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Headphone & Headset Reviews

Updated: Mar 19, 2018 00:04
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Skullcandy Grind

If you like the idea of the Grind's bass-forward, affordable on-ear experience, but you'd rather have a less flashy headphone pair, Shure makes two solid options in this price range: the Shure SRH145m+ and the Shure SRH144. If you have more room in...

22 expert reviews | 292 user reviews

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Plantronics Voyager 5200

Conclusions Plantronics Voyager headsets have had excellent voice quality for years. If you have a previous Voyager model like the amazing Legend, you don't need to replace it with the 5200. But if you're shopping for a heavy-usage, indoor-outdoor...

6 expert reviews | 50 user reviews

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Onkyo H500BT

Overall we rather like aspects of the Onkyo H500BT on-ear headphones. They're small and light, yet deliver decent audio whether using them wired or wirelessly via Bluetooth. The caveat, in our experience, is that potentially poor positioning will lose...

8 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

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Bose SoundLink Around-Ear II

Performance and Conclusions On tracks with powerful sub-bass content, like The Knife's "Silent Shout," the SoundLink AE II delivers a low frequency response that should please bass lovers. It's not so wildly boosted that it will drive others away, but...

12 expert reviews | 1208 user reviews

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Sony h.ear on Wireless NC

Priced to compete with Bose's QuietComfort 35, the comfortable H.ear On Wireless NC offers impressive sound and noise canceling that make it a strong contender in the category.

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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JBL's E35 headphones deliver a clean, balanced sound signature that doesn't skimp on the lows. We're also fans of the Urbanears Humlan, the M-Audio M50, and the Marshall Major II.

1 expert reviews | 33 user reviews

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JBL Reflect Mini

If massive, booming bass is what motivates your workouts, you have plenty of earphone options to choose from. The SOL Republic Relays Sport, the JLab Fit 2.0, and the Urbanears Active Reimers all offer big bass in this general price range. If a...

5 expert reviews | 115 user reviews

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Denon AH-D7200

The overall sound quality, look, and feel of the Denon AH-D7200 are very good. As stated earlier, I think it comes down to your preferences and how comfortable these are on your head. I certainly understand and support having a closed-back set of...

5 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Plantronics Voyager Focus UC

You can find the Plantronics Voyager Focus UC for $199 at most retailers. Even at that price, it costs more than a standard mono Bluetooth headset. But it replaces a lot of devices. For road warriors, its sound quality is good enough to use as a...

2 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Creative Sound BlasterX H5

A lightweight stereo gaming headset you'll wear for hours

8 expert reviews | 74 user reviews

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Asus ROG Strix Wireless Writing An Admission Essay Summary

5 expert reviews | 24 user reviews

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Astro Gaming A50 Wireless

In design, in presentation, in convenience, Astro’s new A50 finally delivers a compelling reason for fans to upgrade their old A50 headset. The charging station is an excellent (albeit ostentatious) bit of work, the motion-sensing auto-on/off is a...

23 expert reviews | 853 user reviews

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Sony MDR-100AAP

While it would stand out from the competition more if it cost a little less, the Sony H.ear On MDR-100A is a likable over-ear headphone that's comfortable, sounds good, and is attractively designed.

13 expert reviews | 300 user reviews

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Samsung Level On Wireless

These headphones are a good buy for the money, but a few dollars more will get you a whole lot more performance from some of Samsung's competitors.

5 expert reviews | 79 user reviews

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Jabra Halo Free

If you're wanting a pair of earphones for tracking your exercise that won't drop out when on a run, won't have any connection issues, and will last a long time on a full charge, the Jabra Elite Sport is an excellent choice.

1 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

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Blue Microphones Ella

While these things sound great — really great, I don’t think the average consumer will notice the subtle and granular audio differences between planar magnetic and traditional headphones. I do think that the addition of an amplifier makes a huge...

2 expert reviews

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RHA T10i

If it's accurate frequency response you seek, the RHA T10i is far too sculpted—consider the Westone W10 or the Editors' Choice Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2, both of which offer different approaches to a more balanced response without ignoring bass. If...

22 expert reviews | 260 user reviews

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Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless

We listed the lack of active noise cancellation as a "con," but given the audio performance of these wireless cans, some audio fanatics will actually consider that a "pro."

19 expert reviews | 249 user reviews

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Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE

The well-designed Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE adds water resistance to one of the best on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones in its price class.

5 expert reviews

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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H3

Conclusions At $149, the Beoplay H3 stands out for its staid approach to sculpting and boosting—this is a mids-focused, accurate affair, and if that's what you're after, these well-designed earphones will do the job. If you're looking for an in-ear...

11 expert reviews | 327 user reviews

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The Sony XB50BS is a fairly good set of earbuds, but at this price point you're likely better off with the .

1 expert reviews | 113 user reviews

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Jaybird X2

The Jaybird X2 is an improvement over the Bluebuds X and one of the better wireless sports headphones out there -- so long as you get a snug, comfortable fit.

14 expert reviews | 2885 user reviews

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Monster Clarity HD

Monster is gearing up for the summer with some new inexpensive headphones that if you're already a fan of their products you should look forward to. Monster is bringing their styling and good audio quality to a few sets of headphones in their Clarity...

3 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

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Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear 2.0 (M2) / Momentum In-Ear G / Momentum In-Ear i

The Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear doesn't measure up to the high standard set by other more expensive headphones in the Momentum line, but it still has a lot going for it for the price.

25 expert reviews | 1068 user reviews

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Final Audio Design Sonorous III

The Final Audio Design Sonorous III exceeded our expectations for comfort and audio quality and serve as an excellent introduction to the brand at an affordable cost.

7 expert reviews


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