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Top 5 Over-Ear Headphones

In the market for a nice new pair of over-ear headphones but not quite sure what to get? You’re in luck! Sifting through all of the brands and individual headphones can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t know exactly what you want. To help save you some time finding the right pair of over-ears, we’ve created a list of our 5 favorite over-ear headphones.

1Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus

Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus

  • Premium Beyerdynamic over-ear interactive headphones
  • Custom sound slider lets you alter the audio profile of the headphones
  • Adjustable sound pattern and bass level to your personal taste
  • Handcrafted in Germany from the finest components available
  • Outstanding bass performance
  • Current Price: $229.00

 

Expert Review
“It’s hard to say anything bad about the Custom One Pro—for the price, it truly delivers solid, clean performance, and it delivers an adjustable sound signature in an easy-to-control manner.” – Tim Gideon, PCMag.com
Custom One Pro Plus

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$229.00

 


 

2Blue Mo-Fi

Blue Mo-Fi

  • High fidelity over-ear headphones from Blue Microphones
  • Custom high-powered amplifier built-in to headband
  • Delivers true audiophile performance from any device
  • Multi-jointed design inspired by Formula 1 racecar suspensions
  • 50mm fiber reinforced dynamic drivers
  • Current Price: $349.99

 

Expert Review
“We don’t trot out the “rediscovering your music collection” line very often (or lightly), but that notion certainly applies here – especially since the Mo-Fi allow music lovers to do it without changing the way they listen.” – Caleb Denison, Digital Trends
Blue Mo-Fi

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$349.99


 

3Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

Momentum Wireless

  • Classic Sennheiser design and performance
  • Optimized for use with iPhone devices (Android version also available)
  • Clear, richly detailed sound quality with deep, powerful bass performance
  • Plush, genuine leather ear cushions for an outstanding, comfortable fit
  • Designed and built at Sennheiser’s headquarters in Germany
  • Current Price: $349.95

 

Expert Review
“The Momentum 2 is a strong contender in its price class and well worth considering if you’re looking for a premium over-ear headphone that’s designed for both home and mobile use.” – David Carnoy & Steve Guttenberg, CNET
Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

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$349.95

 


 

4HiFiMAN HE-400i

HiFiMAN HE-400i

  • Premium full size planar magnetic drivers
  • Brilliant, warm and perfectly balanced audiophile sound quality
  • Open back design provides spacious soundstage
  • 30% lighter than comparable headphones for a more comfortable fit
  • Newly designed headband and FocusPad pleather and velour ear cushions
  • Current Price: $499.00

 

Expert Review
“It’s a superb-sounding headphone full-size headphone that features excellent build quality and an improved design that makes it more comfortable to wear than its predecessor.” – David Carnoy & Steve Guttenberg, CNET
HiFiMAN HE-400i

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$499.00

 


 

5Kicker HP541-TJ Lavin Special Edition

Kicker HP541TJ Headphones

  • DJ style headphones designed by BMX legend TJ Lavin
  • Outstanding sound for an incredibly affordable price
  • Dynamic, full range audio production
  • Brings legendary Kicker bass performance directly to your ears
  • Premium padded headband and ear cushions for improved comfort
  • Current Price: $29.99

 

Expert Reviews
“The one thing that stands out about the HP541 TJ Lavin signature DJ headphone is its bumpin’ bass response. ” – Freeskier.com
Kicker HP541-TJ Lavin Special Edition

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$29.99

 


 
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The 3 Best Over the Ear Headphones Under $100

Over the Ear Headphones

Over ear headphones definitely have some great advantages over on ear or in ear headphones when it comes to getting the best sound out of  your headphones. Their enclosed ear design allow you to really get lost in your music, since they are more noise cancelling or noise isolating than on ear or in ear earphones. In addition, their design which surrounds the ear allows for excellent sound quality and better bass response. If you are an audiophile, recording artists, musician, or DJ, over ear headphones will allow you to accurately hear your music in the studio or on stage. However, for those who do not want to spend a fortune on quality personal audio, you don’t have to! Here are the three best over the ear headphones under $100.


 

1NVX XPT100

NVX Audio XPT100

Number one on our list are NVX’s XPT100 studio over ear headphones. If you are looking for excellent sound quality with outstanding comfort from your headphones, these are an excellent choice.  The XPT100’s feature 42mm neodymium drivers which deliver your music accurately and with even tonality. Their ComfortMax cushion earpads provide superior comfort while isolating outside noise to reduce interference and create a quiet listening environment. In addition, they include a 1/4″ adapter for studio mixing as well as other musical applications.

2Sennheiser HD419

Sennheiser HD419

Sennheiser’s HD419 over ear headphones are another pair of incredible enclosed ear headphones under $100 which feature impeccable sound and powerful, dynamic bass. You can expect efficient isolation of ambient noise with their closed circumaural design. In addition, the HD419 over the ear headphones feature an extremely comfortable design for long listening sessions with their adjustable headband and soft, luxurious velour earpads.

3Limitless Creations HP3BK

Limitless Creations HP3BK

Last on our list, but certainly not least, are Limitless Creations’ HP3BK over ear professional studio monitoring headphones. These high performance over the ear headphones feature a light weight, comfortable, and elegant design which feature ultra-soft memory foam and protein leather ear pads for extended listening sessions. In addition, they provide excellent sound quality and low hitting bass with their 45mm dynamic drivers that deliver crystal clear mids, highs, and low hitting bass for an unmatchable listening experience.

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On Ear vs Over Ear Headphones

On Ear vs Over Ear Headphones

When it comes to over-the-head headphones, there are two major types – on ear and over ear headphones. In short, on ear headphones feature an ear cup design which sits right on top of your ears, while over ear headphones have ear cups that go around your ear, therefore enclosing your entire ear. But what does this mean for your listening experience? Well, because of their design differences, each type will have different features, will have varying levels of sound quality, and will fit the user’s head differently.


1On Ear Headphones

NVX XBLT6

On-ear headphones, such as the Sennheiser Momentum on ear headphones, are great because they are lightweight and compact for added portability and extended use. With the earpads resting directly on the user’s ear, they are comfortable to wear for long periods of time and still give off great sound. On-ear headphones are available in various operating principles including closed, open, and semi-open acoustic headphone styles. In addition, you can find on ear headphones that have various popular features such as Bluetooth and in-line microphones. However, because of their on ear design, these headphones do not isolate sound as well as over ear headphones. Therefore, if you are looking for noise isolation or noise cancelling, these are probably not the headphones for you. But, if you have an on-the-go lifestyle or are mostly concerned about comfort and portability, on ear headphones are probably the best choice for you.

2Over Ear Headphones

Audio Technica ATH-M50X

In contrast, over-ear headphones, with their enclosed ear design, offer the most immersive experience in personal audio. While not the most portable type like on ear headphones, full sized over-ear headphones enclose the ear and deliver rich sound through large drivers for the most detailed sound achievable. Available in closed-back, open-back, and semi-open back designs, these headphones’ acoustic detail can be incredible. In addition, over ear headphones, such as Audio Technica’s ATH-M50X headphones, feature impressive noise isolation, since the ear cups surround the ear, as well as other features such as Bluetooth, swivel ear cups, and in line mics. While these headphones can be a bit heavier to wear, they feature excellent sound quality for the everyday listener, recording artists, musicians, DJs, and even video gamers!

If you need more assistance on whether on ear or over ear headphones fit your lifestyle best, you can always call our knowledgeable, friendly staff at 1-877-289-7664. Happy listening!

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New Sennheiser Headphones at CES

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Sennheiser Momentum Wireless Headphones (M2 AEBT)

Out on the show floor at CES 2015, Sennheiser has released their new Momentum Wireless headphones. These enclosed ear headphones feature the latest technology to cancel out external noise for the best listening experience. In addition, they feature Bluetooth wireless technology, making it easy to stream music and take calls from your Bluetooth enabled device. Sennheiser designed these headphones with premium stainless and leather materials in a foldable design to ensure their durability and portability! Their proprietary VoiceMax microphone technology removes noise for perfect call sound quality.

Product Features

  • Closed circumaural headphones
  • Over-ear design
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • NoiseGard Hybrid active noise cancellation
  • Foldable headphones crafted from premium stainless and leather
  • Dampens outside noise without sacrificing sound quality

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New Sennheiser Urbanite Headphones

Let your ears be loved: Sennheiser’s new on-ear URBANITE and over-ear URBANITE XL deliver unique style and an intense club sound on the move – serving up massive bass but with Sennheiser’s uncompromising audio expertise ensuring excellent clarity across all frequencies.  Staying connected is a breeze with two dedicated versions for Apple iOS, or Windows Phone and Android devices, such as Samsung Galaxy that provide in-line remotes and integrated microphones for taking calls and controlling the music. URBANITE’s streetwise styling comes with toughness to match. They feature durable metal components that can take on the pressures of urban living, and are designed to cleverly fold away into a soft pouch.

DESIGN:

From a design standpoint both versions have a similar design with the obvious difference of the size and shape of the ear cups. The Urbanite XL (over-ear) is substantially larger than the on-ear version, but the colors and materials are essentially identical. The canvas-like covering, contrast stitching on the headband and the matte finish of the earcups are simple, classy touches, and the earpads themselves are exceptionally comfortable. Even the on-ear URBANITES provide a great acoustical seal to your ear which is rare for an on-ear.

A thick cable descends from the interior of the headband, attaching to each earcup and acting as the adjusting mechanism. The detachable audio cable connects to the left ear, and the inline remote control and microphone is compatible with iOS devices and allows for adjusting volume, skipping tracks, playing or pausing music, as well as answering or ending phone calls.

SOUND:

As with all Sennheiser products, the sound output of the Urbanite headphones are full, rich and crystal clear. Sennheiser developed them to deliver extra low-end bass. The thing that separates these from other headphones with an emphasis on bass is that these have a fuller and richer tone throughout their operating frequency range of 16 – 22,000 Hz, without things sounding awkwardly boosted. As Sennheiser says, “The bass is better. Not Louder.”

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Sennheiser Urbanites

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