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.
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
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They’re super comfortable and have lengthy battery life, but the style won’t be for everyone
Samsung has made impressive progress with its latest true wireless earbuds
Jabra’s head is in the right place, but a few flaws keep it from greatness