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The Sony MDR-1A over-the-ear headset received outstanding marks from CNET for its sound quality and comfort, while the Beats Studio Wireless was CNET's top-rated Bluetooth headset as of June 2015. For audiophiles, CNET recommended the HiFiMan HE-400i as an excellent compromise between high-end sound quality and price.

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What Are Some of the Best-Quality Headphones?
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In other categories, the Beyerdynamic T51i earned an "outstanding" rating among on-ear headphone models for its comfortable fit and sound quality, while the Audio Technica ATH-M50x earned a similar rating for headsets costing less than $200. Other highly rated sets included the Bose QuietComfort 25 among noise-canceling headphones, the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 disc jockey headphone and the Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System, which CNET recommended for both movie watching and music listening.

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