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What Are the Best Headphones Brands in the US - September 2021

Matthew
Updated 27 August 2021
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Which Are the Best Headphones Brands?

We've checked the reviews, awards, popularity and specs of 770+ headphones and found that the best headphones brand is Sony. Sony headphones have received an average review score of 95% based on 2,381 reviews.

Sony is the No. 1 headphones brand

The 2nd best brand is JBL with an average review score of 94% (3,414 reviews) and the 3rd best brand is Sennheiser with an average review score of 93% (3,123 reviews).

#1
Japan
95%
95%
2,381 reviews
#2
JBL
94%
94%
3,414 reviews
#3
93%
93%
3,123 reviews
#4
AKG
89%
89%
291 reviews
#5
Netherlands
89%
89%
379 reviews
#6
Bose
88%
88%
4,488 reviews
#7
JVC
Japan
88%
88%
1,002 reviews
#8
Shure
87%
87%
1,053 reviews
#9
86%
86%
3,961 reviews
#10
Jabra
84%
84%
3,079 reviews
#11
84%
84%
1,062 reviews
#12
JLab
84%
84%
2,116 reviews
#13
Koss
83%
83%
883 reviews
#14
Soundcore
83%
83%
211 reviews
#15
Plantronics
83%
83%
1,914 reviews
#16
Beats
83%
83%
9 reviews
#17
Urbanista
82%
82%
189 reviews
#18
JayBird
82%
82%
1,788 reviews
#19
Urbanears
80%
80%
227 reviews
#20
79%
79%
185 reviews
#21
Bowers & Wilkins
79%
79%
774 reviews
#22
Audeze
79%
79%
120 reviews
#23
1More
78%
78%
281 reviews
#24
Focal
78%
78%
107 reviews
#25
JLab Audio
78%
78%
4 reviews
#26
Apple
77%
77%
470 reviews
#27
Razer
77%
77%
1,896 reviews
#28
Aftershokz
77%
77%
176 reviews
#29
Bang & Olufsen
77%
77%
388 reviews
#30
LG
South Korea
76%
76%
47 reviews
#31
76%
76%
12 reviews
#32
Yamaha
76%
76%
46 reviews
#33
Steelseries
76%
76%
2,936 reviews
#34
RHA
76%
76%
86 reviews
#35
Monster
75%
75%
449 reviews
#36
Huawei
75%
75%
530 reviews
#37
Beyerdynamic
75%
75%
137 reviews
#38
Master & Dynamic
75%
75%
184 reviews
#39
Kingston
74%
74%
65 reviews
#40
Marshall
73%
73%
21 reviews
#41
Veho
73%
73%
3 reviews
#42
OnePlus
73%
73%
142 reviews
#43
Happy Plugs
72%
72%
13 reviews
#44
Libratone
72%
72%
170 reviews
#45
Microsoft
71%
71%
254 reviews
#46
YURBUDS
71%
71%
478 reviews
#47
Japan
71%
71%
3 reviews
#48
SOL REPUBLIC
71%
71%
38 reviews
#49
Fitbit
71%
71%
26 reviews
#50
KRK
71%
71%
56 reviews
#51
Plantronic
71%
71%
51 reviews
#52
Audiofly
70%
70%
59 reviews
#53
FiiO
70%
70%
34 reviews
#54
Betron
70%
70%
581 reviews
#55
Edifier
70%
70%
15 reviews
#56
Sudio
69%
69%
56 reviews
#57
69%
69%
13 reviews
#58
HiFiMAN
69%
69%
18 reviews
#59
69%
69%
10 reviews
#60
Moki
69%
69%
19 reviews
#61
Samsung
South Korea
68%
68%
1,502 reviews
#62
Brainwavz
68%
68%
26 reviews
#63
Turtle Beach
68%
68%
151 reviews
#64
ifrogz
68%
68%
33 reviews
#65
Lenovo
China
68%
68%
6 reviews
#66
FIIL
68%
68%
59 reviews
#67
Grado Labs
68%
68%
241 reviews
#68
DEFUNC
68%
68%
10 reviews
#69
Braven
68%
68%
13 reviews
#70
JAM
67%
67%
5 reviews
#71
Harman Kardon
67%
67%
12 reviews
#72
Crazybaby
67%
67%
23 reviews
#73
NAD
66%
66%
28 reviews
#74
66%
66%
10 reviews
#75
Logitech
Switzerland
66%
66%
66 reviews
#76
Westone
66%
66%
6 reviews
#77
Denon
66%
66%
12 reviews
#78
Google
66%
66%
159 reviews
#79
Accutone
65%
65%
6 reviews
#80
HyperX
65%
65%
620 reviews
#81
Teufel
65%
65%
70 reviews
#82
Honor
64%
64%
0 reviews
#83
Wicked Audio
64%
64%
0 reviews
#84
EARIN
64%
64%
18 reviews
#85
Nuheara
64%
64%
24 reviews
#86
Cowin
64%
64%
11 reviews
#87
Coloud
64%
64%
2 reviews
#88
Anker
62%
62%
13 reviews
#89
Bragi
62%
62%
67 reviews
#90
62%
62%
4 reviews
#91
Klipsch
61%
61%
0 reviews
#92
Motorola
61%
61%
7 reviews
#93
Fresh 'n Rebel
61%
61%
23 reviews
#94
Scosche
60%
60%
2 reviews
#95
SOUL
60%
60%
4 reviews
#96
Mackie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#97
Ultrasone
60%
60%
5 reviews
#98
Sandberg
60%
60%
10 reviews
#99
Cyber Acoustics
60%
60%
0 reviews
#100
Sephia
59%
59%
0 reviews
#101
DearEar
59%
59%
6 reviews
#102
Cygnett
59%
59%
7 reviews
#103
CAD Audio
58%
58%
0 reviews
#104
Sentry
58%
58%
0 reviews
#105
iHip
58%
58%
0 reviews
#106
Volkano
57%
57%
0 reviews
#107
B&O
57%
57%
0 reviews
#108
Stax
57%
57%
0 reviews
#109
Tascam
57%
57%
0 reviews
#110
Belkin
57%
57%
0 reviews
#111
Ausounds
57%
57%
0 reviews
#112
Kensington
57%
57%
0 reviews
#113
Califone
56%
56%
0 reviews
#114
Rockville
56%
56%
0 reviews
#115
Fitness Technologies
55%
55%
0 reviews
#116
AWEI
55%
55%
3 reviews
#117
M&J
55%
55%
0 reviews
#118
Reloop
55%
55%
0 reviews
#119
Numark
55%
55%
0 reviews
#120
Adidas
55%
55%
0 reviews
#121
Tracer
54%
54%
0 reviews
#122
Wraps
54%
54%
0 reviews
#123
Power Acoustik
54%
54%
0 reviews
#124
Adesso
53%
53%
0 reviews
#125
Vivitar
53%
53%
0 reviews
#126
Avid
53%
53%
0 reviews
#127
Cord Cruncher
52%
52%
0 reviews
#128
AIAIAI
52%
52%
0 reviews
#129
Xblitz
52%
52%
0 reviews
#130
Hamilton Buhl
52%
52%
0 reviews
#131
PureGear
52%
52%
1 review
#132
Aluratek
51%
51%
0 reviews
#133
Altec Lansing
51%
51%
0 reviews
#134
Direct Sound
51%
51%
0 reviews
#135
Xqisit
51%
51%
1 review
#136
BuddyPhones
51%
51%
0 reviews
#137
Logik
United Kingdom
51%
51%
0 reviews
#138
Supersonic
United States
51%
51%
0 reviews
#139
Samson
51%
51%
0 reviews
#140
Thomson
France
51%
51%
0 reviews
#141
Vivanco
51%
51%
1 review
#142
Lasmex
51%
51%
0 reviews
#143
ADATA
51%
51%
0 reviews
#144
Noontec
51%
51%
0 reviews
#145
HP
United States
51%
51%
0 reviews
#146
Tribe
51%
51%
0 reviews
#147
Asus
Taiwan
51%
51%
2 reviews
#148
Puro Sound Labs
51%
51%
0 reviews
#149
Vic Firth
51%
51%
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 Jabra Sennheiser Bose Plantronics JBL
Lydogbilde.no logo
88%
21 reviews
80%
33 reviews
75%
21 reviews
73%
15 reviews
72%
23 reviews
CNET.com logo
75%
16 reviews
78%
25 reviews
82%
32 reviews
75%
16 reviews
72%
9 reviews
PC Mag logo
78%
10 reviews
83%
15 reviews
79%
8 reviews
78%
8 reviews
75%
17 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
8 reviews
89%
9 reviews
76%
5 reviews
74%
10 reviews
79%
5 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
78%
8 reviews
80%
10 reviews
85%
4 reviews
88%
5 reviews
65%
4 reviews
whathifi.com logo
60%
3 reviews
86%
14 reviews
97%
7 reviews
60%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
soundguys.com logo
78%
10 reviews
77%
5 reviews
79%
4 reviews
81%
7 reviews
74%
4 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
82%
6 reviews
87%
6 reviews
87%
3 reviews
83%
8 reviews
90%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
5 reviews
78%
13 reviews
83%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
83%
8 reviews
81%
7 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
68%
4 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
75%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
70%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
100%
7 reviews
01net.com logo
86%
4 reviews
73%
3 reviews
87%
5 reviews
71%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
hifitest.de logo
77%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
100%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
76%
5 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
90%
4 reviews
84%
7 reviews
92%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
78%
6 reviews
90%
4 reviews
90%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
tek.no logo
86%
6 reviews
85%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
88%
2 reviews
ereviews.dk logo
89%
9 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
4 reviews
75%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
90%
2 reviews
83%
6 reviews
80%
6 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
77%
3 reviews
77%
3 reviews
78%
5 reviews
73%
4 reviews
55%
1 review
digit.in logo
76%
7 reviews
66%
3 reviews
82%
2 reviews
71%
1 review
70%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
73%
320 reviews
75%
282 reviews
78%
264 reviews
75%
199 reviews
69%
154 reviews
Average
79%
463 reviews
81%
461 reviews
83%
393 reviews
77%
300 reviews
75%
255 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.

Jabra headphones have received the most industry awards with a total of 150 awards.
Number of Awards Jabra Sennheiser Bose Plantronics JBL
Lydogbilde.no logo
14
16
8
5
5
altomdata.dk logo
5
6
2
6
5
Les Numeriques.com logo
5
5
4
3
2
Digitaltrends.com logo
7
4
2
2
2
Trusted Reviews logo
3
6
3
2
Pocket Lint logo
4
3
4
1
Mobil.se logo
5
3
1
3
tek.no logo
5
2
1
2
2
M3.idg.se logo
2
3
2
1
3
Techradar logo
2
4
2
1
2
tomsguide.com logo
4
4
2
CNET.com logo
3
3
4
Chip.de logo
3
2
3
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
5
2
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
4
3
1
PC Mag logo
3
4
2
nikktech.com logo
5
1
2
areadvd.de logo
2
6
dinside.no/data logo
6
1
digitallife.se logo
1
2
2
2
Other Expert Sites
70
79
51
33
24
Total
150
145
105
63
60
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