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What Are the Best Headphones Brands in the US - February 2020

Matthew
Updated 22 January 2020
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Which Are the Best Headphones Brands?

We've checked the reviews, awards, popularity and specs of 650+ headphones and found that the best headphones brand is Sony. Sony headphones have received an average review score of 95% based on 2,803 reviews.

Sony is the No. 1 headphones brand

The 2nd best brand is JBL with an average review score of 91% (327 reviews) and the 3rd best brand is Sennheiser with an average review score of 91% (2,959 reviews).

#1
Japan
95%
95%
2,803 reviews
#2
JBL
91%
91%
327 reviews
#3
91%
91%
2,959 reviews
#4
JVC
Japan
89%
89%
744 reviews
#5
87%
87%
2,538 reviews
#6
Netherlands
86%
86%
62 reviews
#7
Beats
85%
85%
2,374 reviews
#8
AKG
85%
85%
211 reviews
#9
JayBird
83%
83%
388 reviews
#10
Bose
83%
83%
2,138 reviews
#11
Plantronics
83%
83%
1,167 reviews
#12
JLab Audio
82%
82%
2 reviews
#13
81%
81%
1,032 reviews
#14
Jabra
81%
81%
469 reviews
#15
House Of Marley
79%
79%
476 reviews
#16
Focal
78%
78%
79 reviews
#17
JLab
78%
78%
46 reviews
#18
Razer
77%
77%
869 reviews
#19
Bang & Olufsen
77%
77%
202 reviews
#20
Urbanears
77%
77%
166 reviews
#21
Steelseries
77%
77%
814 reviews
#22
Beyerdynamic
76%
76%
104 reviews
#23
1More
76%
76%
82 reviews
#24
Audeze
76%
76%
75 reviews
#25
Logitech
Switzerland
76%
76%
191 reviews
#26
RHA
75%
75%
67 reviews
#27
Shure
75%
75%
727 reviews
#28
Urbanista
75%
75%
64 reviews
#29
Bowers & Wilkins
75%
75%
430 reviews
#30
Monster
75%
75%
441 reviews
#31
Aftershokz
74%
74%
102 reviews
#32
Wicked Audio
74%
74%
1 review
#33
KitSound
73%
73%
8 reviews
#34
73%
73%
10 reviews
#35
Apple
73%
73%
1,327 reviews
#36
Audiofly
73%
73%
56 reviews
#37
Denon
73%
73%
12 reviews
#38
73%
73%
6 reviews
#39
Japan
72%
72%
3 reviews
#40
Master & Dynamic
72%
72%
98 reviews
#41
Marshall
72%
72%
34 reviews
#42
Samsung
South Korea
72%
72%
788 reviews
#43
FiiO
72%
72%
31 reviews
#44
Libratone
71%
71%
115 reviews
#45
Koss
70%
70%
100 reviews
#46
Fitbit
70%
70%
26 reviews
#47
Moki
70%
70%
19 reviews
#48
SOL REPUBLIC
70%
70%
10 reviews
#49
NAD
70%
70%
26 reviews
#50
70%
70%
26 reviews
#51
OnePlus
69%
69%
85 reviews
#52
Betron
69%
69%
596 reviews
#53
HiFiMAN
69%
69%
17 reviews
#54
Yamaha
69%
69%
4 reviews
#55
Edifier
68%
68%
12 reviews
#56
JAM
68%
68%
1 review
#57
Brainwavz
68%
68%
23 reviews
#58
Anker
68%
68%
79 reviews
#59
Braven
68%
68%
5 reviews
#60
ifrogz
67%
67%
96 reviews
#61
Bragi
67%
67%
50 reviews
#62
KRK
67%
67%
64 reviews
#63
Microsoft
66%
66%
34 reviews
#64
Definitive Technology
66%
66%
9 reviews
#65
Westone
65%
65%
3 reviews
#66
Accutone
65%
65%
6 reviews
#67
Crazybaby
65%
65%
17 reviews
#68
EARIN
64%
64%
17 reviews
#69
YURBUDS
64%
64%
60 reviews
#70
Coloud
64%
64%
2 reviews
#71
Nuheara
64%
64%
19 reviews
#72
Teufel
63%
63%
41 reviews
#73
Turtle Beach
63%
63%
946 reviews
#74
JAYS
63%
63%
14 reviews
#75
Nokia
61%
61%
6 reviews
#76
Corsair
61%
61%
980 reviews
#77
iHip
61%
61%
0 reviews
#78
Klipsch
60%
60%
0 reviews
#79
Cyber Acoustics
60%
60%
0 reviews
#80
Sudio
60%
60%
35 reviews
#81
Scosche
59%
59%
1 review
#82
Motorola
59%
59%
5 reviews
#83
Mackie
59%
59%
0 reviews
#84
Cowin
59%
59%
5 reviews
#85
DEFUNC
59%
59%
2 reviews
#86
Verbatim
58%
58%
0 reviews
#87
Huawei
58%
58%
25 reviews
#88
SOUL
58%
58%
4 reviews
#89
Cygnett
58%
58%
7 reviews
#90
Supersonic
United States
58%
58%
0 reviews
#91
LG
South Korea
57%
57%
0 reviews
#92
Happy Plugs
57%
57%
1 review
#93
Veho
57%
57%
0 reviews
#94
Kensington
57%
57%
0 reviews
#95
B&O
57%
57%
5 reviews
#96
Adesso
56%
56%
0 reviews
#97
Aluratek
56%
56%
0 reviews
#98
Power Acoustik
56%
56%
0 reviews
#99
Stax
55%
55%
0 reviews
#100
Tascam
55%
55%
0 reviews
#101
Hamilton Buhl
55%
55%
0 reviews
#102
NXG Technology
55%
55%
0 reviews
#103
Sentry
54%
54%
0 reviews
#104
Direct Sound
54%
54%
0 reviews
#105
AWEI
54%
54%
3 reviews
#106
Adidas
54%
54%
0 reviews
#107
Noontec
54%
54%
0 reviews
#108
Samson
54%
54%
0 reviews
#109
DearEar
54%
54%
3 reviews
#110
PRYMA
54%
54%
0 reviews
#111
Senso
53%
53%
0 reviews
#112
Tracer
53%
53%
0 reviews
#113
AIAIAI
53%
53%
0 reviews
#114
eKids
53%
53%
0 reviews
#115
Califone
53%
53%
0 reviews
#116
Numark
53%
53%
0 reviews
#117
Vic Firth
52%
52%
0 reviews
#118
Wraps
52%
52%
0 reviews
#119
Vivitar
52%
52%
0 reviews
#120
Avid
52%
52%
0 reviews
#121
VisionTek
52%
52%
0 reviews
#122
Kenu
52%
52%
1 review
#123
Hello Kitty
52%
52%
0 reviews
#124
Dynamode
51%
51%
0 reviews
#125
Xblitz
51%
51%
0 reviews
#126
Inland
51%
51%
0 reviews
#127
Reloop
51%
51%
0 reviews
#128
HP
United States
51%
51%
0 reviews
#129
Rockville
51%
51%
0 reviews
#130
BuddyPhones
51%
51%
0 reviews
#131
Cord Cruncher
51%
51%
0 reviews
#132
OTL Technologies
51%
51%
0 reviews
#133
Altec Lansing
50%
50%
0 reviews
#134
PureGear
50%
50%
1 review
#135
Kicker
50%
50%
0 reviews
#136
Vivanco
50%
50%
0 reviews
#137
Blue Microphones
50%
50%
0 reviews
#138
SMS Audio
50%
50%
0 reviews
#139
Sephia
50%
50%
0 reviews
#140
Groov-e
50%
50%
0 reviews
#141
Grado
50%
50%
0 reviews
#142
Xqisit
50%
50%
0 reviews
#143
Puro Sound Labs
50%
50%
0 reviews
#144
Lindy
50%
50%
0 reviews
#145
Quad
50%
50%
0 reviews

Which Headphones Brands Do Experts Rate Highest?

Now let's consider only the headphones reviews given by expert review sites. The table below compares the average review score given to each of the top headphones brands by each of the expert review sites. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green. We then average this table up to determine the overall best brand according to experts.

Expert reviews indicate the best TV brand is Bose.
Average Review Score Sennheiser Bose Plantronics Jabra Beats
CNET.com logo
77%
20 reviews
81%
25 reviews
76%
10 reviews
75%
9 reviews
77%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
84%
27 reviews
84%
14 reviews
71%
12 reviews
83%
9 reviews
83%
8 reviews
PC Mag logo
82%
13 reviews
83%
6 reviews
76%
5 reviews
73%
4 reviews
75%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
88%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
93%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
67%
3 reviews
whathifi.com logo
84%
10 reviews
100%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
3 reviews
Techradar logo
90%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
85%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
72%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
76%
8 reviews
78%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
35%
1 review
58%
3 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
85%
6 reviews
90%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
soundguys.com logo
77%
1 review
82%
3 reviews
81%
5 reviews
83%
4 reviews
76%
4 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
90%
4 reviews
88%
4 reviews
84%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
83%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
78%
4 reviews
tweakers.net logo
90%
6 reviews
92%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
90%
6 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
3 reviews
95%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
86%
4 reviews
88%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
hifitest.de logo
82%
6 reviews
100%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
straitstimes.com logo
70%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
83%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
komputerswiat.pl logo
93%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
51%
1 review
94%
4 reviews
tomsguide.com logo
70%
1 review
90%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
95%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
gadgetguy.com.au logo
80%
1 review
91%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
92%
1 review
91%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
215 reviews
79%
200 reviews
74%
112 reviews
71%
121 reviews
72%
90 reviews
Average
83%
353 reviews
87%
304 reviews
80%
177 reviews
78%
173 reviews
76%
169 reviews

Which Headphones Brands Have Recieved the Most Industry Awards?

Expert review sites issue industry awards to the very best headphones. Below we add up the total number of industry awards issued by each review site to each brand.

Sennheiser headphones have received the most industry awards with a total of 114 awards.
Number of Awards Sennheiser Bose Plantronics Jabra Beats
Lydogbilde.no logo
15
7
3
5
4
altomdata.dk logo
2
3
4
3
PC Mag logo
3
4
2
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
2
3
Pocket Lint logo
3
3
1
1
1
innerfidelity.com logo
4
4
Expert Reviews logo
4
2
1
1
CNET.com logo
2
3
2
01net.com logo
1
3
1
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
1
2
1
1
tomsguide.com logo
3
2
2
digitallife.se logo
2
2
1
1
Techradar logo
2
2
1
1
M3.idg.se logo
2
2
1
1
onheadphones.com logo
4
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
1
1
hardware.info logo
2
1
1
1
Mobil.se logo
2
1
2
soundandvision.com logo
4
1
tek.no logo
1
2
2
Other Expert Sites
54
33
17
25
7
Total
114
79
43
47
19
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