What are the best over-ear headphones under $200?

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    #1Sony MDR-7506

    Sony MDR-7506

    Sony MDR7506 is a pair of Large Diaphragm Headphones specially designed for professional use. These headphones feature neodymium magnets for a powerful acoustic experience and provide external sound isolation and sound leakage.


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    Betty Lawson
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "If your work involves heavy use of headphones to transcribe audios or some other purpose then you may want to invest in the Sony MDR-7506 headphones. They tune all other noise out when you are wearing them and make listening an extraordinary experience."
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    #2Audio-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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    Walter Dunn
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "Audio-Technica headphones have a solid standing in the market since they produce high quality and durable headphones. Since you have a budget of $200, you may want to buy the M50x, but if you save a little bit, you would definitely want to have the wireless version, M70x. "
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    #3Sennheiser HD 206

    Sennheiser HD 206

    The Sennheiser HD206 is a pair of closed back headphones that offers passive sound isolation and avoids sound leakage. Thanks to its lightweight and comfortable design, these headphones are ideal for long listening.


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    Kathleen Young
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "The Sennheiser are serviceable headphones, but they are from from the best. The cost of headphones can definitely get high, but these are nowhere near the best available for under $200. There are plenty in the category that far surpass these."
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    #4Beats 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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    Armando Ríos
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "The Beats Solo 2 headphones provide an all around enjoyable listening experience. It's a bonus that they are apparently stylish and are comfortable enough to wear most places. I'd say they are worth the money."
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    #5Beyerdynamic 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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    Edward Cooper
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "one of the best headphones you can get under 200 dollars and it sounds really amazing "
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    #6AKG 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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    Paul Pena
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "This a good headphone, but there are far better ones at its price point. If it were half the price I would jump all over it, but it's simply not worth paying full price for. Good highs and mids, a little weak on the bass side. Not awful, just average. "
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    #7JVC HA-RX900

    JVC HA-RX900

    The JVC HA-RX900 is a pair of headphones by JVC that provides deep premium bass sound and pressure dispersion pad for extra comfort. The architecture of these headphones also provides extra natural sound. 


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    Grace West
    Written on January 21, 2018
    "I don't always like having headphones that go in my ear. They fall out and the sound is not as good. These headphones go over my ear comfortably and the sound is powerful. It has deep bass sound production, a mesh pad for extra comfort, acoustic lens structure and two types of superior sound. I couldn't ask for more. "
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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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    Brandon Garcia
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "I love music as life would be boring without any music. So I know the pain of having to get a decent pair of headphones that won't break the bank while still providing some decent quality sound. The Griffin Volume-Limiting Monkey KaZoo MyPhones Headphones are garbage seriously if the name of the product has volume limiting in it, then that's a sign that these aboulstey suck. These are cheap headphones with a dumb external design you will be laughed at if you use these in public, hell I'm laughing at you now just thinking you would really think of buying these. Seriously though there are way better headphones that would run circles around these and still stay within your budget. Sorry but the headphones you're looking for is in another castle."
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    #9OKCSC M1

    OKCSC M1
    The OKCSC M1 headphones are retro style headphones made of selected materials, including African sapele wood to resist corruption and termite-proof. They provide premium HD sound quality and have a comfortable on-ear design.

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    Harold Cooper
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "If you're looking for decent over-ear headphones and your budget is under $200, you want to check out the OKCSC M1's. Retro type made of rare materials, they're built to last and even termite proof! Great HD sound and very comfortable."
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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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    Doris Fernandez
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "Beats Solo2 Wireless are headphones that come in a variety of colors. They are wireless and have hands down the best sound. You can listen for up to 12 hours with these headphones! I would highly recommend them. The Beats line is amazing!"
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    #11Shure SRH440

    Shure SRH440
    Shure SRH440 are professional studio headphones optimized for home and studio, circumaural collapsible design and provides excellent sound and comfort. 

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    Adam Wilson
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "These headphones by Shure are better than I expected. The audio quality is very crisp."
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    #12I-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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    Hannah Little
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "It looks like it's an over-ear headphone, but it isn't. It sits on top of my ear, instead of wrapping around my ear. Other than that, the material is sturdy and sound quality is decent."
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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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    Aarav Malik
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "These headphones are a great sub 200 option for those of us on a budget. They are wireless so if you prefer wired you may need to look elsewhere. Aside from that they are from a well known company and have a cool retro look."
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    #14TaoTronics TT-BH17US

    TaoTronics TT-BH17US
    The TaoTronics TT-BH17US headphones allow you to listen to music anywhere thanks to their Bluetooth capability. With a retro style, they offer you up to 20 hours of playtime. They have noise cancellation technology and let you enjoy high quality, hands free phone calls with their mic. 


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    Joseph May
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "Bluetooth. Just the word sounds strange to me. Like a sick shark or something. These do look cool and they do work that well...but I think for the $200 price tag there are much nicer headphones on the market."
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    #15Koss Pro-4AA

    Koss Pro-4AA

    The Koss Pro-4AA were introduced in 1970 as the first dynamic headphones that deliver high fidelity performance with noise isolating. Retired in the late 80's, now are again available to buy. Suitable for a professional use, they keep their retro style and accurate reproduction and sound intensity.


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    Tyler McDonald
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "For the price these Koss headphones are pretty awesome. They can definitely take a beating because of the high quality materials they're made with so that's ta definite plus."
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    #16V-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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    Pamela Wright
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "The M80s are around 60. cheaper than the overears LP2s depending on whether you can catch them on sale or not. . My issue with all over ear headphones is that they are hot. Yet in the smaller sized ones I felt either the build or the sound or both suffered with other manufacturers products. I purchased the V-Modas smaller more portable ones as they looked to have conquered issues most portable sets have. If you are having a tough time selecting between the overear vs. onear sets perhaps this review will help. My observations: 1. The LP2s have a better sound stage. When I close my eyes I can see where everyone was standing as if it was a live performance and I had center stage seats. The piano, triangle and bells in one song were clearly to the right of center. The drums that were being played by hand were too the left as was the base guitar. The main percussion, lead singer and other guitars were more to the middle. You could get this definition on the smaller ones but not as clearly. 2. The high sounds were crisper and more clearly defined on the larger LP2s. The overall sound was more round or full. All the sounds are a bit muddy on the smaller M80s. I am not an audiophile, the best way I can describe it was like when you had an old 8 track that had been playing so much that the tape was stretched and the sounds were blurred"
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    #17Harman 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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    Liu Jiang
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "I would recommend Sennheiser or bose instead of this one. This one is not that popular and it is hard to evaluate its performance. "
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    #18Beats 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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    Kenneth Clark
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "I have not regretted my decision to purchase and use my Beats Solo HD. I use the headphones when I work out and they are great for blocking out external noises. They fit comfortably on my ears and can withstand a lot of damage. People have frequently asked about them whenever I go out to run and I happily give them more info about it. At under 200 dollars, you will not find many better headphones."


Best What are the best over-ear headphones under $200
1Sony MDR-7506Electronics 25 Paid
2Audio-Technica ATH-M50xElectronics 21 Paid
3Sennheiser HD 206Electronics 19 Paid
4Beats Solo 2Electronics 17 Paid
5Beyerdynamic DT770 ProElectronics 15 Paid
6AKG K551Electronics 12 Paid
7JVC HA-RX900Electronics 3 Paid
8Griffin Volume-Limiting HeadphonesElectronics 0 Paid
9OKCSC M1Electronics 0 Paid
10Beats Solo2 WirelessElectronics 0 Paid

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