Our Picks: Best headphones for golf of 2023

The best headphones of 2023.

Get excited for these top picks for headphones for golf, part of GOLF's picks for the hottest brands and products we've seen all year.


Welcome to GOLF’s 2023 edition of the Best of Everything, where we’re providing you with, well… the best of everything!

Bringing your tunes on the golf course is one of the greatest things to happen to golf in the last 10-15 years. However, just because you love listening to Taylor Swift on the practice tee, doesn’t mean everyone else does too. You also want to make your music listening experience as seamless as possible.

With that, these are the top headphones for golf of 2023, perfect for letting you listen to whatever you want while enjoying our favorite sport with no limitations.

These are the best of the best!

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Best headphones for golf 2023

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Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with MagSafe Charging Case (USB-C) deliver up to 2x more Active Noise Cancellation than the previous generation, with Transparency mode that enables you to hear the world around you.

There’s a reason why when you see your buddies on the putting green with those recognizable white stems in their ears, they can’t hear a word you’re saying.

The noise cancellation on the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) is nearly as good as bigger, bulkier over-ear models, but it’s some of the other features that make AirPods perfect for the golf course.

Thanks to a recent software update, the new adaptive audio and conversation awareness functions allow you to tune out distractions you don’t want, while still allowing you to talk with someone on the range.

Beats Fit Pro

Beats Fit Pro

Beats Fit Pro — true wireless noise cancelling earbuds that comfortably lock in place, however you move through your day.

Love the convenience and functionality of AirPods, but want something just a little more secure as you move throughout a golf swing?

Check out this offering from Beats, which is a subsidiary of Apple. The Beats Fit Pros have the same H1 chip as the AirPods Pro, meaning they have most of the same functionality including noise cancellation and transparency mode.

However, these buds stay secure in your ear thanks to their wingtip design. I skied for three years with these buds and no matter how many falls I took, they never fell out once.

Bose Frames Tempo

Bose Frames Tempo

High-quality sound, without headphones. That’s the magic of Bose Frames Tempo: high-performance sport sunglasses with a revolutionary Bose OpenAudio design that allows you to hear your music and your surroundings at the same time for a workout unlike any other. Sweat and weather resistant, lightweight, an aerodynamic nylon frame, and soft, silicone nose pads. Tempo delivers the sound you expect from Bose with everything you need from sport sunglasses.

Don’t like the intrusiveness of headphones in your ears at all? No problem, check out a pair of Bose audio sunglasses.

The Bose Frames Tempo can be customized with different colored and even prescription lenses to fit your needs and use Bose’s OpenAudio design to deliver sound at your ears for a unique listening experience without anything actually in your ears.

They’re also IPX4 water resistant making them perfect for the course.

Bose QuietComfort Ultra

Bose QuietComfort Ultra

Breakthrough spatialized audio for more immersive listening that makes your music feel realer than ever before — no matter the content or source. World-class noise cancellation and sound tailored to you. And a design that feels so good to wear. Say less. (Listen more.) QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds are the ultimate wireless noise cancelling earbud experience. Bose Immersive Audio pushes the boundary of what it means to listen by taking what you’re hearing out of your head and placing it in front of you. It sounds so real it’s almost like you could reach out and touch it.

The latest and greatest from one of the top names in audio, the Bose QuietComfort Ultra earbuds are some of the most comfortable in-ear headphones on the market.

These headphones feature specialized audio, which allows you to be immersed in whatever you’re listening to.

Not to mention, the noise cancellation is top-notch, so rest assured you won’t be bothered by a leaf-blower, gas cart, or anything else are your course.

Sony WF-1000XM5

Sony WF-1000XM5

The WF-1000XM5 features cutting-edge technology to deliver premium sound quality and the best noise-canceling performance on the market.

There’s a reason many music lovers swear by Sony noise-canceling headphones.

Sony claims the WF-1000XM5 are the “best truly wireless noise-canceling headphones” on the market, making them perfect when you need to focus on improving your game.

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Jack Hirsh

Golf.com Editor

Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is a 2020 graduate of Penn State University, earning degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his high school golf team and recently returned to the program to serve as head coach. Jack also still *tries* to remain competitive in local amateurs. Before joining GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as a Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but also producing, anchoring and even presenting the weather. He can be reached at jack.hirsh@golf.com.