After The Review is a new series we’re kicking off that will take a look at products we’ve reviewed in the past. Some of these will be product specific while others will be compilations. To kick off the series I am taking a look at the six pairs of headphones I still use regularly. We’ve done a fair amount of headphone reviews and we’ve really loved many of them. But these are the six pairs that I use on a daily basis for one reason or another.
It’s important to note, my opinions and thoughts do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the other writers on staff. Check out our inaugural After the Review list below!
BEEM UNITED BeMe D200 – Apple Lightning Headphones
The BeMe D200’s are probably one of the best earbuds I’ve used in a long time. I’m not much of an earbud guy but I do use them occasionally when my over ears are too bulky. The sound quality on these things is really amazing and the included app lets you EQ the sound to your taste. The app is really one of its key features. While there are apps for other products that do similar things, I felt the BEEM app was really well done and robust. Fit is also an important factor for me and these fit amazingly well considering I’m fairly picky when it comes to earbud fit. These headphones are Apple specific, other phones need not apply.
Read the full review of the BEEM UNITED BeMe D200 here.Purchase from Amazon
Audio-Technica DSR7BT – Wireless/USB Wired Headphones
The Audio-Technica DSR7BT are my current go to over ears headphones for a few reasons. I absolutely love the industrial design and the build quality and, most importantly, they sound amazing. While the wireless sound is really great, these things really shine when plugged in via USB. Unlike many other headphones, the DSR7BT’s have a USB audio connection. Most other competitors use an AUX audio connection for wired. The USB connection allows you to enjoy Hi-Fi sound through your PC or Mac and it’s well worth it. If you absolutely need an AUX port, then these are probably not for you.
Read the full review of the Audio-Technica DSR7BT here.Purchase from Amazon
Echobox Finder X1 – Wired AUX Headphones
Lightweight, lightweight and lightweight. In a nutshell, these are the lightest high-quality earbuds I’ve ever used. When I first pulled them out of their packaging they didn’t feel substantial leading me to think they wouldn’t sound good. Holy crap was I wrong! The titanium housing and silver-plated copper cable are what contribute to the feather like weight here. Those materials are also responsible for the high-quality sound. These are among the best wired AUX earbuds I’ve ever used and they’re further enhanced if you pair them with Snugs custom fit ear tips.
Read the full review of the Echobox Finder X1’s here.
Bose QC35 – Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
I will admit that the Bose QC35’s are not the best sounding headphones on my list, but they are the best noise cancelling headphones I’ve used. I’ve said it before, these things sound like complete garbage in wired passive mode but most aren’t buying them to use them passively. Once you have these connected via Bluetooth with noise cancelling on, the world around you just shuts off. Another thing the QC35’s have going for them is their comfort level. They’re very light and sit nicely on your head, great for long plane, train or auto rides. I would say these are top of the heap when it comes to noise cancelling.
Read the full review of the Bose QC35’s here.Purchase from Amazon
Meizu EP51 – Wireless Headphones
The Meizu EP51 wireless earbuds are by far the cheapest in price on this list but that doesn’t make them any less stellar. I was truly shocked at the build quality and sound quality Meizu managed to pack into these. Not only are the comfortable, well built and sound amazing. You can find them online at various outlets for $30USD and above (you’ll have to do some searching) Amazon has them for $46USD. These are really an amazing bargain for what you get, these are not bass heavy so don’t consider them if that’s what you’re after.
Read the full review of the Meizu EP51’s here.Purchase from Amazon
Master & Dynamic MH40 – Wired Over Ear Headphones
Probably the most balanced in sound and design of all of the headphones I currently use. Both of the aforementioned qualities is what brings me back to Master & Dynamic again and again. Their design language is especially appealing to me. Their high-quality materials and attention to detail are unparalleled in my humble opinion. That being said, the sound is very well balanced with nothing skewing to one or the other spectrum. If you’re a fan of one frequency over the other, then these are best used with an EQ to satisfy your own tastes. Otherwise, you’ll be treated to a very balanced sound stage which Master & Dynamic gets perfectly. These are my favorite wired AUX over ear headphones to date.
Read the full review of the Master & Dynamic MH40’s here.Purchase from Amazon
There you have it. The six pairs of headphones I still use, After The Review. What headphones are you using? Do you use any of the ones on this list? Are you considering any of these? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.