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Review: Four full-size headphones for affordable audiophile luxury

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The Momentum’s sound quality, style, and versatility are so good, even with weak source components, that nearly anyone who can pony up the $350 should be very happy. It would be tough to find a better all-around headphone without spending a lot more.

Price when rated: $350.00
Lowest price: $200.00 via Sweetwater
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The K551 is an outstanding headphone that will show you new and wonderful things in your music, though it's not ideal if your primary purpose is portable listening.

Price when rated: $330.00
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V-Moda's Crossfade M-100 is a great-sounding headphone with outstanding design, build quality, and style, and a nice set of bundled accessories.

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The vTrue does bass like no other headphones we’ve heard, while still managing to be very good across the rest of the frequency range. And it does all that in a striking, beautiful design.

Price when rated: $400.00
Lowest price: $400.00 via Best Buy
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