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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

V-Moda’s Forza earbuds offer a warm sound signature and durable sport exterior at an astoundingly low price. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 Review

  • Smaller and lighter
  • Good noise cancellation
  • Slightly improved audio quality
  • Excellent call quality
  • Solid battery life
  • Bass not particularly full
  • Only special edition gets hard-shell case
Our Score 8

NuForce BE Sport 3 Review

  • Firm and consistent fit
  • Good sound quality
  • Plenty of gels and wings
  • Solid battery life
  • Great price
  • No sensors or any extras
  • Neon colors aren’t for everyone
  • Siri and Google Now integration is finicky
Our Score 8

V-Moda Forza Review

  • Very comfortable for long-term wear
  • Punchy bass response creates warm soundstage
  • Assortment of tips and sport fins make a perfect…
  • Ruggedly built, with excellent extended warranty
  • Short cable makes some listening scenarios…
Our Score 9

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