Best Over Ear Headphones Under $300

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Overall Audio features Comfort Control Wireless audio features Wireless connectivity Battery
Sony WH-H900N 9.3 9 10 10 10 9 8 Check price
Bowers & Wilkins PX 8.1 8 7 10 10 6 8 Check price
Audio-Technica ATH-M70x 8 9 7 inapplicable inapplicable inapplicable inapplicable Check price
Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT 7.8 8 7 8 6 10 8 Check price
Jabra Elite 85h 7.5 7 7 10 7 6 8 Check price
Fostex T60RP 7.5 8 7 inapplicable inapplicable inapplicable inapplicable Check price
AKG K702 7.5 8 7 inapplicable inapplicable inapplicable inapplicable Check price
Sennheiser HD 599 7.5 8 7 inapplicable inapplicable inapplicable inapplicable Check price
Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro 7 8 6 inapplicable inapplicable inapplicable inapplicable Check price
AKG K701 7 8 6 inapplicable inapplicable inapplicable inapplicable Check price
Bose SoundLink Around Ear II 6.5 6 7 8 0 10 8 Check price

There is no need to read hundreds of reviews about different headphones on the internet. I have checked out lots of models and found the best over ear headphones under 300. Does not matter whether you are an audiophile looking for a great and affordable device or just a guy who wants to hear every detail of his favorite tracks. The headphones mentioned below are suitable for both critical listening and enjoying music in loud as well.

You will find only over ear models here. Why? My experience shows that such headphones are the most comfortable and durable. Even if you are using a wired device with an over ear wearing style and there is no ANC (active noise canceling), good ear cups will provide decent passive noise isolation. You will be able to listen to music at high volumes while travelling or walking without disturbing others.

It is possible to find excellent appliances under $300 today. After reading this review you will not feel lost in shops trying to choose a perfect pair of headphones. Let me introduce you to units made by famous and reliable brands.

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Best Wireless Over Ear Headphones

Sony WH-H900N - best overall

Our rating
9.3/10

Sony WH-H900N

From my point of view, these are the best over ear headphones under $300. The minimalist design of this device makes it incredibly attractive for those who are going to go out with the headphones. The considered model is closed back and has ANC with a possibility to adjust its level. A built-in microphone is another thing you may like about this appliance since making phone calls without pulling headphones off isn’t a problem now.

This model weighs 290 g/10.2 oz and can be folded for easy carrying. Speaking of its technical features, the level of impedance is 32 Ohm, and sensitivity of the device is 103 dB. I’m going to finish the list of characteristics with the most impressive one which is frequency response. The headphones made by Sone work in a range of 5 Hz - 40 kHz.

Of course, you can use the WH-H900N with a 120 cm/9.8 ft long cable with in-line control. And when you are listening to tracks in a wireless mode, just press a built-in button for rising volume or changing to another song. Moreover, the device has a touch panel that is perfect for those who are rusty at normal buttons. Sony walks in step with the times, therefore it provides voice control as well. Whatever you need, call Google Assistant or Siri.

Let’s discuss the ways of wireless connection which is one of the most important things when you use such a unit. So, Sony WH-H900N supports Bluetooth 4.1 and can be easily connected to other devices via NFC. Another thing worth mentioning is a long-lasting battery that allows you to listen to music for about 28 hours. And if ANC is unneeded, just turn it off and get 34 hours of playback.

Sound

One of the reasons to buy this pair of headphones is Hi-Res audio that you can get with them.

A punchy, thick, and textured bass makes listening enjoyable. Splendid highs and a quite wide soundstage make the device suitable for most music genres.

Sony WH-H900N

Key specs
  • Enclosure: closed back
  • Impedance, Ohm: 32
  • Frequency response: 5Hz-40KHz
  • Sensitivity, dB: 103
  • Weight, g/oz: 290/10.2
  • Battery life, hrs: 28
  • aptX: yes
  • aptX HD: yes
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Pros
  • Soft leather earpads make it comfortable to wear for extended periods
  • Even without noise canceling you get great sound isolation
  • Thanks to the “Quick Attention” feature you don’t have to pull the headphones off if you want to hear someone
Cons
  • Comes without an airplane adapter

Best Wired Over Ear Headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-M70x

Our rating
8/10

Audio-Technica ATH-M70x

If you don’t mind using a wired device, then it would be the most suitable option at an affordable price. This closed back unit combines a wide frequency response (5 Hz - 40 kHz) and a good level of sensitivity which is 97 dB. Its impedance is 35 Ohm which is pretty typical.

These headphones are exceptionally lightweight as they have only 280 g/9.9 oz. They come with three different cables that feel very durable. However, even if any of the wire gets damaged, you can replace it with another one. You will find a ¼ adapter (6.35mm) in the package, so using the device in an airplane is possible and pretty convenient.

Sound

These are extremely accurate monitor headphones built for studio purposes. The highs are clear and strident. The soundstage is simply fantastic and the headphones offer strong spatial cues. Audio-Technica has focused on neutrality and accuracy that the 'M' series is known for.

Audio-Technica ATH-M70x

Key specs
Pros
  • Comes with a case for carrying
  • The ear cups fold flat
  • Build quality in here is solid, no creaks or wobbling
Cons
  • Not suitable for mixing/tracking
  • Available only in black

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