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Headphone & Headset Reviews

Updated: Feb 7, 2016 22:18
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Sony MDR-Z7

While expensive, the well-built and supercomfortable Sony MDR-Z7 can go toe to toe with competing high-end audiophile headphones.

11 expert reviews | 58 user reviews

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Sony MDR-EX750NA

Solid, if slightly tiring, active noise cancellation earphones.

2 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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Sol Republic Shadow Wireless

The neckband style has become a popular option for Bluetooth earphones, solving the problem of where to place the essential controls. The $99.99 SOL Republic Shadow earphones take the design one step further by making the neckband almost completely...

6 expert reviews | 688 user reviews

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Philips Fidelio M2BT

If you like quality audio and stacks of burbling bass to vibrate your inner ears then the Philips Fidelio M2BT do a fine job. The big sound from these small cans defies expectation.

7 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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Bose SoundTrue Around Ear

While the Bose SoundTrue has only minor design changes from the earlier AE2i, it remains one of the most comfortable-to-wear, full-size headphones, and it also sounds good.

15 expert reviews | 2125 user reviews

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Bose SoundTrue Ultra

If you're looking for a pair of clean-sounding, really comfortable in-ear noise-isolating headphones that stay in your ears, the Bose SoundTrue Ultra should be on your short list.

3 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

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Jaybird X2 Premium Wireless Earbuds

The Jaybird X2 is an improvement over the Bluebuds X and one of the better wireless sports headphones out there -- so long as you get a snug, comfortable fit.

2 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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Skullcandy Xtfree

Performance and Conclusions On tracks with powerful sub-bass content, like our test track, The Knife's "Silent Shout," the XTfree delivers thunderous bass that, even at top listening levels, doesn't distort. At more reasonable listening levels, the...

2 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

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Beats PowerBeats 2 Wireless

Some audiophiles may thumb their noses at Beats' bass-boosted, celebrity-endorsed speakers and headphones, but the brand helped bring better sound to the forefront for otherwise casual listeners. But despite my gratitude toward Beats for making people...

15 expert reviews | 11124 user reviews

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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8

The $500 Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8 wireless on-ear headphone looks great, sounds very good and is loaded with features, including noise canceling, but a few small flaws take away some of its luster.

11 expert reviews | 54 user reviews

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Samsung Level U

If you're not a stickler for sound quality, the lightweight and well-designed Samsung Level U wireless Bluetooth headphone is very comfortable to wear and a good in-ear option for people who don't like to have eartips jammed in their ears.

6 expert reviews | 91 user reviews

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We are very impressed by the AKG Y50BTs. The company has managed to take one of our favourite products and cut the cord, while maintaining a high quality. Top sound, ease of use and a cool, well-made design – if you’re looking for an affordable pair of...

1 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

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JBL Reflect Mini

Like speakers, headphones and earbuds come in a range of prices and quality. While most earbuds will do the trick, some offer something a bit more specialized. Our JBL Reflect Mini review takes a look at one such pair that offer secure ergonomic ear...

1 expert reviews | 36 user reviews

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V-Moda XS

If you're looking for a $150-$250 on-ear headphone, the well-built V-Moda XS should be on your short list.

13 expert reviews | 304 user reviews

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If you're looking for deep bass in your headphones, you have no shortage of options in the current market, so it's worth doing a little research before you immediately settle on a pair from Beats. There are pairs, like the AKG Y50, that deliver some...

11 expert reviews | 408 user reviews

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Noontec Zoro II wireless / MF3116II(B)

Noontec ZORO II Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Headphones === OVERALL === Overall, a stylish pair of portable wireless on-ear headphones that are great for listening to speech and music alike, producing a full range of natural sounds across all music genres....

1 expert reviews | 127 user reviews

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Blue Microphones Mo-Fi

Blue Microphones is known for its wide range of quality vocal and instrument mics, from super-affordable USB models to pro-level gear with designs based on the heyday of radio. The Mo-Fi, however, is the company's first headphone pair. At $349.99, the...

11 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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Grado SR325e

While they aren't for bass lovers, the SR325e headphones deliver very open, detailed sound that makes for exciting listening.

5 expert reviews | 90 user reviews

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Monoprice Hi-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones

The Monoprice Hi-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones deliver a mids- and highs-focused, flat response-style sound signature that's rare to find in this price range.

2 expert reviews

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Sony Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0

The Sony Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 is an affordable, well-designed wireless headset with a feature set that you're unlikely to find in headsets costing under £100.

2 expert reviews

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The Alfa Genus aren’t yet approaching the worst in-ears we’ve ever heard, but we can't find a reason, at any price, why we’d recommend them. That’s why we can only justifiably award two stars. See all our headphone reviews

6 expert reviews | 45 user reviews

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Sony MDR-10RBT

The Sony MDR-10RBT gets you about 75 percent of the way to the Beats Studio Wireless for a lot less money.

15 expert reviews | 1043 user reviews

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Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

Razer has cemented itself as an industry leader in the gaming peripherals business, and here with their "Chroma" line, these accessories get colorful. To be clear - these are the same devices that've been on the market for some time - they're just...

12 expert reviews | 1016 user reviews

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Sennheiser G4ME ONE / GAME ONE

Audiophiles and gamers are two wildly different audiences. You can certainly be both, but it's hard to be both at the same time. Audiophiles want excellent sound quality that reproduces the audio source purely, without any sorts of tricks or tweaks to...

19 expert reviews | 620 user reviews

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Turtle Beach Elite 800X

If you’re an Xbox gamer and plan to stay that way for a while to come, these headphones are a solid option. Something like the Astro A50s will provide more greater compatibility, but without many of the features – different sound profiles, noise...

6 expert reviews | 153 user reviews


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