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Updated: Aug 2, 2015 18:27
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#51
alaScore 92

B&W P7

In the vast jungle of fancy headphones, some trees stand taller than others. The Bowers & Wilkins P7 , a gorgeous $400 pair of over-the-ear headphones, is one such specimen. I use “fancy” in the way one would speak of a Bentley or a Morgan. It gets you...

10 expert reviews

#52
alaScore 92

PSB M4U 2

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

26 expert reviews | 117 user reviews

#53
alaScore 92

Philips Fidelio S2

The Fidelio S2s provide great sound, but the cheaper S1 is a better buy

9 expert reviews | 108 user reviews

#54
alaScore 92

KEF M500

The KEF M500 are an absolute win for the on-ear headphone segment; easily one of the finest sounding and indescribably comfortable on-ear headphones in recent memory.

27 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

#55
alaScore 92

Sennheiser IE 800

Somehow, there's the perception that extremely high quality audio should be inexpensive to buy, whether through speakers or earphones, while a high quality television should naturally set you back about a thousand bucks. I get it—we're a visual...

15 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

#56
alaScore 92

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...

20 expert reviews | 254 user reviews

#57
alaScore 92

AKG K 845BT

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

7 expert reviews | 33 user reviews

#58
alaScore 92

Philips A5PRO

Highly impressed with the new Philips A5 Pro Head Phones. First off to start, these headphones are incredibly comfortable. The dual jointed speaker to arch flexibility makes it super easy to adjust your listening during professional recordings. You can...

4 expert reviews | 51 user reviews

#59
alaScore 92

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 over ear wireless noise cancelling headphones (ivory)

Attractive, classy and involving headphones only let down by limited sound isolation.

1 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

#60
alaScore 92

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...

6 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#61
alaScore 92

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 | 149 user reviews

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#62
alaScore 92

Sony MDR-1A

We've been testing headphones back-to-back for a number of weeks and have found the Sony MDR-1A to be the most immediately comfortable and gratifying over-ears straight out of the box.

2 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#63
alaScore 92

BlueAnt Pump HD Sportbuds

Armed with a sticker price of $130, the BlueAnt Pump HD Sportbuds matches many of its main competitors in price – like the Jaybird Bluebuds X and Plantronics BackBeat Go 2. To BlueAnt’s credit, we really appreciate the firmer fit of its model, even...

7 expert reviews

#64
alaScore 92

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...

4 expert reviews | 4363 user reviews

#65
alaScore 92

Beats Studio 2.0

After nearly 5 years of conquering the world with its headphones, Beats decided it was time to release an updated model of its most successful pair of over-ear headphones to rule the sets of hip-hop music videos and countless celebrity noggins. These...

11 expert reviews | 270 user reviews

#66
alaScore 92

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...

18 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#67
alaScore 92

JBL Synchros E10

A few years ago, crackling and blowing out low-end was a common problem in earphones. Today, however, there's no shortage of budget and midrange pairs that can produce powerful bass response without distortion. A simple, inexpensive in-canal earphone...

10 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

#68
alaScore 91

AKG K267

Amazing about every feature I can think of apart from the fact how the size doesn't exactly give enough space for my ear. Comfortable but after long use can use a little pain to my ears being strained.

3 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#69
alaScore 91

Shure SE846

There are few in-canal earphones available that offer the stellar sonic experience of the high-end Shure SE846.

5 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#70
alaScore 91

HIFIMAN RE-400

HiFiMAN unveiled the RE-400 Waterline In-Ear Monitors back in January at CES. Their goal was to set a new standard for high-performance, yet affordable, in-ear monitors and the name Waterline implies just that. With a low $99 price tag, that is not an...

4 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

#71
alaScore 91

Cowon EH2

It was a muggy April evening when I put on the Cowon EH2 to hear their sound for the first time. I had heard Arcade Fire's Reflektor numerous times over the past few months, but it still felt like I was hearing it for the first time. The moment the...

2 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#72
alaScore 91

Focal Spirit Professional

The Spirit Classic is a headphone with an effortless but musically arresting style that warrants your full attention in any environment

8 expert reviews | 39 user reviews

#73
alaScore 91

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...

88 expert reviews | 395 user reviews

#74
alaScore 91

Sol Republic RELAYS

The marketing behind the SOL Republic Relays claims that they're "crossover" earphones, combining the superb fit of exercise-focused pairs with the excellent sound that exercise earphones supposedly lack. This is a pretty bizarre notion—the Sennheiser...

4 expert reviews | 136 user reviews

#75
alaScore 91

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 | 176 user reviews

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