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What Are the Best Pair of Headphones Brands in the US - January 2020

Updated 15 December 2019 by Matthew
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Which Are the Best Pair of Headphones Brands?

We've checked the reviews, awards, popularity and specs of 660+ headphones and found that the best pair of headphones brand is Sony. Sony headphones have received an average review score of 95% based on 2,726 reviews.

Sony is the No. 1 pair of headphones brand

The 2nd best brand is Sennheiser with an average review score of 91% (3,210 reviews) and the 3rd best brand is JBL with an average review score of 90% (327 reviews).

#1
Japan
95%
95%
2,726 reviews
#2
91%
91%
3,210 reviews
#3
JBL
90%
90%
327 reviews
#4
JVC
Japan
88%
88%
764 reviews
#5
87%
87%
2,530 reviews
#6
Beats
85%
85%
2,377 reviews
#7
Netherlands
85%
85%
62 reviews
#8
AKG
83%
83%
211 reviews
#9
83%
83%
1,032 reviews
#10
JayBird
83%
83%
388 reviews
#11
Bose
82%
82%
2,127 reviews
#12
Plantronics
82%
82%
1,052 reviews
#13
JLab Audio
82%
82%
2 reviews
#14
Jabra
81%
81%
469 reviews
#15
Urbanears
78%
78%
166 reviews
#16
House Of Marley
78%
78%
476 reviews
#17
Steelseries
78%
78%
814 reviews
#18
Razer
78%
78%
869 reviews
#19
Focal
77%
77%
79 reviews
#20
JLab
77%
77%
46 reviews
#21
Logitech
Switzerland
77%
77%
191 reviews
#22
Beyerdynamic
76%
76%
104 reviews
#23
Bowers & Wilkins
76%
76%
431 reviews
#24
Audeze
76%
76%
75 reviews
#25
Aftershokz
75%
75%
102 reviews
#26
Monster
75%
75%
441 reviews
#27
Shure
75%
75%
727 reviews
#28
Bang & Olufsen
75%
75%
169 reviews
#29
1More
75%
75%
76 reviews
#30
RHA
75%
75%
67 reviews
#31
Audiofly
74%
74%
56 reviews
#32
Wicked Audio
74%
74%
1 review
#33
74%
74%
5 reviews
#34
74%
74%
26 reviews
#35
74%
74%
10 reviews
#36
Urbanista
74%
74%
61 reviews
#37
Marshall
74%
74%
34 reviews
#38
Koss
73%
73%
100 reviews
#39
Japan
73%
73%
3 reviews
#40
Denon
72%
72%
12 reviews
#41
Apple
72%
72%
1,306 reviews
#42
Samsung
South Korea
72%
72%
787 reviews
#43
Master & Dynamic
72%
72%
98 reviews
#44
Fitbit
72%
72%
26 reviews
#45
KitSound
72%
72%
8 reviews
#46
Moki
70%
70%
19 reviews
#47
NAD
70%
70%
26 reviews
#48
Libratone
70%
70%
115 reviews
#49
Anker
69%
69%
79 reviews
#50
HiFiMAN
69%
69%
17 reviews
#51
Edifier
69%
69%
12 reviews
#52
SOL REPUBLIC
69%
69%
10 reviews
#53
Yamaha
69%
69%
4 reviews
#54
FiiO
68%
68%
31 reviews
#55
JAM
68%
68%
1 review
#56
Microsoft
68%
68%
34 reviews
#57
Betron
68%
68%
586 reviews
#58
Braven
67%
67%
5 reviews
#59
ifrogz
67%
67%
96 reviews
#60
Brainwavz
67%
67%
23 reviews
#61
Accutone
65%
65%
6 reviews
#62
KRK
65%
65%
64 reviews
#63
Crazybaby
65%
65%
17 reviews
#64
OnePlus
65%
65%
85 reviews
#65
YURBUDS
65%
65%
60 reviews
#66
Optoma
Taiwan
65%
65%
28 reviews
#67
EARIN
64%
64%
17 reviews
#68
Definitive Technology
64%
64%
9 reviews
#69
Westone
64%
64%
3 reviews
#70
Nuheara
64%
64%
19 reviews
#71
JAYS
63%
63%
14 reviews
#72
Coloud
63%
63%
2 reviews
#73
Teufel
63%
63%
41 reviews
#74
Bragi
61%
61%
50 reviews
#75
Nokia
61%
61%
6 reviews
#76
Corsair
60%
60%
970 reviews
#77
iHip
60%
60%
0 reviews
#78
Sudio
60%
60%
35 reviews
#79
Klipsch
60%
60%
0 reviews
#80
Scosche
59%
59%
1 review
#81
SOUL
59%
59%
4 reviews
#82
Cowin
59%
59%
5 reviews
#83
Mackie
59%
59%
0 reviews
#84
Huawei
58%
58%
6 reviews
#85
DEFUNC
58%
58%
2 reviews
#86
Cyber Acoustics
58%
58%
0 reviews
#87
Motorola
58%
58%
5 reviews
#88
Supersonic
United States
58%
58%
0 reviews
#89
Cygnett
58%
58%
7 reviews
#90
B&O
58%
58%
5 reviews
#91
LG
South Korea
57%
57%
0 reviews
#92
Happy Plugs
57%
57%
1 review
#93
Veho
56%
56%
0 reviews
#94
Kensington
56%
56%
0 reviews
#95
Inland
55%
55%
0 reviews
#96
Aluratek
55%
55%
0 reviews
#97
Hamilton Buhl
54%
54%
0 reviews
#98
AWEI
54%
54%
3 reviews
#99
Fitness Technologies
54%
54%
0 reviews
#100
Tascam
54%
54%
0 reviews
#101
Adidas
54%
54%
0 reviews
#102
Tribe
54%
54%
0 reviews
#103
Stax
53%
53%
0 reviews
#104
DearEar
53%
53%
0 reviews
#105
Tracer
53%
53%
0 reviews
#106
NXG Technology
53%
53%
0 reviews
#107
Adesso
53%
53%
0 reviews
#108
Senso
53%
53%
0 reviews
#109
Verbatim
52%
52%
0 reviews
#110
Califone
52%
52%
0 reviews
#111
Power Acoustik
52%
52%
0 reviews
#112
onanoff
52%
52%
1 review
#113
Vivitar
52%
52%
0 reviews
#114
Wraps
52%
52%
0 reviews
#115
VisionTek
52%
52%
0 reviews
#116
Avid
52%
52%
0 reviews
#117
Kenu
51%
51%
1 review
#118
Puro Sound Labs
51%
51%
0 reviews
#119
eKids
51%
51%
0 reviews
#120
Dynamode
51%
51%
0 reviews
#121
Hello Kitty
51%
51%
0 reviews
#122
Samson
51%
51%
0 reviews
#123
Xblitz
51%
51%
0 reviews
#124
Rockville
50%
50%
0 reviews
#125
Sentry
50%
50%
0 reviews
#126
BuddyPhones
50%
50%
0 reviews
#127
Altec Lansing
50%
50%
0 reviews
#128
Cord Cruncher
50%
50%
0 reviews
#129
OTL Technologies
50%
50%
0 reviews
#130
HP
United States
50%
50%
0 reviews
#131
PureGear
50%
50%
1 review
#132
Sephia
50%
50%
0 reviews
#133
Numark
50%
50%
0 reviews
#134
AIAIAI
50%
50%
0 reviews
#135
Direct Sound
50%
50%
0 reviews
#136
Xqisit
50%
50%
0 reviews
#137
Vic Firth
50%
50%
0 reviews
#138
Kicker
50%
50%
0 reviews
#139
Noontec
50%
50%
0 reviews
#140
SMS Audio
50%
50%
0 reviews
#141
Vivanco
50%
50%
0 reviews
#142
Groov-e
50%
50%
0 reviews
#143
Blue Microphones
50%
50%
0 reviews
#144
TaoTronics
50%
50%
0 reviews
#145
Reloop
49%
49%
0 reviews
#146
Grado
49%
49%
0 reviews
#147
Lindy
49%
49%
0 reviews
#148
Quad
49%
49%
0 reviews

Which Pair of Headphones Brands Do Experts Rate Highest?

Now let's consider only the pair of headphones reviews given by expert review sites. The table below compares the average review score given to each of the top pair of 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 Jabra Plantronics Beats
CNET.com logo
78%
19 reviews
81%
30 reviews
75%
9 reviews
76%
10 reviews
77%
21 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
83%
27 reviews
78%
17 reviews
83%
9 reviews
71%
12 reviews
83%
8 reviews
PC Mag logo
82%
13 reviews
83%
6 reviews
73%
4 reviews
76%
5 reviews
76%
5 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
88%
8 reviews
88%
5 reviews
75%
4 reviews
93%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Techradar logo
90%
7 reviews
80%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
85%
5 reviews
72%
6 reviews
whathifi.com logo
84%
11 reviews
97%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
9 reviews
76%
5 reviews
35%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
58%
3 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
85%
6 reviews
90%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
85%
4 reviews
soundguys.com logo
77%
1 review
82%
4 reviews
83%
4 reviews
82%
4 reviews
75%
3 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
90%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
4 reviews
84%
5 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
84%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
78%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
90%
6 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
86%
4 reviews
88%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
tweakers.net logo
97%
6 reviews
92%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
stuff.tv logo
100%
2 reviews
95%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
4 reviews
tomsguide.com logo
70%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
95%
2 reviews
83%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
90%
2 reviews
76%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
straitstimes.com logo
70%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
hifitest.de logo
78%
5 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
komputerswiat.pl logo
93%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
51%
1 review
94%
4 reviews
Other Expert Sites
74%
196 reviews
79%
206 reviews
71%
120 reviews
75%
111 reviews
72%
93 reviews
Average
83%
335 reviews
85%
327 reviews
77%
173 reviews
79%
173 reviews
75%
166 reviews

Which Pair of 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 108 awards.
Number of Awards Sennheiser Bose Jabra Plantronics Beats
Lydogbilde.no logo
15
7
5
3
4
altomdata.dk logo
2
2
3
4
PC Mag logo
3
4
2
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
3
2
Pocket Lint logo
2
3
1
1
1
innerfidelity.com logo
4
4
Techradar logo
4
2
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
1
1
2
1
tomsguide.com logo
3
2
2
Expert Reviews logo
4
1
1
1
01net.com logo
1
3
1
2
M3.idg.se logo
2
2
1
1
tek.no logo
1
2
2
onheadphones.com logo
4
1
hardware.info logo
2
1
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
4
1
CNET.com logo
3
2
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
1
1
avforums.com logo
4
1
digitallife.se logo
1
2
1
1
Other Expert Sites
46
34
25
17
9
Total
108
77
47
42
19
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