THE BEST Headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-BB500

Audio-Technica ATH-BB500

Neckband, backband, whatever you choose to call this type of cans, you can be assured of comfort and huge sound. The ATH-BB500 has 44mm drivers with a maximum input of 1,200 mW.

SteelSeries Siberia Neckband

SteelSeries Siberia Neckband

Compatible with Apple’s portable devices, the Siberia Neckband is designed to be worn behind the neck for a more comfortable fit. It also has a retractable unidirectional mic for answering calls.

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Nine Millimeter Earphones

Nine Millimeter Earphones

We know all about audio-obsessed Munitio’s cool earphone offerings; TA readers can use the term “VIBRATO” at checkout at their shop to receive a sweet 25% holiday savings on any model.

Coloud Star Wars Headphones

Coloud Star Wars Headphones

A set of officially licensed Star Wars headphones from Coloud. Judging from their price, these cans won’t sound like they’re powered by the Force, but they still make for great gifts.

Marshall Major Headphones

Marshall Major Headphones

Marshall has finally taken the wraps off of their headphones. The Major has the same vinyl exterior as Marshall’s famous amps, earcups that look like grille cloth. You can’t really stack these, though.

Darth Vader Headphones

Darth Vader Headphones

Judging by the price, it’s safe to assume that these are not the best-sounding headphones in the galaxy. But that’s a small price to pay (pardon the pun) to be able to rock out with your Darth out.

Teague 20/20 Concept

Teague 20/20 Concept

Teague designer Dana Krieger used the concept of tensegrity in the creation of the 20/20, giving the headphones both durability and flexibility, not to mention a bad-ass, yet stylish look.

Sony MDR-Z1000 Headphones

Sony MDR-Z1000 Headphones

Are you a serious audio snob? Sony’s flagship phones are designed for professional studio monitoring, pumping out frequencies from a gut-shaking 5Hz up to an astounding 80KHz.

Marshall Headphones

Marshall Headphones

We’re surprised it took Marshall almost half a century to come up with their own headphones. The company teamed up with Zound Industries to create amps for your ears. Drops on Nov. 15.

Rebel Alliance Headphones

Rebel Alliance Headphones

If you like to kick it in old school (or should we say old republic), you could try strapping a pair of these Rebel Alliance folding headphones on to show your support for the cause. (Thanks Alex!)

Pioneer DJ Headphones

Pioneer DJ Headphones

Stylish DJs who want a little flash while mixing beats might like these gold colored HDJ-1000 headphones from Pioneer; they’ve got a frequency range of 5Hz to 30kHz and impendance of 36Ω.

Ultrasone Edition 10

Ultrasone Edition 10

The scandalous Edition 10 headphones are handmade in Germany using exotic materials, such as ear cup covers lavished with Ethiopian sheep leather, ruthenium and Zebrano wood.

Powerbeats by Dr. Dre

Powerbeats by Dr. Dre

Designed for people on the move, with an adjustable ear hook and a flexible arm to ensure a firm grip. Powerbeats also have a built-in mic so you can use them to answer calls or in video chats.

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Denon AH-100 Headphones

Denon AH-100 Headphones

For its 100th year, Denon has released a variety of limited edition gear, including the AH-100 headphones, kicking out frequencies from 5Hz to 37KHz, sporting hand-crafted mahogany details.

Call Phones from Gmail

Call Phones from Gmail

Google’s new plugin lets you call phones right from within Gmail’s chat window. Calls to the US & Canada are free for at least this year; check out Google’s blog for more info.

Etymotic Custom Fit Earphones

Etymotic Custom Fit Earphones

Etymotic now gives customers the option to have custom-fit eartips. Have your ears measured by an audiologist, then send the earmolds to ACS labs so they can make the eartips. The WSJ has more info.

Sony DR-GA500 Headphones

Sony DR-GA500 Headphones

Gizmodo thinks Sony’s headphones look like something out of Tron: Legacy, we think they just look cool. They offer 7.1 digital surround, and a built-in boom mike for chat. Europe only for now.

AIAIAI TMA-1 DJ Headphones

AIAIAI TMA-1 DJ Headphones

Sporting an “iconic, utilitarian and seductive” design, Aiaiai TMA-1 DJ headphones are the product of extensive research and collaboration with professional DJs and musicians.

AIAIAI Swirl Earphones

AIAIAI Swirl Earphones

A one of a kind brand with a one of a kind product, AIAIAI’s Swirl earphones were designed to be practical and comfortable, with tangle-resistant cables and buds that hang over the ear.

Vizio Wireless Headphones

Vizio Wireless Headphones

These sleek modern ‘phones from TV juggernaut Vizio stream wireless 5.1 surround sound from your own system or Vizio’s home theater soundbar. Active noise cancellation too. Coming soon at $299.

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HoodieBuddie

HoodieBuddie

HoodieBuddie has created a line of jackets that incorporate earbud drawstrings into the fully washable design, allowing for an iPod or other MP3 player to connect into the pocket of the hoodie.

Urban Camo Headphones

Urban Camo Headphones

Functional headphones with padding wrapped in camo print. Cox & Cox filed it under the kids section, but who says we can’t rock these too? We’re not expecting great sound quality though.

Plantronics GameCom 777

Plantronics GameCom 777

The latest update to this gaming headset sounds great. Not only do they hit your ears with plenty of volume, they offer virtual 7.1 surround sound – assuming you have a Dolby USB sound card.

Lo-Fi Piggy Bank

Lo-Fi Piggy Bank

Designed by Andrea Kezdi for Imm Living, the Lo-Fi Piggy Bank looks so realistic people might not guess it’s a piggy bank. Made of resin, it’ll also look cool just hanging out on your shelf sans coins.

Teknines Bullet Earbuds

Teknines Bullet Earbuds

Munitio’s Teknines 18k gold earphones are designed to look like the slug from a 9-mm gun, but with top-tier listening specs. This is about the closest you’d ever want a bullet to your brain.

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