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Updated: May 27, 2015 09:54
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#26
alaScore 95

Sony MDR-10RBT

The Sony MDR-10RBT gets you about 75 percent of the way to the Beats Studio Wireless for a lot less money.

12 expert reviews | 101 user reviews

#27
alaScore 95

Philips Fidelio M2BT

If you like quality audio and stacks of burbling bass to vibrate your inner ears then the Philips Fidelio M2BT do a fine job. The big sound from these small cans defies expectation.

4 expert reviews

#28
alaScore 95

Beats Solo2

By now, headphone enthusiasts should know the drill with Beats: If you love big, booming bass, read on, and if you want a flat-response, critical listening-appropriate headphone pair, move on past the Beats Solo 2 (maybe to the Editors' Choice...

12 expert reviews | 223 user reviews

#29
alaScore 95

AKG Y 50

If you're looking for deep bass in your headphones, you have no shortage of options in the current market, so it's worth doing a little research before you immediately settle on a pair from Beats. There are pairs, like the AKG Y50, that deliver some...

7 expert reviews

#30
alaScore 95

Plantronics RIG Surround

Plantronics is generally known for Bluetooth headsets and other devices that connect to phones, but it's also reached into the world of gaming accessories. The Plantronics RIG is a functional, well-designed gaming headset that works with most game...

3 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#31
alaScore 94

Turtle Beach Elite 800

Turtle Beach is aiming for a best-in-class kind of design with its Elite 800 wireless headset for PlayStation 4, and it very nearly delivers.

2 expert reviews

#32
alaScore 94

Bose AE2W

Despite a few question marks and a high price, the AE2w headphones are a very good-sounding Bluetooth pair that's lightweight and very comfortable to wear.

20 expert reviews | 508 user reviews

#33
alaScore 94

Jabra REVO

Often, the headphone brands that try to reproduce deep bass frequencies faithfully (say, Grado or Sennheiser) are overshadowed by those that tend to boost them a bit too much (say, Beats). And then you have the Jabra Revo ($199 list). I'm not sure I've...

40 expert reviews | 839 user reviews

#34
alaScore 94

Klipsch R6i

Klipsch’s R6i blend comfort, style and convenience into an earbud with an approachable sound quality that anyone can recognize as excellent. Were it not for a noisy cable, we might be looking at a near perfect score. Still, we think the R6i are about...

5 expert reviews | 100 user reviews

#35
alaScore 94

Master & Dynamic MH40

While Beats opened up the headphone market for lovers of massive bass response, companies like Bowers & Wilkins have carved out a niche in the headphone realm for users looking for luxury. Relative newcomer Master & Dynamic use fine leathers and a...

2 expert reviews

#36
alaScore 94

Plantronics BackBeat GO 2

Buying an audio product requires balancing your priorities for sound quality and price. If you can spend a lot on a pair of headphones, they're probably going to sound great (with certain distinctions between the models). If you can't spend a lot,...

26 expert reviews | 1486 user reviews

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#37
alaScore 94

Beats PowerBeats 2 Wireless

Some audiophiles may thumb their noses at Beats' bass-boosted, celebrity-endorsed speakers and headphones, but the brand helped bring better sound to the forefront for otherwise casual listeners. But despite my gratitude toward Beats for making people...

5 expert reviews | 1403 user reviews

#38
alaScore 93

B&W P7

In the vast jungle of fancy headphones, some trees stand taller than others. The Bowers & Wilkins P7 , a gorgeous $400 pair of over-the-ear headphones, is one such specimen. I use “fancy” in the way one would speak of a Bentley or a Morgan. It gets you...

10 expert reviews

#39
alaScore 93

Sony MDR-1A

We've been testing headphones back-to-back for a number of weeks and have found the Sony MDR-1A to be the most immediately comfortable and gratifying over-ears straight out of the box.

2 expert reviews

#40
alaScore 93

V-Moda Crossfade M-100

V-Moda, with its True Blood-branded products and its serious focus on visual design and flair, could be mistaken for a headphone company that's all style and no substance. Underneath the attractive style of the V-Moda Crossfade M-100, though, there's...

23 expert reviews | 250 user reviews

#41
alaScore 93

Marshall Monitor

Rawk-themed headphones have been popping up more and more lately—we recently had the Motörheadphones Motörizer storm into our labs, and now we have the Marshall Monitor. At $200, the Monitor is a classy homage to the legendary guitar amps. But it's...

8 expert reviews | 145 user reviews

#42
alaScore 93

Sennheiser IE 800

Somehow, there's the perception that extremely high quality audio should be inexpensive to buy, whether through speakers or earphones, while a high quality television should naturally set you back about a thousand bucks. I get it—we're a visual...

15 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#43
alaScore 93

Philips A5PRO

Highly impressed with the new Philips A5 Pro Head Phones. First off to start, these headphones are incredibly comfortable. The dual jointed speaker to arch flexibility makes it super easy to adjust your listening during professional recordings. You can...

4 expert reviews | 53 user reviews

#44
alaScore 93

Sol Republic Tracks Air

SOL Republic is slowly carving out its identity as a direct competitor to the Beats by Dr. Dre lineup, the reigning champion of big bass, celebrity-endorsed, and athlete-approved headphones. Booming bass and glossy finishes are staples of both brands,...

8 expert reviews | 118 user reviews

#45
alaScore 93

Beats Studio 2.0

They may not be a bargain at $300, but the new Beats Studio headphones are lighter and better-built, and sound significantly better than the original Beats Studio model.

12 expert reviews | 237 user reviews

#46
alaScore 93

JBL Synchros S400BT

If you're looking for flat response-style headphones that color the sound very little and offer an accurate frequency response, let me save you some time: No need to read this review. The JBL Synchros S400BT is aimed at those of you who live for...

7 expert reviews

#47
alaScore 93

Sennheiser CX 3.00

The Sennheiser CX 3.00 is an extremely budget friendly pair of in-ear headphones that sound great

3 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#48
alaScore 93

Harman Kardon Soho-A

Fans of the handsome Harman Kardon Soho-I now have a Bluetooth version of the headphones to consider. At $249.95 (direct), the Soho Wireless is an expensive but well-made option. The on-ear controls are trickier to operate than most, but their...

10 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#49
alaScore 93

Philips Fidelio NC1

These comfortable headphones are great for noisy commutes, although the sound lacks a little bite.

2 expert reviews

#50
alaScore 92

Philips Fidelio X1

It wasn't that long ago that Philips wasn't the first name that would come to mind for audiophile headphones. Things picked up early last year when the company totally revamped its headphone lineup, and the Fidelio Series turned a lot of heads. Philips...

23 expert reviews | 358 user reviews

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