5 Best Over-Ear Headphones You Can Buy Right Now

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best over-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. Over-ear style

1. Mpow 059

Mpow 059

    • This item is passive noise isolating, NOT active noise cancelling (ANC) – it can’t cancel noise completely, but it won’t drain the battery and damage the sound.
    • The closed-back design provides immersive Hi-Fi sound with a CSR chip and a 40mm driver. If you care more about noise cancellation than sound quality, you should consider other alternatives.
  • BUILT TO STAY COMFORTABLE: The memory-protein ear cushion simulates human skin texture, ensuring lasting comfort. The stainless steel slider and softly padded headband allow you to find the perfect fit without constraint and provide excellent durability.
    • The wireless mode: A built-in 420mAh battery provides up to 13 hours of music time/15 hours of talk time in a single charge
    • The wired mode: Audio cable provided – headphones will never power off.
  • HANDS-FREE CALLING & BUILT-IN MIC: Mpow Bluetooth headphones provide a quick and stable connection with your Bluetooth-enabled devices like cell phones, tablets, PC, and TVs within 33 feet, with a high-quality built-in microphone for hands-free calls. The microphone only works in the wireless mode.
  • FOLDABLE DESIGN WITH A PORTABLE BAG: The foldable headband is not only designed for saving your desk space but also for carrying in the provided bag. Depending on your head/ear size and shape, the headphones may be a little tight (will feel like “on ear”). In case of that, please take off the headphones every 1-2 hrs to let your ears relax.

2. Sennheiser HD 202 II

Sennheiser HD 202 II

  • Ideal for DJs and audio pros
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD): <0.5%
  • Very clean, deep bass response
  • Jack plug 3.5/6.3mm stereo
  • Detachable ear cups for pro users
  • 10 foot Y style cable
  • Frequency range: 18Hz – 18kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Wind-up belt clip for excess cable

3. Sony MDRRF985RK


  • Wireless FM headphones for cord-free listening.
  • Connectivity technology: Wireless
  • 40mm driver units for expressive sound
  • Easy-adjust headband for long term comfort
  • Noise reduction system for minimal transmission noise
  • Automatic tuning for optimum signal reception

4. Bose QuietComfort 25

Bose QuietComfort 25

  • Significant noise reduction for travel.
  • Headphones: 19.1cm H x 15.2cm W x 2.3cm D (195.6g)
  • Connectivity technology: Wired
  • Deep, powerful sound for the music you love
  • Inline mic/remote for music and calls.
  • Bose Active EQ and TriPort technology delivers true-to-life sound
  • Designed specifically for use with select iPod, iPhone, and iPad models
  • These headphones are compatible with most Android, Windows, and BlackBerry smartphones

5. Panasonic RP-HT161-K

Panasonic RP-HT161-K

  • Full-size, classic-style headphones deliver balanced, high-frequency sound on par with higher priced headphones for maximum value and hours of listening enjoyment
  • Dual 30mm neodymium driver units easily handle up to 1000mW maximum power input for satisfying bass plus mid-range and high-frequency trebles for clear vocals and lyrics
  • Plush-padded earpads softly surround the entire ear to minimize ambient noise and distractions, and a smooth, quick-adjust headband easily conforms to the head for optimum fit and comfort
  • An extra-long, 6.5-ft. audio cord gives you plenty of space to sit back and relax while watching movies and TV, and the freedom to move about while gaming
  • Sleek, distinctive matte-black finish and durable, lightweight design add a clear look of style and comfort wherever you go

One thought on “5 Best Over-Ear Headphones You Can Buy Right Now

  • January 11, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    I had a pair of jbl j88 they were prob the best I had but I returned then because they were to heavy and wasn’t a secure fit but oh well.


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