Editors' Choice

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

V-Moda Forza review

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Our Score 9

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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

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

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

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

Aiaiai TMA-1 Review

  • Excellent, lush sound
  • Great sensitivity
  • Durable build
  • Classy design
  • No padding on headband
  • Don’t fold down
  • Not much sound isolation
Our Score 9

Denon AH-D1100 Review

  • Warm, relaxed sound
  • Super comfortable
  • High sensitivity
  • Solid construction
  • Bass may be a little heavy for some listeners
Our Score 9

Monster Inspiration (Passive Noise Isolation)…

  • Balanced, engaging sound
  • Excellent tonality
  • Soft, luxurious feel
  • Solid build quality
  • Considerate stock of accessories included
  • No ¼-inch (TRS) adapter included
  • Some may feel clamping force is excessive
  • Slightly heavy
Our Score 9