Denon's Music Maniac in-ear headphones are small yet robust, built to blow away expectations for listeners used to punchless stock earbuds. The Music Maniacs use dual balanced armature drivers to generate stunning clarity across the musical spectrum, from deep bass to smooth mids and shimmering highs.
You may not have heard of ClarityOne headphones, but you probably should find out a thing or two. We check out a pair of these aptly-named earbuds.
Dave, a Crutchfield audio enthusiast, tests whether or not upgrading your earbuds and adding a NuForce iDo DAC makes your low-res music on your iPod sound better.
The Klipsch A5i sport headphones are designed to stay comfortably in place even during intense exercise. They may be designed for active use, but their dynamic sound makes the A5i a great pair of headphones for everyday use as well.
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Crutchfield advisor CJ tried out the PowerBeats sport headphones at the gym and tells how they did during his workout.
The Sennheiser CXC 700 noise-canceling headphones were a hit with our intern for comfort, sound, and noise cancellation.
Denon's Exercise Freak in-ear headphones are built for people on the go. They're designed to stay on while you work out, plus deliver pulse-pounding sound to help keep you moving.
ClarityOne headphones let you play loud without cranking up the volume. Crutchfield Advisor CJ tells us why enjoys the EB-110 in-ear headphones.
Sennheiser's IE 60 and IE 80 in-ear headphones give you great sound and a comfortable fit.
When I tried out the Polk UltraFocus 6000 in-ear noise-canceling headphones, they not only performed as expected, but surprised me with a few extras.
Which headphones are the best? There's no one answer. Here are our recommendations for "the best" based on general usage and situations.
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Learn about the different types of headphones and popular features.
Keeping your portable player or smartphone at safe volume levels not only protects your hearing, but can also improve your listening experience in the process.