Updated every three weeks, here’s a list of the most popular headphones on the market, as ranked by Amazon. As you can see, people are going nuts over Bose and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones right now. While both of them handle bass very well, the build quality and ability to play music other than heavy rap means they tend to get left off this site’s “Top Picks” lists.

Headphones

Description

Price

1.

Bose Quiet Comfort Noise Cancelling Headphones

most popular headphones - bose quietcomfort noise cancelling headphones

Far and away the best noise cancelling headphones around. The Headphones are also incredibly comfortable and can be worn for long hours. These are the best headphones for travel: they carry light and you can listen to them for hours on a plane without any sound bleed.

$299.00

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2.

Apple Earbuds

most popular headphones - apple earbuds

For a company with such a strong brand, it’s astounding how Apple gets away making these low quality earbuds.

$3.53

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3.

Klipsch Image S4 In-Ear Noise Isolating Headphonesklipsch-image-s4-in-ear-headphones-most popular headphones

  • Excellent sound quality that has no business being in the sub-$100 range.
  • Stylish design and soft oval earbuds that are great for sealing out external noise
  • Ranked #1 on our List of “5 Best Headphones Under $100″

$79.99

most popular headphones 2012

4.

Sennheiser HD202 II Professional Headphones

sennheiser hd202 professional headphones - most popular headphones

  • Surprisingly great versatility.
  • Medium range is full bodied and smooth, not something you expect from $30 headphones.
  • Design looks cheap and plasticky, and yet feels very comfortable on the ears.
  • Will make any music genre sound good, and at this price point, you can’t go wrong

$21.17

most popular headphones 2012

5.

Bose IE2 Audio Headphones

Bose IE2 Audio Headphones - most popular headphones

  • Bose’s earbuds are comfortable and you can wear them for long stretches.
  • Are not noise-isolating, although that does give your ear canal some breathing room
  • Bass is the best thing about these earbuds, though it isn’t as deep as the “Bose Quiet Comforts” listed above.

$89.95

most popular headphones 2012

6.

Beats By Dre Studio Over-Ear Headphones

beats by dr dre studio- most popular headphones

  • A stylish sleek black design will turn heads on the street.
  • Surprisingly crisp and balanced sound with warms mids and outstanding bass.
  • Will not work without batteries, and the glossy black is prone to smudging

$264.16

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7.

Sennheiser RS120 Wireless Headphones

Sennheiser RS120 Wireless Headphones - most popular headphones

  • Excellent sound quality that’s almost as good as wired headphones.
  • Has low level hiss between songs that can be distracting, but disappears when the music returns
  • Transmitter base is also a charger for the headphones (big plus!)
  • Excellent range and clarity. These are the wireless headphones to buy

$86.95most popular headphones 2012

8.

Audio Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Headphones

Audio Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Headphones - most popular headphones

  • Among the best studio headphones for under $200
  • Offers tight bass and very detailed, balanced sound
  • Bulky design makes it less than ideal for travel
  • Doesn’t come with detachable cord, cancelling out any after-market upgrades

$149.99

most popular headphones 2012

9.

Plantronics GameCom 367 Gaming Headphones

Plantronics GameCom 367 Gaming Headphones - most popular headphones

  • Great soundstage and clarity for a sub-$30 pair of headphones.
  • Sound quality requires an amp for realization of headphones’s potential
  • Very comfortable pads will lead to countless hours of comfortable gaming
  • The very best gaming headphones in their price range

$22.67

most popular headphones 2012

10.

Beats by Dr. Dre Solo

Beats by Dr Dre Solo most popular headphones

  • The build quality of these headphones is second to none.
  • Don’t require batteries, like the “Beats Studio” headphones mentioned above
  • Big and clean sound. They know how to do bass very well
  • Some controls don’t work on older iphone models (3gs or earlier)

$169.99

most popular headphones 2012

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