THE BEST Headphones

Drop x Koss GMR-54X-ISO

Drop x Koss GMR-54X-ISO

Drop took the Koss GMR-540-ISO gaming headset and made it lighter and more affordable. The GMR-54X-ISO features the same audiophile-grade 3D sound as the 540. It also has a detachable cable with inline mic, while the detachable boom mic has a new mute and volume switch.

Drop x Beyerdynamic DT 177X GO

Drop x Beyerdynamic DT 177X GO

Drop and Beyerdynamic modified the beloved DT 1770 studio headphones to have 32 ohm 45mm Tesla drivers. So you can use these studio-quality headphones without need for an external amp. They provide a powerful and balanced sound, and their price doesn’t hurt too.

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Massdrop x HiFiMAN HE-35X

Massdrop x HiFiMAN HE-35X

After creating the HE-350, Massdrop teamed up once again with HiFiMAN to create a new and improved pair of entry-level audiophile quality headphones. The HE-35X features an open back design, 50mm dynamic drivers, and angled velour and faux leather ear pads.

Culture V1 Noise-canceling Headphones

These over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones help isolate your ears from unwanted outside sounds. They offer touch-based controls, automatically pause music when removed, and can be set to pass through ambient sounds. Save 32% in The Awesomer Shop.

Brio True Wireless Earbuds

Brio True Wireless Earbuds

These compact earbuds produce crisp and clean sounds for up to 8 hours on a charge. They’re sweatproof, and come with a charging case good for up to 50 hours without plugging in. Save an extra 15% with promo code SEMIANNUAL in The Awesomer Shop.

Jaybird Run XT

Jaybird Run XT

The successor to Jaybird’s Run true wireless earphones. The Run XT offers the same customizable fit and sound as well as battery life of its predecessor, but with added IPX7 water- and sweat-resistance. It also uses Bluetooth 5.0 for a more stable connection.

Massdrop x Sennheiser PC37X

Massdrop x Sennheiser PC37X

Massdrop worked with Sennheiser to make an understated and affordable version of the latter’s Game One gaming headset. The PC37X uses the same drivers as the HD 598 and HD 600 headphones. They are also very comfortable and have a noise-canceling mic.

Tactical Master Gaming Headset

Tactical Master Gaming Headset

The design of James Donkey’s Tactical Master USB gaming headset was inspired by the headsets worn by pilots. It has 53mm neodymium drivers virtual 7.1 surround sound, a noise-proof microphone and memory foam ear pads, all without breaking the bank.

Bose Frames Sunglasses

Bose Frames Sunglasses

Bose’s Frames are sunglasses that have miniature speakers in their temples, directing sound into their wearer’s ears. You can also use them to take calls and call up voice assistants. Bose will also plans to release an app which delivers contextual audio based on location.

Dolby Dimension Headphones

Dolby Dimension Headphones

Dolby is offering up their own premium over-the-ear wireless headphones, designed to provide an immersive sound experience, including virtualized surround sound when playing Dolby Atmos content. They can also adjust how much outside sound you allow in.

Koss Rhythm Beige Headphones

Koss Rhythm Beige Headphones

With retro looks, modern sound, and a bargain price tag, these lightweight, over-the-ear headphones offer smooth and clean sounds with a wide soundstage. If you prefer something a little less ’80s, they come in a toned-down gray, and a mod white and blue combo.

Audio-Technica M50xBT

Audio-Technica M50xBT

The ATH-M50xBT is the Bluetooth variant of Audio-Technica’s popular and affordable M50x studio monitors. The headphones feature touch controls and buttons for playback and activating Siri or Google Assistant, and also has a built-in mic. It lasts up to 40 hours per charge.

Nuraphone Headphones

Nuraphone Headphones

The Nuraphone are Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones that tailor their mids and highs to your hearing. Its sensors and mobile app analyze your hearing to deliver this personalized and optimized sound. Bass, on the other hand, can be adjusted in three levels.

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Kubuni Headphone Stand

Kubuni Headphone Stand

The Kubuni is a headphone stand that does more than display and store your headphones. It lets you plug in over-the-ear wired headphones and connect them to other devices via Bluetooth. You can switch between inputs via its knob. It also has a volume control.

Razer Nari Ultimate Gaming Headset

Razer Nari Ultimate Gaming Headset

Razer’s new Nari Ultimate gaming headset has vibration motors that let you feel sounds from a wide range of frequency, making gaming sessions more immersive and tactical. Its padded ear cushions have a cut out to accommodate eyeglasses.

Quake Gaming Headset

Quake Gaming Headset

Plextone’s in-ear headphones have tiny vibration motors on the earbuds to enhance bass. It also has a detachable mic that weigh only a total of 0.6 oz. The optional control unit provides virtual 7.1 surround sound and an option to emphasize gunshots and footsteps.

Sennheiser Ambeo Headphones

Sennheiser Ambeo Headphones

These in-ear noise-cancelling headphones do a neat trick. They have built in microphones to record binaural sound, capturing immersive audio at concerts and other places where you want to replicate the experience of being there (when played back on headphones.) Demo here.

Koss/Massdrop ESP/95X Headphones

Koss/Massdrop ESP/95X Headphones

If you’ve never listened to a pair of electrostatic headphones, you’re missing out. They offer the most authentic, open, and warm sounds. Koss and Massdrop teamed up to offer a new edition of the audiophile classic ESP/950 for an amazing price. Drops 9/17/18 at 6am PT.

Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony’s WH-1000XM3 has four times better noise cancellation than its predecessor. It still has adaptive noise control, which lets you let background noise in so you can still be aware of your environment. It’s also more comfortable and has improved audio and microphones.

Sony WF-SP900 Headphones

Sony WF-SP900 Headphones

Sony’s truly wireless headphones are both waterproof and dustproof. What’s more, they are actually standalone music players. With 4GB of onboard memory, they can store up to 21h of music. They can also connect to devices via Bluetooth or NFC.

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Audio Technica ATH-CKR7TW

Audio Technica ATH-CKR7TW

The ATH-CKR7TW are Audio Technica’s first truly wireless in-ear headphones. True to the brand, they didn’t skimp on audio quality. The 11mm drivers are constructed with materials that reduce distortion, and it has a built-in DAC and amp to ensure depth and clarity.

Grado GW100 Bluetooth Headphones

Grado GW100 Bluetooth Headphones

Grado’s upcoming GW100 combines the convenience of Bluetooth with the unrivaled depth and soundfield of open-back headphones. The GW100 has a 32 ohm dynamic transducer, a 15-hour battery and a built-in microphone. Drops soon for $250.

Zippear

Zippear

If you struggle with tangled earphones or cords, check out Zippear. It’s a pack of magnets that fit over most earphone cords, letting you neatly fold or adjust the length of your cables without getting them tangled. They come in white or black.

GT-R Planar Magnetic Headphones

GT-R Planar Magnetic Headphones

ADV.SOUND is competing with the likes of HiFiMan and Fostex in providing affordable planar magnetic headphones. The Advanced GT-R has an open back over-ear design and a 65mm planar magnetic driver, designed for crisp audio and an expansive soundstage.

Monolith M1060 Headphones

Monolith M1060 Headphones

Looking for a set of cans with crystal clear sound? Monoprice’s M1060 feature big, over-the-ear pleather padded cups, 106mm planar magnetic drivers, and open backs for expansive sound. We suggest using a good headphone amp and DAC for best results.

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