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Best over-the-ear headphones of 2016

CNET editors pick the best over-ear headphones.

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  • An affordable wireless sports headphone that fits well and sounds decent
    Sony MDR-XB50BS
  • Beats popular on-ear wireless headphone gains best-in-class battery life
    Beats Solo3 Wireless
  • Beats popular wireless sports headphone is improved but still pricey
    Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones
  • The ultimate neckband-style Bluetooth headphone
    Bose QuietControl 30
  • The value alternative to Bose's QuietComfort 35
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
  • The much-improved Jaybird X3 is a top wireless sports headphone
    Jaybird X3
  • Sony's answer to the Bose QuietComfort 35 is feature packed and sounds excellent
    Sony MDR-1000X