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Gear on your ear: Six premium Bluetooth headsets reviewed

We tested six premium-priced Bluetooth headsets, expecting to get the cream of the phone-accessory crop. We instead found a wide range of quality, comfort, and add-ons.

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Buying Guide: Find the best Bluetooth headset or speakerphone

Thanks to the ubiquity of Bluetooth, we're spoiled by an abundance of headsets and car speakerphones. Use our buying guide to learn about the different types, know what to look for when shopping, and get specific recommendations.

Review: MEElectronics’s A161P In-Ear Headphones are a best buy

MEElectronics’s A161P looks modest, but it offers impressive headphone value at $129 (and even more so at street prices). It’s easy to recommend for just about anyone.

Review: AfterShokz Bluez are surprisingly comfortable

These wireless bone-conduction headphones are quite comfortable, but perhaps a tad expensive for the sound quality.

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Review: Skullcandy's Slyr headset delivers sweet sounds at a sweet price

This headset is tuned for gaming, and delivers a strong value proposition —whether you’re on a console, handheld device or PC. Still, audiophiles can likely find better equipment for movies or music at a similar price.

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Review: Apple EarPods

Apple's new headphones, called EarPods, ship with the iPhone 5 and the latest iPod models, but they're also available for purchase separately. Are they worth your money? Here's our full review.

Hands on: Apple's new EarPods headphones

Apple's new headphones, called EarPods, ship with the iPhone 5 and the latest iPod models, but they're also available for purchase separately. Are they worth your money? Here's our first look.

Review: Velodyne vPulse headphones offer big bass without offending

The vPulse is the first headphone offering from subwoofer specialist Velodyne, and as you'd expect, it offers big bass. But as with its subwoofer siblings, the vPulse's bass is high quality and doesn't get in the way of the rest of the music. Combine that low end with a lovely midrange and a functional design and you get a headphone that's easy to recommend in the $100 price range.

Logitech Ultimate Ears 350vi Noise-Isolating Headset run heavy on bass

The Ultimate Ears 350vi's $60 price tag (and even lower street price) makes it an attractive buy, especially given its three-button remote and headset functionality. However, the 350vi's domineering bass makes it difficult to recommend it for many listeners.

Crayola MyPhones and Ety-Kids 3 earbuds let kids listen safely

Griffin Technology's Crayola MyPhones and Etymotic's Ety-Kids 3 Headset + Earphones are specifically designed to let your child enjoy music, movies, games, and educational software while maintaining their hearing health (and your own peace and quiet).

Nocs NS400 in-ear headphones offer good sound, Apple-inspired design

Nocs' NS400 offers a considerable improvement over the company's NS200 in-ear headphones for just a $30 premium. The NS400 will appeal to anyone looking for good headphones that match their Apple products, especially at street prices.

Spider Realvoice headphones are a pleasure to listen to

Spider's Realvoice in-ear-headphones don't give you the clearest and most-detailed audio available, but the Realvoice makes music a pleasure to listen to.

Scosche's IEM856md In Ear Monitors offer great sound

At the $250 list price, Scosche's IEM856md and IEM856m canalbuds aren't cheap, but they offer great, well-balanced sound with no glaring weaknesses. Their substantially lower street prices make them potentially great values.

Shure SE315 earphones shine, headset adapter is convenient

Shure's SE315 features design and ergonomics that are as good as it gets for in-ear-canal headphones without stepping up to custom models, and audio quality is excellent. The company's $60 CBL-M+-K-EFS cable option adds headset functionality.

MEElectronics A151 is a quality headphone at a reasonable price

The $75 MEElectronics A151 is a canalphone that uses balanced-armature technology to provide accurate, balanced sound. It's a strong performer, especially given its price.