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Despite some downsides, including a high price, the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise-canceling in an in-ear headphone and should tempt frequent travelers looking for a more compact alternative to a full-size NC headphone, such as the Bose QuietComfort 15.
If you're looking for a $150-$250 on-ear headphone, the well-built V-Moda XS should be on your short list.
The JLab Epics may look a little cheap, but they offer a comfortable, secure fit, and sound richer than their design would indicate.
Despite a few question marks and a high price, the AE2w headphones are a very good-sounding Bluetooth pair that's lightweight and very comfortable to wear.
While not exactly new, the company has introduced new versions of its on-ear, around-the-ear, and in-ear models under its new SoundTrue and Freestyle brands.
They're fairly pricey, but the combination of very good sound and a sleek, comfortable design, make the KEF M500s contenders in the $300 price class.
The KEF M200s sound excellent, with clean, accurate sound, but they just won't fit some ears.
While it'll cost you a hefty $380, the Beats Studio Wireless is an excellent wireless Bluetooth headphone.
With Bose creating the new SoundTrue brand for its OE2 and AE2 lines, you can get discounts on "old" models that look and sound the same.
Despite a few minor drawbacks, the Phiaton Moderna MS 200 earbuds are very appealing day-to-day, half-in-ear headphones that also work well for exercising.