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Consumer Reports rounded up a list of the best wireless headphones for those ready to cut the cord. (WPVI)

As you know, Apple's new iPhone 7 doesn't have a headphone jack.

Your options are either to use its Lightning port with an adapter, or listen to your favorite songs through wireless Bluetooth headphones.

To help, Consumer Reports rounded up a list of the best wireless headphones for those ready to cut the cord.

Nearly every type of headphone, from home or studio-style to portable or noise-canceling, comes in a wireless version.

And because they're usually connected using Bluetooth, you can listen to music without taking your phone out of your pocket.

"Wireless headphones are a big part of our ratings. We have more than 60 in there now, some with very good sound quality," said Elias Arias, Consumer Reports' audio expert.

For a good portable pair, Consumer Reports experts say to check out the Sony headphones for $200 dollars.

"They have very good sound quality and will keep some ambient sounds out while keeping your music in," said Arias.

If you prefer an on-ear pair, check out the headphones from Audio-Technica.

"For $200 hundred dollars, you get a quality pair of wireless headphones with 38 hours of battery life and a 24-month warranty," said Arias.

A noise-canceling pair might come in handy if you need to get some work done on a noisy flight. But they can be pricey.

Consumer reports says the $400-dollar Parrot Zik 3 headphones have excellent active noise reduction and very good sound quality.

And for exercising, Consumer Reports suggests MEE audio's X7 Plus.

"These headphones stay in place even with a lot of vigorous movement. And at $85-dollars, they're a Consumer Reports' Best Buy," said Arias.

One of the downsides of wireless headphones is they typically run on rechargeable batteries-which would leave you with another electronic device to keep charged.

Of course, the new iPhone 7 does come with a set of EarPods with Lighting connector and also an adapter so you can plug in your old headphones through the Lighting port.
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