When it comes to headphones, “best” is definitely a subjective term. There are manyconsiderations: price, comfort, audio quality, noise cancellation, frequency response, bang for buck, the list goes on. Even so, when we asked you which headphones you thought stood out from the crowd in all of those areas, you had some clear choices. Let’s take a look at five of the best, based on your nominations.
Title photo by Jonathan Kriz.
We’re not approaching this from an audiophile’s perspective, and we don’t want to; we wanted to know what headphones you thought were all-around best, not just the best for audio quality, or the best for style and design, or the best for the money. For any of these models, shopping around definitely makes sense.
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we mentioned them in our guide to picking good headphonesHead-Fi
Honourable mentions this week go out to Sennheiser HD 280s which just missed the top five. Also worth mentioning are the AKG K240s, which many of you praised for their circumaural design (with beautiful gold trim,) semi-open back (although that does lead to a little sound leakage), self-adjusting headband that always ensures a perfect, snug fit, and of course, their audio quality.
Have something to say about one of the contenders? Want to make the case for your personal favourite, even if it wasn’t included in the list? We’re all ears (with headphones) in the comments.