Sony MDR-1R

The Sony MDR-1R is a very comfortable over-the-ear headphone that also sounds quite good.

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KEF M500

KEF, another British company known for its high-end speakers, has entered the headphone market with a luxurious on-ear model, the M500.

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Sony MDR-7506

Sony's MDR-7506 has been around for ages. But it's also aged very well.

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Sennheiser Momentum

It's not cheap, but the beautifully designed Momentum delivers true audiophile-grade sound.

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50

In terms of pure performance for the money, Audio-Technica's ATH-M50 is right at the top of our list.

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Editors' Rating
4 stars

MSRP: $199.99

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Bowers & Wilkins P5

Bowers & Wilkins' new, more expensive over-the-ear P7 ($399) delivers richer sound than the P5, but the P5 is still one of our on-ear favorites.

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Audio-Technica ATH-M30

The ATH-M30 may not have the build quality of the ATH-M50, but it's one of the best-sounding "budget" audiophile headphones.

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4.0 stars

MSRP: $99.99

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Moshi Mythro

At around $30, the Moshi Mythro delivers excellent sound for the buck.

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Bose Quiet Comfort 15

It's been around a while, but the Bose Quiet Comfort still delivers best-in-class noise cancellation and a highly comfortable fit. Through the end of the year at least you can also pick it up in the limited edition slate/brown version pictured above. And if you want you're QC15s to stand out even more, Bose is also offering swanky customized color options for $100 more.

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Beats Studio 2013

The original Beats Studio hyped the bass hard. The new Beats Studio 2013 doesn't.

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V-Moda Remix Remote

The in-ear V-Moda Remix Remote delivers excellent sound (with lots of bass) in a relatively affordable package.

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V-Moda Crossfade M-100

We gave the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 an Editors' Choice Award for its combination of excellent sound and build quality.

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Klipsch S4i II

Everybody seemed to love the original Klipsch S4i. The second generation features a better, more durable cord design.

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Bose Quiet Comfort 20i

The Bose QC 20 is expensive, but if you're a frequent traveler looking for a noise-cancelling headphone in a small package, them make a lot of sense.

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