Best headphones of 2015


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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A most versatile over-ear headphone

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

While we'd like to see it cost a little less, Sennheiser has fixed the original Momentum's one weakness, making the new 2.0 Momentum not only sound slightly better but fit more comfortably.

Price: $349.95 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best Bluetooth wireless headphone

Beats Studio Wireless Series

While it'll cost you a hefty $380, the Beats Studio Wireless is an excellent wireless Bluetooth headphone.

Price: $379.95 - $379.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Beyerdynamic T51i

The Beyerdynamic T51i is one of the best on-ear headphones available, offering excellent sound quality and a comfortable fit.

Price: $249.00 - $299.00 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

The best noise-canceling headphones

Bose QuietComfort 25

The QuietComfort 25 model takes Bose's already stellar noise-canceling headphones and levels them up to new heights.

Price: $269.00 - $299.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best-sounding headphones for under $200

Audio Technica ATH-M50x

Quibbles aside, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones are a modestly improved version of the already spectacular model they're based on, and among the best-sounding pairs you'll find for less than $200.

Price: $169.00 - $169.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

Best DJ heapdhone

V-Moda Crossfade M-100

An Editors' Choice winner in all respects, V-Moda's flagship headphones hit hard with a dynamic aural impact.

Price: $299.99 - $560.22 Check prices

4 stars Excellent A beautifully built headphone that sounds even better

Best high-end audiophile headphones for a semi-affordable price

HiFiMan HE-400i

If you've always wanted to own a pair of high-end "audiophile" headphones but can't quite justify dropping a grand on a pair, the superb sounding HiFiMan HE-400i is a good compromise.

Price: $499.00 - $499.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best bass headphones

Sony MDR1R (Black)

It's true that Sony's MDR-1R headphones come with a lofty price tag, but if you're searching for highly accurate-sounding headphones with style and substance, they deserve your attention.

4 stars Excellent

A winning in-ear sports headphone

Monster iSport Victory In-Ear Headphones

Despite a couple of small flaws, the Monster iSport Victory offers a great fit, is water-resistant, and one of the better sounding in-ear sports headphones out there.

Price: $134.99 - $149.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best cheap earbuds

Panasonic Ergo-Fit

The ErgoFit RP-HJE120s are disposable earphones that you won't want to throw out.

Price: $9.99 - $15.69 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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