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The Top Headphone Review Websites (Poll Results Revealed)

Last updated: 8 months ago
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Here are the best websites about headphones, according to our poll.

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We couldn’t find a good list of websites focusing on headphones, so we made one ourselves.

Here’s a quick table with the most-voted headphone review websites:

RankWebsite% of votes
#1SoundGuys24.5%
#2RTINGS18.8%
#3Reddit r/headphones13.2%
#4Head-Fi13.2%
#5WhatHiFi9.4%
#6Tom’s Guide5.7%
#7PC Gamer5.7%
#8TechRadar5.7%
#9Headphones.com1.9%
#10PCMag1.9%
CNET did not get any votes. N=133

Here are the top websites about headphones… apart from our humble HeadphonesAddict 🙂

Most Popular Headphone Websites

SoundGuys

SoundGuys website

The audio department of a major publication Android Authority. They focus mostly on headphones and speakers. You can find a wide selection of headphone reviews for all budgets. And, if you’re lucky, you can even win a free pair of headphones from their giveaway.

RTINGS

Rtings website

A Canadian company from Montreal that initially started by reviewing TVs. Today they’re testing televisions, monitors, mice & keyboards, headphones, and even vacuum cleaners and blenders. You can get access to their full test results if you join their “insider access” membership for a fee.

Reddit – r/headphones

Reddit r/headphones header

A popular subreddit with almost 500k members. You can get advice on basically everything related to headphones. Even on less-known headphone brands. From what to buy, what are the best setups and fixing technical problems.

With lots of members, you’re bound to find something useful.

Head-Fi 

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Head-fi is the forum for real audiophiles. There is so much information packed on this website you can be reading for days.

The forum has every imaginable topic you can think of with lots of knowledgeable members. It’s the go-to forum for new and senior audiophiles.

But they often talk about higher-end headphones. So if you’re looking for information on cheaper consumer headphones, they’re not the best source.

What Hi-Fi

WhatHiFi website

It’s a website of an important printed, audio magazine. You can still subscribe to it to get its monthly magazine delivered to your doors. They focus on everything related to audio, including headphones, with a bit more focus on Hi-Fi or higher-end models. It’s part of a major corporation, Future plc, which owns multiple websites.

Tom’s Guide

Tom's Guide website

Here’s another Future plc corporation website, Tom’s Guide used to be independent, but now they’re run by the same people that handle many different tech-related websites. You can see they have basically the same design as TechRadar. You can find information on consumer electronics, like headphones, phones, laptops, TVs, and more.

PCGamer

PCGamer website

Like the name of the website suggests, this one is all about PC gaming. It’s true they mostly cover game reviews and gaming hardware like keyboards, mice, and PC components but also PC gaming headsets. It’s also a part of the Future plc corporation.

TechRadar

TechRadar website

Techradar.com is another website under the wing of Future plc corporation. They are a general technology website that has many different editors. They cover everything from consumer electronics, software, news, tech services, and more.

Headphones.com

Headphones.com header

Headphone.com is primarily a headphone vendor that also does their own reviews.

You can compare the frequency response of different headphones by model. This is a nice feature if you want to compare different headphones without actually trying them on. Read more in the headphone buying guide.

While they focus on high-end models, you can find a lot of golden nuggets of information not available elsewhere.

Honorable mention:

AudioCheck

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Audiocheck is a simple website that helps you test your headphones.

Just by listening to the sounds they provide, you can benchmark your headphones for any discrepancies and errors in their behavior. This is a great and simple way to test your headphones and your audio environment. Very useful!

CNET

CNET website

CNET is a major generalist tech website that didn’t get any votes. They cover everything tech-related you can imagine. For that reason, they might not be the best for an opinion about headphones, but some of their reviews and guides are solid.

Apart from tech reviews, they cover news, how-to guides, cars, health, and even personal finance. They’re a part of A Red Ventures Company that also owns other sites like Lonely Planet, Healthline, Reviews.com, and others.

2 Comments
  1. Although I agree with you that Bose QC25 is a nice noise cancelling set of headphones, the problem with even these headphones stays that they cancel effectively continuous sounds (predictible sounds, one could say), but NOT sudden, unpredictible or unexpected sounds as: the sounds of playing or crying kids. When I listen to music in my back yard I can clearly hear the yelling kids some houses/gardens away from me. During a demonstration of the Bose QC 25 in a shop, I could clearly hear and understand wha the seller was saying to me, while I had the phones switched to on.
    Travelling in a car or a plane or train… great noise cancelling!
    So I doubt if the active noise cancelling will cancell the bird chirping you mention in the review; I think this can only be the effect of the passive noise isolation of the ear cups.

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    1. If the bird chirping is loud and consistent then the headphones will cancel some of it out, if it’s random then they won’t, it’s a limit of the technology but Bose has the best ANC out there at the moment.

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