What are the best on ear headphones?

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    #1Oppo 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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    Marie Webb
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "These have fantastic sound. They are beautifully designed. But I can't recommend them at this high a price. It's still way too much. You can get comparable headphones for half this price."
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    #2Bowers & 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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    Liu Gao
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "These headphones are sound amazing. They are super soft on the ears and block out other sound. "
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    #3Bose QuietComfort 35 Series

    Bose QuietComfort 35 Series

    World-class noise cancellation makes quiet sound quieter and music sound better. Volume-optimized EQ for balanced audio performance at any volume. Wireless convenience, with easy Bluetooth and NFC pairing aided by voice prompts. 20-hour battery life per charge; up to 40 hours in wired mode. Noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for clear calls even in windy environments

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    Michael Austin
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "The Bose QuietComfort 35 Series is a good choice if you want one of the best on-ear headphones and don't mind paying a premium. Wireless convenience with both Bluetooth and NFC for easy connecting. Long battery life when charged and has a noise-rejecting dual microphone for added performance."
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    #4Beyerdynamic 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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    Crystal Moreno
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "I needed a good set of headphones to do speech HITs on Mturk. I ordered myself a Beyerdynamic T70 based on a recommendation from my sister. They work very well and I'm really happy with my choice."
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    #5Focal Listen

    Focal Listen

    Focal Listen is a wireless closed-back headphone with a battery capacity capable of up to 20 hours of listening. It has ergonomic controls and an isolation that can preserve acoustic qualities of the headphone even in loud surroundings.

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    Michelle Mitchell
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "These have a good sound and are comfortable. The description says they are Bluetooth but they aren't! They are wired, it was a big disappointment. "
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    #6V-MODA Crossfade

    V-MODA Crossfade
    Crossfade M-100 are the world's first crowdsourced, lightweight metal, noise-isolating headphones. The modern audiophile sound signature is the winner of 20+ Editors' Choice Awards, including CNET & Voted #1 Headphones by DJ Mag back to back. Over 40% of the world's top 100 DJs use the Crossfade M-100 on stage, on the road and in the studio.
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    John Schmidt
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "These are lighter than average over ear headphones: V-Moda Crossfade. They have wone several awards. Would be a great choice for long lasting headphones. "
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    #7Sony XB950B1

    Sony XB950B1

    Sony XB950B1 are over-ear headphones that feature a high-quality wireless audio with Bluetooth and NFC, plus LDAC, The Sony Connect App optimize your sound settings adjusting bass levels and selecting preset functions.

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    Sophia Li
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "Wireless headphones are important for the average music listener now. Sony's XB950B1 is a great model that does not disappoint."
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    #8Beats Solo 2

    Beats Solo 2

    Beats Solo2 is a pair of Wired On-Ear Headphones, available in up to 10 colors that delivers fine-tuned acoustics and stands out for its clarity and balance in sounds. It's been designed for a portable usage, so it's ideal for casual listeners who need to neutralize external sounds.

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    Brittany Knight
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "They were top of the line when they came out. And they are top of the line now. Beats continues to push the bar and here are their latest testament."
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    #9Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

    Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

    The ATH-M50x is a pair of closed back headphones that can be used for studio monitoring as well as casual music listening. The sound produced by this headphones can be considered as neutral or balanced but has a slightly aggressive tone.

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    Bobby Simmons
    Written on January 31, 2018
    "I really like the sound quality of these earphones and wouldn't buy any other."
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    #10Beyerdynamic 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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    Joseph Hayes
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "The DT770 pros are a great over-ear headphones. They are closed so no sound escapes and are great for studio work. The bass is very powerful on these headphones. I never get tired from having the headphones on because of the velour pads."
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    #11Sennheiser B01MSZSJE9

    Sennheiser B01MSZSJE9

    Sennheiser B01MSZSJE9 offers exceptional sound for every day listening to mobile devices. It is powered by proprietary Sennheiser drivers that deliver a well-balanced, amazingly detailed sound with dynamic bass. It also has a Bluetooth wireless technology. 

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    Richard Delgado
    Written on January 21, 2018
    "I needed a new pair of ear phones because my old ones fell in a toilet. I came on here for a suggestion by asking what the best on ear headphones were. I was told to try Sennheiser HD 4.40. These headphones are amazing. I couldn't be happier. "
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    #12AKG 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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    Sean Liang
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "The K551s were hyped a bit to me, and I was disappointed. I dislike the way they 'fold'; they twist too easily, and just slip off my ears, which are abnormally large. For the price, the sound quality also doesn't measure up to what I'd expect."
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    #13AKG Y50

    AKG Y50
    The AKG Y50 headphones offer you high quality sound with enriched bass performance. They have closed ear-cup to reduce ambient noise and feature a microphone to make and receive calls. Available in different colors.
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    Scott McDonald
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "These are well-built and comfortable. Sound needs vary for different users, and for me, they were a bit too bass-heavy. Further, they don't seem to get very loud. It's as if the headphones want to make a lot of decisions for the user rather than handing over some control. They are fine for casual listening, but hardcore music fans who want headphones to use frequently and in different settings might be disappointed. "
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    #14Grado SR80e

    Grado SR80e

    The SR80 utilizes a 4 conductor connecting cable and larger ear cushions, the result of which gives a more open stage. The sr80 provides an improved bass resonance, which enhances the overall detail. 

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    Anna Rodriguez
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "Very good headphones, I really like the sound coming through them. Could almost say awesome! Definitely recommend anyone to check them out. "
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    #15Klipsch Image ONE

    Klipsch Image ONE

    Klipsch Image ONE is an on-ear noise isolation headphone with padded ear cups for comfort. It has a three-button remote and mic for total control over your calls and playlist. This model is discontinued by the manufacturer.

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    Caroline Wang
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I find this type of headphones useful because it gives you privacy and it is useful to change songs. The only bad thing would be that it is discontinued and if you need spare parts you would not get them now. On the other hand, a discontinued product for me has more value."

Summary

Best What are the best on ear headphones
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Oppo PM-3Electronics 23 Paid
2Bowers & Wilkins P7 Electronics 20 Paid
3Bose QuietComfort 35 SeriesElectronics 18 Paid
4Beyerdynamic T 70Electronics 17 Paid
5Focal Listen Electronics 15 Paid
6V-MODA Crossfade Electronics 14 Paid
7Sony XB950B1Electronics 12 Paid
8Beats Solo 2Electronics 10 Paid
9Audio-Technica ATH-M50xElectronics 9 Paid
10Beyerdynamic DT770 ProElectronics 6 Paid
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