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Why it's best: The AH-D2000 is the best of the best, featuring a flat frequency response thats been praised widely, as well as comfy ear pads that make prolonged listening sessions a joy, and not a pain. It has no noise-cancelling features, but the closed design does isolate outside noises to a large extent. The best doesnt have to cost an arm and a leg, and the AH-D2000 is a case in point. Read Full Review
Why it's best: Its a little more bass-heavy than it probably should be, but for many music listeners thats just fine. With creature comforts like full-size, swiveling ear cups, and a collapsible design that fits neatly into the included carrying pouch, the ATH-150 is a unit that makes listening for hours on end comfortable, with little chance of the kind of fatigue one might experience using lesser models. Read Full Review
Why it's best: Although the price may be off-putting to many buyers, the Shure SE535s are among the best headphones money can buy, if not providing the best value, dropping its rating on our list. Still, with incredibly clear and accurate audio, terrific noise isolation, excellent comfort, and great durability, you'll be sure to enjoy them for many years to come. Read Full Review
Why it's best: Noise-canceling headphones aren't for everyone, but the Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones are the best available. Not only do they do a superb job with noise cancellation, but their audio quality is bright and clear, and they are extremely comfortable, making them an excellent choice for travelers. Read Full Review
Why it's best: Sennheiser is synonymous with excellent audio quality, and their midrange HD280 headphones don't disappoint. These over-the-ear headphones sound exceptional for the price and are extremely versatile, making them suitable for a wide range of listening choices. Their comfort and folding design will make you want to keep them with you at all times. Read Full Review