Updated every three weeks, here’s a list of the most popular headphones on the market, as ranked by Amazon. As you can see, people are going nuts over
Bose and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones right now. While both of them handle bass very well, the build quality and ability to play music other than heavy rap means they tend to get left off this site’s “Top Picks” lists.
Bose Quiet Comfort Noise Cancelling Headphones
Far and away the best noise cancelling headphones around. The Headphones are also incredibly comfortable and can be worn for long hours. These are the best headphones for travel: they carry light and you can listen to them for hours on a plane without any sound bleed.
For a company with such a strong brand, it’s astounding how Apple gets away making these low quality earbuds.
Klipsch Image S4 In-Ear Noise Isolating Headphones
Excellent sound quality that has no business being in the sub-$100 range.
Stylish design and soft oval earbuds that are great for sealing out external noise
Ranked #1 on our List of
“5 Best Headphones Under $100”
Sennheiser HD202 II Professional Headphones
Surprisingly great versatility.
Medium range is full bodied and smooth, not something you expect from $30 headphones.
Design looks cheap and plasticky, and yet feels very comfortable on the ears.
Will make any music genre sound good, and at this price point, you can’t go wrong
Bose IE2 Audio Headphones
Bose’s earbuds are comfortable and you can wear them for long stretches.
not noise-isolating, although that does give your ear canal some breathing room Bass is the best thing about these earbuds, though it isn’t as deep as the “Bose Quiet Comforts” listed above.
Beats By Dre Studio Over-Ear Headphones
A stylish sleek black design will turn heads on the street.
Surprisingly crisp and balanced sound with warms mids and outstanding bass.
Will not work without batteries, and the glossy black is prone to smudging
Sennheiser RS120 Wireless Headphones
Excellent sound quality that’s almost as good as wired headphones.
Has low level hiss between songs that can be distracting, but disappears when the music returns
Transmitter base is also a charger for the headphones (big plus!)
Excellent range and clarity. These are the wireless headphones to buy
Audio Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Headphones
Among the best studio headphones for under $200
Offers tight bass and very detailed, balanced sound
Bulky design makes it less than ideal for travel
Doesn’t come with detachable cord, cancelling out any after-market upgrades
Plantronics GameCom 367 Gaming Headphones
Great soundstage and clarity for a sub-$30 pair of headphones.
Sound quality requires an amp for realization of headphones’s potential
Very comfortable pads will lead to countless hours of comfortable gaming
The very best gaming headphones in their price range
Beats by Dr. Dre Solo
The build quality of these headphones is second to none.
Don’t require batteries, like the “Beats Studio” headphones mentioned above
Big and clean sound. They know how to do bass very well
Some controls don’t work on older iphone models (3gs or earlier)