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Headphone & Headset Reviews

Updated: Nov 29, 2015 01:27
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Philips Fidelio NC1

While the Philips Fidelio NC1's sound may be a little too forward for some listeners, it does have an excellent design and decent noise-canceling.

11 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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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...

21 expert reviews | 5999 user reviews

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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.

15 expert reviews | 1042 user reviews

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Plantronics BackBeat Fit

Many Bluetooth headphones tout themselves as being workout-friendly, but they usually try to find balance between good performance at the gym and good performance everywhere else. The Plantronics BackBeat Fit, on the other hand, is a purely...

21 expert reviews | 3625 user reviews

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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...

6 expert reviews | 528 user reviews

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The AKG N90Q are a ridiculously expensive set of over-ear headphones that do their absolute best to impress you, and succeed. But ultimately, even when considering the included accessories, the package just isn't worth the asking price.

6 expert reviews

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SteelSeries Siberia V3

SteelSeries continues its new round of headsets with the new Siberia v3 headset, a new gaming headset compatible with the PC, Mac, PS4, iOS and Android.

13 expert reviews | 132 user reviews

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Creative Sound Blaster Jam

Most of the Bluetooth headphones we test are intended to look cool or eye-catching in some way, sometimes to the (seemingly unintentional) detriment of the audio experience. No one can accuse the budget-friendly Creative Sound Blaster Jam of this...

9 expert reviews | 29 user reviews

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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8

The $500 Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8 wireless on-ear headphone looks great, sounds very good and is loaded with features, including noise canceling, but a few small flaws take away some of its luster.

11 expert reviews | 30 user reviews

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Lynx Smart Grill

Given its price tag and hit-or-miss voice-control performance, it's tough to recommend Lynx's high-end SmartGrill to anyone who doesn't have an uncommonly large budget and a genuine interest in emerging -- occasionally glitchy -- tech.

2 expert reviews

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V-Moda XS

The V-Moda XS on-ear headphones deliver a potent combination of portability, comfort and superior sound that make you want to wear them all day.

14 expert reviews | 246 user reviews

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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.

15 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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Beyerdynamic T51i

Beyerdynamic's T 51 i is a smartly designed set of on-ear headphones, combining a lightweight fit with understated, good-looking materials. At $299, it's not a cheap pair, but those who shell out for it won't be disappointed. The T 51 i manages to...

7 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

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If you want great-quality sound at an affordable price, the Alfa Genus V2 should be on your shortlist.

5 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

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Audeze EL 8

Audeze delivers a planar magnetic headphone with beautiful, lifelike sound. But they're very expensive and very particular.

6 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Sennheiser G4ME ZERO

Today DaveChaos reviews the Sennheiser G4ME Zero Headset. Be sure to check out Dave's YouTube channel for more of his personal videos, and subscribe to the HardwareHeaven channel to keep up-to-date with our video reviews.

21 expert reviews | 446 user reviews

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If you're looking for deep bass in your headphones, you have no shortage of options in the current market, so it's worth doing a little research before you immediately settle on a pair from Beats. There are pairs, like the AKG Y50, that deliver some...

11 expert reviews | 284 user reviews

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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...

11 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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Master & Dynamic MH40

Not everybody will love the fit of Master and Dynamic's over-the-ear MH40 headphones, but they are very well-built and sound excellent.

7 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Turtle Beach Elite 800X

If you’re an Xbox gamer and plan to stay that way for a while to come, these headphones are a solid option. Something like the Astro A50s will provide more greater compatibility, but without many of the features – different sound profiles, noise...

6 expert reviews | 82 user reviews

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Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

Razer has cemented itself as an industry leader in the gaming peripherals business, and here with their "Chroma" line, these accessories get colorful. To be clear - these are the same devices that've been on the market for some time - they're just...

12 expert reviews | 698 user reviews

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Sony MDR-ZX660AP

They can’t compete with the class-leading AKG Y50s, which have the upper hand in dynamic subtlety too. What's more, the MDR- ZX660AP’s monotone pitch can’t quite capture the intensity of the track’s dynamic swings. Despite sonic deficiencies, these...

2 expert reviews | 79 user reviews

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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.

15 expert reviews | 810 user reviews

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Jabra MOVE Wireless

Bluetooth headphones are experiencing a sort of renaissance, with audio quality that's improved by leaps and bounds in the last few years. Suddenly, a $99 pair like the Jabra Move Wireless can hang with many wired pairs in the same price range. The...

11 expert reviews | 88 user reviews

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Plantronics Blackwire USB C725

Do you work in a crowded office or another noisy environment? If so, you should seriously consider the Blackwire C725 from Plantronics. This is a very high quality headset that will help you focus on your work and not the distractions in the office.

4 expert reviews


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