ave you heard about Dolby Atmos headphones? First, let’s cover Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos is a three-dimensional audio format that provides an unmatched, immersive sound experience. While Dolby Atmos is typically mentioned in the same sentence as ‘home theater systems’ and ‘cinemas’, it’s also supported by some headphones for a personalized audio experience at home. Of course, the most important factor in the best Dolby Atmos headphones is sound quality.
You need headphones that can accurately reproduce the audio; they should have a wide frequency response and good imaging. But you might also be wearing your headphones for long periods of time, so you need to make sure they’re comfortable, with soft ear cups or an adjustable headband. Then there’s the issue of noise isolation – before we get to the constraints of budget too. Here are a few examples of headphones that support Dolby Atmos that might just tick every box on that list!
Product Comparison Table: Best Dolby Atmos Headphones
|Best in class
|Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless Gaming Headset
|Best for Gaming
|Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
|Best Noise Cancellation
|LG TONE Free True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds T90
|Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System for TV
|Best for TV
|Focal Stellia Closed-Back Circum-Aural Over-Ear Headphones
Sound quality is what matters when gaming with Dolby Atmos, 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, look no further than the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless Gaming Headset if you want the best Dolby Atmos headphones! TriForce 50mm drivers contain titanium diaphragms that clarify sound by separating it into three parts for tuning; if you’re no sound technician, that means all games sound bright, clear – and awesome.
Dolby Atmos support combines with immersive THX 7.1 Surround capability and a crystal-clear HyperClear Supercardioid Mic to make your voice and game sound better than ever. What’s more, HyperSpeed Wireless Technology delivers lossless and industry-leading 2.4GHz wireless connection to make sure that the audio always stays synced to your game. If you decide to use the BlackShark for music listening (or want to drop out of chat), just detach the mic and you’re good to go.
- Strong connectivity
- Impressive sound capabilities
- Breathable memory foam cups
- Not Xbox compatible (but you can always join Team PlayStation)
Anybody who’s ever played the DOOM franchise knows how vital it is for your gaming headphones to be the best they can be. With the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless Gaming Headset, Razer proved why they’re the number one selling gaming accessories brand in the United States – these are the very best Dolby Atmos headphones if you like to hear “gg”.
It was hard for us to decide whether the Bose Quiet Comfort 45s should be considered the best Dolby Atmos headphones for people who want comfort, or quiet… as the name suggests, this pair offers both, all wrapped up in a Dolby Atmos compatible package.
The QuietComforts offer the highest fidelity, with acoustic architecture and adjustable volume-optimised Active EQ to fine-tune your piano sound. The Bose 45s, incredibly, use tiny mics within the ear cup to cancel outside sounds reactively. Because you won’t hear a thing while you’re listening, you can choose between Quiet and Aware modes to hear if your house is burning down. Available in four colours.
- Wireless Bluetooth connectivity
- Adjustable EQ
- Noise-cancelling and comfortable
- Relatively expensive
The Bose Quiet Comfort 45s are the best Dolby Atmos headphones for those looking for noise-cancelling because they’re the noise-cancelling headphones that started it all. Bose’s Quiet Comfort range pioneered the technology, and the original is always the best. Just make sure you don’t leave the oven on and start to watch a movie.
Dolby Atmos – in earbuds?! The LG TONE Free T90s are the world’s first Dolby Atmos wireless earbuds! Dolby Head Tracking and a Reinforced Graphene Speaker driver system with great audio clarity and reduced vibration deliver a sound from these littel earbuds that far outstrips their size!
What’s more, when it comes to noise cancelling, Adaptive ANC with a 4-mic system detects the noise around you, and if you get a work call while you’re hearing killer Atmos sound, the TONE Free T90s recognize what type of conversation you’re having and adjusts the microphone to the just-right noise cancellation level. And that’s not to mention a built-in Meridan Audio Technology equalizer that delivers impressive bass and treble tones that promise to sound “just like the live recording!”
- The world’s first dolby Atmos earbuds
- Lightweight and hypoallergenic
- Wireless (with UVnano+ case)
- Not over-ear headphones
Delivering big performance in a small package, the LG TONE Free T90s came out on top as the best Dolby Atmos headphones in the in-ear style. These may be small in-ear buds, but they perform every bit as well as full over-ear models – and when it comes to charging, the unique UVnano+ charging case harnesses the power of UV-C light to “refresh” the earbuds’ eargels, effectively killing 99.9% of bacteria during the 10-minute charging cycle. Squeaky clean.
Bass boost and surround sound listening. Digital wireless audio transmission over a 330 ft (line of sight) operating range. An easy charge cradle. Dolby Atmos technology has never met headphones like these; our best Dolby Atmos headphones for TV, the Sennheiser RS 175 RF, are not merely a set of headphones. It’s so much more than that. It’s an audio-televisual phenomenon. It’s a system.
Even if the ability to sync multiple pairs to watch surround-sound TV as a group means nothing to you, the sheer sound of these headphones will speak for itself. They sound absolutely brilliant – the best out of any Dolby Atmos headphones in this price range that we tried. Although they’re at their best when sucking you into the world of a good movie, They’re fantastic for music and gaming as well.
- Choose between (great-sounding) listening modes
- Easy-charge cradle
- Sync multiple pairs
- Still requires charging (despite the cradle)
The Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System for TV are our best Dolby Atmos headphones for use in lounges, TV rooms and home cinemas not only because they sound great, but also because they do the impossible for a usually solo listening device: they bring people together in front of a good movie. Use this headphone *system* and it becomes clear why Sennheiser consistently places so high as a brand on the headphone market. The respect is well earned.
This is the closest you’re going to get to an orchestra in your living room. The Focal Stellia Closed-Back Circum-Aural Over-Ear Headphones are our best Dolby Atmos headphones if you value fidelity and the premium touch. We think – thanks to greater Dolby Atmos compatibility across the headphone market – they’re our best Dolby Atmos compatible headphones in terms of sound!
The innovative M-shaped pure beryllium dome of the Stellia’s full-range speaker drivers is exclusive to Focal, never before used in headphones. The result of using this rare material with a perfect strength-to-weight ratio is uncompromising tonal balance and dynamics: both high and low frequencies are reproduced with insane fidelity through a specially designed noise-cancelling real leather and memory-foam ear cup. “Close your eyes”, Focal promises, “and feel the musicians beside you.”
- Unmatched sound dynamics and fidelity
- Finest quality components
- Innovative and unique technology
- Weighty (but justified) price tag
- Not wireless
The Focal Stellia headphones are the best Dolby Atmos headphones for audiophiles who know that artisan sound deserves artisan craftsmanship. We found that thanks to the unique beryllium technology, no other pair of headphones functions with quite the level of fine-tuned beauty and fidelity as the Focal Stellia. You could almost call them… ‘berylliant’.