Top 20 Over ear headphones

I already did a round up of the top 20 best portable bluetooth speakers in the $100-$200 range, now I want to shift over to headphones.. for on the go listening. I’m going to be taking a look at the $200-$300 range of over-ear headphones, which generally produce the best sound quality compared to on-ears or in-ears.

1. Philips Fidelio X2

Philips Fidelio X2
Philips Fidelio X2

Techradar rating: 5.0/5.0
Amazon price $299.00

2. Sennheiser Urbanite

Sennheiser Urbanite
Sennheiser Urbanite

PCMAG rating: 4.5/5.0
Amazon price $181.00

3. Audio Technica ATH-M50x

Audio Technica MTH-M50x
Audio Technica MTH-M50x

CNET rating: 4.5/5.0
Amazon price $163.00

4. Klipsch Status

Klipsch Status
Klipsch Status

DigitalTrends rating: 8.5/10
Amazon price $99.00

5. Sennheiser Momentum

Sennheiser Momentum
Sennheiser Momentum

CNET rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $168.00

6. Sennheiser HD598

Sennheiser HD598
Sennheiser HD598

CNET rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $155.99

7. Samsung Level Over

Samsung Level Over
Samsung Level Over

PCMAG rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $280.99

8. Sony MDR-1R

Sony MDR-1R
Sony MDR-1R

CNET rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon Price $174.00

9. Bose Quietcomfort 25

Bose Quietcomfort 25
Bose Quietcomfort 25

CNET rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $299.00

10. Beats Studio 2.0

Beats Studio 2
Beats Studio 2

CNET rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $199.00

11. Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H6

Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H6
Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H6

PCMAG rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $399.99

12. Polk Audio Ultrafocus 8000

Polk Audio Ultrafocus 8000
Polk Audio Ultrafocus 8000

PCMAG rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $214.99

13. Grado SR325e

Grado SR325
Grado SR325

CNET rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $295.00

14. AKG K550

AKG 550
AKG 550

TrustedReviews rating: 8/10
Amazon price $188.99

15. Harmon Kardon NC

Harmon Kardon NC
Harmon Kardon NC

CNET rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $179.99

16. Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro

Beyerdynamic DT990
Beyerdynamic DT990

WhatHifi rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $167.99

17. Bowers and Wilkins P5

Bowers and Wilkins P5
Bowers and Wilkins P5

CNET rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $299.00

18. Soul by Luda SL300

Soul by Luda SL300
Soul by Luda SL300

CNET rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $159.00

19. Parrot Zik

Parrot Zik
Parrot Zik

CNET rating: 3.5/5.0
Amazon price $299.00

20. Street by 50 Wired

Street by 50 Wired
Street by 50 Wired

PCWorld rating: 3.5/5.0
Amazon price $118.00

20. Creative Aurvana Platinum

Creative Aurvana Platinum
Creative Aurvana Platinum

Techradar rating: 3.0/5.0
Amazon price $250.00

Best Overdrive Guitar pedals

A while ago, I made a post about the best small handwired tube amplifiers, and what better to follow that up than with the best overdrive guitar pedals, both mainstream and boutique kinds. I’m going to look at ‘traditional’ overdrives, and not the crazy wacky ones with a million different settings. Let’s take a look.

Best overdrive guitar pedals

Boss SD-1W Super Overdrive

Boss SD-1W
Boss SD-1W

Amazon price: $149.99

Digitech Hardwire CM-2 Tube Overdrive

Digitech Hardwire CM2
Digitech Hardwire CM2

Musicians friends price: $99.99

Vox Straight 6 Overdrive

Vox Straight 6 Overdrive
Vox Straight 6 Overdrive

Musicians friends price: $159.99

Electro Harmonix East River Drive

Electro Harmonix East River drive
Electro Harmonix East River drive

Musicians friends price: $99.99

Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive

Seymour Duncan 805
Seymour Duncan 805

Sweetwater price: $149.99

Keeley White Sands Luxe Drive

Keeley White Sands Luxe Drive
Keeley White Sands Luxe Drive

Musicians Friends price: $199.99

Maxon OD9 Plus Overdrive

Maxon OD9 Plus
Maxon OD9 Plus

Musicians Friends price: $199.99

Wampler Pedals Clarksdale

Wampler Pedals Clarksdale
Wampler Pedals Clarksdale

Sweetwater price: $199.99

T-rex Diva Drive

T-rex diva drive
T-rex diva drive

Musicians friend price: $199.99

Way Huge Green Rhino

Way Huge Green Rhino
Way Huge Green Rhino

Musicians friend price: $129.99

BBE Green Screamer

BBE Green-Screamer
BBE Green-Screamer

Musicians friend price: $129.99

Fulltone OCD

Fulltone OCD
Fulltone OCD

Musicians friend price: $129.99

MXR GT OD

MXR GTOD
MXR GTOD

Musicians friend price: $129.99

Ibanez TS808HW Tubescreamer

Ibanez TS808HW Tubescreamer
Ibanez TS808HW Tubescreamer

Musicians Friends price: $349.99

So.. the options range from the relatively inexpensive EHX East River Drive to the $350 Hand wired TS808 Tubescreamer. I personally own the Seymour Duncan 805 and Maxon TBO-9 pedals, and they are great overdrives. Would love to hear some feedback about this list.