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The Focal Spark is a sweet-sounding in-ear-headphone.

Focal Spark in-ear-headphones review: Refined audio and French style on a budget

These modestly priced headphones sound leaps and bounds beyond their price tag.

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Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2

Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 Review: Active noise cancellation on a budget

But the low price tag comes at the cost of other desirable features.

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Meridian Audio Explorer2 USB DAC review: An inexpensive path to high-resolution audio

Decoding MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) tracks is this DAC’s raison d’être, but it can do more than that.

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JBL E55BT wireless headphone review: These modestly priced cans deliver strong features and good sound

JBL's E55BT wireless headphones are light, fold to a travel-friendly footprint, and pair with multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously. They also sound really good for the price.

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Blue Microphones Satellite wireless headphones review: Active noise cancellation you can celebrate

These cans don’t offer every state-of-the-art feature, but they’re supremely comfortable and they sound delightful.

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless in rose gold with aptX Bluetooth codec.

V-moda Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones: Exceptionally good cans

The Crossfade 2 Wireless keeps the same style and customization options of the original while delivering an upgraded sound that will please audiophiles.

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Vi AI Personal Trainer review: Heart rate-tracking Bluetooth earbuds with serious potential

These $250 Bluetooth earphones pack in a heart rate sensor, voice-coaching, and gorgeous Harman/Kardon sound in one lightweight package. But they're hindered by an ultra-narrow focus on one type of exercise.

Bluetooth headphones for business

The Sennheiser MB 660 UC and Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 headphones let you listen to music, check out videos and listen to conference calls without disturbing co-workers or other travelers.

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Blue Microphones Ella planar magnetic headphones review: Fantastic sound, with or wihout the onboard amp

Blue brings its strut-like headband and a Class AB amplifier to a set of planar magnetic cans.

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Aumeo review: Headphone processor creates smartphone audio specifically tailored to your ears

Aumeo personalizes the sound being output from your smartphone, tailoring each pair of wired earbuds or headphones to the listener’s ears for a richer, fuller sound.

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BeatsX review: Just as magical as the AirPods, but more comfortable and convenient

Compared to the AirPods, BeatsX has longer battery life, a more comfortable fit, an an inline remote, so you don't have to rely on Siri.

Review: How do the BeatsX compare to the AirPods?

The BeatsX are more comfortable than the AirPods, and last longer...but do they look as cool?

Libratone Q Adapt

Libratone Q Adapt In-Ear headphone review: Good sound, but minor problems abound

The convenience of Lightning doesn't make up for the poorly designed ear tips and only average noise cancellation.

Libratone's Q Adapt wireless active noise cancelling headphones

Libratone Q Adapt wireless headphones review: You control how much of the world to allow in

These noise-cancelling cans are stylish and they sound great, but that's not enough to put them at the top of our list.

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Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones review: A nearly perfect set of active noise-cancelling earphones

One minor shortcoming kept us from giving these headphones a perfect score.

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Beyerdynamic Amiron home headphones review: no high-tech gewgaws, just sweet sound

The bass response, dynamics, and musical reproduction these headphones produce will make you want to leave your Bluetooth headphones behind.

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AirPods review: They sound great, but Siri holds them back

iPhone fans will love the sound and design of Apple's wireless earbuds, and no, they won't fall out of your ears.