Bragi gets a lot right with its new, more affordable Headphone, but its sound needs to be better to compete with Apple's AirPods.
The Sync by 50 wireless headphones made the right move using Kleer technology for lossless sound, but SMS Audio needs to fix severe design flaws and lower the price before they're ready for battle.
If you own an iPod or iPhone and tend to listen to music with the bass EQ cranked all the way up, the IDR655m headphones are easy to recommend. For sonic versatility, look elsewhere.
Creative EP-480 Headphone
The Koss SP330 headphones are solid performers that will add a full signature to your music, but some audiophiles may find their design too basic for everyday use.
Combined with the iPhone app, the Sound ID 510 is a truly excellent Bluetooth headset for iPhone owners.
There are better earbud options in the $100 price range, but the Koss KEB/79 offers a couple of interesting features that may appeal to some users. Plus, they offer good sound--if you can get a proper fit.
For iPhone users with a penchant for improved sound quality and a willingness to stick things in their ears, the Etymotic hf2 earphones are a reasonable option.
The Grind is a good choice for anyone looking for a quality on-ear headphone who doesn't want to spend a lot.
The Skullcandy iCon Soft headphones offer up style and sound that only a tween or teen could love.
The Heyday On-Ear wireless headphones are really over-ear headphones. But no matter what Target calls them, they sound good for the money.
While it doesn't quite fulfill its promise as an audiophile Bluetooth headphone, the Pendulumic Stance S1+ is a comfortable wireless headphone that sounds good for the money and offers strong battery life.
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.
The Skullcandy 50/50 earbuds offer big bass and useful features for a reasonable price--just don't expect top-notch construction.
The Urbanears Plattan Plus earphones offer equal parts style and substance for less than Apple's aftermarket earbuds, and we recommend them for casual listeners and fashionistas alike.
The Urbanears Plattan headphones are all about style, which unfortunately doesn't leave much room for great sound in this case. Beware of mushy bass, nasally mids, and an absence of clarity.
While the design may not work for everyone, the RHA T10i earbuds are great-sounding and well-built, with some nice extras, including three sets of swappable acoustic filters.
The Marshall Major 50 FX headphones may look a little gaudy, but the company's rock tradition is safe with a premium build and exciting sound.