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Headphone Reviews

Updated: Apr 19, 2014 02:36
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The AKG K495 NCs aren't as comfortable and don't sound quite as good as the Bose QC 15s, but they're built better, offer very good noise-cancellation, and recharge via USB.

11 expert reviews | 66 user reviews

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Sony MDR-XB910

At £199 the Sony MDR-XB910 is a premium product with both barrels aimed squarely at Beats by Dr Dre. With its superior 50mm driver, excellent noise isolating ear pads and look-at-me silver styling if you want a thumping nightclub inside your head...

5 expert reviews | 85 user reviews

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Pioneer SE-MJ532

Cheap and plasticky, with a fairly unbalanced sound, the Pioneer SE-MJ532 are budget headphones best left alone.

3 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Stax SRS-4170

For a long time prior to the recent headphone revival, Stax was the headphone at the top of the heap. While dynamic full-range headphones have made dramatic leaps in sound quality (and price), if you are limited to headphone systems priced under...

5 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Sennheiser RS 220

The Sennheiser RS 220 is one of the best-sounding wireless headphones on the market, but its super sonics don't offset its ambitious price tag when other models in the same line offer similar performance for less.

19 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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We can’t really recommend the JVCs unless you’re a fan of big bass.

3 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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JLab Epic

The JLab Epic ($49.99 list) is an inexpensive earphone pair with plenty of bass and no distortion at top volumes. Should audiophiles seeking flat response keep reading? No. But if you're looking for big bass on a small budget, the Epic manages to...

3 expert reviews

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Sony MDR-10RNC

The only issue we really had with the Sony MDR1-RNC, the noise-cancelling headphones we reviewed earlier in 2013, was the extremely high price. Comparable-quality headphones had far lower prices, but the MDR1-RNC was a winner in every other regard....

3 expert reviews

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Shure SRH940

If you’re an audiophile looking for professional-quality headphones, try the SRH940s before spending much, much more on the competition. These are incredible headphones at an incredible price.

12 expert reviews | 223 user reviews

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All in all, if you like your music clear and uncoloured, the AKG845BTs are well worth an audition.

1 expert reviews | 47 user reviews

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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

46 expert reviews | 176 user reviews

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Sennheiser CX-475

Not the most hard-hitting sound, but these punch well above their tiny price tag

1 expert reviews | 82 user reviews

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beyerdynamic T70

For the audiophile on the move, or at home, Beyerdynamic’s T70p make a spectacular choice.

10 expert reviews | 45 user reviews

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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.

5 expert reviews | 33 user reviews

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Sennheiser IE 80

The £269 price tag is quite high for a pair of in-ear headphones but the sound quality of the Sennheiser IE 80s is excellent, and the comfort and durability that stand out over impressive but fragile rivals.

13 expert reviews | 211 user reviews

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Philips SHL5605

This purple set of on-ears won't impress a practiced ear, but easy-going listeners may enjoy a thing or two.

5 expert reviews | 864 user reviews

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Sound-Magic E10

Soundmagic (or SoundMAGIC, as they write it) is one of the older Chinese headphone brands that's available on the international market – and one that I shamefully neglected to review for way too long.

10 expert reviews | 1428 user reviews

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V-Moda Crossfade LP

Conclusion Overall, the V-Moda Crossfade LP-2s are a solid set of headphones if you need to take your cans with you into the outside world. Many people find the cost of having a set of “at home” headphones and “on the go” headphones quite prohibitive...

27 expert reviews | 2870 user reviews

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Sony MDR-V55

The Sony MDR-V55 stereo headphones provide exceptional sound and are perfect for personal music players and beginning DJs.

10 expert reviews | 2044 user reviews

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Griffin Kazoo Myphones

Fun and not too loud, little kids should love these headphones

1 expert reviews | 98 user reviews

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So, I like headphones, I have listened to and bought a number of them over the years but these are the most impressive and the most expensive in my collection. I didn't buy these from Amazon, I imported them direct from the manufacturer. One thing I...

1 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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RHA MA450i

RHA's MA450i earphones deliver distortion-free audio that is occasionally too bright, but are a good deal at $50.

14 expert reviews | 421 user reviews

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Klipsch MODE M40

The Klipsch Mode M40s are a potentially exceptional set of headphones -- if you can keep them on your noggin long enough to notice.

8 expert reviews | 228 user reviews

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Sony MDRXB600B

Getting a good fit with the Sony MDR-XB600 is reassuringly easy, as the ear cups swivel freely both horizontally and vertically, letting them fit the shape of your head instantly. The style of padding affords the Sony MDR-XB600 decent noise isolation,...

3 expert reviews | 160 user reviews

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Bose TriPort

Good sound quality but extremely expensive

92 expert reviews | 9003 user reviews

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