Best Headphones

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

The Top Ten

1 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 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 :/

This should be on #1

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3 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!

Best headphones ever!

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4 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

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

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

8 Beats Pro

These are my babies

Awesome headphone
they are worth paying $399

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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10 Apple Apple Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

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

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The Contenders

11 Sony Digital Headphones

Really a great price for what it delivers.

12 Bose AE2
13 Sony MDR-R10
14 Sennheiser HE-1
15 Hifiman HE-6
16 Sony MDR XB500

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

17 Panasonic Technics RP-DH1200

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

18 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.

19 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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20 Stax SR-009

I'm surprised this hasn't been added. It's quite literally the best set of headphones money can buy, since it's for monitoring, so if you're making music, this will reveal any and all compositing problems, on top of the awesome sound quality when listening to well composited music. People who vote Beats just get them because they want to follow the trend. Bose is just overmarketed, and they use a ton of custom equalizers and only let you try 2 songs at their demos. They're really not that good. Besides SR-009s, Sennheiser, Audio Technica, Grado, Beyerdynamic, and a few other brands make real headphones for true audiophiles.

What the heck?!?! This should be #1 accept maybe the hd-90's. Just based on the price people should know this is as good as it gets. 5000$!. Why is beats #2?!?!?! Why can't people be more educated...

21 Skullcandy Skullcrushers

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

22 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!

23 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.

24 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

25 Hifiman Shangri-La
26 MrSpeakers Ether
27 Sennheiser Orpheus
28 Focal Utopia
29 Soul SL300
30 Sol Republic Track HD

These are the best headphone I had ever had in my life they have great sound quality and are great for the price and I wouldn't waste my money on beats try aren't good enough for the price of them

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31 Beats Mixr

They are better than solos and look cooler

The best headphones ever made on planet earth
the sound quality is so awesome that you can't resist to not listening to them everyday
made to listen over parties!
Just awesome!

32 Sennheiser HD 180
33 Sennheiser Hd202 II

Best headphones under 30 $

BASS MASTER!
Very clean, deep bass response, jack plug 3.5/6.3 mm stereo
Detachable ear cups for pro users
10 foot y style cable, frequency range : 18hz - 18khz, impedance: 32 ohm

34 Skullcandy Hesh

Awesome, pumped the base amazingly don't get any other headphones. Beats actually are super flimsy.

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35 Skullcandy Ink'd

Best earbuds ever, they put the sound in your ear and can be really hold and awesome, overall the best earbuds I have ever owned

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36 Skullcandy Titan
37 Koss Porta Pro

The most popular and legendary headphones from 1984!

38 Sennheiser Momentum

Got this a couple days ago and there outstanding for ios use. Great rich and overall sound. Clearly best Sennheisers for the price

39 Fanny Wang 2001 DJ

These ARE the best headphones ever because of their comfort feel sound and the option to control the bass which everyone wants to the max

With dual played titanium 50mm drivers, optional enhanced bass that is complimentary, not just loud, and the matte finish, these look and sound truly spectacular.

40 Turtle Beach Z11
41 UR Beats

Haha! No! Your Beats break in like 1-2 months and beats has horrible service too, so yeah.

42 AKG Q701

This is a variation of the traditional AKG k701 headphones, this ones have got studio quality sound, this headphones are the revolution of the past generation of akg headphones, not because of being quincy jones' signature headphones, but for having great design, sound, the auto adjustable headband and the removable cable, compare technical data against your favorite headphones and you'll see

AKG deserves much higher place, not some crappy Dr. Dre crapper name phones
I have AKG K99, outstanding performance

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43 Skullcandy Hesh 2

Mane.. I love these headphones. They are really amazing! The base is really sriking. No headphone comes near to it in music clarity!

44 Razer Electra

I own a pair and let me say that after around 3 months use, they continue to blow me away. They are EXTREMELY comfy, great noise isolation, great sound quality and they look great too. And then there's the bass. Now these were partly designed for superior bass and having tried them on multiple bass testers, let me just say this. The headphones themselves actually SHAKE. Now that is saying something.
They are partly gaming headphones designed for musical use. They are decently portable, as they are able to fold.

When you look to its price, and when you look to its quality, you might be thinking that's a nice comparison.

This is one of the best headphone not for the gaming only but also excellent in music...

45 Ludacris Souls

1000 times better than beats solos. More comfy, cancels more noise, more clear, more bass, louder, and just better all around.

46 Sony MDR-XB920
47 Sennheiser HD 598

Best headphones for the price!

48 Beyerdynamic DT-990

The open version of the DT-770 which offers even more room for the sound to develope. Great and comfortable headphones.

49 Beats Solo

There just as good as the studios and there lighter and easier to carry around. Plus they will always look the coolest ever

They're cheaper than the studio, and I think they're just as good

The best headphones ever just like studio but lighter, they fold, sexier, and cheaper

They r way nicer than all the above

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50 Beats Tour

This is the best look and design for an in ear earphones. The flat wire is a very creative and innovative invention too.

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