What are the best comfortable over-ear headphones to use at work?

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    #1Beyerdynamic T 70

    Beyerdynamic T 70

    Beyerdynamic T 70 is a pair of over-ear headphones with two versions available: T 70 to use at home, T 70 p to use on the go. These headphones make use of Tesla technology, which combines ultra-high efficiency with precise and detailed sound. Thanks to its closed design, it prevents external noise from entering to your ears, contributing to noise isolation.

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    Abhinav Trivedi
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "I use the T70p over-ear phones to listen to podcasts on my smartphone while I commute back and forth to work everyday. There are a great product. The sound is clear and the phones are comfortable. My only issue is the price tag. They’re pretty expensive, compared to more traditional ear buds. Hopefully, the price comes down soon. "
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    #2AKG K551

    AKG K551
    The AKG K551s is a pair of over-ear headphones with in-line microphone and passive noise reduction. Its 2-inch (50-millimeter) drivers ensures an accurate sound quality delivery and its closed-back design reduces sound leakage and contributes to noise isolating.


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    Teresa Long
    Written on January 21, 2018
    "AKG K551 over the ear headphones are state of the art. The sound quality is amazing with no leakage. If you’re on a budget like I am, they may be a bit out of your price range. If you can afford them, I would highly recommend them."
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    #3Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro

    Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro
    The DT770 Pro is a pair of over-ear headphones, specially designed for professional mixing and studio recording thanks to its high-resolution sound. This is a good option not only for professionals but also people who need to cope with a noisy environment or want some comfortable headphones to to use for many hours.
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    Heather Alexander
    Written on January 21, 2018
    "These completely blow my old headphones out of the water. Actually, they completely blow any piece of listening equipment I've ever owned (which is a lot of stuff) out of the water. Firstly, they are ridiculously comfy. I wear glasses, so on/over-ear headphones can be uncomfortable, but these are just lovely. The velour ear pads are a great touch, I got the pair with the silver ear pads. Caution to those with big heads: these might not fit you, my head is kinda big and I have them extended almost all the way. Anyone with a normalish-large head or smaller should be perfectly fine, though. They look like they weigh a ton, but they're surprisingly light, which contributes to their comfiness. Despite being so light, they feel very strong. Absolutely no creaky plastic, very well built. Also, the cable is ridiculously heavy-duty, and the strain reliefs are very solid. The soundstage is just incredible, it's like you're in the studio with the band. Find yourself a nice DAC and a lossless recording of your favorite song, it's just unbelievable. Binaural recordings are just magical through these. The bass is possibly a little recessed for some, but in a world of bass-boosted everything, it's nice to find a pair of headphones that break the mold. All ranges are immaculately balanced and the amount of detail in the sound is like nothing I've ever heard"
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    #4AKG Pro Audio K77

    AKG Pro Audio K77

    AKG Pro Audio K77 is a pair of over-ear headphones, with a semi-closed and lightweight design that ensures a higher comfort for long periods of time. Its large high-performance 40mm (1.6") speakers delivers a powerful and high-quality sound.

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    Linda Robinson
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "These headphones are excellent, and I would completely recommend them to anyone. The sound they produce is super high quality but no one is able to hear outside of the ear phones. I use them constantly. "
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    #5Panasonic RP-HTX80B

    Panasonic RP-HTX80B
    The Panasonic RP-HTX80B headphones combine a retro style with wireless capability. It is compatible with Bluetooth devices and their high-capacity battery lasts up to 24 hours. Include a microphone and quick-access controls to manage your phone. 
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    Zachary Lawrence
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "People want wireless Bluetooth headphones nowadays and these are a good choice. I personally feel that wired headphones still deliver a better sound but I guess that is up to the listener to decide. These work well and the quick access controls are nice to have."
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    #6Beats Solo HD

    Beats Solo HD

    The Beats Solo HD over ear headphones offer you a clearer sound with deeper bass. They include a built-in microphone and remote control to make and receive calls. Build of durable and flexible material, they have a metal strip to reinforce their structure. Available in different colors.

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    Melissa Howell
    Written on February 24, 2018
    "Beats are extremely comfortable headphones. These are however discontinued. "
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    #7Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2

    Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2

    The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 comes with an active noise cancellation feature and offers up to 24 hours of wireless streaming for music, and movies. It also comes with a sensor so it automatically plays or stops when you wear or remove it.

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    Rogelio Vega
    Written on February 10, 2018
    "The reviews show that they are a comfortable solution"
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    #8V-Moda Crossfade M-80

    V-Moda Crossfade M-80
    The V-Moda Crossfade M-80 speakers combine a high performance with a compact on-ear, lightweight construction. They feature a noise-isolating technology to let you enjoy your music without distractions.
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    Johnny White
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "These are EXTREMELY comfy headphones. They fit perfectly on my ear and I'd agree that they are the comfiest headphones you can get for the price point."
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    #9Harman Kardon Soho

    Harman Kardon Soho
    The Harman Kardon Soho wireless headphones offer you refined sound quality across all frequencies. They have Bluetooth connectivity with NFC, allowing you to listen to your music everywhere. Available in different colors.
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    Victoria Hunter
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "I have been searching for a comfortable pair of over-ear headphones to use at work. A friend suggested Harman Kardon Soho headphones. I'm not really sure why though, because they are not over-ear headphones. I will keep searching."
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    #10Beats Solo2 Wireless

    Beats Solo2 Wireless
    The Beats Solo2 Wireless headphones deliver fine-tuned acoustics for clarity, breadth and balanced sound. They are equipped with Bluetooth technology and their rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours. Include a built-in mic to make and receive calls. Available in different colors.
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    Russell Castillo
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "These are actually "on-ear," but the pads are very comfortable. The built-in mic is a nice touch, and may come in handy for office use. They "buffer" outside noise, but do not cancel. The 12 hour battery life is perfect for most workplace scenarios. Like all Beats headphones, the do a lot of the EQ-ing for the user, emphasizing the bass perhaps more than some would like, although for other users this might be a perk. "

Summary

Best What are the best comfortable over-ear headphones to use at work
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Beyerdynamic T 70Electronics 9 Paid
2AKG K551Electronics 5 Paid
3Beyerdynamic DT770 ProElectronics 4 Paid
4AKG Pro Audio K77Electronics 1 Paid
5Panasonic RP-HTX80BElectronics 1 Paid
6Beats Solo HDElectronics 0 Paid
7Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2Electronics 0 Paid
8V-Moda Crossfade M-80Electronics 0 Paid
9Harman Kardon SohoElectronics 0 Paid
10Beats Solo2 WirelessElectronics 0 Paid
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