Editors' Choice

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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Sennheiser PXC 550 NC Review

  • Rich, balanced, and detailed sound
  • DSP effects offer powerful bass when you want it
  • Sennheiser’s best noise cancellation yet
  • Sleek, portable design
  • Automated controls
  • Awkward switch locations
  • Noise cancellation doesn’t quite match Bose
  • Pricey
Our Score 8

Focal Listen Review

  • Excellent balanced audio
  • Good bass, without pushing too far
  • Great comfort around ears
  • Easy to pack along
  • A little bulky and weighted
  • Inline controls lack volume button
Our Score 8

Jabra Halo Smart Review

  • Outstanding call quality
  • Decent music performance
  • Convenient magnetic earbuds
  • Great battery life
  • Good price
  • Bass needs more depth
  • A little bulky to accommodate bigger battery
Our Score 8

Hifiman Edition S Review

  • Crystal clear midrange and treble
  • Wide open soundstage in open-back mode
  • Powerful, well-appointed bass
  • Plush, comfy earpads
  • Bright upper register lacks body
  • Exterior design feels chintzy
Our Score 7

Jays u-Jays Review

  • Clear and forward sound signature
  • Warm, punchy bass
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Light and comfortable fit
  • Instruments sound less than natural
  • Not as detailed or dimensional as we’d like
Our Score 7

AfterShokz TREKZ Titanium Review

  • Fast recharge time
  • Quick, easy equalizer
  • Great volume range
  • Sweat-proof fit
  • Tough construction
  • Tight on larger heads
  • Difficult to wear with gear
  • No previous track command
Our Score 8

Plantronics BackBeat Go 3 Review

  • Lightweight design
  • Optional charging storage pouch
  • Weak bass
  • Noise leakage from eartips
  • Sweat causes slippage
  • Only one size of ear wings included
Our Score 4

Marshall Major II Bluetooth headphones Review

  • Full and detailed sound for the price
  • Solid wireless signal with long range
  • Intuitive onboard controls
  • Stylish, comfortable design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Heavy mid bass gets in the way sometimes
  • Bluetooth connection a tad noisy
Our Score 8