What are the best sound quality headphones?

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    #1V-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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    Ai Lee
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "Wireless over the ear headphones. VERY durable which is important when spending over $300 for headphones. Comes in several colors. Might be long lasting, which is important when you pay a premium."
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    #2Oppo 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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    George Weber
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "The Oppo PM-3 is packed with sound quality and just overall build quality. This comes at a premium price and one that I went in on to experience what some of the best sound quality in a set of headphones would sound like. I wasn't disappointed to say the least. The excellent sound quality with the closed-back completely isolates noise from the listening experience. I listen to a lot of acoustic music so the Oppo PM-3 was right at home for me. It's a really expensive set, studio professional level prices almost, but the sound quality is top notch."
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    #3Bowers & 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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    Jerry Stewart
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "These headphones are wireless, which is great if you have a room setup where cords can catch easily or if you're playing any kind of game that gets your body moving. The sound quality is great, and well worth the high price. The only qualms I have with them is that they are a bit heavy, which is likely because of the battery and hardware, so that might be a bit unavoidable. They feel a bit fragile, but thankfully my pair is staying together so far. "
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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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    Susan Banks
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "These have great sound quality. I love listening to my music with them. I like how comfortable they are. I am very happy I bought them."
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    #5Harman 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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    John Stewart
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "There are better options available that offer superior quality in terms of audio. I'd recommend that consumers avoid this model and decide on something else. Quality is equivalent to a product below it's price range."
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    #6Focal 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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    Jose Obrien
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "Interesting closed back headphones for use with a smartphone. They are set up with bluetooth for this purpose. These are more likely to fit users with smaller ears than standard earbuds. Sturdy design, not cheap and may be out of stock so grab them if they're what you want and you find them. "
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    #7Beats 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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    Keith Johnston
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "Good sound quality. I think the wireless aspect makes them a little more handy than my other pair of beats. I'd get something else for professional audio, but for just listening to music, they're not bad at all."
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    #8Sennheiser 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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    Jane Peterson
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Good sound quality and the battery lasts most of the day. The charge was fairly fast too. Very comfortable and light weight, easy to operate and connect. Like also that they talk to you so you don't have to look at it to turn it off, power it on or connected. "
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    #9Bose QuietComfort 25

    Bose QuietComfort 25

    The Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones are compatible with iOs and Android devices with a revolutionary technology for noise cancelling. Also, it allows you to remote control your music and answer calls. Available in different colors.

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    Zheng Hao
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "This is an nice head phone"
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    #10Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

    Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

    The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 are closed back, over-ear headphones available for Android and Apple devices with dedicated remote controls for each device. 

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    Samantha Oliver
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "I love over-ear headphones. And these are perfect for my iMac! The sound quality is amazing! Would recommend!"
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    #11Sony 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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    Julia James
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The Sony XB9501B1 are the best sounding over-ear headphones. When I purchased these headphones, I saw that they boasted NFC and LDAC - I still do not know what this means - all that matters to me is how great these headphones sound! I enjoy using the Sony Connect App to perfectly adjust the bass levels and preset functions to make each song sound its best. "
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    #12Panasonic 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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    Gilberto Saucedo
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "Finally a set of wireless headphones that claim to have a good battery, and actually do have a good battery. Great battery actually. I can charge them up Sunday night, and use them all week during workouts without worrying about it. Such freedom! The microphone stays up out of the way, and it really does let me talk on the phone using them if I want without any problems. Super useful set of headphones."
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    #13I-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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    Arjun Rathore
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "I love style and sleek things and this I-Mego Throne headphones make me look good and this gives me that warm feeling inside me.They are comfortable to wear because they have foam ear pads.I have never had any regrets of buying them most especially because they have a very clear audio."
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    #14Audio-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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    Paul Curtis
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "As a musician and music producer with my own recording studio, theses headphones sound incredible. Whether I am casually listening to music or involved in strenuous sound editing work, I need good quality, durable headphones. I'll definitely pick up some Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones next time I am looking for a replacement. In addition to their advertised top-quality sound, the 90° swiveling earcups and the detachable cable design seem highly convenient for one-ear monitoring, audio sharing with studio mates, and storability. I'm highly interested in this product. "
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    #15Grado 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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    Jason Guzman
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "With ear cushions, these could be very great. My biggest problem with headphones is that they annoy my ears over time."
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    #16Klipsch R6i On-Ear

    Klipsch R6i On-Ear
    Klipsch R6i On-Ear is an on-ear headphone with a premium noise-isolation feature. This headphone is designed with a 3-button controller and built-in mic to easily control your calls or playlists.
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    Aaron Kim
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "Jamming with my Klipsch R6i On-Ears is easy, due to that bass they deliver! I'm definitely all about that bass, and so are these headphones. I can hear everything so perfectly clearly and beautifully with these."
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    #17Klipsch R6 II Headphones

    Klipsch R6 II Headphones

    Klipsch R6 II in-ear headphones have an advanced engineering and industrial design that offers style and quality performance to users. Made with patented oval-shaped tips and wired connectivity to smartphones and other gadgets.

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    Roger Woods
    Written on February 17, 2018
    "The sound I get from these is incredible. I was looking for pure quality more than anything else. I highly recommend."
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    #18Status Audio Headphones

    Status Audio Headphones

    Status Audio CB-1 Closed Back Headphones are designed with ergonomic earpads to provide good listening experience inside and outside the studio. It is also made with foldable earcups for portable and comfortable use.

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    Joseph Gordon
    Written on February 11, 2018
    "Really nice sound quality for the price of the headphones. The price is more expensive then ones you may get from a department store, but the quality and function of them makes up for them. Great for anyone who really enjoys listening to music, and wants to immerse themselves. The first thing I realized when using the headphones was just that it made me want to listen to music, and really nothing else sometimes. I would literally just sit in my room sometimes and listen to music while browsing social media. Not normally something I would do."
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    #19Plantronics 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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    Madison May
    Written on February 14, 2018
    "I recently purchased a set of Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 headphones Special Edition and I am happy with them so far. They are quite comfortable and the sound quality is good. I do wish the noise cancellation blocked out a little more, but at this price point I shouldn’t be too surprised. I have had no problems with Bluetooth pairing and the battery lasts quite awhile. I would recommend these if you are looking for a good set of wireless headphones for under $200. "
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    #20Panasonic RP-HTX80B-H Headphones

    Panasonic RP-HTX80B-H Headphones

    Panasonic RP-HTX80B wireless headphones are designed for traveling or just relaxing. It comes equipped with sound-enhancing drivers and can run for 24 hours when fully charged. The soft-cushioned ear pads offer a comfortable experience.

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    Arjun Chattopadhyay
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I'm just a fan of Panasonic. They're dependable and good quality for a decent price. Can you find a better headphone? Of course you can. Can you find a better headphone at this price? I doubt it. There's always something to be said for 95% of the quality for 25% of the price."
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    #21Panasonic RP-HF400B-K Headphones

    Panasonic RP-HF400B-K Headphones

    Panasonic RP-HF400B-K Headphones offer a tangle-free experience. Users can easily sync their phones to this unit through a Bluetooth connection.  This model is also designed for everyday use with its lightweight and compact style.

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    Emma Torres
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Being lightweight yet still of good quality, the Panasonic RP-HF400B-K Headphones are the solution to your headphone needs. Easily synced through a Bluetooth connection, this set of headphones is perfect for home or on the go. All the buttons needed are conveniently located on one side of the headphones. Need battery life and don't have a lot of time? Charge for fifteen minutes before you walk out the door and have at least two hours of listening time just from that charge alone."
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    #22Mpow Jaws Gen-4

    Mpow Jaws Gen-4
    Mpow Jaws Gen-4 Headphones comes with built-in intelligent magnet design for easy storage. It has a vibrate mode through Bluetooth connectivity to avoid missing incoming calls and noise reduction capacity for better experience.
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    Henry Jenkins
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "The Mpow Jaws Gen-4 Headphones is a great pair of magnetic earphones made of high quality, flexible silicone. The sound quality is really good, especially for the low price. It's also stylish and a great pickup for anyone looking for a good quality pair of earbuds."
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    #23Klipsch Image S4i Rugged

    Klipsch Image S4i Rugged

    Klipsch S4i Rugged has an all-weather design with 3-button remote that offers users the freedom of precisely controlling their playlist and calls. It comes with patented oval-shaped ear tips in yellow, orange, blue, or red.

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    Scott Jones
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "These headphones are nice and comfortable. I also like the volume control button."
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    #24Klipsch Reference R6 On-Ear

    Klipsch Reference R6 On-Ear

    Klipsch Reference R6 On-Ear is a lightweight, on-ear headphone with memory foam ear cups. This model has an adjustable leather headband to fit users' preference. It is designed with a noise-isolation technology ideal for traveling.

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    Arnav Kadam
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "These are far from the best headphones. They seem okay however."

Summary

Best What are the best sound quality headphones
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1V-Moda Crossfade 2Electronics 25 Paid
2Oppo PM-3Electronics 22 Paid
3Bowers & Wilkins P7 Electronics 21 Paid
4Beyerdynamic T 70Electronics 19 Paid
5Harman Kardon SohoElectronics 18 Paid
6Focal Listen Electronics 16 Paid
7Beats Solo2 WirelessElectronics 15 Paid
8Sennheiser B01MSZSJE9Electronics 13 Paid
9Bose QuietComfort 25Electronics 11 Paid
10Sennheiser Momentum 2.0Electronics 9 Paid
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