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Updated: Aug 4, 2015 23:42
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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...

20 expert reviews | 314 user reviews

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Grado SR325e

Best home on-ears £150-£300, Awards 2014. The musical, detailed sound of the Grados makes them a truly top buy

2 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

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Audio-Technica ATH-M40X

I bought these mainly to use with my laptop, phone, and iPod touch. While the sound quality of the headphones is fine, both of the audio cables that came with the product had problems that distorted the sound by either distorting the music entirely or...

3 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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Philips Fidelio M1 / M1BO / M1WT

Hi Mike, how does M1 compare to portapro? From what I read, both have similar sound signature, correct me if I am wrong. And portapro is waay cheaper. How is M1 a much better headphone?

45 expert reviews | 442 user reviews

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Thinksound On1

We could listen to these headphones all day. And we have.

4 expert reviews

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Sony MDR-XB950BT

Amazing quality sound, and premium bass. It can sync with pretty much any smart phone, very comfortable as well.

1 expert reviews | 492 user reviews

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For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just right. For consumers searching for a strong sound but who don't want to shell out a couple hundred dollars on over-t

3 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

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Harman Kardon Precision CL

For those looking for a great fit, fantastic sound, and a handsome design, we highly recommend taking the Harman/Kardon CL for a test drive.

23 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

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beyerdynamic T 51 P

As replacements for the Beyerdynamic T50ps, these are fantastic. A superbly entertaining, transparent-sounding pair of cans.

5 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

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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

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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 | 83 user reviews

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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...

54 expert reviews | 5682 user reviews

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SoundMagic P21

The SoundMagic P21 does not quite achieve the superior levels of musicality that we've seen on the Sennheiser Urbanite or even the V-Moda XS. It isn't all that good-looking either, although it is clearly durable, comfortable and functional enough....

1 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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JBL Synchros Reflect BT Sport

Sound quality is great. sweat proof is excellent Easy to connect and have used with multiple devices As an aside, they also look cool

6 expert reviews | 603 user reviews

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Sound-Magic E10

SoundMAGIC has been generating quite a buzz in the budget-priced earphone stakes recently, so I decided to check out three different models to see what all the fuss is about: the E10 ($35), the E-30 ($40), and the PL50 ($55). While some brands tend to...

16 expert reviews | 3185 user reviews

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Sennheiser HD 700

The Sennheiser HD 700 is undoubtedly the best headphone we've got this year and perhaps one of the best ever. But just like fine wine or other epicurean pursuits, this sonic indulgence is a pleasure restricted to the well-heeled audiophile.

22 expert reviews | 49 user reviews

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Sennheiser HD 598

For the times when you want to hear the space and depth of recordings and films, but must wear headphones, the Sennheiser HD 598 creates a sonic field that seems lifelike. At $249.95, these are headphones for the home theater or hi-fi stereo fanatic...

31 expert reviews | 1417 user reviews

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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.

63 expert reviews | 3896 user reviews

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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 | 193 user reviews

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Harman Kardon Soho-I

Whether the Harman Kardon Soho-I's sound signature is right for you will come down to personal taste. But there's no denying the power or thoughtful design of this on-ear headphone pair.

31 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9

There's no shortage of similar-looking noise-canceling headphones on the market, and the Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint does little to separate itself from the group visually. Sonically, the $349.95 (list) headphones pack powerful bass response,...

22 expert reviews | 185 user reviews

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SoundMagic P30

These affordable headphones deliver excitement and subtlety in equal measure

2 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

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Beyerdynamic DX 160 iE

Beyerdynamic has a long and storied heritage in dynamic-driver headphones, and the DX 160 iE shows they have learned a thing or two about how to craft a beautiful in-ear headphone that is a delight to hold and use. Beyerdynamic is certainly not...

4 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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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 | 214 user reviews

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Creative Aurvana Live!2

Creative's Aurvana Live!2 is a no-frills pair of over-ear headphones that offers rich bass response and a comfortable fit. At $129.99, the Aurvana Live!2 delivers laudable audio quality with a focus on the midrange. If you want booming bass, the...

7 expert reviews | 25 user reviews


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