Speakerboxx Speakerboxx: List of the Best Earphones, Headphones, Earbuds… (whatever you want to call them)

Though we all love ipods… we’re tired of the itty bitty earbuds. At first, they were cool because they were sleek- easily hideable and all that jazz buuuuuuut now,–they just kinda hurt after wearing them too long… and they make sharing seem a bit unsanitary- if you know what I mean.

So I checked some reviews, checked websites, tried on a few in store, and asked around. Some of these are technically the best, while others may be stylishly the best, or the best value… but this is the best list you’ll find on the web.

Top Ten Earphones
(in no particular order)

WeSC – Alp Horn Headphones

(Chocolate Brown or Marshmellow), $168 (or less)
These are known as THE “premium streetwear head gear”… WeSC offers a variety of styles and colors, that will easily make you the freshest.
Sennheiser HD 202 Headphones

$29.95 (or less)

Senhesiser seems to have some of the best headphones as noted from the “real people” reviews I found.. great sound, great quality, two year warranty, and great price.

Sony Studio Monitor Series Headphones MDRV150

$13.88

These were a pleasant surprise to my friends and I. They sound amazing and make for a reliable pair of main or “back-up” headphones when you get tired of the earbuds.
Beats by Dr. Dre


$349.95 (or less)

You’ve seen the commercials… Dr.Dre’s Beats are showing up everywhere these days including on Charles Hamilton in “Brooklyn Girl” aaaand on the great LeBron James- both guys have exclusive limited edition pairs created just for them (for Charles- only 3 in the world and LeBron- only 20 made.) And the list of celebrities who wear them don’t stop with those two- Michael Phelps, Paris Hilton, Diddy, Souljah Boy, Will.i.am, Pharrell Williams, New Kids on the Block, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Keri Hilson, Owen Wilson, Eminem, and the entire USA Olympic basketball team- just to name a few.

Coby CVE92 Isolation Earphones

$14.99 (or less)

I refer to these at the better ipod earbuds, they have a similar look, but are much more comfortable and are always rated much higher than apple’s earphones.
Eskuche – Premium Headphones

(Chrome), $60

Anything with a stainless steel look always seems sleek. For only 3 jacksons- I think these are the best “style-conscious” value headphones… I like the vintage look.
Ultrasone
These bad boys are often times called “an instrument” because they create a sound that can’t just be classified as noise. Ultrasone offers a variety of styles, but the most coveted would have to be the Edition 8 S-Logic Plus Natural Surround Sound, coming in at $1499.
Panasonic RP- HTX7-RS Ryan Sheckler Signature

$60 (or less)

Worn by skater Ryan Sheckler (remember his show on MTV, “Life of Ryan” ) these are yet another “all around” headphone choice- great style, great sound, and comfortable.
Sony MDR-V6 Monitor Series Headphones

$100 (or less)
Referred to as “the classic” you can find these perfect headphones in studios all across the world.

Skullcandy


$19.95-$79.95

Besides WeSC, Skullcandy offers the most comprehensive stylish variety of headphones, you can literally buy a pair in every color (almost anyway).

Other Notables:
Shure SE530 Sound Isolating Earphones, $399 or less
Etymotic ER-4P Portable In-Ear Earphones, $300 (or less)
Sennheiser PX-100 Collapsible Headphones (great gym headphones), $40 (or less)
Klipsch Image S4 Earphones, $79.99 (or less)

I think its best to have a solid pair of both.. the bigger more comfortable ones for almost every day use and the earbuds for the working out or when you’re in the mood for a smaller pocket-friendly pair.

You can get many (all but one) of the headphones above here at superb prices. Or at your local electronic store.

So, what are your favorite headphones?

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8 Comments


  1. thanks for this post appreciate it i really need new pair of headphones haha…i like ryan sheckler ones

  2. I have over 4 pairs of different Skull Candies, and I love 'em!!! The Beats By Dre will come when my income rises! LOL.

  3. Great post as usual. I love your blog.

    I've had a pair of the Sony MDR-V150 for a while. Really cheap, very comfortable and pretty good sound quality. I love em, and wear em almost everyday, but I had no idea they were top 10 status lol. I really wanna get a pair of Beats but I think I'll have to save up for those bad boys lol.

  4. Most deffinately SkullCandy's Hesh or skullcrushers line, great quality sound and a must have for any fashionista's

  5. Although not very stylish,well, save for the multicoloured cord, Bose in-ear headphones deliver incredible performance. I strongly recommend them. Dont know much about the over ear ones though.

  6. you forgot to name the b&w(bowers and wilkinson) p5 these are the best headphones ever
    greetz from belgium

  7. This is a great piece on headphones. .

  8. i have beats solo by Dr.Dre and i use them everyday and the sound quality is amazing!!! im saving for beats pro but if 14 so thats gonna take a while… but i recommend these for anyone who doesn’t like to listen to crappy music and has 200 dollars.

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