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Updated: Aug 29, 2015 09:50
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Philips Fidelio S2

The Fidelio S2s provide great sound, but the cheaper S1 is a better buy

9 expert reviews | 144 user reviews

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Beyerdynamic MMX 102 iE

We looked at 100 new in-ear headphones and tested 10 with a listening panel of experts to determine a replacement for our (discontinued) previous pick. The Beyerdynamic MMX 102iE were the only pair every tester ranked in their top three. They're not...

2 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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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...

32 expert reviews | 2403 user reviews

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Philips Fidelio L1

Philips is coming to CES with high-end and beautifully crafted headphones Fidelio L1 that that offer a crisp and clear sound delivered through very comfortable to wear large ear pads made of memory foam. The headband is made of aluminum covered with...

90 expert reviews | 398 user reviews

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Denon AH-D600

Denon's latest headphones are very expensive, but they're still an excellent choice for working at your desk, relaxing on the couch, or spending quality time with your tablet.

17 expert reviews | 226 user reviews

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beyerdynamic Custom ONE PRO

It's always refreshing to review a pair of headphones that appears to have a dubious gimmick, only to discover that the gimmick is actually a useful tool. Musicians, engineers, and home audio enthusiasts have plenty of reason to check out the...

20 expert reviews | 271 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.

3 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

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beyerdynamic T 51 P

The Beyerdynamic T 51 p is one of the best on-ear headphones available, offering excellent sound quality and a comfortable fit.

7 expert reviews | 24 user reviews

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Philips Fidelio M1 / M1BO / M1WT

While they fall short of delivering truly excellent sound, the well-designed Philips Fidelio M1 on-ear headphones are comfortable to wear and well-suited for day-to-day use.

47 expert reviews | 443 user reviews

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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...

6 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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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,...

23 expert reviews | 333 user reviews

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Thinksound On1

We could listen to these headphones all day. And we have.

4 expert reviews

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Sony MDR-1A

We've been testing headphones back-to-back for a number of weeks and have found the Sony MDR-1A to be the most immediately comfortable and gratifying over-ears straight out of the box.

2 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Harman Kardon Precision CL

For those looking for a great fit, fantastic sound, and a handsome design, we highly recommend taking the Harman/Kardon CL for a test drive.

24 expert reviews | 46 user reviews

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The Aedle VK-1 headphones are a solid pair of cans from the first-time headphone maker, boasting slick looks, top-notch design, premium materials and brilliant sound to match - we just wish they weren't so expensive.

2 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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Shure SRH145m+

Shure made a splash recently with a new lineup of affordable headphones. We've already said nice things about the Shure SRH144, and here we're reviewing its slightly more expensive sibling, the SRH145m+. At $49, the SRH145m+ is still very affordable,...

2 expert reviews

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Sony MDR-ZX770BNL Blau

While it isn't quite as good as the Beats Studio wireless, Sony's MDR-ZX770BN is a quality Bluetooth headphone and costs significantly less.

1 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

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JBL Synchros S400BT

If you're looking for flat response-style headphones that color the sound very little and offer an accurate frequency response, let me save you some time: No need to read this review. The JBL Synchros S400BT is aimed at those of you who live for...

7 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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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...

55 expert reviews | 5729 user reviews

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For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just right. For consumers searching for a strong sound but who don't want to shell out a couple hundred dollars on over-t

4 expert reviews | 45 user reviews

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Onkyo ES-HF300

Onkyo, a long time player in home theater electronics, has set its sights on the personal audio market with the new ES-HF300 headphone. The ES-HF300 is a closed-back headphone design featuring two 40 mm titanium drivers, sub-chambers for optimized...

18 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

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SoundMagic P21

The SoundMagic P21 does not quite achieve the superior levels of musicality that we've seen on the Sennheiser Urbanite or even the V-Moda XS. It isn't all that good-looking either, although it is clearly durable, comfortable and functional enough....

1 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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Audio-Technica ATH-M70X

The Audio-Technica ATH-M70x are excellent headphones and a no brainer for pros and serious enthusiasts, but the price may be too much for casual music lovers.

2 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

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BlueAnt Pump HD Sportbuds

The $129 BlueAnt Pump HD may not sound stellar but it offers a secure fit and a waterproof design that makes it an appealing workout headphone.

8 expert reviews

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JBL Synchros E10

A few years ago, crackling and blowing out low-end was a common problem in earphones. Today, however, there's no shortage of budget and midrange pairs that can produce powerful bass response without distortion. A simple, inexpensive in-canal earphone...

10 expert reviews | 32 user reviews


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