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Updated: Sep 30, 2014 01:17
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#26
alaScore 95

Blue Microphones Mo-Fi

Blue Microphones Mo-Fi headphones present a challenging proposition for buyers. From a sound-quality perspective, these headphones sound excellent, really. But from a comfort perspective, we feel like Blue got a little ahead of itself. There’s no need...

2 expert reviews

#27
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

#28
alaScore 95

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...

4 expert reviews

#29
alaScore 94

PSB M4U 2

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

22 expert reviews | 78 user reviews

#30
alaScore 94

Philips Fidelio L1

Philips is coming to CES with high-end and beautifully crafted headphones Fidelio L1 that that offer a crisp and clear sound delivered through very comfortable to wear large ear pads made of memory foam. The headband is made of aluminum covered with...

86 expert reviews | 411 user reviews

#31
alaScore 94

Sony MDR-1RBT

These headphones get our full recommendation. They're stylish and they play music the way it was meant to be heard.

11 expert reviews | 182 user reviews

#32
alaScore 94

NAD VISO HP50

The NAD HP50 is the latest headphone design from Paul Barton, founder of PSB, a sister company of NAD, and features a new trademarked concept called RoomFeel. RoomFeel attempts to recreate the sound of listening to high-end speakers in a room. Most...

5 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#33
alaScore 94

Denon AH-D600

Denon's latest headphones are very expensive, but they're still an excellent choice for working at your desk, relaxing on the couch, or spending quality time with your tablet.

13 expert reviews | 141 user reviews

#34
alaScore 94

beyerdynamic Custom ONE PRO

It's always refreshing to review a pair of headphones that appears to have a dubious gimmick, only to discover that the gimmick is actually a useful tool. Musicians, engineers, and home audio enthusiasts have plenty of reason to check out the...

16 expert reviews | 214 user reviews

#35
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.

7 expert reviews | 164 user reviews

#36
alaScore 94

Beats Studio

Audiophiles and lovers of booming bass alike often ask me what I think about Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, assuming I'll somehow slam the company. But I'm actually a fan of what Beats has accomplished—in 2008, virtually no one was paying money for...

46 expert reviews | 7044 user reviews

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#37
alaScore 94

beats SOLO 2

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...

6 expert reviews

#38
alaScore 94

JBL Synchros Reflect BT Sport

Really great sounding BT headphones for working out, bass is really good for an in-ear bud, and the highs and lows are crisp, really happy with these headphonesThis product has... Perfect fit

3 expert reviews | 39 user reviews

#39
alaScore 93

Beyerdynamic Premium T 90

Sure, the Beyerdynamic T90 is pricey, but no other less-expensive headphone can match the T90's combination of comfort, sound, and build quality.

6 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

#40
alaScore 93

AKG K 845BT

All in all, if you like your music clear and uncoloured, the AKG845BTs are well worth an audition.

3 expert reviews | 52 user reviews

#41
alaScore 93

Philips Fidelio S2

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

3 expert reviews | 59 user reviews

#42
alaScore 93

Sony MDR-1R

Sony's forays into headphones of late have often been focused on boosted bass, or even co-branding with television shows (like the X Factor), so it's refreshing to see a no-nonsense, high quality pair like the MDR-1R. At $299.99 (direct), it's priced...

14 expert reviews | 246 user reviews

#43
alaScore 93

SoundMagic ES20

Lovely all-rounders in sound, design and price: you cannot go wrong here

2 expert reviews | 60 user reviews

#44
alaScore 93

Grado Prestige

While the open-back design isn't good for noisy environments, the Grado SR80e headphones sound exceptionally good for $100 and are also comfortable to wear.

2 expert reviews | 47 user reviews

#45
alaScore 93

Bowers&Wilkins P3

Although not as opulent as Bowers & Wilkins' high-end, $300 P5 headphones, the $200 P3s still sound excellent, and they deliver enough pleasure -- auditory and otherwise -- to justify the price.

27 expert reviews | 211 user reviews

#46
alaScore 93

Noontec ZORO

While their build quality is nothing special, the Noontec Zoro HD headphones improve on the original Zoros, offering audiophile-grade sound in a $100 pair of headphones.

10 expert reviews | 730 user reviews

#47
alaScore 93

Harman Kardon Precision CL

If you’re looking for a pair of high-performance headphones, then you’ll find the Harman Kardon CL to be decent, although we think you can find headphones that offer better performance for this kind of price. The Harman Kardon CL headphones sell for...

16 expert reviews | 178 user reviews

#48
alaScore 93

Harman Kardon BT

Harman Kardon's latest headphones have a distinct look that, paired with metallic and leather accents, practically screams luxury. The good news is that the $249.95 (direct) price tag for the Bluetooth-streaming Harman Kardon BT is not nearly as...

30 expert reviews | 369 user reviews

#49
alaScore 93

Logitech UE 9000

The Logitech UE 9000, which can be used as a wired or a wireless Bluetooth headphone pair, is a high-quality, but very expensive, option.

12 expert reviews | 121 user reviews

#50
alaScore 93

Griffin Woodtones In-Ear

If you are looking to stand out in a crowd (or from the crowd), the Griffin WoodTones Over-The-Ear headphones are for you. With hand-turned real wood enclosures, each pair will be unique. The 50 mm moving coil neodymium magnet drivers promise good...

5 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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