Whether traveling or jogging, movie or music, great sound quality makes everyone enjoy. Today, we will tell you about the best brands around the world, which are headphones manufacturers and are at the forefront of both sound quality or popularity. Nowadays a top-notch headphone is no less than a good friend. Whether you are on a morning walk, traveling, reading something, or if you are a music lover – a good pair of headphones is a basic necessity. Moreover, with everything going online – offices, schools, colleges, entertainment, and even family interactions – you simply cannot move in day-to-day life without having a perfect and best quality pair of headphones created by a reputed brand. Find the list of the best headphones-making brands here. You can narrow down your choices according to these popular brands. These brands make decent pairs of headphones with other digital and fashion accessories. Each brand has its unique style of making things, even when they serve to similar customer base. Nonetheless, some of these brands, of course, stand out among the rest. As a user, you may use your conscience and judgment to find what best suits your particular needs.
Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG is a German privately held audio company specializing in the design and production of a wide range of high fidelity products, including microphones, headphones, telephone accessories and aviation headsets for personal, professional and business applications. The company’s head office is located in Wedemark, near Hanover, and the company is represented in more than 50 countries worldwide.The German company was founded in 1945 by Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser and it is still an independent family business. Since 2013, Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser have been Co-CEOs. They are the third generation of the Sennheiser family to lead the company. According to its own figures, the Sennheiser Group has around 2,801 employees worldwide. In 2019, the total turnover amounted to 756.7 million euros.
Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社, Sonī kabushiki gaisha, SOH-nee, commonly known as Sony and stylized as SONY) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo. The company operates as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of consumer and professional electronic products, the largest video game console company, the second largest video game publisher, the second largest record company, as well as one of the most comprehensive media companies, being the largest Japanese media conglomerate by size overtaking the privately held, family-owned Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, the largest Japanese media conglomerate by revenue.
Sony, with its 50 percent market share in the image sensor market, is among the semiconductor sales leaders and, as of 2015, the fifth-largest television manufacturer in the world by annual sales figures. It is the world’s largest player in the premium TV market, a market for a television of at least 55 inches with a price higher than $2,500.Sony Corporation is the holding company of the Sony Group (ソニー・グループ, Sonī Gurūpu), which comprises Sony Electronics, Sony Semiconductor Solutions, Sony Pictures, Sony Music, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Financial Holdings, and others.
The company’s slogan is Be Moved. Their former slogans were The One and Only (1979–1982), It’s a Sony (1982–2005), like.no.other (2005–2009) and make.believe (2009–2013).Sony has a weak tie to the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) corporate group, the successor to the Mitsui group. Sony is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (in which it is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 and TOPIX Core30 indexes) with an additional listing in the form of American depositary receipts listed in the New York Stock Exchange (traded since 1970, making it the oldest Japanese company to be listed in an American exchange), and was ranked 122nd on the 2020 Fortune Global 500 list.
JBL is an American company that manufactures audio equipment, including loudspeakers and headphones. There are two independent divisions within the company; JBL Consumer produces audio equipment for the consumer home market, while the JBL Professional produces professional equipment for the studio, installed sound, tour sound, portable sound (production and DJ), and cinema markets. JBL is owned by Harman International Industries, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.
JBL was founded by James Bullough Lansing (1902–1949) who was an American audio engineer and loudspeaker designer most notable for establishing two audio companies that bear his name, Altec Lansing and JBL, the latter taken from his initials.
Skullcandy Inc. is an American company based in Park City, Utah, that markets headphones, earphones, hands-free devices, audio backpacks, MP3 players, and other products. Skullcandy’s products are targeted at the outdoor action sports demographic (snowboarders, skateboarders, etc.) and general consumer market.
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BoAt is an Indian based consumer electronics brand established in 2015 that markets earphones, headphones stereos, travel chargers and premium rugged cables. Imagine Marketing Services Private Limited, which does business as BoAt, was incorporated in November 2013 by co-founders Sameer Ashok Mehta and Aman Gupta.
Koninklijke Philips N.V. (literally Royal Philips, commonly shortened to Philips, stylized in its logo as PHILIPS) is a Dutch multinational conglomerate corporation that was founded in Eindhoven. Since 1997, it has been mostly headquartered in Amsterdam, though the Benelux headquarters is still in Eindhoven.
Philips was formerly one of the largest electronics companies in the world, currently focused in the area of health technology, with other divisions being divested.
It was founded in 1891 by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik, with their first products being light bulbs. It currently employs around 74,000 people across 100 countries. The company gained its royal honorary title in 1998 and dropped the “Electronics” in its name in 2013, due to its refocusing from consumer electronics to healthcare technology.
Philips is organized into three main divisions: Personal Health (formerly Philips Consumer Electronics and Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care), Connected Care, and Diagnosis & Treatment (formerly Philips Medical Systems). The lighting division was spun off as a separate company, Signify N.V. (formerly Philips Lighting prior to 2018). The company started making electric shavers in 1939 under the Philishave brand, and post-war they developed the Compact Cassette format and co-developed the Compact Disc format with Sony, as well as numerous other technologies. As of 2012, Philips was the largest manufacturer of lighting in the world as measured by applicable revenues.
Philips has a primary listing on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange and is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index. It has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Acquisitions include that of Signetics and Magnavox. They also have had a sports club since 1913 called PSV Eindhoven.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in the Yeongtong District of Suwon. It is the pinnacle of the Samsung chaebol, accounting for 70% of the group’s revenue in 2012. Samsung Electronics has played a key role in the group’s corporate governance due to circular ownership. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 74 countries and employs around 290,000 people. It is majority-owned by foreign investors. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of consumer electronics by revenue. As of 2019, Samsung Electronics is the world’s second largest technology company by revenue, and its market capitalization stood at US$301.65 billion, the 18th largest in the world.Samsung is a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, image sensors, camera modules and displays for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC and Nokia. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones and smartphones, started with the original Samsung Solstice and later, the popularity of its Samsung Galaxy line of devices. The company is also a major vendor of tablet computers, particularly its Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab collection, and regarded for developing the phablet market with the Samsung Galaxy Note family of devices. It has also developed 5G capable smartphones including the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 and foldable phones including the Galaxy Fold. Samsung has been the world’s largest television manufacturer since 2006, and the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones since 2011. It is also the world’s largest memory chip manufacturer and, from 2017 to 2018, had been the largest semiconductor company in the world, briefly dethroning Intel, the decades-long champion.In 2012, Kwon Oh-hyun was appointed the company’s CEO, but announced in October 2017 that he would resign in March 2018, citing an “unprecedented crisis”. As of March 2018, the company maintains a three-CEO layout, with Ki Nam Kim, Hyun Suk Kim, and Dong Jin Koh. It has also had HC Hong as a separate CEO for Southeast Asia since 2015.
Avidson is an Indian company founded when the ‘Make in India’ movement started in India. The company has earned a good reputation among its customers. Evidson sells a range of earphones and headphones.
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Audio-Technica Corporation (株式会社オーディオテクニカ, Kabushiki Kaisha Ōdio Tekunika) is a Japanese company that designs and manufactures professional microphones, headphones, turntables, phonographic magnetic cartridges, and other audio equipment.
In 2005, Audio-Technica developed “Uniguard”, a method for making microphones resistant to radio frequency interference from cell phones, Bluetooth devices, wireless computer networks and walkie-talkies. 13 patents were involved in bringing the feature to fruition, as company engineers modified many different elements of microphone construction and operation. Over 50 existing Audio-Technica microphone models have been upgraded with the new RFI-resistant technology.
Beats by Dr. Dre
Beats Electronics LLC (also known as Beats by Dr. Dre, or simply Beats by Dre) is a consumer audio products manufacturer headquartered in Culver City, California. The company was founded by music producer Dr. Dre and record company executive Jimmy Iovine. Since 2014, it has been an Apple subsidiary.
The subsidiary’s product line is primarily focused on headphones and speakers with style and cultivation entwined. The company’s original product line was manufactured in partnership with the AV equipment company Monster Cable Products. Following the end of its contract with the company, Beats took further development of its products in-house. In 2014, the company expanded into the online music market with the launch of a subscription-based streaming service, Beats Music.
In 2011, NPD Group reported that Beats’ market share was 64% in the U.S. for headphones priced higher than $100, and the brand was valued at $1 billion in September 2013.For a period, the company was majority-owned by Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC. The company reduced its stake to 25% in 2012, and sold its remaining stake back to the company in 2013. Concurrently, Carlyle Group replaced HTC as a minority shareholder, alongside Dr. Dre and Iovine in late 2013. On August 1, 2014, Apple acquired Beats for $3 billion in a cash and stock deal, the largest acquisition in Apple’s history.
Xiaomi Corporation is a Chinese multinational electronics company founded in April 2010 and headquartered in Beijing. Xiaomi makes and invests in smartphones, mobile apps, laptops, home appliances, bags, shoes, consumer electronics, and many other products. Xiaomi is also the fourth company in the world after Apple, Samsung and Huawei to have self-developed mobile phone chip capabilities.Xiaomi released its first smartphone in August 2011 and rapidly gained market share in China to become the country’s largest smartphone company in 2014. At the start of second quarter of 2018, Xiaomi was the world’s fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer, leading in both the largest market, China, and the second-largest market, India. Xiaomi later developed a wider range of consumer electronics, including a smart home (IoT) product ecosystem, which has connected more than 100 million smart devices and appliances. Monthly active users (MAUs) of MIUI increased to 291.6 million in September 2019.Xiaomi has 16,700 employees worldwide. It has expanded to other markets including Greater China, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Russia, South Africa and most countries and regions in Southeast Asia and Europe. According to Forbes, Lei Jun, the founder and CEO, has an estimated net worth of US$12.5 billion. Xiaomi is the world’s 4th most valuable technology start-up after receiving US$1.1 billion funding from investors, making Xiaomi’s valuation more than US$46 billion. Ranked 468th, Xiaomi is the youngest company on Fortune Global 500 list for 2019. In 2019, Xiaomi’s mobile phone shipments reached 125 million units, ranking fourth globally since 2018. The company has been listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 2018.
Jabra is a Danish brand specializing in audio equipment, and more recently videoconference systems. It is owned by GN Audio, which is part of the Danish company, GN Group. Jabra engineers, manufactures and markets wireless, true wireless and corded headphones for consumers and business customers. Jabra Corporation was acquired by GN Audio in 2000.
AsusTek Computer Inc. is a Taiwanese multinational computer and phone hardware and electronics company headquartered in Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan. Its products include desktop computers, laptops, netbooks, mobile phones, networking equipment, monitors, WIFI routers, projectors, motherboards, graphics cards, optical storage, multimedia products, peripherals, wearables, servers, workstations, and tablet PCs. The company is also an original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
Asus is the world’s 6th-largest PC vendor by unit sales as of October 2020. Asus appears in BusinessWeek’s “InfoTech 100” and “Asia’s Top 10 IT Companies” rankings, and it ranked first in the IT Hardware category of the 2008 Taiwan Top 10 Global Brands survey with a total brand value of $1.3 billion.Asus has a primary listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the ticker code 2357 and a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange under a ticker code ASKD.
Panasonic Corporation, formerly known as the Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., founded by Kōnosuke Matsushita in 1918 as a lightbulb socket manufacturer, is a major Japanese multinational electronics company, headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka. In addition to consumer electronics of which it had been the world’s largest maker in the late 20th century, Panasonic offers a wide range of products and services, including rechargeable batteries, automotive and avionic systems, as well as home renovation and construction.Panasonic has a primary listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 and TOPIX indices. It has a secondary listing on the Nagoya Stock Exchange.
Bose has sold aviation headsets since 1989 and consumer headphones since 2000. The current range of headphones/headsets consists of over-ear, in-ear, aviation and military models.
QuietComfort 1 (2000)
QuietComfort 2 (2003)
QuietComfort 3 (2006, On-ear)
QuietComfort 15 (2009)
QuietComfort 25 (2015)
QuietComfort 20 (2015, In-ear headphone)
QuietComfort 35 (2016, Bluetooth)
QuietComfort 35 II (2017, Google Assisant)
Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (2019)
Bose QC35 II Gaming (2020)
Grado Labs is an American audio manufacturer known for hand building high-end dynamic open-back headphones and cartridges in Brooklyn, New York.
Grado Labs was founded in 1953, by master watchmaker Joseph Grado. The Brooklyn company is currently run by President and CEO John Grado, who bought the company in 1990 after running day-to-day operations since the 1970s. John’s son, Jonathan Grado, recently entered the company as the third generation of Grado.Grado specializes in dynamic open-air, supra-aural, high-fidelity headphones. In its over 60-year history, Grado has kept a very low profile by relying on word-of-mouth among audio dealers and consumers instead of mass advertising campaigns. Nearly all of Grado’s products are hand-crafted in Brooklyn, New York.
In 2014, Grado released their new line of headphones, The e Series, and was named in the Top Eight Most Social Small Companies in America by Mashable and American Express. In 2015 JetBlue partnered with Grado to bring their headphones to their Mint Flights.In June 2020, Grado Labs introduced a limited edition model utilising hemp, a world’s first. The fibre, used in conjunction with maple. is said to create a damping effect. “We had no clue how they’d turn out, but they ended up sounding pretty amazing,” declared Jonathan Grado.
AKG Acoustics is an acoustics engineering and manufacturing company. It was founded in 1947 by Dr. Rudolf Görike and Ernest Plass in Vienna, Austria. It is a part of Harman International Industries, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. The products currently marketed under the AKG brand mostly consist of microphones, headphones, wireless audio systems and related accessories for professional and consumer markets.
Allen & Heath
Allen & Heath (also known as AH or A&H) is a company based in Penryn, Cornwall, England, specialising in the manufacture of audio mixing consoles. Allen & Heath also makes sound management systems for industrial installations and DJ mixers for nightclubs.
Allen & Heath is now part of Audiotonix.
Alesis designs and markets electronic musical instruments, digital audio processors, audio mixers, Drum Amplifiers, Amplifiers digital audio interfaces, recording equipment, drum machines, professional audio and electronic percussion products. Based in Cumberland, Rhode Island, Alesis is an inMusic Brands company. Alesis products are designed in the United States, and manufactured in China.
Amkette is a computer hardware and electronics manufacturer headquartered in New Delhi, India. In November 2014, the company launched a headphone with a sharing jack, Trubeats Tango, that allows listeners to connect additional listening devices to the headphone. The company’s current flagship product is EvoTV (a smart device that integrates the Internet and web features into the TV). Other products include wireless products, personal technology and audio, peripherals and multimedia devices. The company has a pan-India distribution network and heavily invests in hardware and software R&D. Its manufacturing facility is in China while the software team is based in Bangalore, India.
Andrea Electronics Corporation is an American software, technology and manufacturing corporation headquartered in Bohemia, New York.
Andrea Electronics was founded as Andrea Radio Corporation in 1934 by Frank A. D. Andrea Sr. In the 1960s, the company designed the intercom communication system used in the first manned Mercury space flight capsule as well as military intercoms for helicopters and the F-16 fighter jet. In 1998, the company pioneered microphone array technology, which has become a standard for hands-free VoIP communication embedding its advanced noise-cancellation technology into millions of computers produced by global manufacturers, including Dell and Hewlett-Packard.
Arctic GmbH, formerly known as Arctic Cooling, is a Swiss-founded manufacturer of computer cooling components, mainly CPU and graphics card coolers, case fans and thermal compound. Since 2010, Arctic expanded its business by starting a range of products to cater other consumer demands beyond that of computer cooling hardware. Nowadays, Arctic also offers various consumer products—spanning audio, home entertainment and computer peripherals. In 2012, Arctic was nominated as one of the finalists in the annual PCR Awards.Founded in 2001, Arctic has offices in Germany, Hong Kong and the United States and cooperates with different production facilities in China. Arctic products are distributed worldwide through distributors, dealers and retailers. The United States, United Kingdom and Germany are Arctic’s major markets. The company has also collaborated with leading graphics card brands such as HIS, Inno3D, PowerColor, VTX3D, and Sapphire in the development of OEM cooling equipment.
AudioQuest, founded in 1980 by William E. Low, is a manufacturer of audio/video cables, digital-to-analog converters, headphones, power-conditioning products, and various audio/video accessories—all claimed to match high levels of performance and sold at high prices.
AudioQuest is based in Irvine, California, has offices in the Netherlands and distributes its products to approximately 65 countries throughout the world.
Astell&Kern is a South Korean consumer electronics company founded in October 2013, and is wholly owned by Iriver. The company manufactures media players, CD players, headphones, and home cinema products.
Beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG (stylized as beyerdynamic) is a German manufacturer of microphones, headphones, wireless audio systems and conference systems. Headquartered in Heilbronn, Germany, Beyerdynamic has been family-owned since its founding in 1924.
Shure Incorporated is an American audio products corporation. It was founded by Sidney N. Shure in Chicago, Illinois in 1925 as a supplier of radio parts kits. The company became a consumer and professional audio-electronics manufacturer of microphones, wireless microphone systems, phonograph cartridges, discussion systems, mixers, and digital signal processing. The company also manufactures listening products, including headphones, high-end earphones, and personal monitor systems.
Bang and Olufsen
Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet (17 December 1778 – 29 May 1829) was a Cornish chemist and inventor, who is best remembered today for isolating, by using electricity, a series of elements for the first time: potassium and sodium in 1807 and calcium, strontium, barium, magnesium and boron the following year, as well as discovering the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine. Davy also studied the forces involved in these separations, inventing the new field of electrochemistry.
In 1799, he experimented with nitrous oxide and was astonished at how it made him laugh, so he nicknamed it “laughing gas” and wrote about its potential anaesthetic properties in relieving pain during surgery. He also invented the Davy lamp and a very early form of arc lamp.
Davy was a baronet, President of the Royal Society (PRS), Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA), and Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS). Berzelius called Davy’s 1806 Bakerian Lecture On Some Chemical Agencies of Electricity “one of the best memoirs which has ever enriched the theory of chemistry.”
Marshall Amplification is a British company that designs and manufactures music amplifiers, speaker cabinets, brands personal headphones and earphones, and, having acquired Natal Drums, drums and bongos. It was founded by drum shop owner and drummer Jim Marshall, and is now based in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.
Marshall’s guitar amplifiers are among the most recognised in the world. Their signature sound, characterized by sizzling distortion and “crunch,” was conceived by Marshall after guitarists, such as Pete Townshend, visited Marshall’s drum shop complaining that the guitar amplifiers then on the market didn’t have the right sound or enough volume. After gaining a lot of publicity, Marshall guitar amplifiers and loudspeaker cabinets were sought by guitarists for this new sound and increased volume. Many of the current and reissue Marshall guitar amplifiers continue to use vacuum tubes (also called valves in Britain and some other regions), as is common in this market sector. Marshall also manufactures less expensive solid-state, hybrid (vacuum tube and solid state) and modelling amplifiers.
Every country, every culture, every religion, and everything in between that makes us all different shares one common pivot. That single pivot makes us all human. It allows us to express emotions that words may never be able to do alone. It adds colours to pictures, it helps us burst into joy and sometimes it carries us through the most difficult time in our lives. So when we are listening to music, it’s not just something that we do. You are taking part in an experience that enhances your thoughts and emotions. We at Ant Audio treasure such experiences more than anyone. With a rapidly growing market where choices are not limited, Ant Audio has much to offer, than mere choices. We have a full range of products, which can take you towards a new vision. From speakers to earphones or headphones, all our products feature excellent quality at a competitive price. We are always working on the design, style and features of our products, so that you continue to get the best from us. In a world full of technology and advancement, Ant Audio has emerged as a brand and brought happiness into the lives of its customers with its promising quality. The company is constantly working on its futuristic vision, coming up with more additions too our product line-up. Talking about our earphones, they have been designed with comfort as a priority, so that when our customers go outside, they can feel the same comfort that they feel at home.