Simply put, our Staff Recommended products are things that get us stoked.
This is the gear that truly stands out in a particular category and offers an excellent value for our customers in respect to product price, sound quality, build, intended purpose, comfort and ergonomics. All of these criteria will need to have been met with the highest marks in order to make the cut.
We also pay attention to long-term durability and product performance over time as well as take into account our customer reviews.
And while a term like 'sound quality' is somewhat subjective - as is criteria like 'wearing comfort' - our aim is to evaluate all products on a fair platform to hopefully provide listeners with an unbiased headphone evaluation.