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Best headphones of 2016

CNET picks the best wired and wireless headphones for any situation.

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  • This AirPods rival sounds and looks good -- but costs twice as much
    Erato Apollo 7
  • 'Phones bring audiophile sound, reasonable price into focus
    Focal Listen
  • Like broccoli for your ears
    Puro Sound Labs BT5200 Bluetooth Headphones
  • Sony's best wireless headphone yet
    Sony H.ear On Wireless NC
  • A surprisingly likable budget Bluetooth headphone
    Skullcandy Ink'd Wireless
  • A full-size Bluetooth headphone with active noise canceling that rivals Bose QC35
    Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless
  • Jabra's first neckband-style Bluetooth headphone is almost excellent
    Jabra Halo Smart