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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Etymotic Research ER4XR Review

  • Clear, punchy bass response
  • Dynamic and revealing sound stage
  • Excellent passive noise isolation
  • Great variety of accessories and ear tip choices…
  • Solid build quality
  • Can be tough to get a good seal with certain ear…
Our Score 8

Sol Republic Amps Air Review

  • Case charges your ear buds and phone
  • Good bass response
  • Music playback adapts for one or two ear buds
  • Solid Bluetooth connection
  • Excessive white noise at low volumes
  • Digitalized, tinny upper register
  • May be uncomfortable for smaller ears
Our Score 6

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