Best On-Ear Headphones [2021]: Beats, Sony, Skullcandy, & Jabra [Review + Comparison]


David and David tell you about the best on-ear headphones of 2021. We reviewed the Beats Solo Pro, Beats Solo3 Wireless, Jabra Elite 45h, Skullcandy Riff Wireless, and Sony XH-XB700. The on-ear market simply isn’t as big as the markets for other styles of headphones, but there are some high quality options here.

  1. Headphones we reviewed [0:11]
  2. Songs we used for testing & what we listened for [0:22]
  3. Why you can trust our reviews [0:45]
  4. Beats Solo Pro: Review highlights [1:06]
  5. Beats Solo3 Wireless: Review highlights [1:40]
  6. Jabra Elite 45h: Review highlights [2:26]
  7. Skullcandy Riff Wireless: Review highlights [2:52]
  8. Sony WH-XB700: Review highlights [3:23]
  9. The Results [3:52]
  10. #5: Beats Solo Pro [4:03]
  11. #4: Jabra Elite 45h [5:06]
  12. #3: Skullcandy Riff Wireless [5:45]
  13. #2: Sony WH-XB700 [6:15]
  14. #1 Best On-Ear Headphones of 2021: Beats Solo3 Wireless [6:51]

Once again, we found that expensive does not necessarily equal good in the on-ear category. Let us know if you agree with our results in the comments section below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Shop the best headphones of 2021:

Where to buy:
? Beats Solo Pro on Amazon: (Amazon)
? Beats Solo3 Wireless on Amazon: (Amazon)
? Jabra Elite 45h on Amazon: (Amazon)
? Skullcandy S5PXW-L003 (Riff Wireless) on Amazon: (Amazon)
? Sony WH-XB700 on Amazon: (Amazon)

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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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