Best Over-Ear Headphones Under $250 of 2018

By Reviewed 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.

— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

Updated January 03, 2018

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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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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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Blue Lola

Blue is best known for its line of high-quality microphones, but it's no slouch when it comes to headphones. The Blue Lola follows in the footsteps of the Blue Mo-Fi, with a slimmer design that ditches the built-in amp, making for a cheaper, lighter design. They still sound fantastic, though, with a surprisingly comfy fit. They're a bit bulky to wear all day or out-and-about, but for everything else they're great.

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b

Planes, trains, and automobiles are noisy places to be, and a set of headphones to make it all go away can be expensive—but it doesn’t have to be. The ANC7bs have amazing noise-cancelation that can drop ambient sounds to a mere whisper. They don’t sound half bad, either. With a sturdy construction that's built to take a beating, these might be the last pair of noise canceling cans you'll need for a while.

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$99.95 Amazon Buy $130.27 Walmart Buy

Sennheiser HD 558

The Sennheiser HD 558s are impressive mid-range headphones.

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