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Best on-ear headphones of 2015

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On-ear headphones usually refers to lightweight, non-earbud models with two general headband styles: standard vertical bands that arch over the head, or horizontal designs that extend behind the head or neck. They're also known as supra-aural, named for the cups that sit on top of your ears. These models are usually open-backed designs, meaning they'll leak your music to the world around you.

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Beyerdynamic T51i

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

Price: $261.57 - $299.00 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

Beyerdynamic T 51 p

The Beyerdynamic T 51 p is one of the best on-ear headphones available, offering excellent sound quality and a comfortable fit.

Price: $385.64 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2

The Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2 has the same winning design of its highly rated predecessor, but now it sounds even better.

Price: $299.99 - $319.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Marshall Headphones Major II

The combination of an improved design and better performance makes the Marshall Major II a strong on-ear contender for around $100 USD.

Price: $99.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

V-Moda XS Headphones

If you're looking for a $150-$250 on-ear headphone, the well-built V-Moda XS should be on your short list.

Price: $149.98 - $199.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Bose SoundTrue On-Ear

The Bose SoundTrue On-Ear is a very comfortable everyday-use headphone that sounds good and collapses into a very compact carrying case.

Price: $149.95 - $149.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Skullcandy Grind

The Grind is a good choice for anyone looking for a quality on-ear headphone who doesn't want to spend a lot.

Price: $56.09 - $59.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Beats Solo 2

These Solo 2 may not win audiophile hearts and ears, but for its intended audience -- namely, folks who are looking for a fast, exciting headphone with lots of high-quality bass -- this is an excellent on-ear headphone.

Price: $159.99 - $199.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Sennheiser Momentum On Ear (Blue)

The Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear may not fully match the larger Momentum's excellent sonics, but it gets you 80 percent of the way there.

Price: $92.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Beyerdynamic DTX 350p

The Beyerdynamic DTX 350 p may look like a budget-priced headphone, but it delivers sound usually found in more expensive models.

Price: $62.59 - $69.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

KEF M500

They're fairly pricey, but the combination of very good sound and a sleek, comfortable design, make the KEF M500s contenders in the $300 price class.

Price: $299.99 - $405.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

MEElectronics Atlas (Orion Metallic)

The MEElectronics Atlas offer distinctive looks, a full suite of features, and sound quality that can't be faulted at this price.

Price: $39.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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