With frequent appearances both on the runway and off, headphones have transcended the realm of functionality to become a staple fashion accessory.

Whether you’re juggling work calls on the go, working out, travelling, or exploring your local surroundings, there is a perfect pair of headphones to complement your style. Here are my 5 top picks of headphones from Canada’s largest tech retailer, The Source, that seamlessly combine fashion and functionality.

Bose noise cancelling headphones review

Business Chic: Noise Cancelling Bose

For individuals constantly on the move, balancing calls and job demands, the Noise Cancelling Bose headphones provide the perfect solution. I constantly have to take work calls while I’m walking outside or working in a cafe, and these headphones have been a game-changer for me.

The Feature: They let you tune out distractions and focus on important conversations with their advanced noise-cancellation technology, which I know is key when I’m working in a coffee shop and an important call comes through. These headphones bring you top-notch quietness and even introduce an Aware Mode for added comfort. The best part? The sound quality is incredible, thanks to Bose’s proprietary acoustic technology. It’s like having a personal concert in your ears that, as an avid music lover, I just can’t get enough of! Whether you want complete isolation or need to stay aware of your surroundings, these headphones strike the perfect balance between peace, comfort, and fantastic sound. They’re the ultimate accessory for multitaskers who value both fashion and function. 

The Fit: These headphones complement business chic attire, adding a touch of sophistication and professionalism to any outfit.

pink wireless beats headphones

Athleisure: Wireless Beats Solo

For the fitness enthusiasts who prioritize exercise in their daily lives, the Wireless Beats Solo headphones are a seamless companion. 

The Feature: Whether I’m wearing them on a brisk walk through the neighborhood or have them on as I’m hitting a boxing bag at the gym, they’re made to withstand it all. When I go to the gym, I also prefer to have my headphones secured on my head without having to worry about earbuds slipping out when I’m running or lifting weights so these are a great fit for me. One of my favourite parts of these headphones is their battery life (up to 40 hours) and the fact that just a 5-minute charge can provide up to 3 hours of playback. This has been a game-changer for me, because I always forget to charge my headphones, and there’s nothing worse than being all pumped up about going to the gym and realizing that your headphones aren’t charged. 

The Fit: These headphones effortlessly blend style and practicality, making them a perfect match for your athleisure wear. With the bold side logo, they are eye-catching and reflect your dedication to both fitness and fashion, whether you’re hitting the gym or not.

bubblegum pink beats headphones

Barbiecore: Truly Wireless Headphones in Pink

As the Barbie movie brings forth the resurgence of Barbiecore, trendsetting individuals are eagerly embracing this fashion statement. 

The Feature: Truly Wireless Headphones in Pink perfectly capture this moment, appealing to the fashion-forward audience who loves adapting trends to their personal style. Not only do these headphones look super cute, but they also deliver a powerful and balanced sound experience with two distinct listening modes: Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) and Transparency mode. I’m all about having control over my audio environment, and these headphones make it a seamless transition from one to the next. Whether I was walking to spin class or on my way to a coffee date, these have been a great addition to my daily routine and especially in this heat wave that we’ve been having. The headphones are sweat and water-resistant. So you don’t have to worry about the environmental effects on them– whether you’re walking during a particularly hot day or get caught in the rain. 

The Fit: Pair them with a modern take on nineties fashion to create an on-trend ensemble that exudes confidence and cultural relevance.

wired skull candy headphones review

Festival Style: Wired Skullcandy Set In-Ear Earbuds 

Wired headphones have made a trendy comeback, serving as stylish accessories on some of fashion’s most influential. 

The Feature: The Skullcandy Set wired earbuds ensure a reliable and modern connection to your devices. I actually also love flying with wired headphones because there is nothing worse than falling asleep on a plane or train and then having your wireless headphones fall out. Wired headphones may be a nod to nostalgia, but with a resurgence of everything nineties this summer, these have been a staple for me. They’re available at a great price point but still come with some of the features of the fanciest headphones with a noise-isolating fit and in-line mic/remote with call, track, and volume control, offering convenient access to your music and device’s assistant. 

The Fit: This nod to nostalgia is for music lovers who don’t shy away from experimenting with different styles in their daily life. Pair them with festival-inspired attire featuring crochet pieces and iconic Dr. Martens boots for a look that embodies the spirit of live music events.

neutral colour headphones

Stealth Wealth: Powerbeats Pro Ivory

For those who appreciate the beauty of simplicity and embrace a minimalist chic aesthetic, the Powerbeats Pro Ivory headphones are the epitome of style.

The feature: The neutral ivory colour effortlessly complements any outfit, making it a staple accessory for years to come. This persona seeks tranquillity through reading, meditation, and immersing themselves in art and culture. The features of the Powerbeats Pro earphones contribute to creating a tranquil environment for both workouts and meditation. I love popping them on first thing in the morning to tune out the sounds of the traffic outside my window and tune into my meditation. The adjustable, secure-fit ear hooks on these headphones also make me feel confident to move around in them without worrying about them falling out. What I also love about these is that they allow you to play music on both sides or just one earbud at a time. As someone who loves to multi-task, these are great for the times I want to listen to music but still want to be able to hear what’s going on around me. 

The Fit: Pair these headphones with a minimalist chic ensemble to evoke a sense of understated elegance and embrace the concept of Stealth Wealth.

Headphones have evolved beyond their functional purpose to become fashion statements that cater to various lifestyles and personal styles. From the busy professional to the fitness enthusiast, there is a headphone style to match every persona. Use your headphones to complete your outfit and enhance your personal style while enjoying the benefits of high-quality audio and convenient technology. Embrace the perfect harmony of style and function with headphones that reflect who you are. Find your perfect pair of headphones at The Source. With an array of options to choose from, The Source is your one-stop shop for all of your headphone needs, no matter your style or functional needs.