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.
Plantronics Voyager Edge ( Jet Black)
The Plantronics Voyager Edge's impressive hands-free call quality and sleek size makes it a smarter buy than the fashionable Jawbone Era.
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.
Plantronics Backbeat Go 2 ( White)
While its short battery life keeps it from true greatness, the Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 is a superior wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphone.
AKG K551 ( White)
The AKG K551s are closed portable headphones with an open, airy sound, but their relative lack of bass means they're actually better for use at home.
Philips Fidelio M1 ( Black)
While they fall short of delivering truly excellent sound, the well-designed Philips Fidelio M1 on-ear headphones are comfortable to wear and well-suited for day-to-day use.
Sol Republic Jax ( Blue/Stellar)
The $40 Sol Republic Jax in-ear headphones have the look of a bargain pair but sound as good as some headphones that cost twice as much.
Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit
The Kinivo BTC450 is a good and inexpensive choice for adding Bluetooth to cars with an auxiliary input, but it is short on features.
Denon AH-W150 Exercise Freak ( Yellow)
While in design they may resemble a pair of jumbo hearing aids, the Denon AH-W150 Exercise Freaks are among the better wireless sports headphones available.
TackForm Steady Clip multi-surface mount
The TackForm Steady Clip Universal Mount holds most phones securely in the car, but its large grip is best suited for massive phablets.
V-Moda Remix ( Nero)
The V-Moda Remix Remote headphones earn our Editors' Choice recommendation with a colorfully dynamic sound profile, a generous two-year replacement warranty, and a handful of accessories that ensure a tight seal and versatile usability.
TackForm C-Fit Multi-Surface mount ( black)
The TackForm C-Fit is a stylish and secure suction cup mount that can hold almost any phone on almost any smooth, solid surface.
Denon AH-C300 Urban Raver ( Black)
The Denon AH-C300 Urban Raver in-ear headphones deliver ample bass and will please hip-hop and rock fans with its lively dynamics and treble detailing.
Bracketron Mi-T Grip Dash Mount
The Bracketron Mi-T Grip is (both metaphorically and literally) a solid smartphone mount for users who prefer dashboard placement.
Klipsch Image X7i ( Black)
While their price is a little too steep, the X7i earphones are slick-looking and comfortable, and deliver clean, detailed sound.
Nokia Purity Pro by Monster ( Black)
For smartphone owners who crave both active noise canceling and Bluetooth wireless audio, the Nokia Purity Pro by Monster is worth its steep price.
JVC Flats ( Black)
Though they look a little cheap, the JVC Flats are lightweight, comfortable on-ear headphones that sound surprisingly good for sub-$15 headphones.
bCoda Coda One
The Coda One really shines for people who prefer traditional phone ergonomics over a smartphone and performs reasonably well as a wireless speaker phone, but it does not quite make it as a portable music player.
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Nocs NS700 Phaser
The Nocs NS700 Phaser headphones are decent headphones that are hurt by the fact that they don't do enough to distinguish themselves from the competition -- from either the standpoint of design or performance.
Clingo Universal Car Phone Mount
The Clingo Universal Car Phone Mount would be an excellent smartphone mount if not for the need for frequent cleaning.
V-Moda Crossfade M-100 ( Matte Black)
A generous feature set, rugged construction, and warm, detailed sound with powerful bass guarantees the V-Moda M-100's strong appeal for audiophiles with a flexible budget.
JayBird Gear BlueBuds X
The Jaybird BlueBuds X are impressively small wireless sports earphones that offer a secure fit -- but the $170 price just feels too high.
Klipsch Image S4i II ( White)
The Klipsch Image S4i II in-ear headphones add a new, more durable tangle-resistant flat cord while retaining the S4 model's very respectable sound quality and superior comfort.
Zipbuds Juiced ( Green)
Despite its tangle-free qualities and sub-$20 price tag, the only reason to buy these is if you can't resist the novelty of the zipper cord design.