Best Headphones 2021 [Playlist Intro]: How We Tested & The Truth About Other Reviews


An introduction to David & David’s review of the best #headphones of #2021. We tested 28 pairs of headphones from all the major brands in an effort to discover the best of the best — and the worst of the worst. We put each pair of headphones through its paces, and we were blown away by the differences in quality between the best and worst.

? Best Over-Ear Headphones of 2021:
? Best On-Ear Headphones of 2021:
? Best Earbuds of 2021:

Watch the entire playlist:

  1. Why you can trust our reviews [0:12]
  2. The truth about Amazon reviews [0:41]
  3. Songs we used for testing & what we listened for [0:54]
  4. The truth about pro review sites [1:11]
  5. Other ranking factors [2:04]
  6. Who purchased these headphones? We did! [2:36]
  7. Upcoming videos and previews [2:52]

You can trust our reviews because we paid for all of these headphones ourselves. Nobody paid us or sent us a free product to review!

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? Tracks We Used For Testing:
“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk — Pristine, well-recorded track: Overall clarity, space
“Jack Of Speed” by Steely Dan — Pristine, well-recorded track: Overall quality, 3D space
“Weird Fishes” by Radiohead/Noordpool Orchestra — Wide Dynamic Range: Clarity from loud to soft & “big” soundstage
“Tin Pan Alley” by Stevie Ray Vaughan — Wide Dynamic Range: Clarity from soft to loud & “live” sound
“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson — Bass: Makes you want to move but not overpowering
“Morning” by Beck — Bass: Not too much or too little (Goldilocks zone)
“Brass Monkey” by Beastie Boys — Bass: Powerful but doesn’t get muddy / rumbly
“Waterwheel” by Kronos Quartet — Dynamic range & space: Sounds like sound is coming from outside your head

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