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Updated: May 27, 2015 23:52
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#76
alaScore 91

Sony MDR-HW700DS

Although expensive, we rate the Sony MDR-HW700DS wireless surround headphones as a compelling alternative to a physical multichannel speaker setup, and they're a great practical solution when it's just not possible to crank things up.

4 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

#77
alaScore 91

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.

65 expert reviews | 3891 user reviews

#78
alaScore 91

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...

21 expert reviews | 314 user reviews

#79
alaScore 91

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 | 186 user reviews

#80
alaScore 91

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

#81
alaScore 91

Creative Aurvana Live!2

At an MRP of Rs 12,999, the Creative Aurvana Live 2 feels a little expensive, especially since they don’t have active-noise cancellation. Having said that, the cans do offer some of the best passive noise cancellation we’ve come across. The Aurvana...

7 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#82
alaScore 91

Klipsch STATUS

Klipsch’s Status offer superb style, roughneck durability, and a smooth, well-balanced sound signature that we’d be happy to take with us on our next journey abroad, or just down the street.

5 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#83
alaScore 91

Harman Kardon Precision CL

If you’re looking for a pair of high-performance headphones, then you’ll find the Harman Kardon CL to be decent, although we think you can find headphones that offer better performance for this kind of price. The Harman Kardon CL headphones sell for...

22 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

#84
alaScore 91

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...

31 expert reviews | 222 user reviews

#85
alaScore 91

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...

56 expert reviews | 5381 user reviews

#86
alaScore 91

Atomic Floyd SuperDarts Titanium

Atomic Floyd’s fixation with high-tech materials, showy precision engineering and gamer-style advertising copy is all evident in the SuperDarts Titanium earphones, with less expertise seemingly poured into the core acoustic principles. They sound...

3 expert reviews

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#87
alaScore 90

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.

8 expert reviews | 43 user reviews

#88
alaScore 90

Sennheiser HD 800

These are the MOST expensive headphones we have done till date, trust me take a peek at the conclusion section to see just how expensive I'm talking about. But does that deter the brand from goi

54 expert reviews | 192 user reviews

#89
alaScore 90

Creative Hitz WP-380

We were impressed with the Creative Hitz WP380 wireless headphones, for sound quality, comfort and wireless freedom. Once you tried Bluetooth headphones going back to wired models seems rather primitive. Sound quality is great and these headphones are...

6 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#90
alaScore 90

Sennheiser HD 700

When it comes to weight, the HD700 headphones might sound heavy in the spec sheet as they weigh close to 1.6 kg. However, wear them and you’ll realise that they really aren’t that heavy at all. The insides of the cans are extremely spacious so there’s...

23 expert reviews | 46 user reviews

#91
alaScore 90

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 | 1363 user reviews

#92
alaScore 90

Noontec MF3120 Zoro HD

While their build quality is nothing special, the Noontec Zoro HD headphones improve on the original Zoros, offering audiophile-grade sound in a $100 pair of headphones.

4 expert reviews | 83 user reviews

#93
alaScore 90

Sennheiser Amperior

The Sennheiser Amperior is far from the cheapest set over-ear cans on the market, but what you get for your money is superb audio quality and a very stylish set of headphones. Definitely worth considering if you want to get excellent audio performance...

11 expert reviews | 81 user reviews

#94
alaScore 90

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...

16 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

#95
alaScore 90

Sennheiser MM 450-X / MM 450

Sennheiser's MM 450-X ($449.95 direct) is a headphone pair that seemingly does it all. It's wired, it streams wireless Bluetooth audio, and has active noise cancellation circuitry. From an audio standpoint, the MM 450-X offers excellent performance...

20 expert reviews | 998 user reviews

#96
alaScore 90

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.

28 expert reviews | 211 user reviews

#97
alaScore 90

Sennheiser HD 203

Intended specifically for mixing or tracking in a recording studio, the Sennheiser HD 203 is also a powerful, crisp headphone pair with plenty of bass response that could easily appeal to an audiophile on a tight budget. For $49.95, you get an...

2 expert reviews | 651 user reviews

#98
alaScore 90

Monster Inspiration

We highly recommend them and happily bestow these fine cans with our Editor’s Choice award considering their stellar sound, though we should note that this active noise-canceling version loses half a point for slightly less effective noise-cancelation...

17 expert reviews | 170 user reviews

#99
alaScore 90

Logitech UE 6000

The Logitech UE 6000 is a very satisfying-sounding set of headphones, with lively audio and adequate noise cancellation for an affordable price.

14 expert reviews | 273 user reviews

#100
alaScore 90

Bose SIE2i

The Bose SIE2i earphones deliver rich bass and clean audio performance in a moisture-proof, exercise-friendly design.

20 expert reviews | 981 user reviews

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