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Updated: Oct 23, 2014 22:05
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#26
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...

4 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

#27
alaScore 95

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...

7 expert reviews | 377 user reviews

#28
alaScore 95

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

#29
alaScore 95

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 | 8 user reviews

#30
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

#31
alaScore 94

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.

59 expert reviews | 5548 user reviews

#32
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

#33
alaScore 94

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...

11 expert reviews | 182 user reviews

#34
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

#35
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

#36
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

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#37
alaScore 94

Sennheiser Momentum

The Sennheiser Momentum headphones deliver big, balanced audio in a lightweight premium design.

4 expert reviews | 61 user reviews

#38
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

#39
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

#40
alaScore 94

Sony MDR-1RNC

The world of noise-canceling headphones is littered with Bose wannabes, so it's refreshing to see a pair that has its own look. The Sony MDR1-RNC offers solid noise cancellation and excellent audio performance, but its $499.99 (direct) price is tough...

11 expert reviews | 112 user reviews

#41
alaScore 94

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

#42
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

#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 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

#45
alaScore 93

AKG K 845BT

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

3 expert reviews | 52 user reviews

#46
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

#47
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 | 248 user reviews

#48
alaScore 93

SoundMagic ES20

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

2 expert reviews | 60 user reviews

#49
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

#50
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 | 212 user reviews

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