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

Matthew
Updated 15 October 2020
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Which Are the Best Headphones Brands?

We've checked the reviews, awards, popularity and specs of 740+ headphones and found that the best headphones brand is Sony. Sony headphones have received an average review score of 95% based on 2,389 reviews.

Sony is the No. 1 headphones brand

The 2nd best brand is Sennheiser with an average review score of 93% (2,824 reviews) and the 3rd best brand is JBL with an average review score of 92% (1,976 reviews).

#1
Japan
95%
95%
2,389 reviews
#2
93%
93%
2,824 reviews
#3
JBL
92%
92%
1,976 reviews
#4
AKG
88%
88%
219 reviews
#5
JVC
Japan
88%
88%
1,884 reviews
#6
87%
87%
3,097 reviews
#7
Beats
86%
86%
4,979 reviews
#8
Netherlands
85%
85%
87 reviews
#9
Bose
84%
84%
2,193 reviews
#10
JLab
84%
84%
1,551 reviews
#11
Plantronics
83%
83%
1,238 reviews
#12
83%
83%
1,039 reviews
#13
Urbanista
81%
81%
103 reviews
#14
JayBird
81%
81%
862 reviews
#15
80%
80%
480 reviews
#16
Urbanears
78%
78%
173 reviews
#17
Bowers & Wilkins
78%
78%
559 reviews
#18
1More
78%
78%
161 reviews
#19
Focal
78%
78%
79 reviews
#20
Steelseries
76%
76%
814 reviews
#21
Monster
76%
76%
441 reviews
#22
Samsung
South Korea
76%
76%
793 reviews
#23
Japan
76%
76%
3 reviews
#24
RHA
75%
75%
67 reviews
#25
Jabra
75%
75%
1,110 reviews
#26
Wicked Audio
75%
75%
0 reviews
#27
Beyerdynamic
74%
74%
104 reviews
#28
Razer
73%
73%
870 reviews
#29
Apple
73%
73%
1,299 reviews
#30
Bang & Olufsen
73%
73%
251 reviews
#31
Shure
73%
73%
727 reviews
#32
Audiofly
73%
73%
49 reviews
#33
FiiO
72%
72%
31 reviews
#34
Huawei
71%
71%
32 reviews
#35
Koss
71%
71%
100 reviews
#36
Fitbit
71%
71%
26 reviews
#37
70%
70%
13 reviews
#38
Denon
70%
70%
12 reviews
#39
SOL REPUBLIC
69%
69%
11 reviews
#40
Soundcore
69%
69%
564 reviews
#41
Brainwavz
69%
69%
23 reviews
#42
JLab Audio
69%
69%
2 reviews
#43
YURBUDS
68%
68%
476 reviews
#44
Braven
68%
68%
6 reviews
#45
67%
67%
10 reviews
#46
Accutone
67%
67%
6 reviews
#47
Edifier
66%
66%
12 reviews
#48
KRK
65%
65%
64 reviews
#49
EARIN
65%
65%
17 reviews
#50
Nuheara
65%
65%
19 reviews
#51
Yamaha
65%
65%
44 reviews
#52
Veho
65%
65%
3 reviews
#53
Marshall
64%
64%
19 reviews
#54
Audeze
64%
64%
79 reviews
#55
Master & Dynamic
63%
63%
171 reviews
#56
NAD
63%
63%
26 reviews
#57
Happy Plugs
63%
63%
3 reviews
#58
LG
South Korea
63%
63%
3 reviews
#59
Aftershokz
63%
63%
102 reviews
#60
HyperX
62%
62%
10 reviews
#61
Scosche
62%
62%
1 review
#62
Nokia
62%
62%
6 reviews
#63
CAD Audio
61%
61%
0 reviews
#64
Teufel
61%
61%
41 reviews
#65
Cyber Acoustics
61%
61%
0 reviews
#66
iHip
61%
61%
0 reviews
#67
Sudio
61%
61%
35 reviews
#68
Klipsch
60%
60%
0 reviews
#69
FIIL
60%
60%
31 reviews
#70
Mackie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#71
Definitive Technology
60%
60%
9 reviews
#72
KitSound
60%
60%
9 reviews
#73
Google
60%
60%
78 reviews
#74
ifrogz
59%
59%
25 reviews
#75
Supersonic
United States
59%
59%
0 reviews
#76
Cygnett
59%
59%
7 reviews
#77
Volkano
59%
59%
0 reviews
#78
SOUL
59%
59%
4 reviews
#79
JAM
59%
59%
2 reviews
#80
DearEar
58%
58%
3 reviews
#81
Sephia
58%
58%
0 reviews
#82
Sentry
58%
58%
0 reviews
#83
Moki
57%
57%
19 reviews
#84
Belkin
57%
57%
0 reviews
#85
57%
57%
6 reviews
#86
Tascam
57%
57%
0 reviews
#87
Adidas
57%
57%
0 reviews
#88
Logitech
Switzerland
56%
56%
191 reviews
#89
Kensington
56%
56%
0 reviews
#90
Harman Kardon
56%
56%
2 reviews
#91
Adesso
56%
56%
0 reviews
#92
Bragi
56%
56%
64 reviews
#93
Rockville
56%
56%
0 reviews
#94
Kingston
56%
56%
858 reviews
#95
Stax
56%
56%
0 reviews
#96
OnePlus
56%
56%
86 reviews
#97
Microsoft
56%
56%
35 reviews
#98
Corsair
56%
56%
966 reviews
#99
Power Acoustik
56%
56%
0 reviews
#100
Libratone
55%
55%
106 reviews
#101
Monoprice
55%
55%
0 reviews
#102
Reloop
55%
55%
0 reviews
#103
Groov-e
55%
55%
0 reviews
#104
55%
55%
0 reviews
#105
Direct Sound
54%
54%
0 reviews
#106
Plantronic
54%
54%
0 reviews
#107
Turtle Beach
54%
54%
938 reviews
#108
Tracer
54%
54%
0 reviews
#109
Senso
54%
54%
0 reviews
#110
AIAIAI
54%
54%
0 reviews
#111
Numark
54%
54%
0 reviews
#112
Dynamode
54%
54%
0 reviews
#113
Kygo
54%
54%
1 review
#114
Westone
54%
54%
3 reviews
#115
iLuv
54%
54%
0 reviews
#116
Califone
54%
54%
0 reviews
#117
JAYS
54%
54%
56 reviews
#118
Betron
53%
53%
571 reviews
#119
Verbatim
53%
53%
0 reviews
#120
Vivitar
53%
53%
0 reviews
#121
Coloud
53%
53%
2 reviews
#122
Cowin
53%
53%
5 reviews
#123
Avid
53%
53%
0 reviews
#124
VisionTek
53%
53%
0 reviews
#125
HiFiMAN
53%
53%
17 reviews
#126
Wraps
53%
53%
0 reviews
#127
Vic Firth
52%
52%
0 reviews
#128
Cord Cruncher
52%
52%
0 reviews
#129
Xblitz
52%
52%
0 reviews
#130
BuddyPhones
52%
52%
0 reviews
#131
DEFUNC
52%
52%
2 reviews
#132
Motorola
52%
52%
3 reviews
#133
Ultrasone
52%
52%
3 reviews
#134
HP
United States
51%
51%
0 reviews
#135
Crazybaby
51%
51%
17 reviews
#136
Tribe
51%
51%
0 reviews
#137
Samson
51%
51%
0 reviews
#138
Altec Lansing
51%
51%
0 reviews
#139
PureGear
51%
51%
1 review
#140
Vivanco
51%
51%
0 reviews
#141
Blue Microphones
51%
51%
0 reviews
#142
Noontec
51%
51%
0 reviews
#143
Lasmex
51%
51%
0 reviews
#144
Anker
51%
51%
13 reviews
#145
SMS Audio
51%
51%
0 reviews
#146
Asus
Taiwan
51%
51%
1 review
#147
Lenovo
China
51%
51%
0 reviews
#148
Xqisit
51%
51%
0 reviews
#149
Puro Sound Labs
51%
51%
0 reviews
#150
Waverly Labs
50%
50%
0 reviews
#151
Quad
50%
50%
0 reviews
#152
B&O
50%
50%
0 reviews
#153
Grado
50%
50%
0 reviews
#154
Honor
50%
50%
1 review

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 Beats Jabra
CNET.com logo
77%
23 reviews
82%
28 reviews
76%
11 reviews
77%
27 reviews
75%
9 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
77%
24 reviews
77%
18 reviews
72%
6 reviews
79%
14 reviews
83%
9 reviews
PC Mag logo
82%
13 reviews
80%
7 reviews
80%
5 reviews
70%
6 reviews
73%
4 reviews
Techradar logo
91%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
74%
8 reviews
71%
7 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
88%
5 reviews
85%
4 reviews
68%
5 reviews
75%
4 reviews
whathifi.com logo
85%
11 reviews
97%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
75%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
9 reviews
76%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
58%
3 reviews
35%
1 review
soundguys.com logo
77%
1 review
82%
4 reviews
83%
4 reviews
76%
5 reviews
83%
4 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
90%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
83%
6 reviews
90%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
81%
7 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
78%
4 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
3 reviews
88%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
3 reviews
81%
4 reviews
72%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
tomsguide.com logo
70%
1 review
86%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
95%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
84%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
88%
5 reviews
83%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
straitstimes.com logo
70%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
86%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
komputerswiat.pl logo
93%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
51%
1 review
94%
4 reviews
gadgetguy.com.au logo
80%
1 review
87%
3 reviews
90%
4 reviews
91%
2 reviews
92%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
77%
218 reviews
79%
213 reviews
74%
139 reviews
69%
104 reviews
70%
126 reviews
Average
82%
355 reviews
84%
336 reviews
77%
203 reviews
76%
203 reviews
78%
178 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 99 awards.
Number of Awards Sennheiser Bose Plantronics Beats Jabra
Lydogbilde.no logo
10
7
3
6
5
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
3
PC Mag logo
3
4
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
3
1
1
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
1
3
digitallife.se logo
2
2
2
1
CNET.com logo
2
3
2
01net.com logo
1
3
1
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
1
1
1
1
tomsguide.com logo
3
1
2
Techradar logo
2
2
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
3
1
1
1
M3.idg.se logo
2
2
1
1
avforums.com logo
5
1
innerfidelity.com logo
1
4
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
1
1
hardware.info logo
2
1
1
1
onheadphones.com logo
4
1
Mobil.se logo
2
1
2
99mac.se logo
1
1
1
1
Other Expert Sites
47
34
25
12
25
Total
99
77
46
27
48
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