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Updated: Nov 25, 2014 13:23
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#26
alaScore 95

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...

6 expert reviews

#27
alaScore 95

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

#28
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

#29
alaScore 94

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...

22 expert reviews | 361 user reviews

#30
alaScore 94

PSB M4U 2

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

27 expert reviews | 72 user reviews

#31
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...

89 expert reviews | 410 user reviews

#32
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.

4 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#33
alaScore 94

AKG K 845BT

While light on accessories for such an expensive Bluetooth headphone pair, the AKG K845 BT delivers a powerful audio experience nonetheless.

6 expert reviews | 52 user reviews

#34
alaScore 94

Harman Kardon Soho-I

The Harman Kardon Soho-I headphones are appealing if you're looking for a compact on-ear model, but they do have a few shortcomings.

32 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#35
alaScore 94

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...

22 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#36
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.

8 expert reviews | 164 user reviews

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#37
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 | 20 user reviews

#38
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...

15 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#39
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

#40
alaScore 94

Sennheiser CX 3.00

The Sennheiser CX 3.00 are almost the perfect entry-level earphones. They’re incredibly light and comfortable, and just easy to get on with. However, they're very bass-heavy, so only really for casual listening unless you're seriously into low...

2 expert reviews

#41
alaScore 94

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

#42
alaScore 94

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.

6 expert reviews

#43
alaScore 94

Samsung Level On

Samsung is running on all cylinders in its new venture in the high-end mobile audio accessories space, where they recently introduced its Level series of accessories to compete against some of the more formidable and established names in the market –...

4 expert reviews

#44
alaScore 94

Samsung Level In

The Samsung Level In is a solid, if not overwhelmingly compelling, in-canal earphone pair.

3 expert reviews

#45
alaScore 93

Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1

I have a ribbon mic that's a little too soft going through the preamp of my audio interface. With this device you just turn on your phantom power, hook it in front of your mic (you'll need two XLR cables) and voila! You get +20 dB of clean gain. It...

1 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#46
alaScore 93

Sennheiser HD 700

When it comes to weight, the HD700 headphones might sound heavy in the spec sheet as they weigh close to 1.6 kg. However, wear them and you’ll realise that they really aren’t that heavy at all. The insides of the cans are extremely spacious so there’s...

21 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

#47
alaScore 93

Bose QuietComfort 15 / QC15

Bose's Quiet Comfort 15's are a great pair of 'phones if you can stomach the noise-cancelling sound waves--and the steep price.

58 expert reviews | 3793 user reviews

#48
alaScore 93

Sony MDR-1RBT

Some days you want to throw open the windows, crank up your stereo and rattle the walls with your favorite music. Other times, you want to drift off into your own little sonisphere, totally walled off from the rest of the world. The most crucial...

14 expert reviews | 181 user reviews

#49
alaScore 93

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.

16 expert reviews | 132 user reviews

#50
alaScore 93

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...

18 expert reviews | 213 user reviews

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