Headphones come in all shapes and sizes, but you probably picture a pair of over-ears when you hear the word. That’s not only because they’ve been around the longest, but also because they usually sound the best. In-ears and on-ears are great don’t get me wrong, and it’s hard to beat their portability. Some of them even sound amazing, but if you want the highest quality possible you have to go with a pair over-ear cans. It’s physics. The larger size just allows for a fuller sound. But there are so many headphones out there. Which ones are worth the money? We wondered the same thing and came up with this list to answer that question.
When it comes to the price of over-ears, the sky is the limit. Headphones can range from $20 to tens of thousands of dollars, so we picked the ones that are most consumer friendly. Though one of our five categories looks at the best headphones money can buy, so if you fancy yourself an audiophile you can go straight there. We also cover the best overall, wired, wireless, and travel headphones with a bang for your buck pick for each. Your search ends here. These are the best headphones you can get so far in 2016.
See also: Best wireless bluetooth headphones
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As with every “best of” list, these things are always very subjective. Everyone’s ears are different, so your best bet is to try out a few different pair of headphones and see which of them sound best to you. Still, these are some great starting points. They’ve all been fairly well reviewed (both by us and by reviewers on sites like Amazon) and they represent a fairly wide range of prices.
Have we left anything out? Let us know. What do you think are the best Bluetooth headphones out there?
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