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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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

Turtle Beach Elite 800 Review

  • Fantastic, powerful sound
  • Stylish design
  • Lots of handy features
  • Extremely comfortable to wear
  • That quality comes at a premium price
  • Charging issues if you use power save with your…
  • Headset-mounted controls are less than ideal
Our Score 8

Shure SRH145 Review

  • Rich, powerful bass
  • Smooth, balanced upper register
  • Light, comfortable design
  • Good passive noise isolation
  • Glossy midrange lacks excitement at the attack
  • Exterior design looks a bit chintzy
Our Score 8

Jays a-JAYS Five Review

  • Big, punchy bass
  • Open midrange and revealing treble
  • Fun carrying case
  • Three-button mic for all major smartphone…
  • Difficult to achieve secure fit for some ears
  • Stiff cable
Our Score 7

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Review

  • Best-in-class battery life
  • Loaded with convenience features
  • Solid noise canceling
  • Superior sound quality
  • Passive sound quality is too dark
  • Treble can be aggressive
  • Loss of on-board controls to wired connection
Our Score 8

Sennheiser Urbanite Review

  • Incredibly detailed treble and midrange
  • Just the right boost in bass
  • Highly dynamic
  • Awesome stereo separation and soundstage
  • Comfortable and stylish
  • Headband lacks padding, can slip while active
  • No ¼-inch adapter included
Our Score 9.5

Audiofly AF180 Review

  • Smooth, powerful bass
  • Brilliant detail, especially in the treble
  • Excellent spacing, dimensional soundstage
  • No “balanced armature bite”
  • Great passive noise isolation
  • Laid back sound leaves some presence off the mids
  • Included cable feels flimsy in spots
  • Pricier than the competition
Our Score 9

Blue Microphones Mo-Fi Review

  • Dynamic, detailed, spacious, and balanced sound
  • Passive mode for use with high-end electronics
  • Auto-off feature saves battery
  • Long battery life
  • Solid passive noise isolation
  • Heavy
  • Some learning curve involved
  • Fatiguing after long-term use
  • Don’t fold down for travel
Our Score 7