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Headphone Reviews

Updated: Sep 30, 2014 22:37
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#76
alaScore 91

Shure SRH1840

One of Shure's first open-back designs, the SRH1840 headphones are comfortable and light, and the sound will surely thrill demanding audiophiles.

7 expert reviews | 191 user reviews

#77
alaScore 91

AKG K 451

You can spend a lot of money on headphones but the AKG K451s prove you can still get fantastic sound for minimal cash

7 expert reviews | 911 user reviews

#78
alaScore 91

Sennheiser IE 8

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...

39 expert reviews | 563 user reviews

#79
alaScore 91

Sennheiser HD 598

Based on the merits of sound quality alone, we would rate the HD 598 a 9.5. These cans sound remarkable, perhaps the best we’ve heard under $500.

24 expert reviews | 1389 user reviews

#80
alaScore 91

Sony MDR7506 Professional Headphones

You don't have to spend a lot to get great headphones. We tested six full-size models that each cost less than $100 (one of them significantly less), and we came away impressed by what you can get.

4 expert reviews | 2022 user reviews

#81
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...

3 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

#82
alaScore 91

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...

9 expert reviews | 56 user reviews

#83
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.

3 expert reviews | 43 user reviews

#84
alaScore 91

Sony XBA-4IP

Sony's audiophile-grade XBA-4 in-ear headphones deliver highly refined sound, with potent bass, airy treble, and excellent noise-isolating performance.

11 expert reviews | 158 user reviews

#85
alaScore 91

Bose SIE2I Sport

While they're no bargain, the Bose SEI2 and SEI2i have an appealing, sweat-resistant design, are very comfortable to wear, and offer decent sound.

14 expert reviews | 1986 user reviews

#86
alaScore 91

JBL J33I

Trendy audio, killer isolation

2 expert reviews | 29 user reviews

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#87
alaScore 91

Bowers&Wilkins C5

While the Secure Loop design may not be a perfect fit for every ear, the Bowers & Wilkins C5s are among the best-sounding earphones in their sub-$200 price class.

31 expert reviews | 630 user reviews

#88
alaScore 91

Klipsch Image S4

Auditioning Klipsch’s Image S4i earbuds was an absolute thrill. They revealed incredibly subtle elements of recordings we’d never picked up before, ranging from crowd comments on live recordings to discovering there are two Pauls and no Johns on...

36 expert reviews | 9139 user reviews

#89
alaScore 91

AKG K167 Tiesto

This is only AKGs first collaborative effort with DJ Tiesto, and the partnership seems to be off to an excellent start. For £200 quid, the sound is right up there with more expensive headphones like the Philips Fidelio L1 and the Beats by Dre Studio...

2 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#90
alaScore 91

JVC HA-S400

At around $26 online, JVC's HA-S400 Nanotubes are among the better on-ear headphones for the money.

2 expert reviews | 115 user reviews

#91
alaScore 91

Focal Spirit ONE

Focal may be new to the headphone market, but its Spirit One is an auspicious debut with the look, feel, and sound of a winner.

27 expert reviews | 30 user reviews

#92
alaScore 91

AKG K551

If there’s any modestly bright spot in K551, it’s the three-button remote, which is the only part that works as expected. It’s basically identical to the latest Apple remotes in functionality, button, and microphone performance, with the mic hole...

6 expert reviews | 73 user reviews

#93
alaScore 91

Sennheiser PX 685I Sports

Earbuds that put safety first

4 expert reviews | 637 user reviews

#94
alaScore 91

Beats SOLO HD

The Beats Solo by Dr. Dre Headphones from Monster offer a killer, travel-friendly design that's sure to turn heads, but the audio quality fails to live up to the price tag.

15 expert reviews | 8022 user reviews

#95
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.

17 expert reviews | 95 user reviews

#96
alaScore 91

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

#97
alaScore 91

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

#98
alaScore 90

Ultrasone Signature Pro

The Ultrasone Signature Pro is a German-made Mercedes class set of headphones built for a discerning clientele.

6 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#99
alaScore 90

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 | 224 user reviews

#100
alaScore 90

Sennheiser Momentum

The Sennheiser Momentum headphones deliver big, balanced audio in a lightweight premium design.

4 expert reviews | 61 user reviews

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