Your Best Headphones Are Audio-Technica's ATH-M50X and M40X

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When it comes to full-sized headphones, wired options still reign supreme, and Audio Technica has repeated as your favorites.

The company’s venerable ATH-M50X won this vote back in 2014, and despite some stiff competition, they squeaked by again this year. In addition to the M50X, many of our readers also expressed their love for the very similar, but significantly less expensive M40X. Compared to its bigger brother, the M40X has slightly smaller drivers, but most reviewers say the differences are almost impossible to notice, especially if you don’t mind making minor EQ tweaks.