The results are in! The judges have granted the 2023 Headphone Shootout award for Best Wired Over-Ear Headphone ($1,499-$1,799) to the Focal Clear MG and the Sony MDR-Z1R.
The Wired Over-Ear Headphone ($1,499-$1,799) category encompasses the highest level of consumer-focused headphones on the market. Candidates in this division include the Denon AH-D9200 ($1,599), the Focal Clear MG ($1,499), the Sennheiser HD 800 S ($1,799), the Focal Bathys ($799), and the Sony MDR-Z1R $1,799).
After inspections of multiple hi-resolution audio samples from a unique playlist curated by Qobuz specially for this event, the judges voted and decided that the Sony MDR-Z1R and Focal Clear MG are the best of today’s headphones for the Wired Over-Ear ($1,499-$1,799) category.
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Thanks to the Headphone Shootout’s sponsors, Focal, Bowers & Wilkins, Qobuz and Sony!
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