The formidable Sennheiser HD 650 headphones are fit for a king--and have a price tag to prove it.
The Pixel Buds 2 are a solid all-around set of true wireless earbud with good sound, some distinguishing features and excellent call quality.
While not quite as good as the AirPods Pro in some areas, the Jabra Elite Pro offer better sound and battery life at a lower price.
Despite some small drawbacks, the Sony WF-1000XM3 is among the best true wireless headphones of 2019.
The Jabra Elite 85h is a good alternative Bose and Sony noise-canceling models for slightly less money, particularly if you value call quality.
Some design choices get in the way of function, but for comfort and sound quality the Cloud Revolver S is sunshine on a rainy day.
New drivers, new cushions, more frequency response in wired mode and better battery life make V-Moda's next-gen Bluetooth headphone a winner.
The BackBeat Pro 2 is an excellent full-size wireless noise-cancelling headphone that costs nearly half as much as comparable models from Bose, Sony or Sennheiser.
While expensive, the well-built and supercomfortable Sony MDR-Z7 can go toe to toe with competing high-end audiophile headphones.
The QuietComfort 25 model takes Bose's already stellar noise-canceling headphones and levels them up to new heights.
While the open-back design isn't good for noisy environments, the Grado SR80e headphones sound exceptionally good for $100 and are also comfortable to wear.
They've been around since 1991, but the Sony MDR-7506s are still great sounding -- and fitting -- headphones for less than $100.
They may be close to 30 years old, but the comfortable fitting Sony MDR-V6s are arguably the best-sounding headphones for under $100.
The PSB Speakers M4U 2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones combine above-average noise cancellation with excellent sound quality that's well worth the price for dedicated audiophiles looking to eliminate ambient noise.
The A700 headphones are all about sound quality. They might not have any of the features normally associated with a set of gaming headphones, but their amazing ability to perfectly reproduce the game's sound stage makes them best for discerning gamers.
If you're looking for a set of in-ear headphones the sky's the limit, but we couldn't see how buying anything more expensive than the excellent q-Jays would get you better sound.
The Klipsch Image X10i headphones are a great option for iPhone and iPod owners who listen mainly to lossless audio.
The Phonak Audeo Perfect Fit Earphones are an excellent choice for anyone looking for clear and balanced audio, a secure and comfortable fit, and a useful array of extras. All in all, they're a great value for the money.