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Sony MDR-1000X active noise cancelling headphones.

Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones review: Better than Bose's Quiet Comfort 35?

Bose is better at masking jet-engine drone, but Sony is no slouch on that score and ultimately it offers the better-sounding cans.

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Optoma NuForce uDAC5 USB DSD DAC review: This little box reveals all

This mobile USB audio device can decode just about any hi-res audio file you send it, including quad-rate DSD.

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V-Moda Crossfade Wireless headphone review: Musical excitement, with or without wires

These Bluetooth headphones will have DJs and audiophiles alike tapping their toes to the beat.

The B&W P7 Wireless headphones.

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless headphones review: They sound better than the original

B&W has produced one of the best-sounding wireless headphones you can buy for less than $500.

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AirPods hands-on: They stayed in my ears and sounded awesome

I really thought I'd hate the AirPods, but guess what? They rock!

Oppo's PM-2 planar magnetic headphones

Oppo PM-2 planar magnetic headphones review: As exquisite as they are expensive

Oppo's PM-2 planar magnetic headphones have an uncanny knack of pulling out every last detail from your music.

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Jabra Halo Smart review: If you're all talk, this Bluetooth headset is a solid choice

Jabra's $80 wireless headphones are designed for people who take a lot of calls on their smartphone.

Moshi Avanti headphones

Moshi Avanti headphones review: These cans deliver dulcet tones in a compact, lightweight package

The mobile-accessories company scores a hit as it expands into the personal audio market.

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Even earphones tune into your ears to deliver the perfect sound

Using proprietary software, these earphones augment audio to create a personalized experience, based on how we hear different frequencies.

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Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones review: Active noise cancellation with no strings attached

The ANC pioneers took the time to get wireless right, but audiophiles won’t be impressed with these cans.

Optoma NuForce BE6i

Optoma NuForce BE6i wireless in-ear headphones review: You won't believe they're Bluetooth

The aluminum enclosures are pretty and all, but it's the sound that makes these headphones worth the price of admission.

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Meze 99 Classics headphone review: beautifully crafted cans

The Meze 99 Classics are an exhilarating experience for the serious music lover.

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Headphones buyers guide: Which type delivers the best balance of great sound, isolation, and comfortable fit?

In the ear, over the ear, or on the ear: We examine three headphone types and name the the best for music lovers.


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Fender FXA6 Pro in-ear monitors review: These earphones are something special

You might think they’re expensive at $400, but their sound and fit rival custom-made monitors that cost nearly three times more.

Bowers & Wilkens P5 Wireless

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless headphones review: So expensive, so good

This could be the best sounding set of wireless on-ear headphones that you’ll ever clamp to your skull. If you can afford it.