Editors' Choice

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

Thinksound On2 review

Thinksound’s On2 on-hear headphones are a perfectly updated set of headphones, maintaining the On1’s gorgeous exterior while elevating its already-massive soundstage to a whole new level. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Plantronics BackBeat SENSE Review

  • Balanced, detailed sound
  • Relaxed and comfortable fit
  • Good controls
  • Great phone performance
  • Impressive battery life/ wireless range
  • Neutral design
  • No Siri or Google Now integration
Our Score 9

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

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

V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Review

  • Velvety low end
  • Vibrant, detailed upper register
  • Wide stereo image
  • Cool portable design
  • Multiple inputs
  • Occasional heavy bass
  • Upper midrange slightly bright at times
Our Score 9

Ultimate Ears RM Review

  • Near-linear sonic reproduction
  • Astonishingly accurate sound signature
  • Soundstage emulates a real studio
  • Firm, musical, and potent bass
  • Perfect fit
  • Sturdy construction throughout
  • Sharp treble on low-quality tracks
  • Earwax is a constant battle
Our Score 9

Westone W40 Review

  • Astonishing clarity
  • Immense detail
  • Expansive dynamic expression
  • Excellent balance across the spectrum
  • Impressive warmth for balanced armatures
  • A little bright on some tracks
  • Expensive
Our Score 9

Aiaiai TMA-1 Studio Review

  • Warm bass
  • Clear, detailed treble
  • Well balanced stereo sound
  • Rich, resonant tone
  • No iOS control button included
  • Vocals low in some mixes
Our Score 9