Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in headphones.

Thinksound On2 review

Thinksound’s On2 on-hear headphones are a perfectly updated set of headphones, maintaining the On1’s gorgeous exterior while elevating its already-massive soundstage to a whole new level. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 Review

  • Sleek, modern design
  • High-quality craftsmanship and materials
  • Hard case makes travel safe and simple
  • Good treble response
  • High clamping force erodes long-term comfort
  • Mid-bass hump overplays low-end content
  • Thin ear pads make for poor passive noise…
Our Score 6

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Special Edition Review

  • Similar design, yet better fit
  • VO2 Max level testing
  • Comply Foam included
  • Improved audio quality
  • Three-year warranty
  • A little more bass would be welcome
  • Terrible pouch for transport
  • Battery life still average
Our Score 8

Thinksound On2 Review

  • Thoughtful, eye-catching design
  • Massive, detailed, and engaging soundstage
  • Warm and deep, with clear, detailed treble
  • Extremely high sound quality for the price
  • Environmentally friendly
  • No 1/4-inch adapter included
  • No hard case included
Our Score 9

Sennheiser PXC 550 NC Review

  • Rich, balanced, and detailed sound
  • DSP effects offer powerful bass when you want it
  • Sennheiser’s best noise cancellation yet
  • Sleek, portable design
  • Automated controls
  • Awkward switch locations
  • Noise cancellation doesn’t quite match Bose
  • Pricey
Our Score 8

Focal Listen Review

  • Excellent balanced audio
  • Good bass, without pushing too far
  • Great comfort around ears
  • Easy to pack along
  • A little bulky and weighted
  • Inline controls lack volume button
Our Score 8

Jabra Halo Smart Review

  • Outstanding call quality
  • Decent music performance
  • Convenient magnetic earbuds
  • Great battery life
  • Good price
  • Bass needs more depth
  • A little bulky to accommodate bigger battery
Our Score 8

Hifiman Edition S Review

  • Crystal clear midrange and treble
  • Wide open soundstage in open-back mode
  • Powerful, well-appointed bass
  • Plush, comfy earpads
  • Bright upper register lacks body
  • Exterior design feels chintzy
Our Score 7

Jays u-Jays Review

  • Clear and forward sound signature
  • Warm, punchy bass
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Light and comfortable fit
  • Instruments sound less than natural
  • Not as detailed or dimensional as we’d like
Our Score 7