Plantronics BackBeat Pro
Despite some small drawbacks, the feature-packed Plantronics BackBeat Pro is an intriguing option for those looking for a wireless headphone with active noise-cancelling.
Sennheiser Urbanite XL ( Galaxy, Denim)
The Sennheiser Urbanite XL is a well-designed Beats competitor that costs less and sounds as good or better.
Bose QuietComfort 25 ( Black)
The QuietComfort 25 model takes Bose's already stellar noise-canceling headphones and levels them up to new heights.
Bose Freestyle Earbuds ( Ice Blue)
While it may not be the best-sounding headphone for the money, the Bose Freestyle's superior design and comfort level make it a go-to choice for anyone seeking a sporty and stylish in-ear model.
Beats Solo 2 ( Silver)
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.
Klipsch R6i ( Black)
If you're looking for comfortable in-ear headphones with very plump bass, the Klipsch R6i model will do it, but they're also short on detail and clarity.
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.
Jawbone Era ( 2014, Black Streak)
Outside of short battery life, the small and comfortable Jawbone Era delivers the full package of an affordable price, excellent sound quality, and a powerful companion app.
Harman Kardon Soho-I ( Black)
The Harman Kardon Soho-I headphones are appealing if you're looking for a compact on-ear model, but they do have a few shortcomings.
Bose QuietComfort 20
Despite some downsides, including a high price, the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise-canceling in an in-ear headphone and should tempt frequent travelers looking for a more compact alternative to a full-size NC headphone, such as the Bose QuietComfort 15.