Headphones

Jabra Halo Smart
REVIEW

Jabra Halo Smart

While it doesn't do much to distinguish itself from other neckband-style headphones from a design standpoint, the Jabra Halo Smart seems sturdily built, performs very well as a headset for making calls and offers decent sound quality for music if you get a tight seal.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 24, 2016
Monster Elements Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
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Monster Elements Wireless Over-Ear Headphones ( Rose Gold)

The Elements transmit wireless audio over Bluetooth and also feature a Micro-USB port on the ear cup for universal compatibility with devices that only have a digital connection (like Lightning).

MSRP: $399.95

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JayBird Freedom F5
REVIEW

JayBird Freedom F5 ( Ocean)

The Jaybird Freedom is in many ways the best Jaybird headphone yet -- and a strong wireless in-ear sports headphone -- but a few design flaws and its high price tag spoil the package.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 10, 2016
LucidSound LS20
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LucidSound LS20

It's just a shame the LS20 isn't wireless like the company's flagship model.

MSRP: $99.99

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Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless
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Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless

Sennheiser's latest wireless headphone is a comfortable over-ear wireless model that also includes active noise cancellation.

MSRP: $399.00

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Here One
EDITORS' TAKE

Here One

Call them smarter-filtering earphones, or wearables for a new ear-based age.

MSRP: $299.00

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Dell AE2 Performance USB Headset
EDITORS' TAKE

Dell AE2 Performance USB Headset

There are a few small issues with the AE2, but the price makes them easy to ignore.

MSRP: $70.00

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Bose QuietComfort 35
REVIEW

Bose QuietComfort 35 ( Black)

Bluetooth meets best-in-class noise canceling: the Bose QuietComfort 35 is the ultimate noise canceling wireless headphone you can buy right now.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on June 22, 2016
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset
EDITORS' TAKE

Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset ( 2016, Xbox One)

Astro adds some customisation options to its top-of-the-line wireless gaming headset.

Bose SoundSport Wireless
REVIEW

Bose SoundSport Wireless ( Aqua)

The Bose SoundSport Wireless is the most comfortable, best overall in-ear Bluetooth sports headphone you can buy right now.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on June 15, 2016
2.9 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Focal Listen
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Focal Listen

French company Focal has a new closed-back, over-ear headphone that's designed for mobile use and delivers excellent sound for $250.

Pricing not available

Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless
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Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless

Bose takes a crack at the fitness tracker market by building a heart-rate monitor into its SoundSport Pulse Wireless headphones.

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Bose QuietControl 30
EDITORS' TAKE

Bose QuietControl 30

The wireless successor to the QuietComfort 20, the upcoming QC30, which also features active noise-cancellation, arrives this September for $300.

MSRP: $299.95

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Samsung Gear Icon X
EDITORS' TAKE

Samsung Gear Icon X

Samsung's newest fitness gadget aims for the ears, with two independent wireless buds and full on-board fitness tracking.

MSRP: $199.99

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Status Audio CB-1
REVIEW

Status Audio CB-1

Those more interested in getting excellent audio quality for their money than high-end design or a big brand name will appreciate the Status Audio CB-1 over-the-ear headphones.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 25, 2016

Pricing not available

Samsung Level On Wireless PRO
REVIEW

Samsung Level On Wireless PRO ( White)

Another good but not great headphone from Samsung, the wireless Samsung Level On Pro has enough merits to make it worth considering, particularly if you're someone who owns one of Samsung's latest smartphones phones.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 13, 2016
Final Sonorous III
REVIEW

Final Sonorous III

The Final Audio Design Sonorous III exceeded our expectations for comfort and audio quality and serve as an excellent introduction to the brand at an affordable cost.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 5, 2016
Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset
EDITORS' TAKE

Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset

Turtle Beach has a new gaming headset for the PlayStation 4, XBox One, and PC that's designed to appeal to eSports athletes and hardcore Call of Duty, Halo and Counter Strike: Global Offensive gamers.

1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones
REVIEW

1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones

The 1More Triple Driver is a great-sounding in-ear headphone for its relatively modest price point.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 26, 2016
Monster Adidas Sport Adistar In-Ear Wireless Headphones
REVIEW

Monster Adidas Sport Adistar In-Ear Wireless Headphones

Monster's Adidas Sport Adistar is one of the better-fitting and -sounding in-ear wireless sports headphones for the money.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 19, 2016
Plantronics Rig 4VR
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Plantronics Rig 4VR

If you're looking to upgrade the Sony earbuds that come with the PlayStation VR, Plantronics' Sony-blessed Rig 4VR will be available this fall as a companion accessory.

Pricing not available

Skullcandy Grind Wireless
REVIEW

Skullcandy Grind Wireless ( Black, Chrome, Black)

The Grind Wireless offers a comfortable fit and good sound for its relatively modest price point..

4 stars Editors' rating on April 9, 2016
Sony h.ear MDR-100AAP
REVIEW

Sony h.ear MDR-100AAP ( Blue)

While it would stand out from the competition more if it cost a little less, the Sony H.ear On MDR-100A is a likable over-ear headphone that's comfortable, sounds good, and is attractively designed.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 6, 2016
X-mini Evolve
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X-mini Evolve

X-mini's latest product, a $100 hybrid headphone/speaker, moves beyond the company's trademark capsule speakers.

MSRP: $99.00

Audeze Sine
REVIEW

Audeze Sine ( Standard Audio Cable)

The Audeze Sine is a fantastic headphone that will appeal to anyone looking for truly high-end sound that isn't incredibly expensive.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on March 25, 2016
Urbanears Hellas
REVIEW

Urbanears Hellas ( Blue)

The Urbanears Hellas are an appealing set of wireless workout headphones that can also be used for running and everyday use.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 18, 2016
Parrot Zik 3.0
REVIEW

Parrot Zik 3.0 ( Black Overstitched)

Parrot has made some small but significant upgrades to its Zik 3 headphone, making it one of the best wireless headphones with active noise-cancellation.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 12, 2016
AKG N60 NC
REVIEW

AKG N60 NC

Despite a few small downsides, AKG's $250 on-ear active noise-canceling headphone sounds great and is a worthy alternative to Bose's top-selling QuietComfort 25.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 3, 2016

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Samsung Level U Pro
REVIEW

Samsung Level U Pro ( Black)

Despite a few small downsides, the Samsung Level U Pro is one of the better sounding collar-style Bluetooth headphones and offers a comfortable fit.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 27, 2016
LG Tone Platinum HBS-1100
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LG Tone Platinum HBS-1100

A new version of LG's horseshoe-shaped earbud wireless headphones are on deck to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Spain. Here's what we know so far.