Headphones for the Holiday-Going Beat-less

Before you go out and drop some serious coin on a set of Beats by Dre for the music lover in your life, be sure to check out some alternatives that give you more bang for your buck.

“I used to work for Geek Squad, and I always saw people buying them and I tried so hard to explain that they break so easily and aren’t really that great, but no one would listen. They would usually be back in about 3-4 weeks with a broken pair of Beats..”

V-Moda M100

Great for Electronica, Rock, and Hip Hop-‘Pop’

Sennheiser Momentum

Great for Rock, Classical. A smaller, over-the-ear headset!

Audio Technica M50X

‘Production’ headset-Great for studio use

Klipsch R6i

Best fitting ear bud out there. Deep bass pop, great overall sound.

Grain Audio IEHP

Super clean earbud. Not overpowering bass, good for instrumentally driven music.


A big thank you to Evan Zalios of Soundlion for his help with the piece!

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