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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Jabra Sport Elite Review

  • Consistent audio quality
  • Plenty of fit options
  • Impressive sweat and waterproofing
  • 3-year warranty
  • Takes perseverance to find a perfect fit
  • Fear of loss never goes away
Our Score 8

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

JBL Everest Elite 700 Platinum Review

  • Clear, dynamic sound
  • Simple, beautiful design
  • App-based audio customization
  • Easy Bluetooth connectivity
  • Noise cancelling isn’t on par with some…
  • Headband can get uncomfortable over time
Our Score 8

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Review

  • Gorgeous and accurate upper register
  • Rich and powerful midrange
  • Sleek and stylish design
  • Robust build quality
  • Luscious bass response
  • Bass is often overpowering
  • Tight clamping force
Our Score 6

Jaybird X3 Review

  • Much improved audio quality
  • Plenty of gels and ear fins for a great fit
  • Handles sweat well
  • Good battery life
  • App offers customization
  • Uses unique charger you can’t lose
  • Call quality not as good as competitors
  • One-year warranty
Our Score 8

Apple AirPods Review

  • Rock-solid wireless reliability, range
  • Best-in-class battery life
  • Fast, compact charging case
  • Independent earbud operation
  • Replacement parts available
  • Not suitable for fitness activity
  • Average sound quality
  • Expensive replacement parts
Our Score 8

Monster Elements Wireless Over-Ear Review

  • Solid bass that doesn’t get in the way
  • Dynamic and revealing high-end
  • Great battery life
  • Easy connectivity
  • Responsive touch controls
  • Build quality could be better
  • Poor sound isolation
  • No hard case
Our Score 7

Etymotic Research ER4SR Review

  • Vividly clear mids and highs
  • Dynamic and revealing sound stage
  • Excellent passive noise isolation
  • Great variety of accessories and tip choices for…
  • Solid build quality
  • Bass feels restrained on heavier-hitting tracks
  • Can be hard to get a good seal with certain tips
Our Score 7