In the world of headphones, the best on-ear headphones (also called supra-aural headphones) represent the perfect middle child between bulky over-ear headphones and diminutive in-ear earphones. For most folks, they’re just right.
Their name comes from the fact that their cushions sit on, rather than over, your ears. This means they’re more compact and can travel with you without taking up a ton of room in your bag. Conversely, they’re bigger and more comfortable to wear for long periods than in-ear headphones.
The reason you’d pick this form factor over the other two, is that you’re a traveler, a commuter or a home listener who needs a bit of noise cancelation without the bulk of over-ears. It’s a winning combination, honestly, and a form factor that we’ve tested extensively over the years.
To that end, and to help you pick out a great pair of on-ear headphones, we’ve put together a list of our top-rated on-ear headphone reviews, so that you can do all your research and make a purchase in one place.
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