After the smartphone, headphones are the gadget we reach for most often in our daily lives. Here, The Verge tracks the best headphones for every budget and purpose, whether they be wireless, noise cancelling, in-ear, or over-ear. With all the big brands — from Bose and Beats to Sony and Sennheiser — and a few of the over-performing smaller ones, there's a perfect pair of headphones out there for everyone, and we'll have it covered.
Get some peace and quiet with the best noise-canceling headphones for a variety of uses
The latest Beats earbuds are the company’s best product since the Powerbeats Pro
When the entry-level earbuds are this good, why go Pro?
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V-Moda’s first noise-canceling headphones are built well and have balanced sound, but they fall short on features
Apple’s over-ear headphones have tremendous build quality and sound, but there’s no denying they’re expensive
Good sound quality and best-in-class noise cancellation come in an awkwardly big case
Beats’ first earbuds with a USB-C connector are only $50
Sony didn’t change much, but it made the improvements we’ve been waiting for
With longer continuous battery life than the 1000XM3s — and proper sweat resistance