The headphones market had been growing in double digits advancing on the back of growing audio technology powered by capabilities like active noise cancellation, elimination of sound leakage, and control of ambient sound.
Here we are scanning 5 top products in that market based on parameters of price, demand, and performance. These headphones are available for purchase on Amazon.com.
The Sony 1000X M3 is a top pick. The over-ear, noise-canceling headphones are the third iteration of Sony’s 1000X series. The 1000X M3 justifies the pared-down price of $349.
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earphones are a pair of small Bluetooth buds offered with charging and carry case. They come with four sizes of silicone tips that are charged via a USB Type-C socket on the rear.
An LED indicator gives an indication of the charge level. This over-ear headphone flaunts properties such as Bluetooth, noise-canceling longer battery life of 17hr plus Built-in mic and controls.
The finish of oval-shaped ear cups impresses especially the sheepskin leather earpads with stainless steel sliders. It is available in all-black and a ‘sandy white’ model is in the works.
The Momentum Wireless supports aptX Low Latency and has good synchronicity of audio and video content.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7
A slew of features including exquisite sound, noise-canceling, long battery life, easy to wear, and future-proofed connectivity are attributes of the latest flagship headphones PX7 from British manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins.
The PX7’s redesigned earcups come with plush cushions that sit firmly on the side of the head and slip on the hair.
Bluetooth codecs are SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive. The battery lasts 30 hours and the combo of proprietary driver technology and Qualcomm’s new aptX Adaptive Bluetooth codec are notable strengths.
The K72 from AKG with closed-back design has professional-grade 40mm drivers and a self-adjusting headband. It syncs well with a broad range of playback devices. The 40mm drivers deliver high sensitivity for extended frequency response with all details. The low-impedance design is compatible with a broad range of playback devices including studio gear and portable music players.
Grado is known for its retro styling and open-backed design and delivers a nimble and pacy sound with clean and punchy bass. Dynamics, detail, and clarity are all-but-unmatched at this price. The foam earpads keep ears nicely ventilated. Build-quality is evident in the use of good metals at the right places more than plastic.
SR80es are considered one of the most ‘affordable audiophile’ headphones irrespective of retro looks with performance firmly on thorough mode.