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Headphones & Headsets

Updated: 18-01-2018 06:00
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#1
alaScore 100

Sony WH-1000XM2

Sony WH-1000XM2 is an update over last year's 1000X. The sound is impressive, and noise cancellation is amongst the best. Although the battery life is not at par with the QC35, it's a more feature-rich and well-balanced headphone.

15 expert reviews | 206 user reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

The Bose QC35 II shows why the company is so popular amongst travelers with class-leading noise cancellation and balanced sound. They may not be the most detailed or exciting-sounding headphones but they will sound great to most listeners. The addition...

14 expert reviews | 313 user reviews

#3
alaScore 99

Apple AirPods

There’s lots to like about the AirPods including their sound quality, and how seamlessly they pair with your device, but at the end of the day their lack of in-line remote means that there are easier headphones to use while out and about, and Siri...

57 expert reviews | 1581 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Sony MDR-1000X

If you can't stand the hype of Bose or own a Sony handheld that supports Hi-Res Audio, the MDR-1000X are a stellar pair of headphones.

42 expert reviews | 1016 user reviews

#5
alaScore 98

Beats by Dr. Dre Studio3 Wireless

The Beats Studio 3 Wireless might not suit the audiophile, but for everyone else these over-ear cans are very easy to recommend. Especially for iPhone users, thanks to the W1 chip's easy pairing and cross-device ease of use.

16 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

#6
alaScore 98

Samsung Gear IconX SM-R140

In a rapidly growing market, the Samsung Gear IconX 2018 don't offer anything particularly special in the wireless in-ear market. Others have voice control, in-ear coach, adjustable fit and battery-laden carry cases. The improvement to battery life in...

16 expert reviews

#7
alaScore 97

Bose QuietComfort 35

As QC15 users for many years we were really looking forward to a Bluetooth version and we're not disappointed by the QC35s. They are as keen when it comes to audio playback and excellent in their active noise-cancellation, and all without the wires.

55 expert reviews | 2935 user reviews

#8
alaScore 97

Focal Listen

That's the long and the short of the Focal Listen. If you're looking for wired-only headphones that are comfortable and affordable then these cans tick both boxes.

22 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#9
alaScore 97

Sony WF-1000X

With more than capable noise-cancellation, Sony has created a unique take on the true wireless form factor that's proving increasingly popular. It might be a little bulky, but the noise-cancellation goes some way to mitigating this problem, and battery...

13 expert reviews | 198 user reviews

#10
alaScore 97

Jabra Elite Sport

An excellent set of AirPod rivals in many ways, and massively powerful in terms of the amount of exercising you can do. A touch too expensive perhaps (a lower price and they'd be a must-have), and the heart rate monitoring could be more accurate, but...

24 expert reviews | 81 user reviews

#11
alaScore 97

B&W PX

For its first attempt at noise cancelling headphones Bowers & Wilkins has done an amazing job. By incorporating elements of the outstanding P9 Signature headphones in a compact and portable design, the PX are the best sounding wireless headphones we’ve...

6 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#12
alaScore 96

Urbanista Seattle Wireless

What the Urbanista Seattle Wireless can't quite deliver in audio perfection it more than makes up for in affordability and design.

4 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#13
alaScore 96

Sony WI-1000X

If you can’t stand over-ear headphones, the Sony WI-1000X are a great in-ear alternative. The inclusion of aptX HD support makes the Sonys one of the best wireless headphones we’ve heard. While battery life may just be average, the WI-1000X are a great...

4 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#14
alaScore 96

AKG N60 NC

The AKG N60NC Wireless offers a surprisingly competent combination of excellent sound quality and noise cancellation. The headphones are well designed and built, and are much better looking than their competitors. All while sitting at a much cheaper...

35 expert reviews | 212 user reviews

#15
alaScore 96

Beats by Dr. Dre PowerBeats3 Wireless

Solidly built and with a great battery life, the PowerBeats 3 get a lot of things right - but at this price point they need to do a little more than this to make them a worthwhile purchase. They're acceptable all-rounders with great battery life and...

14 expert reviews | 422 user reviews

#16
alaScore 96

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2

The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 offer insane battery life, great sound quality and good active noise cancellation for the price. It may not offer the best noise cancellation in the segment but they’re an undeniably good value for what you’re getting.

31 expert reviews | 107 user reviews

#17
alaScore 96

Jaybird X3

The Jaybird X3 are an excellent pair of wireless in-ears for everyday use and workouts alike, with some forgivable shortcomings given their impressive affordability. This really is a fabulous pair of sports earphones on the whole, and the flaws we’ve...

20 expert reviews | 215 user reviews

#18
alaScore 96

AfterShokz Trekz Air

Great around the office, the gym and out on a run, these bone conduction earphones that sit outside the ear are so comfortable you forget you're wearing them. However, sound quality is not as good as from regular headphones.

5 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#19
alaScore 96

Optoma NuForce BE Free8

After some initial connectivity foibles, we've come to be relatively impressed with the Optoma Be Free8. They offer a good sound and keep a consistently good wireless connection during playback - so long as you leave them firmly wedged in your ears.

5 expert reviews

#20
alaScore 96

Jaybird Run

If you can overlook the small interference issues, Jaybird's totally wireless Run earphones offer a great fit and strong sound.

5 expert reviews

#21
alaScore 95

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless

Bowers and Wilkins might be a little late to the noise-cancelling game but, in this regard at least, the wait has been worth it. The noise-cancellation certainly impresses, but what's more surprising is that B&W has built in an innovative sensing...

23 expert reviews | 29 user reviews

#22
alaScore 95

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless

Although Steelseries advertises that the Arctis 7 works across PS4, Xbox One and PC, in truth there are large differences in functionality between the three machines with some not supporting surround sound or wireless operation. Regardless, this is a...

4 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

#23
alaScore 95

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H9

The B&O Beoplay H9 are luxury headphones that miss some key marks. Materials, battery life and active noise cancellation are great, but their overwhelming bass, lack of features and high price make them hard to recommend.

9 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#24
alaScore 95

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless

For round two V-Moda has knocked it out of the park with the Crossfade II Wireless. They're infinitely more comfortable than the originals, and while they still deliver strong bass the sound profile is better balanced, more accessible and even Hi-Res...

9 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#25
alaScore 95

Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum

Gaming headsets are very similar in specifications and price these days, but this certainly can’t be said for the Logitech G633/933 Artemis Spectrum pair; they certainly come highly spec’d up, but at a very high price point.

26 expert reviews | 1563 user reviews

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