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Headphone & Headset Reviews

Updated: Oct 23, 2016 00:48
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Onkyo H500BT

Overall we rather like aspects of the Onkyo H500BT on-ear headphones. They're small and light, yet deliver decent audio whether using them wired or wirelessly via Bluetooth. The caveat, in our experience, is that potentially poor positioning will lose...

5 expert reviews

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Bose SoundLink Around-Ear II

The SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphone II mixes a strong blend of comfort and performance in attractively designed wireless headphone.

13 expert reviews | 991 user reviews

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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H7

Apart from some small flaws, the BeoPlay is an excellent wireless headphone that's very comfortable, well built, looks good on your head, and matches up well versus the competition.

11 expert reviews | 100 user reviews

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Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless

Conclusions The Beats Solo2 Wireless offers a supremely comfortable fit and delivers audio that is very sculpted, but in a pleasing way, with a focus on clarity in the highs and not overdoing things in the lows. The headphones also sound solid when...

45 expert reviews | 11189 user reviews

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JBL Reflect Mini BT

The JBL Reflect Mini BT headphones deliver powerful, accurate Bluetooth audio in a sweat-resistant, secure-fitting design.

8 expert reviews | 173 user reviews

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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

If the Bowers & Wilkins P5 look like an Aston Martin, they sound like a muscled up Mustang. While the low end can get a little pushy for our ears, those seeking powerful, musical bass without sacrificing lucidity in the midrange and treble will...

29 expert reviews | 68 user reviews

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Sony MDR-XB650BT

The Sony MDR-XB650BT is a comfortable Bluetooth headphone pair that excels at delivering seriously intense bass.

6 expert reviews | 62 user reviews

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Audio-Technica ATH-SR5

The Audio-Technica ATH-SR5BT is a stellar sounding Bluetooth headphone that sounds even better wired. If you're looking for a well balanced pair of wireless headphones that plays nicely with all types of music, it's hard to do better than the ATH-SR5BT.

6 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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UrbanEars Hellas

The Urbanears Hellas are an appealing set of wireless workout headphones that can also be used for running and everyday use.

6 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Focal Sphear

The Focal Sphear is a relatively affordable audiophile-grade in-ear headphone that's easy to listen to for long stretches.

10 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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HiFiMAN HE-400i

If you've always wanted to own a pair of high-end "audiophile" headphones but can't quite justify dropping a grand on a pair, the superb sounding HiFiMan HE-400i is a good compromise.

6 expert reviews | 40 user reviews

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808 Audio EAR CANZ

Conclusions For the price, it's hard to argue with what the 808 Audio Ear Canz brings to the table—a powerful bass-forward sound signature in a water-resistant, secure-fitting design. The pair certainly gets our stamp of approval for budget-priced...

2 expert reviews

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Denon AH-MM400

The Denon AH-MM400s are a really impressive pair of headphones. They're solidly built and comfortable to wear, and are able to deliver everything from soaring vocals to punchy bass in superb quality.

14 expert reviews | 49 user reviews

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Oppo PM-3

Before Dr. Dre and Beats came along, only committed audiophiles cared to spend more than a couple hundred dollars on a pair of headphones. But times have changed, and with smartphones now obviating...

20 expert reviews | 110 user reviews

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Skullcandy Grind

When I first saw the Skullcandy Grind, it appeared the company had done the unthinkable: design a pair of headphones very clearly targeted at young consumers, without including phone controls. But it turns out this $59.99 on-ear headphone pair is a bit...

20 expert reviews | 252 user reviews

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro

Class 1 Bluetooth 4.0 is gilding the lily a bit, but they sound terrific and their battery lasts a good long time.

37 expert reviews | 1336 user reviews

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Sony MDR-100AAP

While it would stand out from the competition more if it cost a little less, the Sony H.ear On MDR-100A is a likable over-ear headphone that's comfortable, sounds good, and is attractively designed.

8 expert reviews | 113 user reviews

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Audeze LCD-4

Audeze is a California-based designer and manufacturer of headphones, microphones, and amplifiers since 2008. The LCD-4 ($3,995) is the flagship headphone employing planar magnetic technology. Planar magnetic transducers suspend a flat, lightweight...

3 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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JBL Reflect Aware

There's a lot to like about the JBL Reflect, particularly the fit, but some performance drawbacks hurt its value.

4 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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Jaybird X2

The Jaybird X2 is an improvement over the Bluebuds X and one of the better wireless sports headphones out there -- so long as you get a snug, comfortable fit.

13 expert reviews | 2856 user reviews

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Final Audio Design Sonorous III

The Final Audio Design Sonorous III exceeded our expectations for comfort and audio quality and serve as an excellent introduction to the brand at an affordable cost.

4 expert reviews

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Marshall Headphones Major II

Marshall headphones, from their inception, have defied the gimmicky concept of invoking the look of the iconic Marshall guitar amps. Fashioning headphones and speakers this way could have been a great chance to skimp on actual audio performance in the...

18 expert reviews | 301 user reviews

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Jabra Sport Coach

The Jabra Sport Coach is essentially the same as its predecessor with a slightly different tack. The motion sensor arguably offers greater flexibility than the heart rate monitor of the Pulse, except Jabra has yet to fully utilize its capabilities....

20 expert reviews | 172 user reviews

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Samsung Gear IconX SM-R150

The Samsung Galaxy IconX is a first-generation product. That's why I was not expecting it to be perfect, and it wasn't. Throughout my testing, I got to experience both its strengths and weaknesses – from the complete freedom and absolute awesomeness of...

7 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

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Jays u-Jays

Jays’ new u-Jays headphones offer an impressive mix of minimalist styling, balanced sound, and effortless comfort that should make them a coveted choice in the competitive on-ear segment. We wish they offered a more organic touch to instrumentation and...

5 expert reviews


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