Best Headphones

Sound, Durability, Comfort, Design, & more- what's the best?

The Top Ten

1 Sennheiser HD-800 Sennheiser HD-800

WHy does everyone say beats are the best? They are overprice, flimsy, and sound like crap... These HD-800's are so amazing. The soundstage is unbelievable. The high's the mid's and the bass sound absolutely amazing... unlike the beats, the bass is actually good. Beats just have a lot of it, doesn't mean its good quality.

They are just amazing
But they are overpriced

Bottom line, I find them better than Beats, because beats brake a bit to easily and I prefer the design from the HD-800 and it's sound is just out of this world.

So if your looking for something good at a good price, than take the Beats, but if you've got the money, Sennheiser is the way to go. they really are outstanding.

Seriously, these are outstanding...if you can afford them. If you care about audio quality then cans like these are what you are after. If you want everyone to know that you are an idiot that blew a couple hundred dollars on headphones that should cost $20 then get Beats.

With an analytical sound signature, the sennheisr HD 800's are quite possibly one of the best headphones you can buy as premium and elite headphones. Analytical meaning flat with slight emphasis on treble for the best detail and natural sound. Bass I accurate and the mids are rich and doesn't sound sucked out like the #2 of this list the M50s"(which in my opinion are crap, but I hate V-shaped sounds anyway so I'm a little biased :P) as an audiophile I can see that some don't know what they are talking about with their comments on this lol. But some are correct. Beats don't compare lmao but why would you compare those to the HD 800s, I would say maybe the STAX Sr009 or the AKG K812. Definitely not Beats. (I personally prefer AKG but these are slightly less expensive) all in a these are fantastic headphones, just make sure you have an amp to play these back lol

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2 Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Honestly the best headphones I have had the enjoyment of having on my head.
Absolutely incredible with an amp. I highly recommend them for anyone that loves their bass without distortion of highs.

I own them and go into trance every time I listen to it... Aural nirvana

Best headphones I've ever tried!

They are so cool and great sound

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3 Beats Studio Beats Studio

They should put urban ears and ultras one on here

If I'm honest I love these but my £10 in ear headphones that I got off the web are actually better laugh out loud, Whitch is ironic.

Great bass, extreme comfort and overall great sound quality. Bit pricey though :/

Stop complaining that there not the best an your 10 $ ones r better cus it's a lie an Beats r the coolest. By the way I am not a Beats fanboy

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4 Bose Noise Cancelling Bose Noise Cancelling

Super comfortable, great sound, the cancelling is amazing they're not overrated

Beats studio are so overrated, nothing beats Bose. Especially there surround sound

It is amazing. Better than the one by high school dropout.

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5 Grado PS1000 Grado PS1000

As a music lover, I have to say that these headphones are the best sounding, although the sennheiser hd8000s are also quite good. I think it should be a crime that beats are second on this list. I can't even listen to beats for thirty seconds without getting a headache. In my opinion, beats are just overpriced (albeit stylish) pieces of trash.

Grado's are great. Sr60i's should be on this list. Beats are garbage

Don't let the big price scare you- it's worth it. They're amazing.

These are the best headphones on the market period. You really do get what you pay for...

6 Sennheiser HD 650
7 Sennheiser 595 Sennheiser 595

Holy schintzel how is this at #10? They're the best people (except for the HD-800's

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9 Skullcandy Roc Nation Aviator

These headphones wreck house compared to the studios. They have a better and more solid build rather than the beats plastic build and the sound quality is crisp all around rather than the beats that have a very muddy and distorted sound to them. Plus the aviator are half the price!

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They come free with the iPod, So of course they're the best for your $ lol

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11 Sony Digital Headphones Sony Digital Headphones

Really a great price for what it delivers.

12 Bose AE2
13 Sony MDR XB500

The sound quality is amazing, Thumping bass, and let's face it. Super cushioned ear cups makes them really comfortable

14 Panasonic Technics RP-DH1200 Panasonic Technics RP-DH1200

I make my own music, and I've seen a lot of what's in, and these are the greatest.

15 SteelSeries Siberia V2

Awesome headphones. They are virtual 7.1 so they're not designed for music, but gaming-wise awesome! An explosion sounds real the way the drivers have been engineered. These cannot compete with Beats in the music scheme, so that's why I also recommend the Razer Electras.

16 V-MODA - Crossfade LP

I have both these and the beats studios the original black ones. I got these for 120$ on amazon and they look sick as jell! The wire is made of Kevlar and it's extremely well made. Sure the beats have a little more bass, but they also cost me twice as much for scrappy everything else. Go with these

If beats are up there just because they have good bass! Then these should be above beats!

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17 Skullcandy Skullcrushers

They are just awesome! They come in awesome designs and are so comfortable! - winner333

18 Sennheiser HD 25

These are literally the best headphones I have experienced so far, in all aspects. Nothing beats them, not even the HD800 and not even some $1000+ headphones I have tried. The HD25 are about $170. Very solid build quality, all parts individually replaceable including the cable (! ), solid and sturdy plug that's not gonna break easily. Very thick and sturdy steel wires.
They sound extremely detailed and solid across the whole spectrum, no resonances, no annoying coloration of sound, all unlike in the beats. Very lush and relaxed treble, solid and accurate bass. Midrange is fantastic too, vocals sound very real.
Even the $400 beats pro and the beats studio look, sound and feel like a cheap toy compared to these.
I mean, just look at the cable and the plug of the beats. It's so thin it's a joke.
Forget beats or anything else over $250. Choose the HD25, you will love it!

19 Turtle Beach Ear Force X41

Turtle beaches are the ultimate BOMB, these head pumping rock style gaming headphones will blast ALL noise into your eardrums. With the added mic to their newest product is great over Skype too, but again... These are just for gaming for music I'm Beats all the way, but I have both so I don't have to worry.

20 Etymotic ER-4P

The ER-4P are THE king of ALL headphones. Sound is completely neutral and flat, very spacious and incredibly realistic. No exaggerated bass or treble. Plus they look cool, are incredibly comfy and nicely block all noise around you. Even the HD800 look and sound like a joke in comparison! - soap1999

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Grado PS1000
2. Sennheiser HD-800
3. Sennheiser 595
1. Sennheiser HD-800
2. Audio-Technica ATH-M50
3. Sennheiser HD 650
1. Beats Studio
2. Beats Pro
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