Consumer Reports is the only place to find unbiased, independent headphone reviews. Because we now listen to music individually or watch movies and other entertainment on mobile devices, headphones have become an important accessory.
You may be thinking about noise-canceling headphones or stereo headphones. Should you get earbuds or over-the-ear headphones? Do you need a special feature, such as bluetooth connection for your headphones? Our experts at the Consumer Reports National Testing and Research Center have evaluated more than 150 current headphone models at our on-site headphone testing labs.
Our reviews will provide you with headphone Ratings, where you will find the exact numerical score our experts have assigned to each of the five tested review criteria: sound quality, noise reduction, sensitivity, headphone type, and headphone design. We provide information on such major headphone brands as beats by dre, SMS Audio, Bose, Panasonic, Sony, Koss, and many others. Our headphone review pages also include a headphone selector, where you can input brand, category, and price to narrow down the right headphones for your listening needs.
After reading the headphone reviews, you can compare models, review our list of the features and specifications, read user reviews, and submit your own review.
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Also look at our headphone buying guide, which shows you which features are important and gives you the pros and cons of each headphone model.
Read the headphone reviews below and compare the Ratings of each headphone model before you shop.