Editors' Choice

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

Kygo Sound A9/600 BT review

Norwegian DJ Kygo is a Spotify superstar, and he's got his own line of signature headphones. We got the opportunity to test out the flagship model -- the A9/600 BT -- and came away quite impressed. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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  • Warm, and detailed audio performance
  • Filters cut through noise in multiple settings
  • Light and relatively comfortable
  • Ability to EQ live sound
  • Quick charging
  • Battery life a real constraint
  • Occasional Bluetooth quirks
  • Airplane noise cancellation just ok
Our Score 7

Samsung Gear IconX (2018) Review

  • Light and durable design
  • Onboard music storage great for runners
  • Feature packed (especially for Android users)
  • Five-hour battery triples previous model
  • Clear, relatively detailed midrange
  • Charging case offers only one charge
  • Some functionality still buggy
  • Stereo channels wobbly over Bluetooth
  • Fit not particularly comfortable
Our Score 6

Nuheara IQbuds Review

  • Excellent speech optimization
  • Impressive music streaming
  • Good battery life
  • Fully customizable sound characteristics
  • Easy switching between music, phone, and speech
  • Minor wind noise
Our Score 9

Optoma NuForce BE2 Review

  • Good audio quality
  • Durable design
  • Solid battery life
  • AAC codec support
  • Great price
  • No aptX support
  • Fewer ear gel options
  • No wings or foam tips
Our Score 8

Bowers and Wilkins PX Review

  • Full, rich sound quality
  • Three noise-cancellation modes
  • Noise cancellation doesn't drastically affect…
  • Wonderfully comfortable
  • AptX HD
  • You’ll need an AptX HD device to get the best…
  • No USB Type C audio in

JBL E55BT Review

  • Warm, balanced sound
  • Wide soundstage
  • Great looks
  • Easy connectivity
  • Above-average battery life
  • Mediocre passive noise isolation
Our Score 8

B&O Play Beoplay E8 Review

  • Tiny, attractive design
  • Natural, balanced sound
  • High-quality build and materials
  • Transparency mode increases safety
  • Tight, comfortable fit
  • Expensive
  • Middling battery life

JBL E55BT Quincy Edition Review

  • Bright, vibrant upper register
  • Wide soundstage
  • Stylish design
  • Easy connectivity
  • Above-average battery life
  • Poor passive noise isolation
  • Restrained bass response
  • Pricier than base model
Our Score 7