Top 5 Over-Ear Headphones


Any audiophile out there will tell you that if sound is important to you, a good quality pair of over ear headphones is simply essential to musical enjoyment. Over ear headphones have numerous advantages over their in-ear counterparts, most notably a much richer and clearer sound thanks to the larger size of the drivers (the magnets making the sound waves) contained in the ear-cups.

Another advantage of over ear headphones is that they do not cause earache as easily as pesky  in-ear earphones so often do, they also won’t fall out as easily or as often and are more hygienic when being shared (no ear wax sticking to the earphones!).

Not to mention the fact that over ear headphones also don’t tangle as easily as ear-phones do. So, if you are in the market for a quality pair of headphones, that will give you hours of enjoyment for years to come, you have come to the right place.


1) Audio Technica ATH-M50 Professional Monitor Headphones


Audio Technica ATH-M50 Over-Ear headphones
Audio Technica ATH-M50 Over-Ear headphones

The Audio Technica ATH-M50 are placed at the top of our list of high-quality headphones. Boasting professional-grade monitoring and mixing these headphones are perfect for any music lover. The coiled cable makes these headphones ideal for travel and the adjustable cushioned headband makes long listening sessions extremely comfortable.

With total isolation technology, nothing – no matter how loud – will disturb your musical enjoyment.

The Audio Technica ATH-M50 are top of the list due to their unique combination of affordability, audio quality, design and comfort.







2) V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Isolating Over-Ear Headphones


V-MODA Crossfade M-100
V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Over Ear Headphones

V-Moda Crossfade M-100 headphones provide complete isolation for your music. Their patent-pending 50mm Dual-Diaphragm driver system, which is made up of an inner and outer ring, to prevent bass from distorting mid and high range tones, has earned the V-Moda the number 2 spot on our list.

The V-Moda M-100 also feature Analogue Noise Cancellation to block out any background noise. The ear-cup shields (the silver areas of the picture to the left) are also fully removable and replaceable. There are also a number of customized ear-cup shields on the market to give your M-100 a distinctive and personalized look and feel





3) Sennheiser HD598

Sennheiser HD 598
Sennheiser HD 598 Over Ear Headphones


Sennheiser is one of the longest standing brands signifying high-quality, high performance audio equipment, and the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones are no exception.

The HD598 is extremely lightweight and comfortable. Thanks to the high degree of adjustability ensuring a perfect and snug fit over your head. Sennheiser’s famous driver technology has resulted in the HD 598’s exceptionally dynamic and detailed sound, making sure that every sound that hits your ear is note-perfect.

The HD598 also feature a dramatic new and modern design, which keeps the classic Sennheiser feel that their customers have come to love and expect.



4) Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic


Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic
Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Headphones

If you haven’t heard of the legendary audio company Bose, you must have been hiding under a rock for roughly a decade. Bose have earned themselves a reputation for exceptional quality, reliability and performance from all of their devices.

The main attraction to these QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Headphones is the fact that they are completely wireless. They are powered by a set of  3 AAA batteries which give an astonishing average of 35 hours of battery usage. Featuring a streamlined and lightweight design these headphones are perfect or anyone looking for a sleek, and elegant set of headphones, without the annoyance of wiring getting in the way.

These headphones are perfect for long listening sessions due to the high levels of comfort. Also – outside noise is cancelled in true Bose fashion, with no noises managing to pass through to the listener. The headphones also come with a remote control, for volume, as well as a cable for iPod/iPhone/iPad connectivity.


5) Beats Solo HD Over-Ear Headphones


Beats Solo HD
Beats Solo HD Green

Last on the list, but definitely not least, are Beats Solo HD Over Ear Headphones. The famous Beats by Dre range continues to grow from strength to strength as the brand gains popularity. These headphones are also available in a range of colours, giving them some fashion accessory appeal alongside high quality audio. The dual speaker design incorporates two separate drivers into the ear-cup. This results in loud, crisp and clear sound, with deep and powerful bass.

Built-in iPhone compatibility allows the wearer to switch between listening to audio and making calls, and the remote control means n more searching frantically for your phone to answer it and allows you to change your music selection without using your phone.