Type of headphone brands: 20 best headphones brands in the world


In this review , we will discuss the best headphone brands (in our view) in the world.

 

We will provide a brief overview of the best headphone manufacturers in the globe.

 

We have searched far and wide for the different types of headphone brands out there and compiled a lost of the top 20 headphone brands in the world.

 

This List is current as of November 2019.

 

20. JBL

 

 

 

JBL

Headquarters

 

  • JBL is an American audio equipment maker, located in California in the United States

 

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces speakers.

 

  • Through the JBL Consumer division the company  produces audio equipment for the consumer home market.

 

  • The JBL Professional division produces professional equipment for the studio, installed sound, tour sound, portable sound (production and DJ), and cinema markets.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • 5 types of True Wireless Headphones

 

  • 38 Types of in ear headphones

 

  • 22 types of over-ear and on-ear headphones

 

  • 23 types of sport headphones

Founded/Founder

 

  • JBL was founded in 1946 by James Bullough Lansing

 

Parent Company

  • The parent company of JBL is Harman International which is ultimately owned by Samsung Electronics

 

Employs

  • JBL employs more than 12 000 people world wide

 

Manufacturer Website

 

Here is some more reading on JBL headphones.

19. Beats by Dre

 

Beats by Dre

Headquarters

 

  • Beats by Dre is an American audio equipment maker, located in Culver City the United States

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces speakers.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

Solo Pro

 

  • Active Noise Cancelling (Pure ANC)

 

  • Up to 22-Hours Listening Time

 

  • With Fast Fuel, a 10-minute charge = 3 hours of listening time

 

  • Apple H1 Chip & Class 1 Wireless Bluetooth®

 

Beats Studio³ Wireless

 

  • Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling (Pure ANC)

 

  • Up to 22-Hours Listening Time

 

  • With Fast Fuel, a 10-minute charge = 3 hours of listening time

 

  • Apple W1 Chip & Class 1 Wireless Bluetooth®

 

 

Beats Solo³ Wireless

 

  • Up to 40-hours listening time

 

  • With Fast Fuel, 5 minutes of charging = 3 hours of listening time

 

  • Apple W1 Chip & Class 1 Wireless Bluetooth®

 

Beats EP

  • Fine-tuned acoustics

 

  • Lightweight design reinforced with stainless steel

 

  • Battery free for unlimited playback

Beats Pro

 

  • Premium Sound Quality

 

  • Rotating ear cups

 

  • Durable housing and cushioned headband

 

Founded/Founder

 

  • Beats by Dre was founded in 2006 by Dr. Dre and  Jimmy Iovine.

 

Parent Company

 

  • The parent company of Beats by Dre is Apple Inc which is the smartphone and electronics giant.

 

Employs

 

  • Beats by Dre employs more than 700 people world wide

 

Are beats worth buying ?

 

Beats is famous for one attribute in particular, and that is the bass of the headphones.

 

Are they worth buying ? Well that depends on how much bass you want and the music that you listen to.

 

If you are a Hip Hop EDM and house fan then you will enjoy the drums that are accentuated by beats headphones. Overall the Beats headphones are a good investment.

 

Manufacturer Website

 

Here is some more reading on Beats By Dre headphones.

18. Skull Candy

 

Skullcandy

Headquarters

 

  • Skullcandy is an American audio equipment maker, located in Park City Utah in the United States

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones and earbuds, the company also produces speakers and accessories.

 

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  •  Wireless Headphones

 

  • Wired headphones

 

  • Wireless earbuds

 

  • Wired Earbuds

 

  • Indy True Wireless

 

  • Sesh true Wireless

 

Founded/Founder

 

  • Skullcandy was founded in 2003 by James Rick Alden

 

Parent Company

 

  • The parent company of Skullcandy is Harman Skullcandy Inc

 

Manufacturer Website

 

Here is some more reading on Skullcandy headphones

 

17. Klipsch

 

Klipsch

Headquarters

 

  • Klipsch is an American audio equipment maker, located in Indianapolis, Indiana in the United States.

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces speakers for home theater, home audio, wireless and outdoor.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • 5 types of True Headphones

 

  • 5 types of wireless headphones

 

  • The famous T5 true wireless

 

  • 2 types of Neckband

 

  • T5 sport

 

  • Wire over-ear headphones

 

  • Heritage Inspired

Founded/Founder

 

  • Klipsch was founded in 1946 by Paul W. Klipsch

 

Parent Company

 

  • The parent company of Klipsch is Voxx International

 

Manufacturer Website

16. Plantronics

 

Plantronics

 

Headquarters

 

  • Plantronics is an American audio equipment maker and broader electronics company, located in Santa Cruz, California in the United States

 

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces mobile phone stations and other electronic equipment.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • Bluetooth headsets

 

  • Noise Cancelling headphones

 

  • Wireless headphones

Founded/Founder

 

  • Plantronics was founded in 1961 by  Courtney Graham and Keith Larkin

 

Parent Company

  • The parent company of Plantronics is Plantronics, Inc

 

Employs

  • As of 2018 Plantronics employed approximately 3800 people

 

Manufacturer Website

 

Here is some more reading on Plantronics headphones

15. Grado

 

Grado

 

Headquarters

 

  • Grado is an American audio equipment maker, located in Brooklyn in the United States.

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces cartridges and accessories.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • Prestige series

 

  • Reference series

 

  • Statement Series

 

  • Professional Series

 

  • In-Ear Series

 

  • Wireless headphones

 

Founded/Founder

 

  • Grado was founded in 1953 by Joseph Grado

 

Parent Company

  • The parent company of Grado is Grado Labs

 

Manufacturer Website

14. Philips

 

Philips

 

Headquarters

 

  • Phillips is a dutch audio equipment and electronics conglomerate , located in Amsterdam in the Netherlands

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces personal care and mother and child care, lighting and automotive accessories.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • 22 types of In ear headphones and ear buds

 

  • 6 Types of on ear headphones

 

  • 19 types of on ear headphones

 

  • 9 types of sport headphones

 

  • 8 types of Kids headphones

 

  • 3 TV and hifi headphones

Founded/Founder

 

  • Philips was founded in 1923 by Gerard Philips and Anton Philips

 

Parent Company

 

  • The parent company of Philips is Koninklijke Philips N.V.

 

Employs

  • Philips employs more than 77400 people world wide

 

Manufacturer Website

 

13. Onkyo

 

Onkyo

 

 

 

Headquarters

 

  • ONKYO is a  audio equipment and consumer electronics manufacturer, located in Osaka in Japan

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces home audio, Hifi components, Lifestyle audio and speaker systems

 

Founded/Founder

 

  • ONKYO was founded in 1946

 

Parent Company

 

  • The parent company of Onkyo is Onkyo Corporation

 

Employs

  • ONKYO employs more than 1800 people world wide as of 2018

 

Manufacturer Website

12 Panasonic

 

Panasonic

 

 

 

Headquarters

 

  • Panasonic is an Japanese audio equipment maker and electronics company, located in Calafornia in Osaka in Japan.

 

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces electronics products.

Founded/Founder

 

  • Panasonic was founded in 1918

 

Parent Company

 

  • The parent company of Panasonic Corporation

 

Employs

  • Panasonic employs approximately 274000 people across the globe

 

Manufacturer Website

11. AKG

 

AKG

 

 

 

 

Headquarters

 

  • AKG Acoustics is an American acoustics engineering and manufacturing company, located in Northridge, Los Angeles, California,   in the United States

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces microphones, wireless systems and integrated systems.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • 21 types of professional headphones

 

  • 5 Types of professional headset

 

  • 4 types of ear buds

 

  • 5 headphones over-ear and on-ear headphones

 

  • 7 types of wireless headphones

Founded/Founder

 

  • AKG was founded in 1947 by Dr. Rudolf Görike Ernst Pless, in Austria

 

Parent Company

  • The parent company of AKG is Harman International which is ultimately owned by Samsung Electronics

 

Employs

  • AKG employs more than 170 people world wide

 

Manufacturer Website

 

Here is some more reading on AKG headphones.

 

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10. Bowers and Wilkins

 

 

 

Bowers & Wilkins

 

 

 

Headquarters

 

  • Bowers and Wilkins Acoustics is an audio equipment manufacturer,Menlo Park, California in the United States

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces speakers, and car audio equipment.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • PX 7

 

  • PX 5

 

  • PX 13

 

Founded/Founder

 

  • Bowers and Wilkins was founded in 1966 by John Bowers

 

Manufacturer Website

 

Here is some more reading on Bowers and Wilkins headphones.

 

9. V‑MODA

 

 

M Voda

 

 

 

 

Headquarters

 

  • V-Moda is an American audio equipment maker, located in Hollywood California in the United States

 

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces speakers and accesories.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • In Ear

 

  • Wireless

 

  • Over/On ear

 

Founded/Founder

 

    • V-Moda was founded in 2004 by Val Kolton

 

Manufacturer Website

 

8. Shure

 

Shure

 

 

 

Headquarters

 

  • Shure is an American audio equipment maker, located in Niles, Illinois in the United States

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also microphones, in-ear monitoring, software, mixers and DSP.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • 12 types of on ear and over ear headphones

 

  • 38 Types of in ear headphones

Founded/Founder

 

  • Shure was founded in 1925 by Sidney Shure.

 

Parent Company

  • The parent company of Shure is Shure Inc

 

Manufacturer Website

 

Here is some more reading on Shure headphones.

 

7. Sony

 

Sony

 

 

 

Headquarters

 

  • Sony is an Japanese audio equipment maker, located in Tokyo in Japan

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also electronics products such as amps and video game consoles.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • 40 over-ear and on-ear headphones

 

  • 28 Types of in ear headphones

 

  • 3 types of truly wireless headphones

Founded/Founder

 

  • Sony was founded in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita

 

Parent Company

 

  • The parent company of Sony is the Sony Corporation

 

Employs

  • Sony employs more than 114 000 people world wide

 

Manufacturer Website

 

Here is some more reading on Sony headphones.

 

 6. Bose

 

Bose

 

 

Headquarters

 

  • Bose is an American audio equipment maker, located in Framingham Massachusetts in the United States.

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces speakers and audio sunglasses.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • Noise cancelling headphones

 

  • Wireless

 

  • Sports

 

  • Hearing aids

 

  • Aviation headsets

 

  • Accessories

Founded/Founder

 

  • Bose was founded in 1964 by Amar Bose

 

Parent Company

 

  • The parent company of Bose is The Bose corporation

 

Employs

  • Bose employs more than 8 000 people world wide

 

Manufacturer Website

 

Here is some more reading on Bose headphones.

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5. Bang and Olufsen

 

 

Bang_and_Olufsen

 

 

 

 

 

Headquarters

 

  • Bang & Olufsen is an Danish audio equipment and consumer electronics maker, located in Struer in the Denmark.

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces speakers, tv’s and accessories.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • 5 types of True Wireless Headphones

 

  • 38 Types of in ear headphones

 

  • 22 types of over-ear and on-ear headphones

 

  • 23 types of sport headphones

Founded/Founder

 

  • Bang and Olufsen was founded in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen

 

Parent Company

 

  • The parent company of Bang and Olufsen  is Bang & Olufsen A/S

 

Employs

 

    • Bang and Olufsen  employs more than 1 000 people world wide

 

Manufacturer Website

 

4. Beyerdynamic

 

Beyerdynamic

 

 

 

Headquarters

 

  • Beyerdynamic is a German Audio Equipment maker situated in Heilbronn Berlin

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces speakers.

 

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • At home

 

  • Portable

 

  • High End

 

  • Gaming

 

  • Studio and monitoring

 

  • Broadcasting

Founded/Founder

 

  • Bayerdynamic was founded in 1924

 

Parent Company

 

  • The parent company of Beyerdynamic is beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG

 

Employs

  • Beyerdynamic employs more than 330 people world wide

 

Manufacturer Website

 

3. Jarba

 

jarba

 

 

 

 

 

Headquarters

 

  • Jarba is an Danish audio equipment maker, located in Copenhagen  in Danish

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces speakers.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • Office headsets

 

  • Call center headsets

 

  • Sports headphones

 

  • Call and music headphones

 

  • Bluetooth mono headsets

 

  • True Wireless earbuds

Founded/Founder

 

  • Jabra was founded in 1983 by Elwood Norris

 

Employs

 

  • JBL employs more than 12 000 people world wide

 

Manufacturer Website

2. Audio-Technica

 

Audio-technica

 

 

 

Headquarters

 

 

Audio-Technica is a Japanese audio equipment maker, located in Tokyo in Japan

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces speakers.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • Audio-Technica Professional,

 

  • Sound Reality®,

 

  • Bluetooth® Wireless,

 

  • QuietPoint® Active Noise-Cancelling,

 

  • Gaming,

 

  • High-Fidelity,

 

  • Solid Bass®,

 

  • SonicPro®,

 

  • SonicFuel®,

 

  • SonicSport®,

 

  • DJ, and Broadcast headphones

 

Founded/Founder

 

  • Audio Technica was founded in 1908 by Hideo Matsushita

 

Parent Company

 

  • The parent company of  Audio-Technica  is Audio-Technica Corporation

 

 

Manufacturer Website

 

Here is some more reading on Audio Technica headphones.

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Edifier

 

Edifier

 

 

Headquarters

 

 

  • Edifier is a Chinese audio equipment maker, located in Beijing in China

 

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces speakers and accessories.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • Portable speakers

 

  • Bookshelf speakers

 

  • Computer speakers

 

  • TV and home theatre

Founded/Founder

 

  • Edifier was founded in 1996

 

 

Employs

 

  • JBL employs more than 3000 people world wide

 

Manufacturer Website

 

Monster

 

Monster

Headquarters

 

  • Monster is an American audio and video equipment maker, located in California in the United states

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces speakers and accessories.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • On ear headphones

 

  • In ear headphones

 

  • Sport

Founded/Founder

 

  • Monster was founded in 1978 by Noel Lee

 

Employs

 

  • Monster employs more than 600 people world wide

 

Manufacturer Website

 

Which Headphone is the best ?

 

1. Sennheiser

 

Sennheiser

 

 

 

Headquarters

 

  • Sennheiser is an German audio equipment maker, located in Wedemark, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Other Products Produced

 

  • In addition to headphones the company also produces speakers and sound bars.

 

Headphones (types at the time of writing)

 

  • Over ear

 

  • In Ear

 

  • Wireless

 

  • Audiophile

 

  • Music and entertainment

 

  • Travel

 

  • Gaming

 

  • Sports

 

  • Home and TV audio

 

  • Professional headphones and headsets

Founded/Founder

 

  • Sennheiser was founded in 1945 by Fritz Sennheiser

 

Parent Company

 

  • The parent company of Sennheiser is Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG

 

Employs

 

  • Sennheiser employs more than 2885 people world wide.

 

Manufacturer Website

 

Here is some more reading on Sennheiser headphones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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