What are the best headphones over $200?

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    #1Sony MDR-1000X

    Sony MDR-1000X

    Sony is one the greatest technology brands in the world. The MDR 1000x headphones are he ultimate sound machine if you are looking for avoiding external noise. They also can work as wired or wireless headphones. 



    Harold Jacobs
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "These are expensive but well worth it. You won't regret it. Better than Bose."
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    #2Sennheiser PXC 550

    Sennheiser PXC 550

    Sennheiser is always a quality guarantee and this model is not an exception. The PXC 550 counts with active noise cancelling, an overall full sound (thanks to its great bass and detailed highs) and wireless connection.


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    Jorge Luis Carrera
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Good quality high end headphones. They are comfortable to wear and the design is nice as well. These headphones will fit comfortable and offer great sound quality. However you can also get a few better headphones at a similar price."
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    #3Ferrari AAV-2LFH007W

    Ferrari AAV-2LFH007W

    Powered by two AAA batteries, these headphones have an active noise cancellation system that will allow you to only listen to your favorite songs, without hearing anything from the outside. 


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    Catherine Tucker
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I purchased this headset to replace an older Panasonic noise cancelling headset that my daughter managed to ruin after 5 years of service. The Panasonic model, which I really liked, sold for about $40 while this headset was well North of $100. I attempted to purchase another similar Panasonic model, but apparently it's no longer available. Both models are comparable in sound fidelity, audio level handling, battery lifetime, and noise cancellation, but the Panasonic headset was lighter and much more comfortable to wear over long periods (e.g., 2+ hours; the length of a movie). The Ferrari model is noticeably heavier and much less comfortable than the older Panasonic. The downgrade to three stars was for the uncomfortable fit (one star) as well as the unjustified higher cost (2nd star). "
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    #4Beats Solo3

    Beats Solo3
    This wireless on-ear headphones runs on W1 Technology, and comes with adjustable cushioned ear cups for a customizable fit. It's packed with 40 hours of battery life, and a Fast Fuel 5 minute charge that equals three hours of playback time.

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    Phillip Willis
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "beats is the known brand for headphones. one of the best headphones in the market. it has 40 hours of battery life. Premium playback and fine-tuned acoustics maximize clarity, breadth, and balance. LED Fuel Gauge. best for everyday use as it has cushion ear cups, provides best noise cancellation. you can activate it with siri, take calls or listen to music"
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    #5AKG N60NC

    AKG N60NC

    AKG N60NC is a wireless headphone which will allow you to listen to your favorite jams using Bluetooth technology. Plus, with the noise-canceling technology, you will be able to use them in crowded areas without missing anything from your songs. 


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    Rachel Keller
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Who wouldn't want wireless headphones in this day and age? These are so great! Yes, they are expensive but with the bluetooth and noise canceling they are just as good - if not better than Bose or Beats. 15 hours of battery life could be improved so minus 1 point for that feature. Otherwise, these are a good value and the noise canceling alone is worth the splurge. No more crying babies on airplanes!"
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    #6Oppo PM-3

    Oppo PM-3

    The OPPO PM-3 is a pair of closed-back planar magnetic headphones that combines elegant styling with noise isolation, isolating you from external noise while preventing sound leakage.


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    Brandon Vasquez
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Really great headphones. Beautiful, crisp, clear sound with a wide range. It's pricey, but you're getting what you pay for. Only downside is depending on your ear and head shape, it can be a bit uncomfortable to wear, especially for long periods of time, as I found."
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    #7V-Moda Crossfade 2

    V-Moda Crossfade 2
    The V-Moda Crossfade 2 headphones are a mix of high performance and military level durability. Equipped with Bluetooth, they let you listen to your favorite music with freedom and without distractions thanks to their passive noise isolation. Available in different colors.

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    Shirley Wang
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This set of head phones is absolutely fantastic. The highs, midrange and base are clear and in proportion. I have bought several pair of Bose noise cancelling headphones and was never satisfied with the lack of clear bright bass. For my money, these blow away any of Bose's head phones and they cost less. Was looking for head phones that would replicate the music as you would hear it in a concert or lounge setting. These headphones add the right amount of tight, clear base that makes the music realistic and warm rather than flat and stark as in the Bose."
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    #8Bowers & Wilkins P7

    Bowers & Wilkins P7
    These incredibly immersive over-ear headphones deliver professional-quality sound in a large but foldable design, while wireless streaming via Bluetooth aptX means you can listen anywhere completely free of cables.

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    Thomas Fuller
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "The P7 are good headphones for the price but not studio quality. I would look elsewhere for a higher quality pair of headphones if you are an audiophile like myself."


Best What are the best headphones over $200
1Sony MDR-1000XElectronics 14 Paid
2Sennheiser PXC 550Electronics 11 Paid
3Ferrari AAV-2LFH007W Electronics 9 Paid
4Beats Solo3Electronics 8 Paid
5AKG N60NC Electronics 6 Paid
6Oppo PM-3Electronics 5 Paid
7V-Moda Crossfade 2Electronics 2 Paid
8Bowers & Wilkins P7 Electronics 1 Paid

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