Top 10 Best Headphones for Android – January 2017

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Headphones are one of the most important accessories that anyone can buy for a smartphone, or really any device. But there are so many headphones available on the market, coming in at all sorts of price points, which makes users wonder which ones are the best? Well we've rounded up the best headphones available, some are Bluetooth some are not, and have them listed here.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones

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If money isn't a deciding factor for you, then the Bose QuietComfort 35 (or QC35's) are a great choice. These are wireless headphones that are super comfortable to wear, feature long battery life and perhaps most importantly, they have noise cancellation. Making them a great pair to take on your next flight.

Buy the Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones

Beats EP Wired On-Ear Headphone

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While Beats may not be everyone's favorite headphone maker, they do make some great headphones and this pair of wired on-ear headphones are some of the best under $100. These are finely-tuned, so you'll get some incredible sound out of these, but more importantly, they are lightweight. What this means is that you can wear them for long periods of time without them becoming heavy and hurting your head.

Buy the Beats EP Wired On-Ear Headphone

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A-Audio A22 Icon Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

Here's another pair of premium, Bluetooth headphones. These are from A-Audio, and are some amazing sounding headphones. They do also feature active noise cancellation, so you won't be bothered by the noise around you. Battery life is also rated at about 8 hours. A-Audio includes a nice carrying case with the Icon's as well, so you can keep them safe when traveling.

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Buy the A-Audio A22 Icon Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

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The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x are an audiophile's favorite pair of cans. These are not Bluetooth headphones, but they do come with a fairly long cable for plugging into various devices. The ATH-M50x's also include proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers which make for some amazing sound. However these are not HiFi headphones, they still are quite premium sounding.

Buy the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-ear Headphones

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Here's another pair of HiFi headphones that are a great pick up. These are Philips SHP9500 and are priced fairly low. They include 50mm speakers on each side, which makes for some great sound. We also have 32 ohm impedance here, which also helps to offer a great experience.

Buy the Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones

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Anker SoundBuds NB10 Bluetooth Earbuds

These headphones here from Anker are a cheap, but great pair to take to the gym. These are sweatproof, making it great for those long cardio sessions or a nice run around the block. Not only are they sweat proof, but they also have a pretty decent battery, lasting around 6-8 hours before needing to be recharged themselves.

Buy the Anker SoundBuds NB10 Bluetooth Earbuds

Jaybird – Freedom F5 In-Ear Wireless Headphones

If you're looking for a pair of Bluetooth headphones with great battery life, that are lightweight and sweatproof, then look no further than the Jaybird Freedom F5's. These bad boys will last you around 12 hours of continuous playback, or longer. They are also super comfortable and there is an app available for Android and iOS, allowing you to adjust the EQ of these headphones, so you can get the best sound out of them.

Buy the Jaybird Freedom F5 In-Ear Wireless Headphones

Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones II

If you don't want to spend that kind of dough on the Bose QC35's, then the SoundTrue around-ear headphones are a great choice as well. They don't have noise cancellation and are not wireless, but they do still offer some incredible sound. There is an inline microphone as well as controls that works with Android devices – there's another model for Apple devices.

Buy the SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones II

Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with Mic

Skullcandy has some great looking headphones as well as some comfortable ones, and the Hesh 2 checks both of those boxes. It's also wireless, so that it'll work with those smartphones that are killing off the headphone jack. Like the Moto Z and the LeEco Le Pro3, which makes it a great pair to pick up.

Buy the Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with Mic

Edifier H650 Hi-Fi On-Ear Headphones

For those audiophiles out there that don't want to spend a whole lot of cash, these H650 headphones from Edifier are a good pair to pick up as well. They come in at under $30, and are Hi-Fi headphones, so you're going to get some pretty incredible sound from these cans. They are also available in a slew of colors.

Buy the Edifier H650 Hi-Fi On-Ear Headphones

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Alex has written for Androidheadlines since 2012 as Editor of the site and traveled the World to many of the biggest Smartphone and Technology events. Alex has a background in Technology and IT and Deep Passion for Everything Android and Google. His specialties lay in Smartphones of all budgets, Accessories, Home Automation and more. Contact him at [email protected]

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