Don't-Miss Headphone Stories

LG Heart Rate Earphones review: Good sound, accurate data

In a wearables world that pays more attention to prototypes, beta products and fleeting rumors, LG's marriage of fitness data and audio playback shows retail gear can actually deliver the goods.

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Gear We Love: V-moda's XS portable headphone gets everything right

If you're looking for a great headphone--great sound, great looks, and great fit--the XS is tough to beat among on-ear models. That's why it earns a coveted spot among the Gear We Love.

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$100-headphone review: What does a Benjamin get you?

You don't have to spend a lot to get great headphones. We tested six full-size models that each cost less than $100 (one of them significantly less), and we came away impressed by what you can get.

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Budget Bluetooth review: Six wireless headphones for a song

Bluetooth is seemingly everywhere, but until recently, getting a good set of wireless headphones meant spending a bunch. We take a look at six Bluetooth headphones for those on a budget.

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Reviewed: 5 'commuter headphones' that put the bass in your face

These popular headphones are plenty loud and bass-heavy, and will liven up any commute—unless the commuter is an audiophile.

Review: Four full-size headphones for affordable audiophile luxury

Your ears deserve better than the cheap cans you've been using all these years. Luckily, $300 or so can buy world-class quality.

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Review: 5 Premium noise-canceling headphones for peace and quiet

We take a look at five premium noise-canceling headphones designed to give you some relief from the noise of the outside world.

Review: Razer's Hammerhead Pro earbuds look silly, sound great

These eye-catching earbuds sound great, but they’re a little too expensive for what you get and lack valuable features.

Review: Bass runs in the family with Logitech UE 4000 and UE 6000 headphones

Logitech's UE 4000 and UE 6000 use different designs: The UE 4000 is an on-ear headphone, while the UE 6000 is an over-ear, noise-canceling model. But they're otherwise similar, with very good midrange and treble that can be obscured by too much bass.

Review: Klipsch’s Image One headphones go heavy on the bass

The Image One is a well-built and well-appointed headphone that will please people who like music served loud and with lots of bass. Buyers looking for accuracy and a balanced sound should look elsewhere.

Review: MEElectronics’s A161P In-Ear Headphones are a best buy

MEElectronics’s A161P looks modest, but it offers impressive headphone value at $129 (and even more so at street prices). It’s easy to recommend for just about anyone.

Review: Sennheiser MM 450-X headphones combine noise cancelation and Bluetooth

Sennheiser's MM 450-X combines noise-canceling and Bluetooth technology in a lightweight travel headphone. Does Sennheiser’s audio expertise make for a high-end travel headphone worth having?

Review: Four stylish on-ear headphones worth hearing

Comfortable, portable, on-ear headphones aren’t hard to find, but ones that sound and look great are. We tested four head-turning models that claim to satisfy your ears.

Review: AfterShokz Bluez are surprisingly comfortable

These wireless bone-conduction headphones are quite comfortable, but perhaps a tad expensive for the sound quality.