Best Over-Ear Headphones Under $250

By Reviewed.com Staff

Finding a pair of over-ear headphones that sound great can be a lot more difficult than you'd expect. Sure, spending more money opens up more options, but the good news is that you don't have to empty your wallet to get audiophile-quality playback.

Our experts have spent countless hours in our state-of-the-art labs testing dozens of pairs of over-ears. Yep, rather than simply rely on a "golden ear," we gather reliable scientific data to back up what we're hearing.

If you're in the market for a high-quality pair of over-ear headphones, then you've come to the right place. Here's our take on the best over-ears available today for under $250. If you want to learn more, click through to read our full reviews.

Updated February 15, 2017

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Expert Score
10.0

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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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

$189.86 Amazon Buy $169.92 Walmart Buy

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Successor to Audio Technica's legendary ATH-M50 over-ear headphones, the ATH-M50x brings back stellar performance, a familiar form, and rockstar durability. Though they're a bit pricy for your average buyer, very few other headphones are as much of a safe bet. With the ATH-M50x, you're getting a legendary pair of headphones that will give you many years of happy listening.

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Where To Buy

$149.00 Amazon Buy

V-Moda Crossfade LP-2

If you're constantly replacing broken headphones, do yourself a favor and get a pair of cans that can take a beating—like the LP-2s. With an aircraft-grade aluminum chassis and detachable cables and faceplates, it’s going to take a lot to do any damage. And if you're a fan of bass there's a lot to love when it comes to the sound. It's not enough to overwhelm the vocals, but enough to give your music an extra kick.

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Where To Buy

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Sony MDR-7506

Everyone wants comfortable design and great sound. Finding a decent solution for your home or office can be tricky, though, especially if you're looking to pay less than $100 bucks. Fortunately, Sony offers just that in the MDR-7506 (MSRP $130) headphones. In fact, we looked online and easily found these cans for just $77.

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