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JVC Flats (Black)

JVC Flats (Black)
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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Koss PortaPro (with Case)

Koss PortaPro (with Case)
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Panasonic RP HTX7 (White)

Panasonic RP HTX7 (White)
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Bose Quiet Comfort 15 (Silver)

Bose Quiet Comfort 15 (Silver)
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Price $13 to $19 at 3 stores $249 at 1 store $39 at 2 stores $30 to $69 at 4 stores $269 to $299 at 4 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 28 reviews 4.0 stars out of 122 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 77 reviews
Release date November 22, 2010 December 05, 2009 January 01, 1984 November 18, 2008 August 21, 2009
The Bottom Line Though they look a little cheap, the JVC Flats are lightweight, comfortable on-ear headphones that sound surprisingly good for sub-$15 headphones. The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones are among the best available for less than $200, offering excellent sound and build quality. Koss hit a home run with the PortaPros. Love or hate the design, there's no denying the sound quality here: they're the ideal companion for mobile audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts. While their sound and design may not appeal to everyone, the Panasonic RP-HTX7s are excellent entry-level over-the-ear headphones that are a good bargain. While they're no bargain, the Bose QuietComfort 15s currently offer the best sound and silencing capabilities in a pair of noise-canceling headphones.

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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Color Black
Info unavailable Info unavailable White
Silver
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Active Noise Canceling Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Headphones Type Stereo
Headphones - Stereo
Headphones - Stereo
Info unavailable Headphones - Stereo
Headphones Form Factor Info unavailable Full size
On-ear
Full size
Full size
Recommended Use Cellular phone
Portable audio system
Info unavailable Portable audio system
Home audio system
Portable audio system
Home audio system
Professional audio system
Digital player
Cellular phone
Product Type - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Remote Control None
None
None
None
Info unavailable
Audio Specifications Frequency Response 12 - 24000 Hz - Sensitivity 103 dB/mW - Impedance 32 Ohm
Frequency Response 15 - 28000 Hz - Sensitivity 99 dB - Impedance 38 Ohm
Frequency Response 15 - 25000 Hz - Sensitivity 101 dB/mW - Impedance 60 Ohm
Frequency Response 7 - 22000 Hz - Sensitivity 99 dB/mW - Impedance 40 Ohm
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Product Description JVC HA S160-B
Audio-Technica ATH M50 - Headphones
Koss PortaPro - Headphones
Panasonic RP HTX7 - Headphones
Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling - Headphones
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