It's never a bad time for music. Whether you’re commuting to work, working out, or just trying to shut out the world, there’s a pair of headphones that’s right for you.
This collection is based on reviews from critics like Consumer Reports and CNET, as well as our own hands-on experience. We've provided two quality options for each category and preference, whether you want something over your ears, in your ears, or something with a resounding bass.
We've also considered headphones across certain price points, as well as a couple of options for those audiophiles with money to blow.
Best on-ear headphones: Audio Technica's ATH-M50
• Collapsible design for space-saving portability and storage.
• Ear pieces can swivel 180° so you can listen with one ear.
• Comfortable padded ear cushions and adjustable padded headband.