Top rated headphones: January 2012

These are the best headphones, of all kinds, that we've reviewed in the last year.

These are the best headphones, of all kinds, that we've reviewed in the last year.

a-JAYS One Plus headphones

1. Jays a-JAYS One Plus headphones

If you're an Android user who wants a good set of headphones that also have a built-in microphone, then the a-JAYS One Plus are a good deal. They produce great sound, including deep bass; their microphone works well and their ...
Review Date: 22nd Dec., 2011
RRP: $ 79.95
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PC360 G4ME

2. Sennheiser PC360 G4ME headphones

Sennheiser's PC 360 G4ME headset is aimed at serious gamers. It has an excellent integrated boom microphone and good sound quality that's very clear on treble and punchy with bass notes. The price is quite an ask, but if you're ...
Review Date: 21st March, 2011
RRP: $ 449.95
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3. Bose AE2i headphones

Bose’s AE2i headphones, which now have an in-line volume control for iPod and iPhone support, are reasonably well constructed and comfortable. They also sound good, but they’re expensive and lack Bose’s signature noise cancelling -- which appears on the company’s ...
Review Date: 1st Aug., 2011
RRP: $ 249.95

4. Sennheiser PC163D G4ME headset

Sennheiser's PC163D G4ME headset is not for music listeners -- the surround sound effect of the Dolby Headphone USB dongle altered our music in a way we didn't like, and with the setting turned off we still found the audio ...
Review Date: 23rd March, 2011
RRP: $ 259.95
Powerbeats by Dr. Dre

5. Powerbeats by Dr. Dre earphones

Monster's Powerbeats by Dr. Dre sports earphones stick to your ears well and are sturdy enough to survive a few accidental drops - but we found them a little uncomfortable. The headphones' sound quality isn't quite worth the $229 asking ...
Review Date: 5th May, 2011
RRP: $ 229.00
EarSet 3i

6. Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3i headphones

B&O’s iPhone- and iPod-friendly EarSet 3i earphones look great, are well built and have clear sound. If ‘that B&O look’ is what you’re going for the EarSet 3i earphones are perfect, but they’re a little light on bass and might ...
Review Date: 18th July, 2011
RRP: $ 295.00
QuietComfort 15

7. Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones

Bose’s QuietComfort 15 headphones aren’t the most expensive the company has, but we think they have the equal best noise cancelling circuitry of any Bose headphones. These headphones are perfectly suited to the executive traveller or frequent jet-setter but are ...
Review Date: 8th Aug., 2011
RRP: $ 499.00
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