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Updated: Mar 4, 2015 21:40
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#76
alaScore 92

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 | 5322 user reviews

#77
alaScore 92

Apple EarPods (MD827)

When all is said and done, Apple’s new EarPods are an improvement on the earbuds they replace, but only marginally so.

26 expert reviews | 4739 user reviews

#78
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...

2 expert reviews

#79
alaScore 92

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 –...

5 expert reviews

#80
alaScore 91

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

#81
alaScore 91

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 | 39 user reviews

#82
alaScore 91

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 | 1520 user reviews

#83
alaScore 91

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 | 81 user reviews

#84
alaScore 91

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 | 1158 user reviews

#85
alaScore 91

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 | 182 user reviews

#86
alaScore 91

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6

If recent products are any indication, something happens to headphones when they cross the $350 price barrier—they get covered in leather. The Sennheiser Momentum, Bowers & Wilkins P7, and now the $399.99 (direct) Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 all feature...

5 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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#87
alaScore 91

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...

15 expert reviews | 61 user reviews

#88
alaScore 91

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 | 534 user reviews

#89
alaScore 91

Sennheiser MX 375

I'm an avid user of Sennheiser earphones however this iteration just doesn't do it for me, heres why: Pros *The sound quality is good vs money value - good quality vs other brands at the same price. *Comes with a little leather pouch to store them in...

1 expert reviews | 407 user reviews

#90
alaScore 91

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 | 180 user reviews

#91
alaScore 91

AKG K 545

The AKG K545 is a headphone pair for lovers of balanced, crisp audio, with plenty of bass that doesn't get insanely boosted.

7 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

#92
alaScore 91

PANASONIC RP-HXD5

Fantastic headphones for the price. They stay in place nicely and the sound is really good - certainly on par with my £80 sennheisers. If anything the lead is a little long - if I have ipod in my jeans pocket there is around 1 foot of spare cable (I'm...

2 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#93
alaScore 91

Bose SIE2i

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

20 expert reviews | 1061 user reviews

#94
alaScore 91

Audio-Technica SonicFuel ATH-CKX9

We applaud the fact that Audio Technica has done something to address the problem of buds slipping in the ear, and those who find this a recurring problem would do well to give the ATH-CKX9iS an audition.

4 expert reviews | 44 user reviews

#95
alaScore 91

Sony Active Sport MDR-AS200

BEST sounding sports style earbuds I've ever heard. A+ sound. great bass for the size.

1 expert reviews | 1441 user reviews

#96
alaScore 91

Sennheiser RS 220

Wireless headphones have come a long way over the last few years, and Sennheiser was one of the first companies to introduce a set of high-quality cans for those of us who like listen and move beyond the tether range of a headphone cable. Sennheiser's...

27 expert reviews | 69 user reviews

#97
alaScore 91

Denon AH-D7100

The Denon AH-D7100 flagship $1200 headphones may be pricey, but they are a worthy successor to the company's past flagship products. The new stylings are similar to Beats, but the sound is superior.

11 expert reviews | 30 user reviews

#98
alaScore 91

AKG K 495NC

If you demand near-absolute silence from your noise-canceling headphones, these are the ones for you. The AKG K495 NCs get closer to dead silence than any other pair I tried.

21 expert reviews | 98 user reviews

#99
alaScore 91

Beats PowerBeats

The Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats earphones offer booming bass in an exercise-friendly design, but are more expensive than some comparable competition.

10 expert reviews | 366 user reviews

#100
alaScore 91

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