Headphone Reviews

Last Updated on April 2, 2021

As consumers, we've always been fascinated by the way people buy headphones. You can either be completely indifferent to their quality, picking up the cheapest Sonys at Best Buy. Or you care enough about them to spend a small fortune. There is seldom any middle ground. You either obsess over them, or you don't care about them at all.

What is it about headphones that invites such intense obsession?

You can attribute it to the immense variation in quality. A pair of $10 headphones share the same underpinnings as a $500 pair. Yet the difference in engineering and quality of materials can yield an entirely different listening experience.

Think of it as cars. The cheapest Hyundai and the fastest Ferrari share the same fundamentals in their engineering – an engine, a suspension, four wheels. But the performance and driving experience is night and day.

Because of this immense variation, buying headphones can be a massive challenge. You can't always tell how a pair will actually perform given its price. We've seen $200 headphones underwhelm and $20 headphones over-deliver. Add in variables such as design and build quality, and you have the perfect ingredients for customer confusion.

We hope to resolve some of the confusion on this page. From the cheapest headphones to the most expensive audiophile gear, we'll cover headphones – and their accessories – for every customer and every need. We'll also share buying guides and help you decide which is the right set for your needs. Refer to this page any time you need help buying your next audio obsession.

Top Headphones: By Type

These articles will help you choose the best headphones based on type of headphones.

Open-Back Headphones

Our selection of the best open-back style headphones

Studio Headphones

Find the best headphones for studio use in this guide

Audio Technica Headphones

Want the best Audio Technica headphones? Then read this guide

Bass Headphones

Bass lovers should read this guide to bass-heavy headphones

Semi-Open Headphones

Top semi-open headphones on the market

Top Headphones: By Use Case

These articles will help you choose the best headphones based on different uses.

Best Headphones for Drums

See our favorite headphones for drumming

Best Headphones for ASMR

See our favorite headphones for ASMR experiences

Best Headphones for DJs

See our favorite headphones for DJing

Headphones for Classical Music

Headphones built specifically for classic music

Headphones for Guitar Amp

Top headphones for practicing guitar

Headphones for Digital Piano

See our favorite headphones for practicing piano

Headphones for Editing

Our recommended headphones for video/audio editing

Headphones for Electronic Drums

Practice better with these drum-friendly cans

Headphones for Amps

Top headphones for every amp

Top Headphones: By Price

Find headphones sorted into different price bands in this section:

Under $100

Read about the best studio headphones under $100 here

Under $50

Our selection of the best earbuds you can under $50

Under $20

Our list of the best earbuds you can under $20

DJ Headphones Under $100

Great DJ cans for below $100

Top Headphones: Others

All other headphones related gear can be found in this section:

Headphone stands

Get the best stands to store your headphones

Budget DACs

Get more from your headphones with these budget DACs

DACs Under $100

Our budget list of DACs all under $100

Monitor Controllers

Our favorite controllers for your monitors

We keep updating this page with new reviews and lists. Check back soon to see our latest listings.