What are the best wired headphones ?

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    #1Beyerdynamic 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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    Nicole Johnson
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "These are truly professional headphones. You see a lot of headphones that have professional prices, but what you're paying for is the name brand in the end. If you want a sound that delivers with the features that a professional would need, these headphones come at an amazing price and will outperform what most would consider the best. "
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    #2JLab Audio Diego

    JLab Audio Diego
    The Diego features a strong yet sleek designed double moulded Y connector and 3.5 mm jack for optimal connectivity. Rounding out the design is an eye-catching dual colour, tangle-free flat cable, for optimal connectivity and style.
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    Steven Lu
    Written on July 15, 2018
    "I am not familiar with this brand, and other user reviews do not lead me to believe this is the highest quality of product in this category. This is also a single earbud, so the applications for this type of headphone are more limited. I'd prefer more standard headphones or earbuds than this product."
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    #3Chic Tangle Free Arts

    Chic Tangle Free Arts

    Unlike regular earphone cords that wrap together to form a tangled mess, chicBuds Arts earbuds feature no-mess flat cords. They also offer a great quality of sound for a small price.

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    Marilyn Carr
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Chic Tangle Free Arts Earbud Headphones with Microphone are a cute and colorful alternative to the classic apple white earbuds that many are used to. The wires on these headphones are so thick and flat that they're impossible to tangle. One thing that may be questionable about chicBuds is that their sound and volume quality may not be up to par for serious music listeners. "
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    #4Polk Audio AM6617-A UltraFocus

    Polk Audio AM6617-A UltraFocus
    UltraFocus 6000 is the most advanced in ear Active Noise Canceling headphone available. Unlike other ANC headphones, Polk has engineered an Optimized Active Tuning system that works in tandem with ANC technology to boost headphone performance into the realm of the astonishing. It creates an interior soundstage that is the closest you can get to the performance of a full on a home audio system. With two complementary noise canceling technologies, coupled with Polk's high-performance sound technology, the nearly weightless UltraFocus 6000 can really put you in The Zone. And with custom fitted in ear silicone ear pieces, the UltraFocus 6000 feels much better than jamming home audio speakers into your ears.
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    Michelle Parker
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "I really needed some new wired headphones. My sister told me about Polk Audio AM6617-A UltraFocus headphones. Wow, these are awesome! They are noise-cancelling headphones, which is just what I wanted. They really do block out noise! I live in a very noisy neighborhood with a lot of traffic and these work perfectly for blocking all that out. I love the comfort of them. They are really comfortable on my head. They are also really affordable. I highly recommend these to people who love music and want good noise-cancelling headphones."
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    #5NoiseHush NX80

    NoiseHush NX80

    Premium speakers, gold-plated connectors, and 8mm neodymium drivers, these in-ear headphones deliver dynamic, high-fidelity stereo sound. Natural noise isolation blocks distracting ambient sound so you can hear the crisp, clear sound without interruption.

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    Crystal Armstrong
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "Very nice little portable earbuds that offer amazing bass (a little at the expense of treble), and they offer a nice wire but course make sure you wind it up properly before storing. As all things, this could short it out. They fit snugly and are attractive and don't get that gross ear smell, thanks to the material."
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    #6Panasonic drops360° Premium

    Panasonic drops360° Premium

    The Drops 360° RP-HJX6M In-Ear Headphones deliver a full range of exceptional sound performance. Its premium 12mm coaxial dual neodymium magnet drivers produce a level of deep, rich bass and clear, high-treble tones (5Hz-25kHz).

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    Kevin Patterson
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "These are in-ear headphones and, at 20 bucks, a tremendous bargain. You're not going to get professional quality sound from these (I didn't, at least). But I did get a really high-quality pair of earphones that deliver solid bass. And they come with their own traveling case!"
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    #7Betron DC950

    Betron DC950

    The in-ear DC950 has a bass that goes deeper than deep and crisp clean trebles that hit higher than you would expect. A great feature of in-ear headphones is their ability to passively noise isolate, giving you the ability to listen to your music at much lower and safer volumes.

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    Jacob Stephens
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "ive never used this model, nor heard of the brand. they do look to be ok, but the real lack of reviews (there is only five at this time) really doesnt show they are that good to me"
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    #8Audio-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 Howard
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "I bought these and they sound great and are really comfortable. The different cables are helpful because I can use them in different situations. The bass isn't the best sometimes but that is only a minor complaint. Everything else about these headphones are great. "
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    #9BASN H1001

    BASN H1001

    1001 features High-Definition Dynamic Driver with powerful neodymium magnet for detailed sound with impressive noise isolation.

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    Arjun Bose
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "These headphones aren't anything special in terms of sound quality, but they get the job done at a fair price. They are great for my bus commute, especially when I'm running late and have to throw them into my backpack without wrapping the cord since they are less prone to tangling. The do a pretty good job of blocking out some noise as well."
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    #10Audio Technica ATH-ANC33iS

    Audio Technica ATH-ANC33iS
    ATH-ANC23 QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones reduce distracting background noise by up to 90% while offering the superior sound that makes Audio-Technica a world-leading pro audio company.
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    Ethan Simmons
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "these headphones have 3.5 stars and i usually buy if the item has at least 4 stars but for the price i would see for myself if they are good or not!"
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    #11Bose QuietComfort 20 Headphones

    Bose QuietComfort 20 Headphones

    The QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling are headphones completely immersive to focus on your music, relax or disconnect from the world.

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    Denise Tran
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "This set really does cancel sound. Even the loudest music is not heard by the person beside you. The sound quality is good."
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    #12Panasonic RP-HTX7

    Panasonic RP-HTX7

    The Panasonic RP-HTX7 headphones count with an effective design that isolates sound while having a light weight. They are a great option for mobile use like practising sports.

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    Vishal Sen
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "I love using high end headphones. As a result, I am always in search of great headphones to use while I am exercising. The best one I found after reading many reviews is the Panasonic RP-HTX7 which is lightweight and has great sound isolation. "
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    #13Sony 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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    Judy Myers
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "I needed the best wired headphones around. I found the Sony MDR-7506 and they have been great for many years now, very clear sound."
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    #14Klipsch 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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    Henry Hernandez
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "If you're looking for a solid pair of wired in-ear headphones then look no further than the Klipsch R6 II. I have found them to be comfortably fitting and produce a superior sound quality. They also have an interesting industrial design quality to them adding to their allure."
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    #15Klipsch Reference On-Ear II

    Klipsch Reference On-Ear II

    Klipsch Reference On-Ear II is a padded headphone with a detachable cable. This tangle-resistant headphone comes with a zipped carrying case and a three button mic to easily control your calls and playlists.

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    Maria Evans
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "These headphones have good padding for sensitive ears that makes listening so much better. The carrying case is convenient to have to transport while traveling."
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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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    Ananya Mehta
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "I bought Klipsch R6i On-Ear just a few weeks ago as I have been traveling a lot lately. The sound quality is exceptional and the built in mic is a great feature that allows answering calls without using my hands. The noise cancelling feature works great. I have started using it at my workplace too. "
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    #17Klipsch 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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    Willie Williams
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "Need a good set of wired headphones that won't break your budget? Give the Klipsch R6i On-Ear a look. With its premium noise isolation feature as well as 3 button controller and built in mic, you'll have the performance of higher end models for a price you can live with albeit with wires and not wireless (Which costs significantly more money)"
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    #18Klipsch 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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    Anthony Carroll
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "These Klipsch Rugged's weren't as comfortable as I thought they'd be. I run and when headphones fall out, I can't get in a good routine. I find these to fall out when I don't place them well in my ear. Good color and the volume control is a nice add on. I would rather go with a higher end model because I wasn't too impressed with the depth of the sound. "

Summary

Best What are the best wired headphones
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Beyerdynamic DT770 ProElectronics 26 Paid
2JLab Audio Diego Electronics 23 Paid
3Chic Tangle Free Arts Electronics 21 Paid
4Polk Audio AM6617-A UltraFocus Electronics 18 Paid
5NoiseHush NX80 Electronics 17 Paid
6Panasonic drops360° Premium Electronics 16 Paid
7Betron DC950Electronics 12 Paid
8Audio-Technica ATH-M50xElectronics 10 Paid
9BASN H1001Electronics 9 Paid
10Audio Technica ATH-ANC33iSElectronics 6 Paid
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