6 Results for

closed-back headphones

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Sennheiser HD 202 II closed-back headphones have universal appeal

Sennheiser's latest cans are a serious upgrade to stock headphones that won't empty your wallet. Justin Yu goes ears-on.

By November 13, 2014

Best products

Best headphones of 2016

Whether you're out listening to your MP3 player or out at home with your high-end stereo, your headphone choice is critical. Here we've picked our five favorites across every style and category, but if you already know which type of headphones you want, use the links at the left to get more options.

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Oppo PM-3: Planar magnetic headphones go mobile

Planar magnetic drivers are usually found in high-end, open-back models, but the new closed-back, $399 Oppo PM-3 breaks new ground.

By May 14, 2015

Article

Headphone buying guide

In-ear vs. on-ear, circumaural vs. supraaural, open vs. closed back -- shopping for the right pair of headphones can be tough, but CNET's on the job with a buying guide to help you narrow down your choices.

By November 26, 2013

Article

What headphone buyers need to know, Part 2

Open- vs. closed-back headphones, what's the difference?

By February 2, 2014

Article

Before you buy full-size headphones, read this

Open-back headphones let you hear the world around you and closed-back headphones hush external noise. We compare the two types.

By August 17, 2010

Review

Creative Aurvana Live!

The Creative Aurvana Live headphones offer balanced audio response and a comfortable, closed-back design that won't leak sound. They're a great choice for the average listener who wants to enjoy private audio in the home.

By February 28, 2008

3.5 stars Editors' rating February 28, 2008