Best On-Ear Headphones for 2018


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Beats EP

Beats’ least expensive headphone is also its best value

Editors’ Rating : 8.1
Design : 9Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 8
The EP is an entry-level wired on-ear model that delivers solid bang for the buck.



Beyerdynamic T51i

A stellar on-ear headphone

Editors’ Rating : 8.1
Design : 9Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 8
Yes it’s pricey, but the Beyerdynamic T51i is one of the best on-ear headphones available, offering excellent sound and a comfortable fit.



Plantronics BackBeat Sense

Best moderately priced on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone

Editors’ Rating : 8.1
Design : 9Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 8
The well-designed Plantronics BackBeat Sense is one of the best on-ear Bluetooth headphones currently available.



Bose SoundLink Bluetooth On-Ear Headphone

The most comfortable wireless on-ear headphone with good sound

Editors’ Rating : 8.1
Design : 9Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 8
The Bose SoundLink Bluetooth On-Ear is pricey, but it is one of the best — if not the best — on-ear wireless headphone.



Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

A most sophisticated on-ear wireless headphone

Editors’ Rating : 8.1
Design : 9Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 8
The Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless is an impressive-sounding luxury Bluetooth headphone — but is it good enough to justify its lofty price.



Skullcandy Grind Wireless

A top budget Bluetooth headphone contender

Editors’ Rating : 8.1
Design : 9Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 8
A budget favorite, the Skullcandy Grind now comes in a wireless version for $90 that offers strong sound for the money and a comfortable fit.



Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2

Same look, better sound

Editors’ Rating : 8.1
Design : 9Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 8
An improved driver gives the P5 a visceral edge to go along with the swanky design.



Plantronics BackBeat 500

Plantronics’ BackBeat 500 is the budget Beats alternative

Editors’ Rating : 8.1
Design : 9Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 8
For its relatively modest price, the BackBeat 500 offers decent comfort and sound in an on-ear design.



Marshall Headphones Major II

Classic Marshall style

Editors’ Rating : 8.1
Design : 9Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 8
Though it looks similar to the original, this model has improved bass performance and better clarity that makes it a great value for its online price of $100.



V-Moda XS on-ear headphones

V-Moda on-ears make the grade

Editors’ Rating : 8.1
Design : 9Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 8
These bulletproof on-ears earn a rightful place on our list of favorites.



Beats Solo3 Wireless

Beats popular on-ear wireless headphone gains best-in-class battery life

Editors’ Rating : 8.1
Design : 9Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 8
Its design or sound hasn’t been upgraded, but the Solo3 Wireless delivers a whopping 40 hours of battery life.



Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones

Ultracomfy on-ears get a subtle makeover

Editors’ Rating : 8.1
Design : 9Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 8
The Bose SoundTrue On-Ear headphones are lightweight, very comfortable, sound good, and fold up to fit into a very compact carrying case (included), which makes them very travel-friendly.



Skullcandy Grind

Impressive sound for a modest price

Editors’ Rating : 8.1
Design : 9Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 8
Although it lacks the richness of a higher-end set, there’s not much else keeping us from recommending the $60 Skullcandy Grind headphones.



Beyerdynamic DTX 350p

Lightweight cans with rich tonal balance

Editors’ Rating : 8.1
Design : 9Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 8
Aimed at a mainstream audience, the Beyerdynamic DTX 350 p offers superb sound quality with taut bass and a clear midrange.



KEF M500 headphones

Upper-tier folding on-ear headphones

Editors’ Rating : 8.1
Design : 9Features : 7Sound : 8Value : 8
Its warm sound signature and lightweight aluminum frame make the KEF M500s contenders in the $300 price class.



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  • Wireless Range: 30' (9.1m)
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Color
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Release Date
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