Headphones

Tune In Tune Out

Tune In Tune Out

Killing two birds with one stone, GoStereo’s Tune In Tune Out headphones also double as speakers; sound quality is average but it does save you from carrying two devices.

JB-200 BT Headphones

JB-200 BT Headphones

Designed for those with active lifestyles, JayBird’s JB-200 wireless headphones include a tighter fitting earpiece and use Bluetooth to play music as well as handle phone calls.

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Razer Carcharias Headphones

Razer Carcharias Headphones

Though virtually the same as Razer’s premium Megalodon in terms of headphone and mic specs, the Carcharias halves the price by leaving out the virtual 7.1 channel surround sound.

Creative HS-1100 Headset

Creative HS-1100 Headset

The Creative HS-1100 is their latest gamer-friendly USB headset; it uses Silencer tech to wipe out ambient noise while improving speech clarity, dual mics and 3D positional surround sound.

Zirconia Headphones

Zirconia Headphones

Panasonic’s RP-HJE900 in-ear headphones are the first to be made with Zirconia (ZrO2); the material boasts less resonance than plastic or aluminum for distortion-free sound reproduction.

Sony MDR-EX36SC Earbuds

Sony MDR-EX36SC Earbuds

While we question their quality, Sony’s Japan-only MDR-EX36SC earbuds use convergence on a small scale: the protective case actually doubles as a passive speaker.

Altec Lansing Backbeat 906

Altec Lansing Backbeat 906

Talk to people nearby you without removing your bluetooth headphones with Altec Lansing’s Backbeat 906; they use a separate “OpenMic” that pipes in sound from the outside world.

Sennheiser HD800

Sennheiser HD800

With gigantic transducers, uncovered earcups and Alcantara ear pads, Sennheiser’s HD800 headphones promise high fidelity natural listening–and make you pay out the nose for it.

Logitech G-Series Gear

Logitech G-Series Gear

Logitech’s G13 keyboard was just the vanguard for their G-series gaming products, which include a 7.1 surround sound headset, keyboard with LCD and 5000 DPI laser mouse.

Psyko 5.1 Headphones

Psyko 5.1 Headphones

Psyko’s 5.1 gaming headphones truly live up to their insane moniker; they produce 3D surround sound by squeezing in five speakers and a subwoofer. Also included: mic and 5.1 amp.

s-Jays Earphones

s-Jays Earphones

These s-Jays earphones come with a SIREN armature that bumps up output and dynamic range; they also include extra sleeves, a stereo splitter, airline adapter and extension cable.

WooAudio6 Headphone Amp

WooAudio6 Headphone Amp

All tubes with nary a semi-conductor, the WooAudio6 headphone amp is not only retro-fantastic, but delivers consistently clean and natural SET Class-A sound at an affordable price.

Edition 9 Headphones

Edition 9 Headphones

We’re not sure if the Ethiopian sheep leather ear pads are enough to justify the $1,799 price tag, but Ultrasone’s Edition 9 definitely appeal to audiophiles who also crave exclusivity.

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Nixon Headphones

Nixon Headphones

Long known for their watches, Nixon’s first foray into headphones is satisfyingly trendy; choose from in-ear, open-air and closed versions, most of them sporting slick metal accents.

Apple In-Ear Headphones

Apple In-Ear Headphones

Revealed earlier this fall, Apple’s In-Ear headphones are finally available; better than the stock phones that come with your iPod, they include a remote, mic and three silicone ear-tips.

Dr. Dre Tour Headphones

Dr. Dre Tour Headphones

At $150, Monster Beats’ Dr. Dre Tour headphones are clearly premium priced; they feature no-tangle Duraflex cables, 24K gold contacts, no loss audio and in-ear noise isolation.

Concept: Volcoff Headphones

Concept: Volcoff Headphones

We like William Volcoff’s MP3 headphone concept; it’s a tasteful blend of minimalist and utilitarian design, with 10GB of flash storage and just the bare minimum of features.

WeSC x Nokia Visual Sound

WeSC x Nokia Visual Sound

We’re really digging these WeSC Bongo headphones, available in Sweden with Nokia 5220 and 5320 cellphones. You can also get the Bongos a la carte, albeit with different colorways.

AirJax Headphones

AirJax Headphones

Available in December, Atomic Floyd’s AirJax headphones have premium written all over them; they’re made with heat-treated acoustic steel and can be adjusted to fit any ear.

Sony DR-BT160 Headphones

Sony DR-BT160 Headphones

Wire haters should check out Sony’s DR-BT160 behind the ear headphones; made for athletes, A2DP stereo bluetooth lets you listen to music while a mic lets you take phone calls.

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JBuds J2 Earbuds

JBuds J2 Earbuds

Recommended by DJ Spencer Thomas, JLab’s JBuds J2 Earbuds are the successor to their wildly popular JBuds; they use Japanese cobalt drivers and feature a 24k gold-plated jack.

V-MODA Vibe II Earbuds

V-MODA Vibe II Earbuds

With a blingtastic design and price to match; V-MODA’s Vibe II Earbuds are made from stainless steel; they also feature fabric cables, gold-plated plugs, built-in mic and noise isolation.

Tritton AX Pro Headphones

Tritton AX Pro Headphones

Gamers are raving over these Tritton AX Pro Headphones, which sport eight (!) front, rear and subwoofer speakers, direct optical in and a USB connection for voice chat.

Onkyo Wireless Headset

Onkyo Wireless Headset

Forget bluetooth: Onkyo’s MHP-UW2 wireless headset uses a 2.4Ghz wireless connection in order to deliver CD quality audio; the transmitter will work with all current iPods.

Sleek Audio Kleer

Sleek Audio Kleer

Made by Sleek Audio, Kleer is a wireless transmitter that hooks up to their existing SA6 headphones; if the batteries run out, simply remove it and hook the SA6 back to its original cable.

Nikon Media Port UP

Nikon Media Port UP

Nikon’s Media Port UP headset is a combination headphone and media player with a swiveling eyepiece for watching videos; it’s controlled by tilting your head up, down, left and right.

Jabra BT8030 Headphones

Jabra BT8030 Headphones

Mostly known for their cellphone headsets, Jabra’s BT8030 is a pretty sweet headphone — not only are they bluetooth and therefore cordless, but they also fold out to double as speakers.

SteelSeries Siberia Headset

SteelSeries Siberia Headset

Known for their gamer friendly hardware, SteelSeries’ Siberia Headset is a solid, goodlooking headphone; we like the mic, which can be detached if you just want to listen to tunes.

MDR-XB700 Headphones

MDR-XB700 Headphones

Despite 3000 mW of maximum input, Sony’s MDR-XB700 headphone is designed to pamper the ears: its thick urethane leather cushion is air tight and minimizes sound leakage.

Sennheiser VMX Office

Sennheiser VMX Office

Renowned for their headphones, Sennheiser’s VMX Office bluetooth headset can switch between desk phone, cellphone and PC with the touch of a button; its range is 35 meters.

Metallica Headphones

Metallica Headphones

You don’t have to be a greying rocker to appreciate these limited edition Metallica headphones, made in collaboration with Skull Candy. Choose from two designs: Hesh or Lowrider.

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