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Skullcandy Crusher ANC hands-on review

Skullycandy matches its penchanrt for massive bass and clean styling with some impressive new features, including noise cancellation, customized sound, and more. The Skullcandy Crusher ANC are looking to compete with the big boys, and they're priced accordingly. But can they hold their own?
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Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 review: Your ears will love it

The Sennheiser Momentum 3 noise-canceling headphones skirt the line between business and pleasure, offering an intuitive and accessible interface and gorgeous sound for listening both at home and on the go. While their noise-cancelling can't beat the best, it's hard not to fall for these gorgeous cans.
Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II review

Bose QuietComfort 35 II review

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphone 700 may be the latest and greatest, but don’t count the company’s QC35 II out just yet. At $50 less than Bose’s new flagship, these mainstay cans still make the most sense for most people. We’ll explore just why that is in this review.
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Klipsch T5 True Wireless review

Klipsch’s new true wireless headphones are a classy, high-end pair of AirPod killers with better battery life, water resistance, and one of the prettiest charging cases you’ll ever see. In our review, we take a look at what makes these brand new headphones contenders for your dollars.
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House of Marley Liberate Air review

House of Marley’s first ever true wireless headphones offer sustainable materials and have great battery life. With gorgeous bamboo accents, they’re also some of the prettiest headphones you can buy. But even with all that going for them, a few small issues keep them off the top of our shopping list.
JLab Epic Air Sport

JLab Epic Air Sport review

With excellent battery life, great controls, and fantastic dust and water resistance, JLab’s latest workout buds are the new pair to beat, taking everything we like about the Powerbeats Pro but lopping a healthy $100 off the price tag. If you’re looking to break a sweat and never want to worry about losing an earbud, these are the headphones for you.
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Aftershokz Aeropex wireless bone conducting headphones review

Aftershokz has made its name in audio with open-ear, bone-conduction headphones that are tailor-made for your workout. The Aeropex are its smallest, sleekest, and best-sounding pair yet. If you’re looking for a way to keep your ears open and your tunes rolling, they’re a great choice.

Sony WH-XB900N review

Sony’s latest noise-canceling headphones aim to bring big bass and solid noise cancellation for $100 less than the flagship WH-1000XM3. We love their usability and features, but they can’t compete with the premium model, or the impressive class of headphones from similarly priced competitors.
Bose Frames Alto review

Bose Frames Alto review

Everyone knows Bose is responsible for impressive innovations that shake up the audio world. With the Frames, Bose is once again digging up fertile new ground in the somewhat stagnant audio genre. But can these audio sunglasses offer enough versatility to make them worth their $200 price tag?
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Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX review

The Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX offer all the gorgeous sound of the much-beloved Sennheiser HD 650, but in a slightly different color, and at a significantly reduced price. If you're after audiophile-grade sound and you're on a budget, these are probably the headphones for you.
Master and Dynamic MW65 review

Master and Dynamic MW65 review

Every time we try out a pair of Master and Dynamic headphones, we steel ourselves for their lofty price point. And every time, they win us over with equal parts luxurious design and stellar sound. While the MW65 have their drawbacks, those looking for class-leading sound need look no further.
OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2.0 Headphones

OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2.0 hands-on review

The OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2.0 Bluetooth headphones are revised and redesigned for more comfort, better sound, and more convenience. Has it worked? In our initial testing, absolutely. These great sounding earbuds are clearly made for life on the move, and deliver exactly what you’ll want to ensure you aren’t left in silence.
Jabra Elite 85h Review

Jabra Elite 85H Review

Jabra’s wireless noise-canceling headphones offer massive battery life, advanced controls, and great sound at $50 less than top options from Sony and Bose. Do they have what it takes to compete with the best on the market? We put the latest from Jabra through a battery of tests and walked away impressed.
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Beats by Dre Powerbeats3 Wireless review

With the new Powerbeats Pro grabbing headlines, it’s worth taking a look back at Beats’ previous flagship wireless earbuds, the Powerbeats3. Do these popular, bass-happy workout buds still deserve your consideration? We put them in perspective in the ever-changing wireless headphone market.
Microsoft Surface Headphones review

Microsoft Surface Headphones review

Microsoft’s Surface Headphones are stylish, comfortable, and have great noise-canceling, but at $350 a pair, they’ll have a hard time trying to compete with industry leaders like Sony and Bose. Here’s why you may want to think twice before spending your cash on Microsoft’s first wireless headphones.
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JBL Live 650BTNC Review

A long-lasting battery, solid active noise cancelation, and vibrant sound make the JBL Live 650BTNC a great pair of headphones for everyday listening. If you’re looking for a value-packed set of all-around headphones that work well anywhere, these are a fine choice.
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Apple AirPods 2 review

Apple’s updated AirPods arrived last week with little fanfare and packing only minimal improvements. The question is: Has Apple updated its true wireless earphones enough to keep up with the growing crowd of competitors? Check out our review to find out if this is an upgrade worth making.
JBL UA Flash review

JBL/Under Armour True Wireless Flash review

JBL and Under Armour’s True Wireless Flash are a compelling pair of wireless in-ears with great battery life, a comfortable fit, and fantastic waterproofing, making them among the best workout headphones you’ll find. Just don’t plan on putting the included charging case in your pocket.
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT wireless headphones review

Audio professionals and musicians may balk at the idea of cutting the cord on studio headphones, but it’s hard to argue with these results. Audio-Technica’s big and bold wireless ATH-M50xBT offer massive battery life, impressive features, and killer sound you can take along with you wherever you roam.
Pioneer HDJ-X5BT-K DJ headphones review

Pioneer HDJ-X5BT-K Review

The Pioneer HDJ-X5BT-K are designed to give budget-conscious DJs two great headphones in one: A pair of wireless over-ears for daily smartphone listening, and a club-worthy pair of cans for wired listening behind the decks. With great sound and clean looks, they’re an enticing option for those who both make and enjoy music.
Sennheiser Momentum true wireless earbuds

Sennheiser Momentum true wireless earbuds review

Sennheiser took its time entering the true wireless market, and the results are nothing less than what you’d expect from the storied audio brand. The Momentum offer seamless operation, best-in-class sound, and a massive price tag to match. Read on to see if these are the earbuds you’ve been waiting for.
Taotronics TT-BH060

TaoTronics TT-BH060 review

The TaoTronics TT-BH060 are a value-packed pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones that offer solid sound, exceptional battery life, and a price that almost anyone can afford, making them one of the most compelling pairs out there. If you’re looking for a cheap pair of headphones that are packed with tech, look no further.
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Focal Sphear Wireless review

Focal’s Sphear Wireless are a sleek and simple pair of banded Bluetooth earbuds with exceptional sound and an affordable price. With sound and battery life improvements coming to true wireless headphones on the horizon in 2019, the Sphear Wireless rank as some of the only non-true wireless earbuds we’d consider buying right now.
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Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW true wireless headphones review

Like virtually every other headphone maker before it, Audio-Technica has brought its signature audio profile to a pair of true wireless headphones. We’re overall fans of the sound, but a lack of features and some surprising flaws make these pricey new headphones difficult to take home.
RHA TrueConnect Review

RHA TrueConnect review

RHA takes all of the best features (and a good portion of the looks) from Apple’s popular AirPods and ups the ante with Bluetooth 5.0 and sweat-proofing, making them among the most compelling true wireless headphones available.
AKG N700NC review

AKG N700NC review

With gorgeous looks, impressive noise reduction, and great sound, AKG’s N700NC are a formidable entry into the wireless noise-canceling headphone race. We pit them up against the best on the market from Bose and Sony to figure out if they can take the top spot.
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Mobvoi Ticpods Free review

With silicone eartips, water resistance, and a more palatable price tag, Mobvoi’s Ticpods Free are impressive AirPod doppelgangers. But for all the great things they have going for them, there’s one thing that’s still holding them back from shaking the AirPods’ stronghold on the market.
JLab Epic Air Elite review

JLab Epic Air Elite review

They may not sport a new look, but JLab’s Epic Air Elite true wireless earbuds have worked out prior kinks to stay better connected, all while holding firm, playing loud, and offering better battery life. Our JLab Epic Air Elite review gave us reason to like the corrective changes that make them better than their predecessors.
Phiaton Bolt BT 700 review

Phiaton Bolt BT 700 review

With a simple design, five hours of battery life, and a charging case that offers a built-in Bluetooth speaker, the Phiaton Bolt BT 700 are a great pair of true wireless earbuds at an extremely palatable price. If you’re in the market for a swiss army knife of sound, they may be just the ticket.
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Google Pixel USB-C earbuds review

Google’s follow-up to its wireless Pixel Buds are the wired Google Pixel USB-C earbuds. It’s the simpler route, but the earbuds are still smart (you can access Google Assistant) they deliver good sound, you can hear your notifications, and – best of all -- they’re affordable.
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LG Tone Platinum SE review

The latest in LG’s Tone wireless headphones series, the new Tone Platinum SE, offer some impressive audio performance and Google Assistant access, but the real prize here is the 13-hour battery.
Jabra Elite Active 65t review

Jabra Elite Active 65t review: Spring for this upgrade

Our favorite fully wireless headphones have gained a small but hyper-usable upgrade, adding excellent sweat-proofing for a small price bump. But are Jabra’s new Elite Active 65t in-ears worth the dough, or are the originals good enough for all but the most hardcore workout enthusiasts?
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Panasonic RP-HD605N headphones review

The name might be a mouthful, but Panasonic’s new noise-canceling headphones offer some of the best value in the segment. With cool features, great battery life, and shockingly great sound, here’s why Panasonic’s RP-HD605N compete with the major players from Sony and Bose at a lower price.

Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones review

Sony took its already outstanding 1000X wireless, noise-canceling headphones and somehow made them even better. With best-in-class noise-canceling, stellar audio quality, unreal battery life and quick-charging, and clever and useful features, these classy cans are the full package.
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Phil spent the 2000s making newspapers with the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, the 2010s with Android Central and then the personality behind Modern Dad, and is currently an editor with Digital Trends. Phil’s online work has taken him all over the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.

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