An overhauled design prioritizes comfort over the retro looks of Sennheiser’s past Momentums
After the smartphone, headphones are the gadget we reach for most often in our daily lives. Here, The Verge tracks the best headphones for every budget and purpose, whether they be wireless, noise cancelling, in-ear, or over-ear. With all the big brands — from Bose and Beats to Sony and Sennheiser — and a few of the over-performing smaller ones, there's a perfect pair of headphones out there for everyone, and we'll have it covered.
Google’s premium buds have more features — without deal-breaking flaws
For a first effort, there’s a lot to like about Beyerdynamic’s $250 buds
The standard Nova Pro is a compelling wired option, too
These budget earbuds don’t disappoint for their under $40 price
An airy fit, ANC, and LDAC all in one pricey package
Sony’s latest noise-canceling headphones have a fresh look and iterative improvements
The NTH-100 offers a great option for audio mixing
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They’re weird, refreshing, and fantastic at voice calls
V-Moda’s first noise-canceling headphones are built well and have balanced sound, but they fall short on features