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Our customers' favorite pairs

We depend on headphones for all sorts of tasks, from listening to our favorite songs to mixing and mastering our own music. And whether we're on a long recording session with studio monitor headphones, or a long workout session with earbuds, we develop bonds with our favorites.

That's why we've compiled an All-Star list of our customers' favorite models, complete with their own words on why they love these headphones. Check it out to see if your favorite pair made the list!

Looking for in-depth info? Our Headphones Buying Guide breaks things down into categories, you you can find the best pair for your needs -- whether you're a DJ, producer, audiophile, or music fan!

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Sennheiser HD600 Full-Sized Circumaural Headphones

"Very good stereo imaging for headphones. Great frequency and dynamic range, not harsh or fatiguing, probably because they start to roll off a little somewhere around 8 kHz."

"I've listened to Mahler's 8th and heard pages turning and the bow scraping across the string of the bass while the flutists take a breath. I've listened to King Crimson and heard the tip of the stick strike the cymbal while the lowest of the lows growls from the Chapman Stick. The sound is crisp and full."

"This is a very detailed, high-quality headphone. Now I can judge my and other songs with confidence."
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Sony MDR7506 Large-Diaphragm Foldable Headphones

"Sound quality is top notch. These truly are studio monitors and they shine best when used as such. For the price, these headphones are my all-time favorites."
- Neil in San Antonio, TX

"Really accurate for live mixing, allowing for perfect setting of main and monitor mixes."
- Andrew in Tunton, MA

"These headphones were just what I expected: GREAT! I knew that Sony manufactured good headphones and these are no different. Great sound reproduction, not unrealistic bass, just right."
- Gary in Wilmington, NC
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones

"The M50x is so clear...you can hear everything in your mix. The separation is awesome...the bass response is amazing...stop reading and just go get a pair already. You'll be happy that you did."
- Brim in New York, NY

"Bass like you wouldn't believe and super clear mids and highs. Also they come with 3 different types of cords which are removable. Very comfortable for hours of mixing without fatigue."
- James in Shillington, PA

"Nice, tight bass, open mids and sparkling highs! Perfection!"
- Benson in Springfield, MA
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Bose QuietComfort 35 II Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones

"They keep everything quieter and when I want to listen to music at low volumes I can hear everything super clear. They are so comfortable I sometimes forget I'm wearing them and I feel like the sound is coming from the car speakers instead of the headphones."
- Roberto in El Paso, TX

"The sound is perfect, the noise cancellation is very powerful and the aesthetics are great, especially the silver ones. They are very comfortable and flexible and have extremely convenient controls." - R.A.
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Sennheiser HD280 Pro Headphones

"I basically do all my mixing and music arranging through these headphones -- I've had them now for almost 5 years and they are as strong as the day that i got them."
- John in Las Vegas, NV

"Great sound quality on these headphones. They are lightweight and very comfortable, making them easy to wear for long periods of time."
- Nick in Latrobe, PA

"These headphones are great. They have a great fit and very clean sound. I have no problem using them for long periods at a time and they have a decent sturdy build."
- Tim in Staten Island, NY
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AKG K240 Studio Circumaural Stereo Headphones

"If I had one set of headphones to choose, out of everything out there now and I had an unlimited budget, I'd still trust a pair of K240s over anything else."
- Michael in Los Angeles, CA

"Very true-to-source monitoring, solid construction (six years of brutal abuse) and unbelievable aesthetic quality."
- Dan in Mill Valley, CA

"These are without question a clear, crisp set of headphones that will do all you need them to do in the studio, no false bass or muddiness. You'll see these in many pro studios; there's a reason why."
- Rob in Long Beach, NY
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Shure SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones

"They sound great! Very balanced to my ears, not overly bright or too much bass."
- J.S. in Chicago, IL

"I am hearing more subtle nuances in music than ever before. The high end is crisp without being harsh and the low end is earthshaking without being 'muddy.'"
- Jerry in Elizabethtown, PA

"These headphones have everything a critical listener needs who doesn't want to be fooled by his monitors or room."
- Roosevelt in Memphis, TN
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Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC7b Active Noise Canceling Headphones

"The noise canceling is wonderful. You could go to a football game and hear nothing. Personally, I enjoy the fact that I don't need to crank the volume up much."
- Ian in Alvarado, TX

"Damps external sound impressively. The lawn mower is a background murmur. Appreciate the feature of sound passing through with the power off as with passive headphones."
- M.O in Massilon, OH

"These have good overall frequency response as a pair of listening headphones, but they really shine when the noise canceling feature is turned on. They truly cut outside noise tremendously well, and the music is fuller sounding for it."
- Stacy
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KRK KNS 8400 Closed Back Studio Headphones

"I love these cans for their mids. They are on the lively side, but the placement and separation is rock solid. Wonderful for mixing voice, guitar, etc. Great transient response."
- Jeff in Washington, DC

"A flat, no-nonsense, highly accurate response that has enhanced my mixdowns exponentially. They're essentially KRK monitors for the ears, and that's a good thing. If you produce, you need these headphones. For the price range, they can't be touched."

"Very comfortable . . . Nice sound reproduction on playback of recordings!"
- Stephen in Pittsburgh, PA

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