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Updated: Sep 3, 2015 11:42
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#26
alaScore 95

Sennheiser Urbanite XL

The Sennheiser Urbanite XL is a well-designed Beats competitor that costs less and sounds as good or better.

10 expert reviews | 61 user reviews

#27
alaScore 95

Philips A5PRO

The Philips A5 Pro headphones might be tuned and marketed for DJs, but their incredibly detailed, balanced soundstage makes them well-suited for anyone.

8 expert reviews | 63 user 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...

13 expert reviews | 2993 user reviews

#29
alaScore 95

Sony MDR-Z7

While expensive, the well-built and supercomfortable Sony MDR-Z7 can go toe to toe with competing high-end audiophile headphones.

7 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

#30
alaScore 94

Bowers&Wilkins P7

The Bowers & Wilkins P7 may not the best headphone you can buy in its luxury price range, but it certainly is among the best, with excellent build quality and rich sound that works well with a wide range of music genres and sources.

13 expert reviews | 124 user reviews

#31
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...

25 expert reviews | 1430 user reviews

#32
alaScore 94

NAD VISO HP50

The NAD isn't head and shoulders above the competition in its price class, but it does sound really good and should be given careful consideration if you're looking for an audiophile-grade headphone that won't break the bank.

11 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

#33
alaScore 94

Bose SoundTrue In Ear

Awesome sound and clarity .. would definitely recommend

4 expert reviews | 628 user reviews

#34
alaScore 94

Harman Kardon Soho Wireless

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...

7 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#35
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...

13 expert reviews | 2609 user reviews

#36
alaScore 94

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 | 669 user reviews

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#37
alaScore 94

Samsung Level Over

The markets for both Bluetooth headphones and noise-canceling headphones are booming, yet few models manage to successfully combine both features without one of them suffering a bit. The Samsung Level Over is a $349.99 (direct) brings both Bluetooth...

14 expert reviews

#38
alaScore 94

Bose SoundTrue Around Ear

While the Bose SoundTrue has only minor design changes from the earlier AE2i, it remains one of the most comfortable-to-wear, full-size headphones, and it also sounds good.

11 expert reviews | 88 user reviews

#39
alaScore 94

Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless

The Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless enters a crowded field of affordable-but-not-cheap Bluetooth headphones. Priced at $99.99, the over-the-ear Hesh 2 deliver a quality listening experience in a cool design, and an included, removable cable allows you to...

3 expert reviews | 794 user reviews

#40
alaScore 93

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...

6 expert reviews | 7 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...

9 expert reviews | 160 user reviews

#42
alaScore 93

Bose AE2W

We don't like the lumpy receiver but the sound is smooth as silk

19 expert reviews | 1012 user reviews

#43
alaScore 93

Klipsch Reference On-Ear

Klipsch's latest entry into its Reference headphone lineup is the Reference On-Ear, a $199 pair with leather and brushed metallic accents. Bass lovers who like their low end powerful, but articulate, and balanced by crisp high-mids, will find plenty to...

2 expert reviews

#44
alaScore 93

SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks

The Sol Republic Master Tracks have a distinct, eye-catching design and good performance, offering better, more refined sound than the original Tracks.

14 expert reviews | 155 user reviews

#45
alaScore 93

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

#46
alaScore 93

LG Tone Infinim

It's more expensive than other LG Tone stereo Bluetooth headsets, but the retractable earbud feature is nifty and will be worth the extra cost for a lot of people.

2 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#47
alaScore 93

Sol Republic Shadow Wireless

The neckband style has become a popular option for Bluetooth earphones, solving the problem of where to place the essential controls. The $99.99 SOL Republic Shadow earphones take the design one step further by making the neckband almost completely...

2 expert reviews | 253 user reviews

#48
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...

6 expert reviews | 161 user reviews

#49
alaScore 93

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,...

27 expert reviews | 2018 user reviews

#50
alaScore 93

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.

7 expert reviews | 71 user reviews

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