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Updated: Apr 18, 2015 09:54
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#26
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...

11 expert reviews | 213 user reviews

#27
alaScore 95

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

#28
alaScore 94

Grado SR325e

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

3 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#29
alaScore 94

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 | 135 user reviews

#30
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 | 490 user reviews

#31
alaScore 94

Philips Fidelio M1 / M1BO / M1WT

While they fall short of delivering truly excellent sound, the well-designed Philips Fidelio M1 on-ear headphones are comfortable to wear and well-suited for day-to-day use.

56 expert reviews | 457 user reviews

#32
alaScore 94

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

#33
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 | 1453 user reviews

#34
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 | 1037 user reviews

#35
alaScore 93

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

#36
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

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#37
alaScore 93

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 | 19 user reviews

#38
alaScore 93

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 | 6 user reviews

#39
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 | 227 user reviews

#40
alaScore 93

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 | 8 user reviews

#41
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 | 98 user reviews

#42
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 | 236 user reviews

#43
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

#44
alaScore 93

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 | 8 user reviews

#45
alaScore 93

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

#46
alaScore 93

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

#47
alaScore 93

JBL Synchros Reflect BT Sport

Originally bought YurBuds. They consistently cut out after a months use. Switched to the JBLs and have had no issues. They are comfortable and the sound quality is good. Four stars given only because I can not skip a song with these buds.

6 expert reviews | 229 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

Shure SE846

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

5 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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