On-ear headphones are the middle child between bulky over-ear headphones and diminutive in-ear earphones.
Their name comes from the fact that their cushions sit on, rather than over, your ears. This means they’re more compact, but they can also be less comfortable over long listening periods.
They’re a compromise position, and for many they’ll be exactly what you need if you want a smaller pair of headphones to take with you to the gym or while travelling.
We’ve corralled our top-rated on-ear headphone reviews, so that you can do all your research and make a purchase in one place.
Here’s our current Top 10 list, ordered by audio performance-to-price ratio:
Grado SR60eB&O Play Beoplay H2Plantronics BackBeat SenseAKG N60NC WirelessNoontec Zoro II WirelessBowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2Samsung Level On Pro WirelessMaster & Dynamic MW50Klipsch Reference On-Ear IIBeats Solo 3 WirelessCheck out TechRadar’s exhaustive guides to the best headphones to buy today including the best on-ear headphones, the best in-ear headphones and the best over-ear headphones.For some more specialist pairs, take a look at our guides to the best wireless headphones and the best noise-cancelling headphones. Our …read more
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