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Headphones are available in a zillion styles, sizes, and price ranges. But we've cut through the clu
The $250/£250 BackBeat Pro is Plantronic's version of the Beats Studio Wireless, with noise canceling included.
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.
The Audiophiliac gives headphone buyers a lot to think about.
They're refurbished, but also backed by a one-year warranty. You'd pay at least $100 for them elsewhere.
The Beyerdynamic T 51 p is one of the best on-ear headphones available, offering excellent sound quality and a comfortable fit.
The Elite Series ES60's level of uber-clarity puts you more in touch with the music.
While they may not be quite as comfortable as Bose's ultrapopular QC 15 headphones, the Harman Kardon NCs offer slightly better sound and have a built-in rechargeable battery to power the active noise-cancellation circuitry.
The Harman Kardon Soho-I headphones are appealing if you're looking for a compact on-ear model, but they do have a few shortcomings.
While it'll cost you a hefty $380, the Beats Studio Wireless is an excellent wireless Bluetooth headphone.
Despite some downsides, including a high price tag, the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise cancellation in an in-ear headphone and should tempt frequent travelers looking for a more compact alternative to full-size noise-canceling headphones, such as the Bose QuietComfort 15.