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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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Audiofly AF45 Review

  • Clear, open sound signature
  • Smooth, powerful bass
  • Good instrumental separation
  • Attractive design
  • Sharp upper midrange
  • Very noisy cable
  • Anodized caps can wear on the ears
Our Score 7.5
User Score 0

NOCS NS900 Live Review

  • Slick design and killer build quality
  • Ample padding on ear cups
  • Superior noise isolation
  • Lively, vivid sound signature
  • Big, hearty bass response
  • Clamping force may be excessive for some
  • Performance on iPhone lags behind pro gear
  • Occasionally bright treble
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Polk Audio Buckle Review

  • Powerful, distortion-free sound
  • Rich, well-defined midrange
  • Heavy-hitting bass
  • Built-in iOS control
  • Great value
  • Lack of presence/excitement in treble
  • Imaging a little murky toward center
Our Score 8
User Score 4

Beats Studio Wireless Review

  • Bluetooth tames treble some
  • Better-controlled bass
  • Adequate noise cancelling
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Sleek design
  • Lack of dynamics
  • Some hiss when music isn’t active
  • Response curve changes with volume
  • When the battery dies, so does the music
Our Score 7.5
User Score 7

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
User Score 0

Turtle Beach Ear Force i30 Review

  • Great noise cancelling
  • Solid Bluetooth connection
  • Solid bass and well-resolved treble
  • Lots of extras
  • Not as dynamic as we’d like
  • Only one color
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Shure SRH1540 Review

  • Supremely comfortable
  • Tight, musical bass with excellent extension
  • Open, natural midrange
  • Sparkling, resonant treble
  • Tremendous detail
  • Expensive
  • Large
Our Score 10
User Score 10

Sol Republic Relay Review

  • Balanced, accessible sound signature
  • Stable, no-hassle fit
  • Water and sweat resistant
  • Attractive design
  • Detail and definition doesn’t rise above…
  • A little pricey
Our Score 7
User Score 0