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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.

Plantronics BackBeat SENSE review

The Plantronics BackBeat Sense offer best-in-class features and performance without breaking the bank. See Full Review »

Our Score 9
User Score 0
Our Score 9
User Score 0

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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
User Score 5

V-Moda XS Review

  • Extremely compact and portable
  • All-day comfort
  • Premium sound signature
  • Highly customizable
  • Upper midrange can get a little forward
  • Refined lows may leave bass-heads wanting more
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Harman Kardon CL Review

  • Exceptional detail
  • Outstanding balance
  • Taught, defined low end
  • Elegant, ergonomic design
  • Midrange a little bright
  • Slight lack of depth
  • Little passive noise isolation
Our Score 9
User Score 10

Sennheiser MM 500-X Review

  • Supremely well-detailed and highly engaging sound
  • Wonderfully articulate bass; even better treble
  • Excellent fit, comfort and all-around build…
  • Killer value
  • Fine assortment of accessories
  • Noise isolation only average
  • Price is starting to creep up
Our Score 9
User Score 4

Shure E3G Review

  • Good sound isolation; strong
  • accurate bass; sound clarity
  • Spendy; tough to fit properly
Our Score 9
User Score 10

Koss KSC75 Review

  • Very affordable
  • exceptional sound quality
  • easy to wear
  • Cheap looking
Our Score 9
User Score 8

Audeze EL-8 Review

  • Fluid, effortless clarity across the spectrum
  • Brilliantly-detailed instrumental separation
  • First-rate dynamic expression
  • High performance level from low-powered devices
  • Closed-back model offers less intimate performance…
  • A bit bulky for travel
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Shure SE112 Review

  • Clear, open soundstage
  • Respectable level of detail
  • Solid construction
  • Great passive noise isolation
  • Extremely affordable
  • Upper register occasionally too snappy
  • No microphone or control piece
Our Score 8.5
User Score 0