Headphones

Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE
REVIEW

Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE ( Grey)

The well-designed Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE adds water resistance to one of the best on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones in its price class.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 8, 2016
Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay H7
REVIEW

Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay H7 ( Black)

Apart from some small flaws, the BeoPlay is an excellent wireless headphone that's very comfortable, well built, looks good on your head, and matches up well versus the competition.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 22, 2016
Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones II
REVIEW

Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones II ( Apple, Black)

The Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear II remains one of the most comfortable, full-size headphones out there, pairing great sound quality with an improved, more durable design.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 18, 2016
JayBird Freedom
EDITORS' TAKE

JayBird Freedom

This spring Jaybird will finally have a wireless sports headphone that's truly new. The Freedom features a more compact bud design than previous Jaybird models.

MSRP: $199.95

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Misfit Specter
EDITORS' TAKE

Misfit Specter

How big is the market for high-end fitness headphones? Misfit's willing to gamble.

Pricing not available

LucidSound LS30
EDITORS' TAKE

LucidSound LS30

Gaming audio industry vets have combined to form Lucid Sound, a new gaming peripheral company. The brand's first multiplatform headset, the LS-30, is debuting at CES 2016.

SoundPEATS Q9A
REVIEW

SoundPEATS Q9A

If you can live with mediocre sound and budget build quality, the SoundPeats Q9A wireless sports headphones has enough plusses to make it worth considering at its low price point.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 15, 2015
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
KEF M400
REVIEW

KEF M400 ( Racing Blue)

KEF's M-400 may not be an exceptional on-ear headphone for the money, but it's certainly competent and attractively designed.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 11, 2015
Astro A40 TR Headset plus MixAmp
EDITORS' TAKE

Astro A40 TR Headset plus MixAmp ( PS4, Black)

Combining great gaming audio and chat with a fully customisable look and feel, the Astro A40 TR headset and MixAmp Pro sounds great and looks even better.

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless
REVIEW

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless ( Gunmetal)

The well-built V-Moda Crossfade Wireless should be on your short list if you're looking for a premium wireless Bluetooth headphone.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 18, 2015
Focal Sphear
REVIEW

Focal Sphear

The Focal Sphear is a relatively affordable audiophile-grade in-ear headphone that's easy to listen to for long stretches.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 6, 2015
Bose SoundTrue In-Ear
REVIEW

Bose SoundTrue In-Ear ( iOS, White)

As the very comfortable Bose SoundTrue In-Ear nears retirement, it's become a better value with some nice price chops on certain colors.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 2, 2015
Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones
REVIEW

Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones ( iOS,Charcoal)

While the Bose SoundSport In-Ear may not be the best sounding in-ear headphone for the money, the design and comfort level are great, and it's ideal for people who want this sort of headphone style without the need to jam the tips into their ear canals.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 26, 2015
Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones
REVIEW

Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones ( Samsung, Green)

While the Bose SoundSport In-Ear may not be the best sounding in-ear headphone for the money, the design and comfort level are great, and it's ideal for people who want this sort of headphone style without the need to jam the tips into their ear canals.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 26, 2015
Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones
REVIEW

Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones ( iOS,Orange)

While the Bose SoundSport In-Ear may not be the best sounding in-ear headphone for the money, the design and comfort level are great, and it's ideal for people who want this sort of headphone style without the need to jam the tips into their ear canals.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 26, 2015
Bose SoundTrue Ultra
REVIEW

Bose SoundTrue Ultra ( Black)

If you're looking for a pair of clean-sounding, really comfortable in-ear noise-isolating headphones that stay in your ears, the Bose SoundTrue Ultra should be on your short list.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 17, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Jaybird X2
REVIEW

Jaybird X2 ( Storm)

The Jaybird X2 is an improvement over the Bluebuds X and one of the better wireless sports headphones out there -- so long as you get a snug, comfortable fit.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 9, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II
REVIEW

Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II ( Black)

The SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphone II mixes a strong blend of comfort and performance in attractively designed wireless headphone.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 2, 2015
Samsung Level U
REVIEW

Samsung Level U ( Black)

If you're not a stickler for sound quality, the lightweight and well-designed Samsung Level U wireless Bluetooth headphone is very comfortable to wear and a good in-ear option for people who don't like to have eartips jammed in their ears.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 21, 2015
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
REVIEW

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

The Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless is an impressive-sounding luxury Bluetooth headphone, but its high price tempers our enthusiasm.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 11, 2015
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Plantronics BackBeat Sense
REVIEW

Plantronics BackBeat Sense ( White)

At less than $200 USD, the well-designed Plantronics BackBeat Sense is one of the best on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones currently available.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 30, 2015
Philips A5 Pro DJ headphones
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 8, 2015
Philips Fidelio NC1
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 1, 2015
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 21, 2015
Oppo PM-3
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 15, 2015
Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 8, 2015
3.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Sony MDR Z7
REVIEW

Sony MDR Z7

While expensive, the well-built and supercomfortable Sony MDR-Z7 can go toe to toe with competing high-end audiophile headphones.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 6, 2015
Marshall Headphones Major II
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 24, 2015
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Philips Fidelio L2
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 22, 2015
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 17, 2015