Isn’t it time that you got some stylish headphones? Dr. Dre—an entrepreneur , record producer and full-time rapper says, “People aren’t hearing all the music.” This converts into a more accurate assessment that states : people are failing to buy the right headphones.
These days, the audio market is saturated to the core with products and their advertising strategies. While some consumers are readily snapping up brand names at $300+ price tags; the better, cheaper pairs wait to grab attention. Where is the problem? Audio experiences are taking a backseat—especially when it comes to analyzing branded products. But then, most buyers find it difficult to differentiate between the sound and unsound.
After getting together the review scores, specs and features for scores of headphones—from full-featured DJ pairs to budget ear buds— we have comes up with the Top 10 Headphone Brands in 2016 and updated for 2017. We take you through a well informed journey that defines the brands that appropriately deserve your attention. They are the ones ‘for your ears only’.
The results just might surprise you. Quoting Dr. Dre, “Sit back, relax, and strap on your seatbelt—you never been on a ride like this before.”
V-MODA Crossfade LP2
V-Moda is consistently raising the bar in the headphone industry. A leader in music technology, this company has now utilized its attention to detail in producing the V-MODA Crossfade LP2 on-ear (supra-aural) headphones. Highly customizable, stylish and durable, these on-ear cans are the ultimate visual showstopper.
In addition, they sound great and produce balanced, defined audio. They also come with dual analog ports, allowing you to share music with a friend any time. With customizable side plates, comfortable fit, and a reasonable price, this is the perfect product for fashion-conscious music fans.
V-Moda’s approach to audio incorporates style and practicality; the V-MODA Crossfade LP2 headphones are designed in aluminum with a SteelFlex headband, making it more travel-worthy and robust. In terms of delivering audio, the LP2 is superior to most rival products and boasts of clear vocals and rich bass. The LP2 is a smart buy for people looking for higher balance and greater durability in their music experiences.
Not heavily fashioned, they’re designed to be the perfect balance between practicality and style.
Amazing sound quality — they are also extremely comfortable to wear.
Ears get hot after wearing for extended periods of time.
Beats Solo3 Wireless
Today, these are some of the most impressive-sounding and reliable Bluetooth headphones on the racks. Beats designed the Beats Solo3 wireless with classier styling and more balanced bass than past models; it is often purchased for its adaptive noise-cancellation features, on-board controls that handle playback effectively and a long battery life of more than 12 hours. They also charge impeccably fast — a few minutes of charging can result in hours of battery life. If you are still looking for more play after the battery drains, you can continue listening while it charges. Some of the benefits of this product includes:
- Versatility through wired and wireless capability. The Beats Solo3 Wireless headset delivers the highest sound quality without getting the cord tangled or in your way.
- Play controls are located on the headset, which offers incredibly clear sound performance. With loud and powerful audio, this product is as effective as any other wired headphone.
- Offering of support to SBC, AAC and the facility of high-quality streaming.
- The over-ear headphone comes packaged with a USB charging cable, ‘Beats by Dr. Dre’ cleaning cloth, carrying case, mic cable and in-line control
High-quality base and acoustics — perfect for music
Stays firmly in place during moderate activity
Mostly made of plastic, which negatively affects the durability
The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is one of the most cost-effective and stylish headphones on the market. At our latest price check, you could get these headphones for under $150.
When it comes down to getting the best bang for your buck, these stylish headphones are leagues ahead of the competition. The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x even won a 2016 Best of Year Award for “Best Headphones for the Money.”
Boasting high quality and clear sound with a gorgeous design, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x are great for both casual listeners an enthusiasts. Rather than excelling in a certain genre of music, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x provides an equally amazing experience for all kinds of music ranging from Rap to Rock to Pop.
Thanks to the professional-grade earpad and headband material, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x delivers exceptional comfort as well as durability, making it one of the best headphones of 2017.
High quality sound that rivals more expensive headphones
Look great and built to last
They cup too hard making them somewhat uncomfortable for prolonged use
Symphonized Wraith 2.0
When it comes to headphones under $200 that look great and offer great audio quality, the Symphonized Wraith 2.0 is definitely a strong contender. These super cool looking headphones are handcrafted from real wood, which gives them a stand-out and truly astonishing look – and are available at a price that is truly amazingly low!
These Bluetooth headphones use noise-cancelling technology to deliver a pristine music-listening experience. The Symphonized Wriath 2.0 support a variety of devices and provide consistent, high-quality sound. The ear cushions provide enough softness to let you use these for extended periods of time without experiencing any pain or discomfort.
Handcrafted from real wood, these are the most stylish headphones of 2017
Great noise-cancelling technology and extremely comfortable to use
The sound quality is a bit lacking due to muddy bass
Bose Quiet Comfort 15
Hi-tech noise-cancelling headphones – Even several years after of the Bose Quiet Comfort 15 product launch, the world of pure music has yet to witness another noise-cancelling set of headphones that surpasses the features of this exclusive product from Bose. Bose happens to be the king among business travelers, musicians and sound lovers—its products like Quiet Comfort 15 headphones are the reason why.
Complete with a set of smart-looking, strategically-placed microphones on the interior and exterior of the headphones, the Bose Quiet Comfort 15 succeeds in creating a sound vacuum and creates your own quiet oasis, in the noisiest settings too. Its award winning features include accurate audio, long battery life and a comfortable fit, along with an excellent performance quotient in terms of noise-cancellation. These over-ear headphones deliver loud surround sounds, are ensconced in soft ear cups and boast of accurate details.
The go-to headphones for avid music-lovers and travelers; the Quiet Comfort 15 is surely worth a look.
V-Moda XS Headphones
On-Ear headphones with a difference – V-Moda is consistently raising the bar in the headphone industry. The leaders in music technology, this company has now incorporated its high attention to detailing and produced the V-Moda XS on-ear(supra-aural) headphones. Highly customizable, stylish and durable, these on-ear cans serve to be the ultimate visual showstopper.
In addition, they sound just “great” and produce balanced, defined audio. They also allow you to share music with a friend with the help of dual analog ports. With customizable side plates, comfortable fit and a reasonable price, this is the perfect product for fashion-conscious music fans.
V-Moda’s bespoke approach to audio befittingly outfits the XS headphones in aluminum and leather and makes it more travel-worthy and robust. In terms of delivering audio, the XS is far superior to most rival products and boasts of clear vocals and rich bass. In a nutshell, the XS is a smart buy for those looking for higher balance and greater durability in their music experiences.
Bowers & Wilkins P7
Over-ear headphones to make you rock – Outfitted in luxury styling and extremely soft leather, B&W has come up with yet another amazing set of cans. Though on the steeper side, the Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones are noted for their amazingly clear sound deliveries and their level of comfort is in one word—“stellar”. The other welcoming features of the W7 are its inline controller/ microphone for iOS devices, detachable cabling, folding hinged ear cups and yes, the ritzy-looking case for carrying it around. Some of its most appreciable features include:
- The P7’s sound performance is a revelation and delivers a wonderful sense of balance, space and clarity across the frequency range.
- Compact and foldable, it’s easy to carry and a boon for travelers.
- Its dual cavity cushioned ear pads and state-of-the art over-ear design envelopes you in a surreal soundscape and isolates outside sound.
- Its total compatibility with iPhone microphone cable / remote and a generic cable that can be used with all tablets, smart phones and MP3 players.
This Bowers & Wilkins’ ace offering comes with a 2-year limited warranty when purchased from authorized dealers. Go for it.
Turtle Beach Ear Force i60
Best gaming head set for ‘Gen-Next’ – The i60 offers a huge, heavily featured set for all gaming enthusiasts. Packaged with a wireless audio, a built-in mic, an iOS control app and excellent sound controls, the Turtle Beach Ear Force i60 headphones are totally equipped to connect to PCs/ Macs via USB and the base station that’s included with the set.
The base set is specifically designed to transmit uncompressed 7.1-channel audio to phones and tablets via Bluetooth. Power-packed with a 10-hour battery life, these headphones are indeed very comfortable and can double up as wired headphones.
The Turtle Beach Ear Force i60 works as Turtle Beach’s flagship media (wireless) headset model and provides a generous mix of good sound quality and surround mix. In terms of EQ malleability, it provides good returns too. Coupled with its overall build, superhuman charge time and functionality with many mobile devices, delivers a TON of value for a price that is well below $100. Unfortunately, it’s still a few minimalist design options away from pleasing audiophile Apple users, but then, it surely strikes the chord with the rest of the market. A must-see indeed!
The list of Best Headphones 2017 could easily just go on and on……………………. There’s just a ton of options out there to choose from! So before you buy, make sure that you’ve checked out the options and make sure that the ones you are considering has a combination of everything that’s mentioned in the products stated above: comfort, durability, noise reduction, good price point and looks.
It’s always better to invest in a fine pair of headphones so you can indulge your senses in your favorite music– without having to think of tangled cables, lost calls, bad surround sounds or anything else apart from music!
So, instead of getting confused or going from pillar to post, simply check out these products, take a closer look at their product features and other specifications, match them up with your immediate requirements and click on “Pay”. And then, let us know which ones you choose!
Stylish Headphones 2015 & Best Stylish Headphones 2016
In our prior reviews of the most stylish headphones 2015 and 2016, we covered and checked out several other very cool and impressive headphone options! Some of them are harder to find now or they might have newer models and options on the market, that we’re covering above. Whatever the case, these past stylish options are definitely worth checking out if you like them and find them at a price that you like!
Wireless Beats Studio
Over-ear Bluetooth head phones – Today, the Beat Studio Wireless over ear headphones are some of the most impressive-sounding and reliable Bluetooth headphones on the racks. Boasting classier styling and more balanced bass than past models; it is oft-purchased for its adaptive noise cancellation features, on-board controls that handle playback effectively and a long battery life of more than 12 hours. If you are still looking for more music after the headphones batteries drain out, then just plug in the included cable and you are good to go, once again. The many benefits of choosing this branded product includes:
- Versatility through wired and wireless capability. The Beats Studio Wireless headset delivers the highest sound quality that made Dr. Dre famous , without getting the cord tangled or in your way.
- The ease of playing controls via the device and incredibly clear sound performance. With loud and powerful audio , this product is as effective as any other wired headphone.
- Offering of support to SBC, AAC and the facility of high quality streaming.
The over-ear headphone marketed as Beats Studio comes packaged with a USB charging cable, ‘Beats by Dr. Dre’ cleaning cloth, carrying case, mic cable and in-line control.
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Sennheiser HD25 Aluminum
DJ headphones for amazing sound experiences – This recent offering, the Sennheiser HD25 Aluminum is coming from the globally acclaimed brand, Sennheiser, is crafted from high-quality aluminum for giving it a more elegant and sophisticated look. Aluminum helps in warming up the already impressive audio ,especially that on the low end. It proves to be boon for DJs and music mixers globally.
Extremely sturdy and complete with a dual-arm headband that promises to stay in place irrespective of how hard you desire to bounce around, the HD25s is known for featuring a smooth midrange, tight bass and detailed treble. It is equally capable of delivering extremely high sound pressure levels (to the tune of 120 dB). Its important features are:
- With a contact pressure in the range of 3.2N; its on-ear closed back design provides no sound leakage with a high attenuation of the background noise.
- High-grade machined ear cups made of aluminum help deliver exceptional durability and sound quality (> .3% THD).
- The rotatable ear cup provides one-ear monitoring.
- It is extremely robust yet lightweight yet construction offers both durability and wearing comfort.
- 70-ohm impedance, which acts as a perfect match for home as well as studio monitoring audio equipment. Is one of its main product highlights.
- Last but not the least, a 2 year warranty comes along with this product and makes it a value added product for you.
With all this and a lot more in store, these headphones are surely the way to go.