Price: $399


Brent said: With so much competition, the M4U 8s aren’t the clear standout that the M4U 2s were in 2012 -- but if you find them comfortable and their bulk doesn’t bother you, they’re one of the best choices in their category.

Read the SoundStage! Solo review.

The gist: Barton still in the top tier with his headphone designs.