Best Headphones

By Staff

Choosing the right headphones can be a tricky business. Most people simply head to the store and pick up the first pair they find that are cheap and sound halfway decent. But not you. No, you're too smart for that, too discerning. You know that it's better to invest a little more and walk away with a pair that'll look good, sound even better, and last for the long haul.

We've tested hundreds of headphones here at Reviewed, and seen our fair share of good, better, and best. The models below are the cream of the crop, the best of the best, all the wheat without any of the chaff, and we'd be happy to tell you why. If you want to find out more about a particular model, click through to read our full review.

Updated February 08, 2017

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Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7

When headphones are able to balance form and function, we stand up and take notice. Audio-Technica’s ATH-MSR7 do just that by combining thick memory foam padding, an aluminum/magnesium housing, and rich, consumer-friendly sound to create a fantastic overall value. They’re cans that'll please audiophiles and average consumers alike—so long as they don’t mind spending a little to get that high quality.

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Where to Buy
Amazon $240.09 Buy

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless

The wireless V-Moda Crossfades might be more rugged than stylish, but it's easy to ignore their almost-alien-looking appearance when you're experiencing their rich sound performance and reliable wireless functionality. The price might be a bit steep, but these are wireless headphones that perform at the top of their class.

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Where to Buy
Amazon $298.98 Buy
Best Buy $299.98 Buy
Walmart $299.99 Buy

Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus

Why settle for something you don't want? That's Beyerdynamic's hook for the Custom One Pro Plus over-ears. These are 'phones defined by choice. Don't like something about them? Change it. You can replace just about anything on these cans: the pads, band, faceplates, and even sound can be changed at a whim. These premium headphones are designed to be whatever you want them to be—today, tomorrow, whenever.

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Where to Buy
Amazon $179.00 Buy
Walmart $169.92 Buy

V-Moda Crossfade M-100

Meet the Crossfade M-100, one of V-Moda's top tier offerings. Billed as the first crowdsourced headphones on the market, the M-100s offer impressive performance with a sound tailored to everyday listening. If you prefer a flatter "studio" sound profile, you might want to look elsewhere. But if you just want your music to sound good, it's hard to argue with the value proposition the M-100s provide.

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Where to Buy
Amazon $199.62 Buy
Best Buy $249.98 Buy
Walmart $215.99 Buy

1More E1001 Triple Driver

With a starting price of $99 and a design that competes with headphones that cost up to 10x as much, 1More's Triple Driver in-ears certainly have their work cut out for them. While they aren't necessarily the best headphones we've ever tried, they're just about the best sub-$100 in-ears we've tested to date. They're stylish, sound great, and they complement every genre of music from hip-hop, to classical to blues.

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Where to Buy
Amazon $99.00 Buy

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