode with included cord if battery dies.
Bluetooth meets best-in-class noise cancellation: the Bose QuietComfort 35 is the ultimate noise-canceling wireless headphone you can buy right now.
Cnet rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Headphones fold up but don’t fold flat; when folded up in carrying case, package is slightly bulky; somewhat expensive.
Priced to compete with Bose’s QuietComfort 35, the comfortable H.ear offers impressive sound and noise cancellation that make it a strong contender in the category.
Cnet rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
The SoundSport is a very comfortable in-ear wireless Bluetooth sports headphone that’s sweat-resistant and sounds great.
The earphones fit securely in your ears thanks to winged tips.
The headphone works decently as a headset for making calls and has an auto-off feature to preserve battery life.
The earpieces protrude noticeably from your ears (they’re a little bulky but don’t feel heavy); battery life tops out at 6 hours.
The SoundSport is the most comfortable, best overall in-ear Bluetooth sports headphone you can buy right now.
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Cnet rating: 4 stars out of 5
The Sennheiser is a well-designed, sturdy headphone that folds up for more compact storage and features excellent sound over Bluetooth, as well as over a wired connection.
The headphone is also equipped with active noise cancellation and includes dual microphones for use as a cell-phone headset.
Expensive; you can’t turn noise cancellation off (it’s always on when you use Bluetooth).
While it may be a bit overpriced, the Momentum 2.0 Wireless is an excellent and well-designed Bluetooth headphone with active noise cancellation that also offers strong wired performance.
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The Centers for Disease Control says a multistate outbreak of E.coli has sickened seven people, sending five to the hospital.
The CDC said Saturday that the outbreak of E. coli, which can cause intestinal illnesses, likely is linked to beef products from Adams Farms Slaughterhouse in Athol, Massachusetts.
People from 1 year old to 74 years old have become sick.
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