What are the best headphones under 500 dollars?

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    #1Sennheiser HD 598 Over-Ear Headphones - Ivory

    Sennheiser HD 598 Over-Ear Headphones - Ivory

    The Sennheiser HD 598 is a premium audiophile dedicated and luxurious high-end materials headphones-set.

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    Teresa Hoffman
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "These headphones are a really good deal for audiophiles. They are also super cool looking, I love my black pair."
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    #2Skullcandy Smokin' Buds

    Skullcandy Smokin' Buds
    This classic earbuds are now wireless, with a lightweight collar that will make sure they don't fall from your ears. Their battery lasts for up to 6 hours, and you will be able to use them to talk with your friends using their built-in microphone. 



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    Larry Lucas
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "They sound good and fit good"
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    #3Ferrari AAV-1LFH008K

    Ferrari AAV-1LFH008K

    These sophisticated and high-quality headphones will allow you to listen to your favorite music in great fashion and while supporting your favorite scuderia. They have an ergonomic and foldable design, so you will be able to carry them anywhere. 

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    Chirag Verma
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "I'm a bit of a audio nerd. I like having really nice sounding headphones. I am not someone who is satisfied unless I get top of the line equipment for listening to music. I didn't want to spend over 500 though. I'm not rich or anything. The Ferrari AAV-1LFH008K are probably the best headphones available for under 500 dollars. You can't go wrong with these."
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    #4Sennheiser CX 5.00i Black In-Ear Canal Headset

    Sennheiser CX 5.00i Black In-Ear Canal Headset

    The Sennheiser CX 5.00i Black is an in-hear headphones compatible with iOs and Galaxy devices. 

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    Tejas Patil
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "Sennheiser makes some of the best headsets on the market, and the CX 5.00i is no exception. Many people do not like the bulky, over the ear style, headphones, and this is a great alternative for those people. The sound quality is wonderful, and the clarity and bass are much better than you would expect for ear buds."
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    #5Ferrari AAV-2LFH005R

    Ferrari AAV-2LFH005R

    Robust and durable, these headphones will allow you to listen to your favorite music while supporting Ferrari. 

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    Timothy Bailey
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "horribly reviewed headphones, I think they are only good if you like the branding of ferrari and don't care about audio quality. Search for sennheiser headphones for better options."
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    #6AKG Pro Audio K67 TIESTO DJ Headphones

    AKG Pro Audio K67 TIESTO DJ Headphones
    The K67 TIËSTO headphones are designed for pros but also amateurs and music lovers -whether you're looking to mix in the studio, use in live environment or simply listen to compressed or streaming audio on your mobile music player.
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    Douglas Hart
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "Very low quality. Needed some new headphones and guess what. Now I need it again! These are trash, they broke within months. It's like some sort of cheap useless material made these. For what they cost they are not worth it at all."
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    #7Sennheiser RS 165 RF Wireless Headphone System

    Sennheiser RS 165 RF Wireless Headphone System

    The Sennheiser RS 165 is a perfect wireless hi-fi audio system for your home theatre. It features circumaural headphone system with excellent digital transmission and multiple analogues and digital inputs. 

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    Carol Welch
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "These headphones are incredible! I've had mine for about three months now, and I would never go back to my old headphones. The sound quality is amazing, it's so realistic that you feel like you're in the show or movie instead of just watching it. The headphones are extremely comfortable so that I can wear them for extended periods of time, and I really love that the wireless feature allows me to keep listening even if I need to leave the room. If you're looking for wireless headphones that are affordable but still deliver superior sound, I would definitely recommend giving the Sennheiser Headphone System a try, you won't regret it!"
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    #8AKG Pro Audio K702

    AKG Pro Audio K702

    These high quality headphones will allow you to enjoy your favorite music in the best fashion. With a clean and neutral sound output, you will be able to isolate every instrument and voice of every song. 

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    Omar de la Torre
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "I love this pair of headphones, they're everything you could want in a pair of headphones. "
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    #9Ferrari 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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    Crystal Barnett
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Product came 2 days before projected date. Packaging is really nice! It comes with 3 cords (Standard, w/Mic-vol control, and one button Mic-vol control) I'd recommend it because no one expects to see Ferrari branded headphones. They're stylish and they actually sound better than the Beats Audio heaphones I've tested. The only Con I can think of right now is the fact that I went to the Logic3 website and there doesn't seem to be any good support behind their heaphones, so like any other heaphones I buy, I'm skeptical about how long they'll last"
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    #10Skullcandy Ink'd 2.0

    Skullcandy Ink'd 2.0

    The best-selling headphones by Skullcandy feature supreme sound, flat and more resistive cable, one button remote control, noise-isolating and it fits your personal style with almost a dozen or different colours. 

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    Frances Pierce
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "Skullcandy have amazing headphones and these are no exception, really nicely made and produced."
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    #11Sennheiser CX 5.00G

    Sennheiser CX 5.00G

    Sennheiser CX 5.00G is a pair of in-ear headphones with in-line microphone and 3-button remote that will allow you to fully take control of your audio and calls. It features a new ergonomic design and an 18-ohm impedance transducer tuned for wide frequency response.

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    Danielle Mills
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "These are great headphones for the price, but there are better options out there. The sound quality is ok, but the cord is pretty long and heavy. I would be willing to spend a bit more to improve the design and the sound."
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    #12AKG K391 NC

    AKG K391 NC
    AKG K391 NC in-ear headphones turn a noisy space into a private concert or screening. Compact and easy to travel with, these noise-cancelling, in-ear headphones will make anything from a crowded airplane to a subway seem downright peaceful while delivering powerful, detailed sound directly to your ears. We've included a premium carrying bag, and an in-line microphone allows you to answer calls.
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    Deborah Garza
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I have had a few sets of the headphones by ANG. These pretty much measure up the same. They are pretty good for the price, sound decent. They are comfortable in the ear and are not too heavy that they fall out. Noise canceling is ok, depending on the level of volume. Noise cancelation unit works really well but a bit big wish it was a bit smaller. Overall not bad for the price."
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    #13Sennheiser HD280PRO

    Sennheiser HD280PRO

    The HD 280 PRO is a high-quality headphone by Sennheiser that features dynamic, closed-ear, lightweight and comfortable build-up. It has a 3.3 - 9.8 feet coiled wire and up to 32 db attenuation of outside sound source.

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    Jeffrey Martin
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "These are great prosumer headphones. Not top of the line, but definitely better than all consumer products including beats. These would be your best option for under 100, but you can get some better headphone for under 500 that would be better sound quality than these. Not a bad choice, but not the best under 500. "

Summary

Best What are the best headphones under 500 dollars
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Sennheiser HD 598 Over-Ear Headphones - IvoryElectronics 18 Paid
2Skullcandy Smokin' BudsElectronics 16 Paid
3Ferrari AAV-1LFH008K Electronics 13 Paid
4Sennheiser CX 5.00i Black In-Ear Canal HeadsetElectronics 12 Paid
5Ferrari AAV-2LFH005R Electronics 10 Paid
6AKG Pro Audio K67 TIESTO DJ HeadphonesElectronics 10 Paid
7Sennheiser RS 165 RF Wireless Headphone SystemElectronics 9 Paid
8AKG Pro Audio K702Electronics 8 Paid
9Ferrari AAV-2LFH007W Electronics 6 Paid
10Skullcandy Ink'd 2.0Electronics 5 Paid
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