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Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:54
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#26
alaScore 95

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 | 214 user reviews

#27
alaScore 95

BlueAnt Pump HD Sportbuds

The $129 BlueAnt Pump HD may not sound stellar but it offers a secure fit and a waterproof design that makes it an appealing workout headphone.

8 expert reviews

#28
alaScore 94

Oppo PM-1

Oppo’s PM-1 succeed on all levels – not bad for the first shot out of the gate. Perhaps just as exciting, the company’s forthcoming PM-2 is priced much more reasonably ($700), and promises comparable sound quality. For those who do a lot of listening...

4 expert reviews

#29
alaScore 94

Grado SR325e

While they aren't for bass lovers, the SR325e headphones deliver very open, detailed sound that makes for exciting listening.

2 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#30
alaScore 94

NAD VISO HP50

In this category of entry level audiophile headphones I look for several key components. First is a balanced sound, second is comfort, and third is value. We all like to find that product that presents a great value and makes you feel like you are...

9 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#31
alaScore 94

KEF M500

The KEF M500 are an absolute win for the on-ear headphone segment; easily one of the finest sounding and indescribably comfortable on-ear headphones in recent memory.

27 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

#33
alaScore 94

JBL E40 BT

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just right. For consumers searching for a strong sound but who don't want to shell out a couple hundred dollars on over-t

4 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#34
alaScore 94

Philips Fidelio S2

The Fidelio S2s provide great sound, but the cheaper S1 is a better buy

8 expert reviews | 72 user reviews

#35
alaScore 94

Shure SRH1540 Premium Closed-Back

Most headphones we test tend to have a moderate-to-intense bass response, so reviewing a pair like the Shure SRH1540 almost comes as a shock. Few headphones can extend down as low as 5Hz and yet deliver accurate bass response that doesn't boost the...

5 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#36
alaScore 94

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 | 249 user reviews

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#37
alaScore 94

beyerdynamic T 51 P

The Beyerdynamic T 51 p is one of the best on-ear headphones available, offering excellent sound quality and a comfortable fit.

6 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

#38
alaScore 94

Beyerdynamic DX 160 iE

While the Beyerdynamic DX160 iE has some small downsides, it's a bona fide audiophile in-ear headphone at an invitingly affordable price.

5 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#39
alaScore 94

Onkyo ES-HF300

Onkyo, a long time player in home theater electronics, has set its sights on the personal audio market with the new ES-HF300 headphone. The ES-HF300 is a closed-back headphone design featuring two 40 mm titanium drivers, sub-chambers for optimized...

18 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#40
alaScore 94

Beats Studio Wireless

Dr. Dre's Beats headphones lineup is found on the heads and around the necks of athletes giving press conferences and pop stars in music videos, and it would easy to write them off as overpriced, celebrity-endorsed plastic. That would be a mistake, as...

8 expert reviews | 58 user reviews

#41
alaScore 94

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 | 205 user reviews

#42
alaScore 94

SteelSeries Siberia V3

Following up on one of the most popular headsets of all time can't be easy..

4 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#43
alaScore 94

Bose SoundTrue Around Ear

The new Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones are a no-nonsense, music-only pair with few bells or whistles—like many of Bose's other products, such as the Editors' Choice, noise-cancelling QuietComfort 20. The SoundTrue retails for $179.95, much less...

8 expert reviews | 74 user reviews

#44
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

#45
alaScore 94

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X

I bought these mainly to use with my laptop, phone, and iPod touch. While the sound quality of the headphones is fine, both of the audio cables that came with the product had problems that distorted the sound by either distorting the music entirely or...

3 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#46
alaScore 93

Shure SE846

There are few in-canal earphones available that offer the stellar sonic experience of the high-end Shure SE846.

5 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#47
alaScore 93

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 | 361 user reviews

#48
alaScore 93

PSB M4U 2

PSB’s M4U 2 is a superb example of a premium headphone that does almost everything right.

27 expert reviews | 97 user reviews

#49
alaScore 93

Sol Republic RELAYS

The marketing behind the SOL Republic Relays claims that they're "crossover" earphones, combining the superb fit of exercise-focused pairs with the excellent sound that exercise earphones supposedly lack. This is a pretty bizarre notion—the Sennheiser...

4 expert reviews | 60 user reviews

#50
alaScore 93

Klipsch STATUS

Klipsch’s Status offer superb style, roughneck durability, and a smooth, well-balanced sound signature that we’d be happy to take with us on our next journey abroad, or just down the street.

5 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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