Articles & Videos: Headphones

"Portable and compact" doesn't have to mean so-so sound. Bowers & Wilkins has found a way to pack big-headphone sound into a form factor perfect for your smartphone or portable player.

Denon's ultra-versatile Globe Cruiser headphones give you Bluetooth and noise-canceling functions in a great-sounding, comfortable headphone built for the busy traveler.

Video: AKG 2013 Headphones
by Zak Billmeier

AKG brings more than 60 years of audio expertise to the table, and it shows in their 2013 line of headphones. Get the lowdown from the AKG booth at CES 2013.

Harman Kardon's 2013 headphone line is perfect for anyone who wants great sound on the go. They've got in-ear, on-ear, and around-the-ear models to suit your needs, and all models come with a useful in-line remote for when you're using it with your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. Plus they feature classic styling and the sound you'd expect from Harman Kardon.

These handsome Bowers & Wilkins headphones will catch eyes. Will their sound attract ears as well? Crutchfield Home A/V writer David took a listen to find out.

When it comes to headphones, sound quality and comfort are key - but Bang & Olufsen realize that style matters, too. Their BeoPlay H8 Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones give you a stylish, comfortable set of 'phones that'll block out ambient noise, sound great...and look fantastic, too.

AudioQuest is well known for making high-quality audio cables. Will they be known for making great headphones, too? Our writer took a listen to find out.

Sennheiser's RS line of wireless headphones gives you freedom to roam while you listen. The included transmitter lets you listen all over your house with no wires to hold you back. The earcups feature plush padding for comfort, and buttons on the side let you control volume without leaving your seat.

When your body's in motion, it's nice to lose the cord between your phone and headphones. JBL's Synchros Reflect BT headphones connect using Bluetooth, so you can keep your phone in your pocket or a nearby bag. And when you're taking a break from the action, the two earpieces connect with a little magnet so they'll stay around your neck when not in use.

Having trouble hearing dialogue when you watch TV? Want big movie sound without disturbing others? A pair of wireless TV headphones might the solution you need.