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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.

Sony MDR-1000x review

The Sony MDR-1000x offer a unique blend of form, utility, and sheer musical enjoyment. While they come at a premium price, the experience they provide exceeds expectations at every turn. See Full Review »

Our Score 10

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Sony WH-1000x MK2 Review

  • Beautiful, dynamic sound signature
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Excellent noise-canceling
  • Long-lasting battery life
  • Touch controls occasionally lag
Our Score 10

Sony MDR-1000x Review

  • Dynamic highs and punchy bass
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Great battery life
  • Thoughtful real-world features
  • Touch controls don’t always work perfectly
Our Score 10

Shure SRH1540 Review

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

Sennheiser HD 580 Review

  • Audiophile quality sound
  • extremely comfortable
  • open design great for LAN parties.
  • Requires an amp to fully enjoy
  • not suitable for portable players.
Our Score 10

Audeze LCD3 Review

  • Lifelike detail
  • Near perfect frequency response
  • Immense stereo image
  • Excellent balance
  • Gorgeous, ergonomic design
  • Expensive
  • A little heavy
Our Score 9.5

Phiaton Chord MS 530 Review

  • Excellent sound quality, top to bottom
  • Outstanding noise canceling
  • Flexible and reliable Bluetooth connectivity
  • Easily addressed controls
  • Comfortable fit
  • Headband can cause discomfort over extended use
Our Score 9.5

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

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