What they lack in contemporary styling, Grado’s premium mahogany-trimmed open-back headphones more than make up for in acoustic quality, offering up incredibly accurate, clean, warm, and rich sounds, without distortion.
V-Moda’s in-ear sport earphones are our new go-to pair for daily listening, with bright highs, punchy bass, and great isolation from outside noise. They come with lots of ear tips, sport wings, and ear hooks for versatility and comfort. Read our full review on Technabob.
HiFiMAN makes some of the best headphones on the market, offering excellent value relative to other audiophile brands. Now for a very limited time, you can grab a pair of their entry-level cans for an unbelievable price, thanks to our friends at Massdrop. (Deal ends 10/27/16).
SteelSeries throws out the edgy aesthetic and over-boosted bass in this practical and versatile lineup of gaming headseats. The Arctis series is light, sounds great for any use, has a crystal clear mic and lets you adjust the volume in favor of chat or the game sound.
Luxury headphones for serious audio lovers, crafted from carbon fiber, aluminum, and lambskin leather. They sound phenomenal, thanks to their open-back design and beryllium drivers, which offer precise, authentic sound the way it was recorded. Full review on Technabob.
Like to swim, but want your tunes to keep you motivated? Waveport earphones are IPX7 waterproof, have a built-in MP3 player with 8GB for underwater music, and work via Bluetooth out of the water. Unlike many Kickstarters, it looks like they’re almost ready to ship too.
Electrostatic headphones are the cream of the crop of listening devices. But until now, they’ve only been available as large over-the-ear models. Shure’s innovative new new system offers the tech in a sound-isolating, in-ear design, and includes a portable DAC/Amp/EQ.
The Panther has a pair of bone conduction speakers that send sound to your inner ear through your skull for a discreet and safe listening experience. It connects via Bluetooth and lasts up to 4h per charge. It also has five different frames and replaceable lenses.
Normal’s new wireless headphones feature custom made soft silicone earplugs and adjustable arms for a secure yet comfortable fit. They also have an integrated USB charging plug. Available with a silicone or a leather band. Sadly, Nelly had nothing to do with this.
Audio-Technica challenges the beloved Bose QuietComfort 25 with an active noise cancellation variant of its critically-acclaimed MSR7 headphones. Audio-Technica says these sound equally great even with the ANC turned off. Drops 04/16 for $300. More on Reviewed.
These headphones incorporate a 24-bit 192khZ D/A converter and amplifier for awesome sound when plugged directly into your device’s Lightning or MicroUSB port. At the same time, their built-in battery can charge your phone. They also work over Bluetooth. Drops 8/16.
Phiaton’s BT 330 NC headphones combine the best of all worlds: Bluetooth wireless connectivity, active noise cancelling that blocks 95% of ambient noise, a microphone for calls, comfortable on-ear construction, and great sound quality in a lightweight, folding package.