Editors' Choice

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

Nuheara IQbuds review

Nuheara’s truly wireless IQbuds switch smoothly between music, phone, and speech modes with customization for personal and environmental profiles. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Sony MDR-1000x Review

  • Dynamic highs and punchy bass
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Great battery life
  • Thoughtful real-world features
  • Touch controls don’t always work perfectly
Our Score 10

Shure SRH1540 Review

  • Supremely comfortable
  • Tight, musical bass with excellent extension
  • Open, natural midrange
  • Sparkling, resonant treble
  • Tremendous detail
  • Expensive
  • Large
Our Score 10

Sennheiser HD 580 Review

  • Audiophile quality sound
  • extremely comfortable
  • open design great for LAN parties.
  • Requires an amp to fully enjoy
  • not suitable for portable players.
Our Score 10

Audeze LCD3 Review

  • Lifelike detail
  • Near perfect frequency response
  • Immense stereo image
  • Excellent balance
  • Gorgeous, ergonomic design
  • Expensive
  • A little heavy
Our Score 9.5

Phiaton Chord MS 530 Review

  • Excellent sound quality, top to bottom
  • Outstanding noise canceling
  • Flexible and reliable Bluetooth connectivity
  • Easily addressed controls
  • Comfortable fit
  • Headband can cause discomfort over extended use
Our Score 9.5

Sennheiser Urbanite Review

  • Incredibly detailed treble and midrange
  • Just the right boost in bass
  • Highly dynamic
  • Awesome stereo separation and soundstage
  • Comfortable and stylish
  • Headband lacks padding, can slip while active
  • No ¼-inch adapter included
Our Score 9.5

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23 Review

  • Extremely effective noise cancellation
  • Open, detailed sound with ample bass
  • Comfortable, well-sealed fit
  • Very high value
  • Awkward cable lengths
  • Slightly muddy at extreme volumes
Our Score 9

Oppo PM-1 Review

  • Vivid detail and definition
  • Warm and rich low end
  • Subtle, yet accurate treble
  • Huge sound stage
  • Pure, distortion-free sound
  • Comfortable, stylish design
  • Flimsy headphone cable
  • Elite price tag
Our Score 9