What are the best Over-ear headphones ?

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    #1Focal 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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    Judy Hunter
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "I'm picky about headphones, which can often feel so uncomfortable that I can't concentrate on the music. These Focal Listen headphones are totally different--they are so cushioned I feel like I could sleep in the them. Not only are they comfortable, the sound quality is great too--everything from podcasts to jazz to metal just sounds better when I use these."
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    #2Philips M1MKIIBK/27 Fidelio

    Philips M1MKIIBK/27 Fidelio

    Melding best-in-class sound and true comfort in an iconic design, the Philips Fidelio M1MKII is expertly engineered and crafted for high definition music enjoyment. Its light yet sturdy design also ensures superb noise isolation on the go.

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    Anthony Meyer
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "These are highly rated, and reasonably priced. Philips is a trustworthy brand and the headphones look nice."
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    #3Oppo 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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    Xu Ding
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "The Oppo PM-3 are absolutely the best over-ear headphones I have found. They provide a professional level of audio experience and are affordable enough for any audiophile. They are relatively light for the style and the functionality and they provide great noise isolation. I have been using them as my everyday headphones for a few months now and they really shine when using high-resolution audio, getting the sounds perfect."
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    #4Bose 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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    Yi Liang
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The Bose QuietComfort 35 Series wireless headphones are noise cancelling and they work great. These black headphones have a great battery life and are worn over the head, they are perfect for keeping the noise out."
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    #5Mpow 059

    Mpow 059

    Designed for an excellent listening experience, Mpow 059 Bluetooth headset with CSR chip and around-ear cushion design can provide robust, immersive and Hi-fidelity sound.

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    Echo Xia
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "I love my new headphones! For starters, I love the way they look. Call me superficial if that makes you happy, but the red inside and the neat curve to the design makes me swoon every time I see them. I've had them for a week so I'm not about ready to take them for granted. And they're not only pretty - they deliver like nobody's business. The sound is crisp, clean and very well balanced. The headphones are just insulating enough that I can focus on my music and enjoy the quiet while still not being completely shut off from the outside world. And I never had any connection problems. Last but not least, those beauties are really comfy and even after hours I felt like I was not wearing anything on my ears. Worth the try, definitely."
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    #6Grado 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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    Félix Rivera
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "I have never heard of this brand, but I am glad I gave them the chance. The sound accuracy and clarity is far better than what I would expect from 100 dollar head phones. The headphones sat comfortably on my head for hours with no pain to my head or ears. The only thing that really needs work is the overall build quality of these headphones. I feel like it would just die if I accidentally roll over it with my computer chair."
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    #7Sennheiser 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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    Kathleen Griffin
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "I have to say, these were a disappointment. I mean, they aren't the best headphones out there, but for a mid-range headphone they aren't that great, either. They didn't even fit well for an over-ear headphone. The sound was okay, but they weren't very loud or comfortable. I'd say, there are better choices out there for your money, these sure aren't the best. "
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    #8Griffin Volume-Limiting Headphones

    Griffin Volume-Limiting Headphones
    These monkey-themed over-the-ear headphones include a volume-limiting feature that is safe for a kid's ears. The kid-friendly designed headphones are also constructed from durable materials specifically made for active and outgoing children.
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    Juan Santos
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "These are absolutely not the best over-ear headphones out there. I'm not even sure that they're the best over-ear headphones made specifically for kids. They are however the cutest headphones. I wish they'd fit my big head. They do what they should as far as kids headphones go. "
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    #9Beats 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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    Amy Ward
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "Beats get a bad rap among audiophiles, and yes, they're not the best on the market. But they work as described and, to my layman ears, sound great. They're also very comfortable to wear. "
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    #10V-Moda Crossfade XFBT

    V-Moda Crossfade XFBT
    The V-Moda Crossfade XFBT are over-ear Bluetooth headphones which you can use also wired. They offer you high quality sound with a military level durability thanks to their selected materials. Available in different colors.
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    Jean Mason
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "Great suggestion. These are excellent quality headphones that would satisfy just about any audiophile. "
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    #11Plantronics 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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    Kevin Wright
    Written on February 11, 2018
    "These are solid headphones for the price with great sound quality. The reviews are good and the price for what you get is amazing."
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    #12Beats 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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    Louis King
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "While looking for headphones, I came across the Beats Solo2 Wireless. While I've heard better headphones in the same price range, you cannot beat the aesthetics and novelty from beats headphones. They have a sleek design and very abundant bass. If you're into that, these are a must buy."
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    #13Panasonic 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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    Joseph Austin
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "Panasonic's rp-htx80b headphones are a pretty good choice if you're looking for standard over-ear headphones. The sound quality is better than most in it's price range."
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    #14Sony 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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    Donna Tucker
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Sony makes pretty good products. If your looking for quality in sound I would suggest this product hands down."
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    #15JVC HAS160B FLATS

    JVC HAS160B FLATS

    JVC HAS160B FLATS Lightweight Folding Headphones are stylish, compact headphones with a slim metallic headband and sleek, soft ear pads that rest on the ear. The earpieces pivot so that the lightweight headphones can lie flat, making them ideal for listeners who want a portable, compact headphone, but who prefer a headband/on-the-ear style.

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    Howard Gibson
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "I've always loved over the ear headphones and have never really been able to use other styles very well. I recently found these JVC Flats and they work amazingly well! They are comfortable and easy to wear. They also sound perfect. I love them!"
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    #16Audiovox MTGHP1CA

    Audiovox MTGHP1CA
    Single Channel Wireless Fold-Flat Headphones. The Movies2Go single channel wireless fold-flat headphones are the perfect if you looking to replace a broken or lost pair of wireless headphones.
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    Adriana Castro
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "Bang for the buck, these are great. They sound good for the price and they are wireless! It's nice that they fold up so they don't take up a lot of space so I can just toss them in my bag and not have to find the perfect spot for them to fit."
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    #17Bowers & 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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    Justin Cunningham
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "I was almost instantly impressed with the sound quality of the B&W P7s. They're a bit heavier on the ears because of being wireless, but not uncomfortably so. Quite surprising how well balanced the tone is; maybe even worth the premium price over comparable Sennheisers. "
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    #18Audio-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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    Gilberto Alvarado
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "I watched the video review on the Amazon page and I read some of the reviews and these headphones appear to be very good. I can't say they're the best, having not tried them, but you should give them a try."
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    #19V-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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    Johnny Fernandez
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "I tried the V-Moda Crossfades at best buy. The sound quality and style of the headphones is incredible. I purchased 15 pairs for all my family members so they could listen to their sick beats all day long."
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    #20V-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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    Jack Lawrence
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "The drivers on these headphones can't be beat, with the bass response being crystal clear. No in ear buds can match the Crossfade by any means, and the sound quality is great. The sleek design doesn't quite transfer to comfort but overall i'd say the headphones are pretty decent."
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    #21Harman 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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    Rose Fernandez
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "These headphones are absolute trash. That's not even looking at the price. That's looking at the headphones and seeing that they're so obviously flawed. The high price is just ridiculous."
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    #22I-Mego Throne

    I-Mego Throne
    With a sleek retro style, the I-Mego Throne headphones offer you crystal clear audio with deep bass. They have a real leather headband and memory-foam ear pads for more comfort. Include an integrated one-button microphone to make and receive calls. Compatible with iOS devices.
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    Andrea Gutierrez
    Written on January 31, 2018
    "I-Mego Throne over ear headphones are more economically priced than trendier brands and have good sound quality. The fit may not work for some and the color may be off putting for some, but I like it. I like that they’re compatible with my iPhone. "

Summary

Best What are the best Over-ear headphones
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Focal Listen Electronics 15 Paid
2Philips M1MKIIBK/27 Fidelio Electronics 10 Paid
3Oppo PM-3Electronics 9 Paid
4Bose QuietComfort 35 SeriesElectronics 6 Paid
5Mpow 059Electronics 4 Paid
6Grado SR80e Electronics 1 Paid
7Sennheiser B01MSZSJE9Electronics 1 Paid
8Griffin Volume-Limiting HeadphonesElectronics 0 Paid
9Beats Solo HDElectronics 0 Paid
10V-Moda Crossfade XFBTElectronics 0 Paid
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