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The Best Wired Headphones

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Sony MDRZX110 Stereo Headphones

Best Overall
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Sony MDRZX110 Stereo Headphones are a true game-changer and will allow you to experience audio in a whole new way. We love these headphones because they offer a vibrant sound quality that rivals even the most premium brands on the market. Seriously, why pay more for a set of headphones when these are just as good? The 30mm driver units deliver a full frequency response and rich sound quality that is balanced, ranging from 12-22,2000 Hz.

Not only do the Sony MDRZX110 headphones sound great, but they are also incredibly comfortable. We found that the cushioned ear pads grip your head firmly enough to stay in place, but never feel like they are squeezing too much. We also appreciate how portable these headphones are––with a swivel design, they easily fold up so you can carry them with you wherever you go. Watching movies while on the go has never been easier.

Key Features

  • 30mm driver units for rich, full frequency response and balanced sound quality
  • Swivel, folding design for easy portability
  • Lightweight and comfortable for longterm wear

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PeohZarr On-Ear Headphones

Great For Families
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At CinemaBlend, we recognize that every member of your family deserves a high-quality movie-watching experience––that's why we love the PeohZarr On-Ear Headphones because they provide remarkable audio without breaking the bank. Great for watching Star Wars movies on long road trips or listening to the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack on the way to school, these headphones have soft-padded ear cushions and an adjustable headband to fit any size head. We really like the nylon-braid cord––not only is it stylish, but you also don't have to worry about it getting tangled all the time.

The PeohZarr headphones also feature a built-in microphone, great for taking calls or so your kids can easily make TikTok videos and perhaps start their own filmmaking career.

Overall, this a great set of headphones that should last you a while. Even if they somehow get broken or lost, they are so affordable that it won't be a big deal and you can easily replace them.

Key Features

  • Budget-friendly option for parents
  • Tangle-free nylon braid cord
  • Built-in microphone

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OneOdio Over Ear Headphones

Most Versatile
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Variety is the spice of life, and that's especially true with the OneOdio Over-Ear Headphones. At 50mm, this set of headphones sport the largest driver units of the headphones we reviewed, making them perfect for cinephiles who love to watch their favorite movies with the volume at full blast. We love these headphones because they are by far the most versatile set we have reviewed. The detachable dual-duty cable jacks come with 3.5mm and 6.5mm with plug-ins on each side of the headphones, making them a great option for those who have a film production project to work on during the day, but just want to relax with a movie at night. Plus, you don't have to worry about keeping track of an adapter.

We also liked the OneOdio headphones because of how customizable they are. They are available in four stylish colors––red, pink, grey, and silver––to suit your personality. Easy storage is important to us, so we really liked that they can be folded flat, just like the Sony MDRZX110 headphones. They also have a soft, flexible fit that can be adjusted for any sized head, so you can comfortably wear them for an all-day streaming session.

Key Features

  • Detachable dual-duty cables
  • Available in four different colors
  • Flexible fit with adjustable headband

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Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Headphones

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Audio-Technica is a brand beloved by audiophiles––and for good reason. They offer quality headphones for anyone who is looking for next-level, high-fidelity sound. We really liked the circumaural (aka around the ear) design because it isolates sound and gives you a fully immersive audio experience. What better way to watch Bohemian Rhapsody than with headphones that make it feel like Freddie Mercury is singing in the same room as you? The M20x headphones also have a low-frequency performance of 15-20,000 Hz, making it a great option for those who are hard of hearing or enjoy a heavy bass (or both).

Another thing we liked about the M20x's is that they come with an additional 6.3mm snap-on adapter for different jack input sizes, that way you can use these headphones with even more devices and technologies. One downside of the M20x headphones, however, is that they do not collapse, so they are not as travel-friendly as other headphones on this list. Still, if you're looking for a great pair of headphones to use while producing your next audio/visual project, this a great place to start.

Key Features

  • Circumaural design for excellent sound isolation
  • Enhanced low frequency performance
  • 6.3mm snap-on adapter included

Buying a new set of headphones may seem overwhelming, especially with all the options and technical jargon. We at CinemaBlend want you to make the most informed decision when purchasing new technology––that's why we made a buyer's guide of common terms and tips to help make your purchase easier.

Drivers

The drivers are the most important components of your headphones because they create the sound you hear. In general, larger drivers mean better bass and louder sound, yet that doesn't necessarily mean bigger is always better. With a large driver, you will experience a clean bass sound, but your headphones may struggle in producing high frequencies depending on how those drivers are constructed. In general, most non-in-ear headphones drivers will range from 20mm - 50mm.

Frequency

Frequency refers to the number of cycles sound waves complete in one second. Frequency is measured in Hertz. Humans can register sound frequencies ranging from 20Hz to 20,000Hz, depending on how well one can hear. Low, bass sounds have a low frequency. High, treble sounds have a high frequency. For an optimum audio experience, opt for the most balanced radio frequency so you have an evenly mixed, crisp sound quality. However, if you have hearing loss, you may want to opt for lower frequency headphones.

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