What are the best headphones under 500 dollars?

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    Amalia Martínez
    Written on October 24, 2018
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      Sennheiser HD 598 Over-Ear Headphones - Ivory

      The Sennheiser HD 598 is a premium audiophile dedicated and luxurious high-end materials headphones-set.

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      $319

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      Teresa Hoffman
      Written on January 29, 2018
      "These headphones are a really good deal for audiophiles. They are also super cool looking, I love my black pair."
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      Teresa Hoffman
      Written on January 29, 2018
      "These headphones are a really good deal for audiophiles. They are also super cool looking, I love my black pair."
    2. 16
      Skullcandy Smokin' Buds
      This classic earbuds are now wireless, with a lightweight collar that will make sure they don't fall from your ears. Their battery lasts for up to 6 hours, and you will be able to use them to talk with your friends using their built-in microphone. 



      Electronics

      $59.99

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      Larry Lucas
      Written on January 24, 2018
      "They sound good and fit good"
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      Larry Lucas
      Written on January 24, 2018
      "They sound good and fit good"
    3. 14
      Ferrari AAV-1LFH008K

      These sophisticated and high-quality headphones will allow you to listen to your favorite music in great fashion and while supporting your favorite scuderia. They have an ergonomic and foldable design, so you will be able to carry them anywhere. 

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      $298 - More prizes available

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      Chirag Verma
      Written on January 18, 2018
      "I'm a bit of a audio nerd. I like having really nice sounding headphones. I am not someone who is satisfied unless I get top of the line equipment for listening to music. I..."
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      Chirag Verma
      Written on January 18, 2018
      "I'm a bit of a audio nerd. I like having really nice sounding headphones. I am not someone who is satisfied unless I get top of the line equipment for listening to music. I didn't want to spend over 500 though. I'm not rich or anything. The Ferrari AAV-1LFH008K are probably the best headphones available for under 500 dollars. You can't go wrong with these."
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      Paul Herrera
      Written on January 29, 2018
      "I like these headphones. They have a good frequency response that covers the entire range of sound able to be heard. The closed-back style gives them a decent bass sound. They are slightly uncomfortable however. The sound is good though. I'd say they are a bit overpriced though, but if you have them, you'll enjoy the quality."
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      Sennheiser CX 5.00i Black In-Ear Canal Headset

      The Sennheiser CX 5.00i Black is an in-hear headphones compatible with iOs and Galaxy devices. 

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      $48.02

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      Tejas Patil
      Written on January 28, 2018
      "Sennheiser makes some of the best headsets on the market, and the CX 5.00i is no exception. Many people do not like the bulky, over the ear style, headphones, and this is a..."
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      Tejas Patil
      Written on January 28, 2018
      "Sennheiser makes some of the best headsets on the market, and the CX 5.00i is no exception. Many people do not like the bulky, over the ear style, headphones, and this is a great alternative for those people. The sound quality is wonderful, and the clarity and bass are much better than you would expect for ear buds."
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      Ferrari AAV-2LFH005R

      Robust and durable, these headphones will allow you to listen to your favorite music while supporting Ferrari. 

      Electronics

      $149.14

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      Timothy Bailey
      Written on January 25, 2018
      "horribly reviewed headphones, I think they are only good if you like the branding of ferrari and don't care about audio quality. Search for sennheiser headphones for better..."
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      Timothy Bailey
      Written on January 25, 2018
      "horribly reviewed headphones, I think they are only good if you like the branding of ferrari and don't care about audio quality. Search for sennheiser headphones for better options."
    3. 10
      AKG Pro Audio K67 TIESTO DJ Headphones
      The K67 TIËSTO headphones are designed for pros but also amateurs and music lovers -whether you're looking to mix in the studio, use in live environment or simply listen to compressed or streaming audio on your mobile music player.
      Electronics

      $44.98

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      Douglas Hart
      Written on January 29, 2018
      "Very low quality. Needed some new headphones and guess what. Now I need it again! These are trash, they broke within months. It's like some sort of cheap useless material made..."
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      Douglas Hart
      Written on January 29, 2018
      "Very low quality. Needed some new headphones and guess what. Now I need it again! These are trash, they broke within months. It's like some sort of cheap useless material made these. For what they cost they are not worth it at all."
    4. 9
      Sennheiser RS 165 RF Wireless Headphone System

      The Sennheiser RS 165 is a perfect wireless hi-fi audio system for your home theatre. It features circumaural headphone system with excellent digital transmission and multiple analogues and digital inputs. 

      Electronics

      $188.76

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      Carol Welch
      Written on January 19, 2018
      "These headphones are incredible! I've had mine for about three months now, and I would never go back to my old headphones. The sound quality is amazing, it's so realistic..."
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      Carol Welch
      Written on January 19, 2018
      "These headphones are incredible! I've had mine for about three months now, and I would never go back to my old headphones. The sound quality is amazing, it's so realistic that you feel like you're in the show or movie instead of just watching it. The headphones are extremely comfortable so that I can wear them for extended periods of time, and I really love that the wireless feature allows me to keep listening even if I need to leave the room. If you're looking for wireless headphones that are affordable but still deliver superior sound, I would definitely recommend giving the Sennheiser Headphone System a try, you won't regret it!"
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      AKG Pro Audio K702

      These high quality headphones will allow you to enjoy your favorite music in the best fashion. With a clean and neutral sound output, you will be able to isolate every instrument and voice of every song. 

      Electronics

      $229

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      Omar de la Torre
      Written on January 25, 2018
      "I love this pair of headphones, they're everything you could want in a pair of headphones."
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      Omar de la Torre
      Written on January 25, 2018
      "I love this pair of headphones, they're everything you could want in a pair of headphones."
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      Ferrari AAV-2LFH007W

      Powered by two AAA batteries, these headphones have an active noise cancellation system that will allow you to only listen to your favorite songs, without hearing anything from the outside. 

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      $299.99

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      Crystal Barnett
      Written on January 18, 2018
      "Product came 2 days before projected date. Packaging is really nice! It comes with 3 cords (Standard, w/Mic-vol control, and one button Mic-vol control) I'd recommend it..."
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      Crystal Barnett
      Written on January 18, 2018
      "Product came 2 days before projected date. Packaging is really nice! It comes with 3 cords (Standard, w/Mic-vol control, and one button Mic-vol control) I'd recommend it because no one expects to see Ferrari branded headphones. They're stylish and they actually sound better than the Beats Audio heaphones I've tested. The only Con I can think of right now is the fact that I went to the Logic3 website and there doesn't seem to be any good support behind their heaphones, so like any other heaphones I buy, I'm skeptical about how long they'll last"
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      Skullcandy Ink'd 2.0

      The best-selling headphones by Skullcandy feature supreme sound, flat and more resistive cable, one button remote control, noise-isolating and it fits your personal style with almost a dozen or different colours. 

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      $11.96 - Varies by color

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      Frances Pierce
      Written on January 20, 2018
      "Skullcandy have amazing headphones and these are no exception, really nicely made and produced."
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      Frances Pierce
      Written on January 20, 2018
      "Skullcandy have amazing headphones and these are no exception, really nicely made and produced."
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      Sennheiser CX 5.00G

      Sennheiser CX 5.00G is a pair of in-ear headphones with in-line microphone and 3-button remote that will allow you to fully take control of your audio and calls. It features a new ergonomic design and an 18-ohm impedance transducer tuned for wide frequency response.

      Electronics

      $54.86

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      Danielle Mills
      Written on January 20, 2018
      "These are great headphones for the price, but there are better options out there. The sound quality is ok, but the cord is pretty long and heavy. I would be willing to spend a..."
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      Danielle Mills
      Written on January 20, 2018
      "These are great headphones for the price, but there are better options out there. The sound quality is ok, but the cord is pretty long and heavy. I would be willing to spend a bit more to improve the design and the sound."
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      Arnav Rathore
      Written on January 25, 2018
      "These are very nice playing headphones and they sound so good when you're listening to them"
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      AKG K391 NC
      AKG K391 NC in-ear headphones turn a noisy space into a private concert or screening. Compact and easy to travel with, these noise-cancelling, in-ear headphones will make anything from a crowded airplane to a subway seem downright peaceful while delivering powerful, detailed sound directly to your ears. We've included a premium carrying bag, and an in-line microphone allows you to answer calls.
      Electronics

      $87.32

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      Deborah Garza
      Written on April 7, 2018
      "I have had a few sets of the headphones by ANG. These pretty much measure up the same. They are pretty good for the price, sound decent. They are comfortable in the ear and..."
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      Deborah Garza
      Written on April 7, 2018
      "I have had a few sets of the headphones by ANG. These pretty much measure up the same. They are pretty good for the price, sound decent. They are comfortable in the ear and are not too heavy that they fall out. Noise canceling is ok, depending on the level of volume. Noise cancelation unit works really well but a bit big wish it was a bit smaller. Overall not bad for the price."
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      Sennheiser HD280PRO

      The HD 280 PRO is a high-quality headphone by Sennheiser that features dynamic, closed-ear, lightweight and comfortable build-up. It has a 3.3 - 9.8 feet coiled wire and up to 32 db attenuation of outside sound source.

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      $99.95 - Varies by model

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      Jeffrey Martin
      Written on January 24, 2018
      "These are great prosumer headphones. Not top of the line, but definitely better than all consumer products including beats. These would be your best option for under 100, but..."
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      Jeffrey Martin
      Written on January 24, 2018
      "These are great prosumer headphones. Not top of the line, but definitely better than all consumer products including beats. These would be your best option for under 100, but you can get some better headphone for under 500 that would be better sound quality than these. Not a bad choice, but not the best under 500."

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    Best headphones under 500 dollars
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Sennheiser HD 598 Over-Ear Headphones - Ivory Electronics 18 Paid
    2 Skullcandy Smokin' Buds Electronics 16 Paid
    3 Ferrari AAV-1LFH008K Electronics 14 Paid
    4 Sennheiser CX 5.00i Black In-Ear Canal Headset Electronics 13 Paid
    5 Ferrari AAV-2LFH005R Electronics 11 Paid
    6 AKG Pro Audio K67 TIESTO DJ Headphones Electronics 10 Paid
    7 Sennheiser RS 165 RF Wireless Headphone System Electronics 9 Paid
    8 AKG Pro Audio K702 Electronics 8 Paid
    9 Ferrari AAV-2LFH007W Electronics 7 Paid
    10 Skullcandy Ink'd 2.0 Electronics 5 Paid
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