5 Best On-Ear Headphones You Can Buy Right Now

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best on-ear headphones you can buy right now. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Proven track record of user satisfaction
  2. Market penetration
  3. Not discontinued
  4. On-ear style

1. Sennheiser RS120

Sennheiser RS120

  • Includes wireless headphones, a wireless transmitter that acts as the headphone charging dock, and two AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries.
  • Connectivity technology: Wireless
  • Lightweight radio frequency (RF) wireless, on-ear headphones for use with TV and Hi-Fi audio
  • Interference-free reception through walls, ceilings, and outdoors up to 300 feet
  • Can be connected with additional compatible headphones (sold separately) for multiple users
  • 2-year limited warranty only when purchased from an authorized dealer. Compatible with set-top DVD & Blu-Ray players, DVRs, satellite receivers, A/V receivers, laptops, Mac/PC, MP3 players, LCD, plasma, and standard televisions that feature RCA outputs (red and white outputs) and/or 1/8″ and 1/4″ headphone sockets
  • Not compatible with Bluetooth technology

2. Bluedio T2S

Bluedio T2s

  • Bluedio engineers have spent two years creating the T2S ultra-big speaker (diameter up to 2.24 inches) to try and bring you the best musical experience, with rich and strong bass and crisp and clear highs.
  • Connectivity technology: Wireless
  • You can rotate the ear cup up to 195 degrees.
  • Bluetooth 4.1 chip: It’s the latest Bluetooth chip, which can transmit data at high speed and bring you a smooth musical experience. Its low power ensures long lasting battery life – up to 40 hours of continuous music time.
  • Comfortable to wear: Its ear cup and headband top are padded with sufficient foam and covered with soft leather. We have adjusted the headband, based on ergonomics theory, to fit all head sizes.
  • Bluetooth/wired: The T2S is not only a Bluetooth headset, but also a wired headset. With the included cable, you can still enjoy your favorite music when the battery runs low

3. Panasonic RP-HT21

Panasonic RP-HT21

  • Lightweight, open-air design on-ear headphones weigh just 1.2 oz. (without cable).
  • Connectivity technology: Wired
  • 30mm large neodymium drivers deliver rich powerful bass and natural treble
  • Comfort-fit with a wide headband and foam-cushioned earcups for added listening comfort
  • Long, 4.5 ft. cable threads comfortably through clothes

4. Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series I)

Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series I)

  • Connectivity technology: Wireless
  • World-class noise cancellation makes quiet sound quieter and music sound better.
  • Plush ear cushions are manufactured from a synthetic protein leather
  • Volume-optimized EQ for balanced audio performance at any volume
  • Wireless convenience, with easy Bluetooth and NFC pairing aided by voice prompts
  • 20-hour battery life per charge; up to 40 hours in wired mode
  • Noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for clear calls even in windy environments

5. Koss Porta Pro

Koss Porta Pro

  • Designed for deep bass performance
  • Comfortable, secure fit with adjustable headband and multi-pivoting earplates
  • Two adjustable temporal-comfort zone pads shift the pressure and perfectly balance the ear plates on your ear
  • Collapsible for maximum portability, includes carrying case
  • Connector Type: 1 x Headphones (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)

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