Best home headphones of 2016


Wireless home theater headsets have been around for years, but they have only recently started to approach the sound-quality standards of corded headphones. If you've already spent thousands of dollars kitting out your home theater set, don't forget to make an investment on your headphones as well. Wired or wireless, a well-researched pair of headphones should last a lifetime and will let you hear every detail in the soundtrack, without the added worry of outside noise interfering with the performance.

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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: $439.00 - $499.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

HiFiMan HE-400

First-rate clarity, detail, and bass impact by way of new driver technology help propel the HiFiMan HE-400 headphones to the top of their price class.

4 stars Excellent

Sennheiser HD 700

Sennheiser's HD 700 isn't just one of the best-sounding headphone models we've tested, it's also remarkably comfortable to wear for hours at a time.

Price: $425.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Beyerdynamic T90

Sure, the Beyerdynamic T90 is pricey, but no other less-expensive headphone can match the T90's combination of comfort, sound, and build quality.

Price: $489.00 - $649.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Shure SRH1440 Professional

The SRH1440 headphones are comfortable and ruggedly built with highly detailed sound that will surely thrill audiophiles.

Price: $289.00 - $399.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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