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Consumer Reports is the best place to come to find expert Headphone reviews. We review different types of Headphones. Our Headphone reviews will help you decide what Headphone is best for you.

Consumer Reports Headphone reviews will provide you with recommended models based on the combination of price and performance. You can also subscribe for our Headphone ratings where you will see our Headphone reviews on Sound quality, Sensitivity, Noise reduction, Type and Design. You will also see Consumer Reports take on each model of Headphones that we review. This is a quick summary of what we think works well for this model, and possibly what doesn't.

After reading reviews of the Headphone you are interested in you can compare models, review our list of the Headphone's features and specifications, read user reviews and submit your own review of a Headphone. We also have up to date Headphone blogs featuring Consumer Reports First Look for new models and Headphone news our experts think will help you make the best purchase.

Headphone Reviews from Consumer Reports

ratingsBose QuietComfort 20i Reviews
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Bose QuietComfort 20i
Type: Portable headphones
Summary: Portable noise canceling isolating ear-insert earphones that come with three pairs of "Stayhear + tip" ear bowl support earpieces of various sizes, USB charging cable, shirt clip, and a carrying case.
 
 
The Bose QuietComfort 20i Headphone has the following features: Weight (oz.), Cable length (in.), Battery type, Plug type, Works with noise reduction off, Integrated microphone, Call connect/disconnect control, Integrated volume control, Integrated player control, Monitor function (mute), Battery life (hrs.), Battery recharge time (hrs.), Low battery indicator, Warranty (mos.): parts/labor, Additional features and Included accessories.
ratingsPhiaton Chord MS 530 Reviews
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Phiaton Chord MS 530
Type: Wireless home/studio style headphones
Summary: Home/studio-style noise-canceling, closed, wireless Bluetooth on-ear headphones that come with a detachable audio cable with built-in volume control (for any audio device) and microphone, and answer/player control button for iPhone/iPod/iPad and smartphone use, a USB charging cable, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, and a carrying pouch.
 
 
The Phiaton Chord MS 530 Headphone has the following features: Weight (oz.), Cable length (in.), Battery type, Plug type, Works with noise reduction off, Integrated microphone, Call connect/disconnect control, Integrated volume control, Integrated player control, Detachable cable, Noise canceling unit in earpiece, Battery life (hrs.), Battery recharge time (hrs.), Low battery indicator, Warranty (mos.): parts/labor, Additional features and Included accessories.
ratingsBose MIE2 Reviews
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Bose MIE2
Type: Portable stereo headphones
Summary: Portable non-isolating cell phone-centric earbud earphones that come with 6 pairs of ear pieces of various types and sizes, adapters for cell phones with 2.5mm headphone jacks, and a carrying case.
 
 
The Bose MIE2 Headphone has the following features: Cord length (in.), Weight (oz.), Integrated microphone, Call connect/disconnect control, Integrated function control, Warranty: parts, labor (mos.), Additional features, Included accessories and Plug type.
ratingsPanasonic RP-HJC120 Reviews
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Panasonic RP-HJC120
Type: Portable stereo headphones
Summary: Portable iPod/iPhone-centric isolating earbud earphones that come with three pairs of ear pieces of various sizes.
 
 
The Panasonic RP-HJC120 Headphone has the following features: Cord length (in.), Weight (oz.), Integrated microphone, Call connect/disconnect control, Integrated volume control, Integrated function control, Warranty: parts, labor (mos.), Additional features, Included accessories and Plug type.
ratingsAfterShokz Sportz M2 AS321 Reviews
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AfterShokz Sportz M2 AS321
Type: Portable stereo headphones
Summary: Portable open bone-conduction earphones that come with a USB charging cable, a 4-conductor mini-plug adapter for smartphones that use alternate plug layouts, and a carrying case.
 
 
The AfterShokz Sportz M2 AS321 Headphone has the following features: Cord length (in.), Weight (oz.), Integrated microphone, Call connect/disconnect control, Integrated volume control, Integrated function control, Warranty: parts, labor (mos.), Additional features, Included accessories and Plug type.