July 05, 2018 0 Comments

When it comes to new Bluetooth headphones, there’s only one way to know if they’re the right choice for you: testing them out.

You can discuss specs like signal-to-noise ratio, nominal output power, response bandwidth, bass, and much more all you want, but when it comes down to it, what you want to know is how the headphones sound.

Balance and definition are two of the most important aspects of headphones, and you have a right to be very picky about this.

Without further ado, here are 15 songs that will take your wireless Bluetoothheadphones for a ride:

#1 Cypress Hill - Insane in the Membrane

This is the perfect song to test the bass power on your new headphones. You’ll enjoy the super catchy beat and the title of the song will definitely stay with you for weeks to come. This song is so good that you won’t mind listening to it several times to test the bass on your headphones.

#2 The Devil Wears Prada – Escape

If you know anything about The Devil Wears Prada, then you can imagine that Escape is on the heavy side. The intro drowns you with sound only to fade into an amazing guitar solo. This song is not for everyone, but heavy music showcases ranges that are easy to discern, which makes it great to test your headphones.

#3 Johnny Cash – Man in Black

Johnny Cash, one of the masters of that old school kind of country music that really touches your soul. This track is raw and simple, the instruments are easy to differentiate and the vocals are rich. This will allow you to appreciate what your headphones can do to showcase separation.

#4 Four Rows of Jacks - Mannheim Steamroller

If you want to test your headphone soundstage, this band will definitely help you do that. I chose this song because it’s busy enough, but basically every one of their songs is just as busy.

#5 Don't Bring Me Down – ELO

The drums on this song are exquisite and super energizing, so this song is a great way to see how your Bluetooth headphones make the sound stand out above everything else.

#6 Brass Monkey – Beastie Boys

The Beastie Boys are a classic, so you should definitely turn up the volume and enjoy this awesome song. If you want to see what your headphones can do to showcase bass, this is one of the best song choices you should try.

#7 Fall Out Boy - Just One Yesterday

The vocals on this song are separated from the instrumental by this wonderful megaphone effect very particular to FOB. There’s also some background details going on and that makes it perfect for testing soundstage. If your Bluetooth headphones are high-quality, it should sound like a concert.

#8 Massive Attack – Teardrop

If you were a fan of the TV show House M.D., then you will recognize this song immediately. The song has wonderful bass that will put your headphone’s subwoofer to the test. The only danger is that you will definitely be tempted to go back to the show and binge watch the hell out of it!

#9 The Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow

Once a summer hit, this catchy Black Eyed Peas song will also put your subwoofer to the test with its heavy bass. What’s more, you will definitely be tempted to bust a move!

#10 Caribbean Blue – Enya

New age music is not everyone’s thing, but you don’t have to be a fan to appreciate the layering of this piece. If your Bluetooth headphones don’t convey the ethereal layers of sound this song features, then you should move on to other options.

#11 All Along The Watchtower – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

All Along The Watchtower is one of Hendrix’s classics and it’s a personal favorite. With its outstanding guitar riffs sprinkled throughout the song, you’ll be able to test low and high frequencies and the right to left balance on your headphones.

#12 Baba O’Riley – The Who

This incredible song is also a great way to test your headphone’s right to left balance as it moves from one side to the other in an amazing way. The intro is particularly helpful, so testing your headphones is a particularly good time to revisit this gem of a song.

#13 Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

This song is a powerful masterpiece and it has everything you need to test the sound quality of your headphones: rich, a cappella vocals, soft piano music, epic guitar riffs and a powerful bass. Not only that, the decibel level and the tempo are constantly going back and forth between the speaker outputs, so it’s a great testing track.

#14 Toto – Africa

Africa is scientifically one of the best songs of all time, so of course we can’t leave it out of this playlist! The song is wonderfully rich from beginning to end, and it makes for a great testing song.

#15 The Birthday Massacre – The Dream

The Birthday Massacre is one of the great electronic bands out there, so of course this song is full of texture. It’s a very busy song, complete with synth and keyboards, heavy guitar effects, strong drum and bass, and soft vocals, this is a great song to put your headphones to the test.

Final Words

All in all, this 15-song playlist has all of the right elements to put your Bluetooth headphones and even speakers to the test.

Of course, you’re free to play around with the playlist and add more songs that you think will challenge your headphones. The point of the playlist is to give you an idea of what you should look for.

Your Bluetooth headphone or speaker-testing playlist should be very varied; it should definitely incorporate a great variety of rich music, full of different instrumentals, vocals, layers and textures.

What’s more, you should enjoy your playlist, so make sure you include the sounds that appeal to you the most.


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