Over-ear headphones are a staple on the ONE37pm office row. Open plan offices require headphones, and our editors favor the robust style of an over-ear model to in-ear versions like Apple AirPods. Maybe it's because once you put them on, working suddenly feels like spinning vinyl behind the turntables in your own, 9-to-5 DJ booth.
More than 30 percent of Americans say that they use headphones on a daily basis and total global sales amounted to 368 million dollars in 2017. Flimsy, in-ear options often provide a lesser quality sound and do nothing to drown out the disruptive office chatter. People use headphones to listen to music or watch television more than any other activity, according to a Statistica survey, and that requires surround sound. Over-ear headphones are a better option.
Whatever the reason, here are seven over-ear headphones you can buy on Amazon at reasonable price points, the person they're most suited for and the reason we—and others—love them.