Headphone Ratings

Top 10 On Ear Headphones of 2020

This rating of the best on ear headphones contains mostly wireless and wired models for a price of less than $200. I tried to do my best to add many models from totally different segments of the on ear headphones market while keeping their application, price, and connection type (wired or Bluetooth) in mind. However, all the models of the on-ear headphones included in this list offer the best price to quality ratio.

In my opinion, the weakest point of all folding on-ear headphones is the decreased comfort for the user. On-ear headphones have to be used right on the ears, thus “squeezing” them against the head and blocking the natural blood flow. This construction of the on-ear headphones creates significant discomfort in all cases. That’s why the comfort level is taken into account right after the sound quality of the models reviewed in this list.

How to choose the best on-ear headphones? 3 Key criteria

To choose the most convenient and reliable model of on-ear headphones, you need to take the following three things into consideration:

Comfort

The level of comfort is the most crucial factor for on-ear headphones! You can totally waste your money by purchasing a model of on-ear headphones that provides virtually no level of comfort.

This is why I highly recommend trying the chosen model on your head before paying for the on-ear headphones to make sure they fit on your head and ears without causing any significant discomfort. By making an order online, you may face the fact that the chosen model creates some pain and can’t be used for an extended period of time (we all have different heads, thus using reviews of other users is not always the best option). Generally speaking, you have to remember that on-ear headphones are the most uncomfortable type of headphones in the world. ????

Sound Isolation

Sound isolation. It’s worth noting that in the case of the on-ear headphones, the ear pads are not going to cover the entire surface of the ear. At the same time, some models provide perfect sound-isolation (due to smart construction of the model and the direct contact between the ear and the ear pad), while others offer virtually no sound-isolation at all (by using the open construction).

If you usually use headphones in the subway or other noisy places, you need to pay special attention to the sound-isolation factor! At the same time, it’s highly recommended to listen to the quality of the sound of the chosen on-ear headphones before purchasing them.

Application

Application, headphone quality, and sound. Think about the device (player/sound card/DAC/phone), the purpose (music/talking and listening to music/games/sports), and the type of the music before purchasing on-ear headphones.

Each model has its own characteristics and features. I will talk more about the types of music and the intended use of the on-ear headphones later on in this review. You can also read an article I wrote about the most appropriate sound sources. However, if you don’t have enough time to read everything, and have no real reason to understand the specifics of this topic, just know that all models that are on this list can be used with a smartphone. However, such models as Beyerdynamic Custom Street, Sennheiser HD 25, and Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BT can provide astonishing quality when connected to a more powerful sound source.

On-ear headphones: A quick history lesson

Now let’s dive into the world of history and talk about the first models of on-ear headphones.

The first model of the headphone was created in 1899 by Alexander Popov. That was the moment in the history of humanity when people managed to develop a converter to transform radio signals into sound frequencies, which could be heard by using the headphone. Today, the world of audio has become a giant culture and a massive market with an abundance of overhead, vacuum, and full-size headphones, as well as earbuds.

The best on-ear headphones of 2020

Koss Porta Pro

Koss Kosta Pro

This is an affordable model of on-ear headphones and the best choice for athletes with a price of less than $60.

Koss Porta Pro is an affordable model of on-ear headphones, and one of the best choices for athletes for a price of less than $60. The model is legendary and a classic. To this day, many people consider the Porta Pro to be the standard for inexpensive and high-quality headphones. The headphones are very light and can be securely fixed on the head while providing the highest level of comfort. The design is a bit unusual – Just take a look at additional temporal supports. However, their design is well-known, and you can easily recognize this model.

It’s worth noting that the design of the headphones never changed since 1984, and it might not be the best decision considering the conditions of the modern world. However, it’s more than great for all the fans of retro technologies. ????

Features

  • Frequency response: 15 – 25000Hz
  • Resistance: 60 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 101 dB
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.2%
  • Weight: 79 g
  • Design: folding
  • Headphone jack: mini jack (3.5 mm, L-shaped)
  • Cable connection: two-sided
  • Cable length: 1.2 m

Package contents

  • Headphones
  • Carrying case
  • Documentation

Frequency Response Chart

Kosta Pro Frequency Response

Video Review

 The Good 

  • Sound. The sound is appropriate for the majority of users: forced low frequencies, more or less smooth middle frequencies, and noticeably bad high frequencies. The quality is quite decent, especially keeping the price in mind.
  • Comfort. The headphones are lightweight and comfortable. The headband offers a wide range of adjustments. At the same time, you can adjust the downforce (foam elements on the temples). Such design makes this model quite versatile.
  • Compactness. When folded, the headphones can be put not only in the original case but also in your jacket’s pocket or any other convenient location.
  • Price. Koss Porta Pro is a cheap model of on-ear headphones. You won’t pay much for this legendary model.

 The Bad 

  • Sound-isolation. This model has an open construction, so it can’t be used to its full capacity in the subway and other noisy locations. While using on low volume, you will hear all the sounds around you (which is great for running), while in the opposite case, people around you will be able to hear the music from your headphones.
  • Cable. It’s thin, easily breakable, and it can be damaged after some usage. You need to be very careful with it.
  • Foam elements. Earpads and additional fasteners can wear out pretty quickly. You’ll need to change them at least once a year or even more frequently. However, it won’t be a complicated task, especially keeping the age of this model in mind.

AfterShokz Trekz Titanium

AfterShokz Trekz Titanium

AfterShokz Trekz Titanium are on-ear headphones for your smartphone with the bone conduction technology. It’s worth noting that this model is not placed directly on your ear, but on the cheekbone right next to it. You can hear all the sounds around you (only if you don’t want to use the earplugs from the delivery set). This is a very handy feature for athletes.

The model is designed for sports and fitness. The base of the earpiece is made of titanium, and thanks to the soft-touch coating, the headphones can easily be placed on your head and even carried in your pocket. In addition, there’s a protection standard, according to the IP55 standard.

This model comes equipped with an inverted noise reduction system, which allows it to eliminate all the sounds coming from the headphones, so you can rest assured that nobody will be able to hear your music, which could be a real problem because the model is simply put right on your skin and not on top your ears.

Features

  • Emitters: piezo buzzers, 20 — 20,000 Hz, 100 dB
  • Connection: Bluetooth V. 4.1 with A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP support
  • Accumulator: Li-Ion, up to 6 hours of playback
  • Charging time: 1.5 hours
  • Case: titanium base, moisture and dust protection (IP55)
  • Weight: 36 g

Package contents

  • Headphones
  • Charging cable
  • Earplugs
  • Documentation

Video Review

 The Good 

  • Comfortable fit. The headphones weigh only 36 grams, and the earpiece can be easily adjusted. This model is comfortable to wear, and it won’t fall even with a high level of pressure.
  • Sound is based on bone conduction technology. In fact, it’s more about the image and appearance of the model. However, it can be the most convenient option in many cases. It can be used when you need to listen to music while hearing all the sounds around you.
  • IP55 protection. The device is light rain and dust proof.

 The Bad 

  • Noise isolation. This is not a big disadvantage because the device is equipped with a different technology. At the same time, you need to understand that it’s not the best model for a ride in the subway. Also, a lot of sounds will come through from the space around you due to the construction of this model.
  • Sound quality. Don’t expect a wide range of low frequencies, beautiful middle frequencies, and a lot of additional parameters. The sound goes directly to your head and offers the best quality of the medium range. But these are features of the technology. Besides, you’ll need some time to get used to the bone conduction technology. In the beginning, you may suffer from a headache after listening to music for several hours straight.

Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BT

Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BT

These are one of the best Wireless on-ear Bluetooth headphones with a microphone with the price of less than 120$ .Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BT – compact and lightweight over-ear headphones with a usage time of up to 30 hours. The overall weight is just 190 grams, thus, this model provides a perfect fit especially for on-ear headphones. Also, this model has a visually attractive appearance, and it also offers a unique style of sound and design.

These headphone’s primary sound focus is on the low frequencies of the sound, that said, at the same time, some users claim that the lower range is not that rich. This is not the best model for people who likes more Bass in their music; however, I can’t say that these headphones are “normal”, as they do offer good sound for the lovers of modern music. ????

TL;DR: Universal and good sound. Listening time of up to 30 hours. Comfortable fit and foldable design. Cool appearance. Support of aptX, AAC, NFC pairing, and cable connection. Weak noise isolation. The control system is not really convenient. The microphone ‘catches’ the surrounding noise. Visually fragile design and not the best quality of assembly. Long charging process (5 hours).

Features

  • Construction: overhead
  • Type: dynamic
  • The diameter of the membrane: 40 mm
  • Frequency response: 5 — 35,000 Hz
  • Resistance: 41 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 97 dB/mW
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Profile support: A2DP, AVRCP, Hands-free, Headset
  • Codec support: AptX, AAC
  • NFC support
  • Range: 10 m
  • Operating time: 30 hours
  • Charging time: 5 h
  • Headphone jack: mini jack (3.5 mm)
  • Cable length: 1.2 m
  • Weight: 190 g

Package contents

  • Headphones
  • Charging cable
  • Audio cable
  • Documentation

Video Review

 The Good 

  • Sound. Pretty versatile, just without a strong emphasis on bass. Suitable for modern music.
  • Autonomy. Up to 30 hours of usage on a single charge. Quite good. The declared parameters were confirmed during the test.
  • Convenience. Headphones are lightweight and moderately comfortable. The downforce will suit the majority of potential users and will not cause discomfort.
  • Foldable design. Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BT is a compact model of overhead headphones that can be put even in your pocket. You can hide it in the pocket of your jacket, for example. ????
  • Design. The model looks interesting but stays in the “classic style” more or less.
  • It can be connected with the cable. The cable is included in the package.
  • Supports aptX, AAC, and NFC pairing.

 The Bad 

  • Noise isolation. As in the case with other models in this form factor, the noise isolation is almost absent. The subway ride won’t be very comfortable. People around you will be able to hear the music coming out of your headphones, however, it’s not THAT bad. You can always increase the volume and fix the issue. ????
  • Control options. Based on one switch. It is generally comfortable, but many users weren’t able to get used to it.
  • Microphone. Suitable for conversations only in quiet places.
  • Fit and finish. You can hear squeaks when setting up the headband. They also look a little fragile.
  • Long charging times. To fully charge the headphones, you need to leave them in the charger for 5 hours.

JBL T500BT

JBL T500BT

These are cheap on-ear headphones model and the best wireless model for under $50. JBL T500BT is a very affordable model of the closed on-ear headphones. This is a high-quality casual model: it offers a comfortable fit, foldable design, and stable Bluetooth connection. Not to mention the well-known JBL sound quality with a strong emphasis on the lower frequencies.

As always with JBL headphones, this model is also available in several colors. Black and white are the classics, while blue and pink are for boys and girls. ????

Features

  • Form factor: overhead, wireless
  • Emitter type: dynamic
  • Weight: 155 g;
  • Battery capacity: 300 mAh;
  • Battery life: up to 16 hours;
  • Charging time: 2 h;
  • Charging for 5 minutes allows using the model for 1 hour;
  • Profile support: A2DP, AVRCP, Hands-free, Headset;
  • Resistance: 32 Ohms
  • Frequency range: 20 – 20,000 Hz;
  • Charging connector: MicroUSB;
  • Bluetooth 4.1;
  • Range: 10 meters;
  • Button control;

Package contents

  • Headphones
  • Charging cable
  • Documentation

Video Review

 The Good 

  • Sound (price\quality). JBL T500BT is an affordable model of on-ear headphones. This model was developed for the real fans of bass. Thus, it’s one of the best options for hip-hop, pop music, and pure electronic music with loud basses.
  • Connection quality. Despite the fact that these are budget headphones, the connection is not lost even when you’re in another room, or when your music source in your jacket pocket and so on.
  • Convenience. JBL T500BT are very comfortable and it won’t be tiring to use them even for many hours straight, unlike many on-ear models. However, this is not true for everyone. If you have a big head, the downforce could be a bit tight.
  • Features. You can easily connect the headphones to two devices at the same time. This is an excellent option for people who love to use a lot of different gadgets.

 The Bad 

  • The material of the ear pads. Soft and thin artificial leather provides a certain level of comfort, but wears out very quickly.
  • Narrow sound. This model of headphones was made only and exclusively for bass lovers. That said, the majority of users actually prefer the bass these days. Keep in mind that if you use JBL T500BT, you will be limited to a narrow amount of music genres, because these headphones are not perfect for listening to live instruments and complex compositions.
  • Sound-isolation. It’s not perfect, even though it works in both directions. However, this is a problem caused by the design of this model. While using the low volume, you will hear a lot of sounds from people and objects around you, and others will be able to hear your music if you decide to add some volume.

Marshall Mid Bluetooth

Marshall Mid Bluetooth

These On-ear Bluetooth headphones are the best wireless model for less than 150$. Marshall Mid Bluetooth – overhead Bluetooth headphones with a listening time of up to 30 hours. Here are the key features of Marshall headphones: convenient control, ability to connect another pair of headphones via cable. The sound here is up to the standards of the company, but softer than in other models. Best suited for rock music, simple and energetic electronic music, and even calm compositions.

Some people love the design of this model, while others don’t. It’s basically a retro design with a modern edge. ????

Features

  • Type: Overhead, wireless;
  • Emitter type: dynamic;
  • Foldable design;
  • Combined connection: mini-Jack (3.5 mm)/Bluetooth;
  • L-shaped plug;
  • One-sided cable;
  • 10 meters length;
  • Round and twisted cable;
  • Resistance: 32 Ohms;
  • Frequency range: 10 – 20,000 Hz;
  • Sensitivity: 95 dB;
  • Speaker diameter: 40 mm;
  • Bluetooth Version: 4.0;
  • Functions: Volume control: AptX support;
  • Weight: 226 g;
  • Working time: 30 hours

Frequency Response Chart

Marshall Mid Bluetooth Frequency Response Chart

Video Review

Package contents

  • Headphones
  • Charging cable
  • Audio cable
  • Documentation

 The Good 

  • Listening time. Up to 30 hours on a single charge. This is one of the best listening times in this headphone category.
  • Design. Fusion of retro and modern styles. No doubt, this model stands out in comparison with the on-ear headphones by other brands.
  • Control options. An “All in one” controller – very well made and executed.
  • Cable connection. Marshall Mid Bluetooth is based on Bluetooth technology, but having an additional type of connection is always a great thing. It allows you to save the charge or listen to music together with someone.

 The Bad 

  • The convenience of use. It’s not too bad for on-ear headphones, but your head will be tired in 2-3 hours because of the pressure these headphones put on your ears.
  • Noise isolation. This model is not able to cut off all external noise. You can use it in transport, but you’ll have to change the volume all the time.
  • Delivery set. This is not the most expensive wireless model, but I would like to see at least the carrying case in the package of the device.

Marshall Major III Bluetooth

The Marshall Major III Bluetooth are the on-ear headphones with Bluetooth by Marshall with a lighter sound (a great alternative to the Mid model). This model offers almost the same functionality as the Mid model. The same 30 hours of listening time, joystick control, etc. Suitable for those who like a lighter sound. The sound of Mid is more profound and heavier. And the design is a bit different too. ????

Sony MDR-ZX660AP

Sony MDR-ZX660AP

Best budget over-ear headphones for the price of less than $50

Sony MDR-ZX660AP are low budget on-ear headphones and, perhaps, they provide the best value for their price. The sound is not bad and offers noticeably strong basses, just like many people like it these days. Also, there are many color options to choose from.

This Sony made model is a bright representative of the MDR line. Powerful bass and stylish design with an incline towards the Hi-Tech. Despite the relatively high impedance, this model perfectly works with almost any smartphone.

The quality of assembly is good and typical for Sony. However, you can’t hide the cheap materials these headphones are made of, and they also look cheap, but you’ll only see it if you look for it. ????

Features

  • Construction: overhead
  • Type: dynamic
  • The diameter of the membrane: 40 mm
  • Frequency response: 5 — 25,000 Hz
  • Resistance: 40 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 104 dB/mW
  • Maximum power: 1000 mW
  • Headphone jack: mini jack (3.5 mm)
  • The shape of the headphone connector: L-shaped
  • Cable length: 1.2 m
  • Weight: 193 g

Package contents

  • Headphones
  • Documentation

Frequency Response Chart

Sony MDR-ZX660AP Frequency Response Chart

Video Review

 The Good 

  • Price-quality. Pay less than $50 to get good and quite reliable headphones with high-quality sound suitable for modern music styles. Sony MDR-ZX660AP is the best budget model of over-ear headphones.
  • Design. It’s bright and youthful. Well suited for girls due to a wide variety of colors.
  • Fit and finish. This model is well-built. The primary material is plastic, but the headband is metal, while ear pads are quite comfortable. The design is durable and not prone to breakage.

 The Bad 

  • Cheap materials. Although the overall appearance is not bad, you can see that plastic is cheap and the leatherette is too. The headphones look stylish but cheap.
  • Noise isolation. It can’t be good for the majority of the on-ear headphones. However, this model won’t be a perfect fit if used in the subway or even on a bus or a tram.
  • Cable. It’s flat and doesn’t tangle. However, it’s quite massive, which is not the best feature for a portable device. And it becomes fragile and sturdy in the frost.

Harman Kardon Soho Wireless

Harman Kardon Soho Wireless

Harman Kardon Soho Wireless is very good looking on-ear Bluetooth headphones. Their design is their main feature: Metal, high-quality leatherette, and an overall incline towards retro style make these headphones a very stylish accessory. The sound is not AMAZING (although it’s quite good), but the device offers aptX support, fast pairing with NFC, and convenient touch control.

The package includes a very stylish and thin, soft carrying case. ????

Features

  • Type: Overhead, wireless;
  • Emitter type: dynamic;
  • Foldable design;
  • Frequency response: 20 — 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 100 dB/mW
  • Maximum power: 30 mW
  • Resistance: 32 Ohms
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Profile support: A2DP, AVRCP, Hands-free, Headset
  • AptX support
  • NFC support
  • Range: 10 m
  • Battery capacity: 400 mAh
  • Operating time: 9 hours
  • Charging time: 2 h
  • Voice dialing
  • Call waiting
  • Answer and end conversation
  • Repeat the last number
  • It can be connected with the cable.
  • Length of cable included: 1.2 m
  • Weight: 250 g

Package contents

  • Headphones
  • Carrying case
  • Audio cable
  • Charging cable
  • Documentation

Video Review

 The Good 

  • Design. The design has a retro touch, but the overall style is modern and attractive. This is a stylish accessory and the best cheap wireless headphones in terms of design.
  • Materials and assembly. Metal, artificial leather (and maybe some real leather as well), and reliable design, strongly distinguish this model from plastic counterparts.
  • Delivery set. The charging and audio cables complemented with a beautiful and convenient carrying case. Everything you need is there.
  • Touch controls. It’s convenient, and you will get used to it. At least to the majority of gestures. Really cool!
  • Features. Support of aptX and NFC.
  • The headphones are compact and lightweight.
  • The headphones can be connected with the cable when the battery is completely discharged. Harman/Kardon Soho Wireless is a quality on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones, that offers a lot of advantages.

 The Bad 

  • Convenience. Your head will get tired after a couple of hours of listening to music. At the same time, those headphones can easily fall off even with a slight tilt of the head.
  • The problem with the cable in the headband. The cable is covered with a fabric braid; however, it’s too weak. It can be damaged after a couple of years.
  • Background noise acn be heard during the wireless connection.
  • Price\sound quality. In this case, the price resembles the design and appearance of the headphones. The sound is not bad, but you can find better options within this budget. However, Harman/Kardon SOHO Wireless is the best model of inexpensive Bluetooth headphones in this category.

Sennheiser HD 25

Sennheiser HD 25

Sennheiser HD 25 are the best wired on-ear headphones for electronic music. Initially, the HD 25 line was positioned as headphones for DJs. And the sound here is appropriate for DJs: it offers high quality and a strong emphasis on low frequencies.

Modifications

The model is produced for a long time and is very popular. Here are some of its variations:

Sennheiser HD 25: the original model of the line. It offers a two-meter cable and mini-jack

Sennheiser HD 25-1-II: includes additional velour earpads, a carrying case, and a full-size jack adapter.

Sennheiser HD 25-C II is a twisted-wire version.

This model is best suited for electronic music (both simple and complex), and provides a powerful bass with a bright sound delivery.

Features

  • Dynamic over-ear headphones (closed type)
  • Frequency response: 16 — 22,000 Hz
  • Resistance: 70 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 120 dB
  • Maximum power: 200 mW
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.3%
  • Weight: 140 g

Package contents

  • Headphones
  • 3.5 mm to 6.3 mm adapter
  • Velour ear pads
  • Soft case
  • Documentation

Frequency Response Chart

Sennheiser HD 25 Frequency Response Chart

Video Review

 The Good 

  • Sound. Sennheiser HD 25, are great on-ear headphones for music, especially for electronic. The sound is detailed and rich, while the bass is deeper and dynamic.
  • Robust design. These headphones are wear-resistant, despite the abundance of plastic in their design. They are difficult to break, and they will serve you for many years. Also, they are light and compact.
  • Noise isolation. External sounds are fully isolated.

 The Bad 

  • Design. Headphones look very simple and cheaper than how much cost.
  • Type of the sound. The model is not the best for live music.
  • Price. 196$ is quite a lot, especially keeping the design and the sound in mind.

Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless

Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless

Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless ($475) – the best wireless over-ear headphones for the price of under $500, have a listening time of up to 30 hours and an excellent sound quality. These are the best headphones in this category. The sound is good not only because of the hard work of the engineers who developed the emitter, but also because of the support for AptX, AptX HD, and AAC codecs, as well as the proprietary application that allows you to optimize the sound for your own hearing.

I think that the biggest problem of on-ear headphones is the level of comfort they provide when you wear them because they put pressure on the ears, and in most cases After wearing them for an hour or two, they give you a head/earache. However, it’s not the case for this model. The Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless on-ear headphones are almost as comfortable as the over-ear ones. Using them for a few hours is a real pleasure, and definitely not torture.

Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless are expensive wireless over-ear headphones. And for a good reason too: they are using lots of metal, leather, and generally a great design – their German engineers did their best!

Features

  • This model offers the overhead closed design;
  • The microphone is built into the body;
  • They can be folded;
  • Connection type: Bluetooth and wired;
  • Connection: mini-Jack (3.5 mm);
  • Bluetooth: v 4.2;
  • The cable is detachable (one-way (round), straight plug);
  • Frequency range: 10 – 40,000 Hz;
  • Sensitivity: 105 dB;
  • Impedance: 32 Ohms
  • Emitter type: dynamic;
  • Harmonic distortion coefficient: 0.3%;
  • Weight: 238 g;
  • Volume control and track switching: touch control;
  • Codec support: AptX, AptX HD, AAC;
  • Battery capacity: 1050 mAh;
  • Operating time: 30 h;

Package contents

  • Headphones
  • Charging cable
  • Audio cable
  • Soft case
  • Documentation

Frequency Response Chart

Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless Frequency Response Chart

Video Review

 The Good 

  • Sound. Detailed, dynamic and Balanced with a slight incline towards low frequencies. 48 kHz/24 Bit, support of AptX HD, AptX, AAC, and SBC codec, and a proprietary sound adaptation application.
  • Listening time. 30 hours. You can charge them once a week.
  • Software and application. The app can be used to adjust the sound to your needs, to control the device, and use a lot of other great options.
  • Design. Very impressive appearance. Brown leather, metal, and black earpieces. The fusion of modern technologies and retro style.
  • Control options. Convenient touch control with the ability to change the sensitivity in the application settings.
  • Durability. Metal elements and genuine leather make the headphones very strong. Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless is the best wireless overhead headphones, even though this model is costly.

 The Bad 

  • Microphone. It’s good, but the conversation can be interrupted if there’s a strong wind.
  • Branded software. A lot of bugs. I managed to start it only after flashing the headphones.
  • If you wear glasses, it could be a bit uncomfortable.
  • Price. Paying $475 for overhead wireless headphones may seem completely unjustified. But in the realities of the modern market, the price is justified.

Beyerdynamic Custom Street

Beyerdynamic Custom Street

Beyerdynamic Custom Street is the best wired on-ear headphones with the perfect combination of price and value. For a reasonable price, you’re getting a lot of great features: customization of the appearance, the level of low frequencies, and the ability to connect the second earphone.

The most important thing is that the customization of the appearance (by replacing the faceplate) is effortless: You can change it every single day according to your mood. There are 16 panels with different designs.

Opening/closing additional phase inverters regulate the bass. Given that the bass is now the main component of the sound, this feature is handy and in demand. ????

Features

  • Closed dynamic headphones
  • Frequency response: 20 — 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 103 dB
  • Impedance: 38 Ohms
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.2%
  • Weight: 205 g
  • Foldable design
  • The shape of the headphone connector: straight
  • Gold plated connectors
  • Cable length: 1.3 m
  • The cable is detachable, with a one-button remote and a microphone

Package contents

  • Headphones
  • Changeable panels + Allen key
  • Hard case
  • Documentation

Frequency Response & Impedance

Beyerdynamic Custom Street Frequency response & Impedance

Video Review

 The Good 

  • Sound. The sound quality of the model is excellent, and it’s focused on modern music. Adjusting the bass can significantly change the sound in general, which makes the headphones much more versatile.
  • Customizable design. The headphones look good and available in black or white colors. However, 16 color panels in the kit provide a lot of space for imagination and strongly distinguish the model from the crowd.
  • Detachable cable. It is durable, reliable, and can be easily replaced.
  • The ability to connect additional headphones.
  • Price to quality ratio. Keeping all the features in mind, Beyerdynamic Custom Street is the best on-ear model for $111.

 The Bad 

  • Remote control. It has a single button that can end or answer calls, or pause the music. I would like to use the remote to change the volume or to switch between the tracks.
  • Microphone. The quality is average.

John King

John King is the chief editor of Headphonesking. I play the guitar and love to watch a lot of YouTube. I’m an ordinary guy who likes to try new gadgets. My vision with this website is to help you make the best decision when you're looking to get a new set of headphones.

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