Philips A5 Pro DJ headphones
The Philips A5 Pro headphones might be tuned and marketed for DJs, but their incredibly detailed, balanced soundstage makes them well-suited for anyone.
Philips Fidelio NC1
While the Philips Fidelio NC1's sound may be a little too forward for some listeners, it does have an excellent design and decent noise-canceling.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8 ( Gray Hazel)
The $500 Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8 wireless on-ear headphone looks great, sounds very good and is loaded with features, including noise canceling, but a few small flaws take away some of its luster.
Oppo PM-3 ( Black)
The Oppo PM-3 is an impressive headphone -- both in terms of build and sound quality -- but just how impressive you think it is will depend on what music you feed it and from what source.
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.
Sony MDR Z7
While expensive, the well-built and supercomfortable Sony MDR-Z7 can go toe to toe with competing high-end audiophile headphones.
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.
Philips Fidelio L2 ( Black)
With a winning combination of comfort and superior sound quality, the Philips Fidelio L2 earns itself a spot among the luxury headphone elite.
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless ( Ivory)
While it may be a bit overpriced, the Momentum 2.0 Wireless is an excellent and well-designed Bluetooth headphone with active noise-cancellation that also offers strong wired performance.
Sony MDR-1A ( Black)
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.
Koss PRO 4S
Although we regret that Koss doesn't include a remote on the cable, the Pro4S is an excellent studio monitor headphone that audiophiles will appreciate for its neutral sound design, forward-thinking features and generous warranty that guarantees no-question replacements for life.
Skullcandy S5GRHT-448 Grind ( Black)
The Grind is a good choice for anyone looking for a quality on-ear headphone who doesn't want to spend a lot.
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 ( Black)
The Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 is a great-sounding headphone with the one caveat that its sonic detail is so impressive that it brings out both the best and worst in any given source material.
The Beyerdynamic T51i is one of the best on-ear headphones available, offering excellent sound quality and a comfortable fit.
Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 ( Android, Black)
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.
Koss SP330 On-ear Headphones
The Koss SP330 headphones are solid performers that will add a full signature to your music, but some audiophiles may find their design too basic for everyday use.
Creative Sound Blaster Jam
While not without some weaknesses, the Creative Sound Blaster Jam is a strong budget Bluetooth headphone that delivers good sound for its modest price point.
Sol Republic Shadow Wireless ( Black)
The Sol Republic Shadow Wireless headphones deliver solid Bluetooth sound for a great price.
NAD Viso HP50 ( Black)
The NAD isn't head and shoulders above the competition in its price class, but it does sound really good and should be given careful consideration if you're looking for an audiophile-grade headphone that won't break the bank.
Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless ( Black)
If you don't want to spend more than double or triple the cost on the Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth or Beats' wireless headphones, the Hesh 2 Wireless is a decent budget Bluetooth headphone choice.