Most comfortable over-ear with rich sound
The supercomfortable Sony MDR-1A does a good job balancing clarity with just enough of laid-backness to make it a very versatile headphone that's well worth considering if you're looking for a full-size headphone in the $250-$300 range.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best high-end audiophile headphones for a semi-affordable price
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.
Best in breed Bluetooth sports headphone
Plantronics BackBeat Fit
That Plantronics BackBeat Fit may not be perfect, but it's one of the best wireless sports headphones available.
Best wireless headphone for TV watching
Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System
Sennheiser's new RF-based wireless headphone system is easy to set up and delivers strong performance for both movie watching and music listening.
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.