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Roundup: Best Over-Ear Headphones Under $250

The headphone market is packed tighter than Chris Farley in a navy blazer, thanks in part to the explosion of digital music -- salud, iTunes, Spotify and The Pirate Bay -- not to mention the business savvy of a few

Cantastic

Sony MDR-1 Headphones

Sony just announced their MDR-1 line of high-end ear-thumpers that combine gorgeous retro styling with serious audio chops and advanced connectivity. The top-of-the-line cans are available in three different models, all of which boast 40mm neodymium drivers with an

As good as they sound

Pioneer SE-MJ591 Headphones

While shiny plastic finishes and big bass beats are the current calling card for a “good” set of cans, there is something to be said about the oft-understated audiophile approach. Pioneer's just-introduced high-end headwear, the SE-MJ591 ($300), co-mingles a subtle

Headed Up

Denon AH-D7100 Artisan Headphones

Whether your music tastes run to Mahler, Parker, Bowie, or Phoenix, the right set of cans will make the experience more enjoyable. Initial reports suggest that Denon's recently announced flagship AH-D7100 Artisan headphones are the best over ear offering to date

Meze-merizing

Meze Classics Headphones

We're not designers by trade, but we're pretty sure there's a rule that says the addition of wood only makes products more beautiful. The Meze Classics headphones are a perfect example, and lend credence to our lumber-loving design ethos. The

Keep the Hi-fi, ditch the high price

Fiio E17 Alpen USB DAC Headphone Amplifier

Anyone on a budget looking to wade into the world of portable headphone hi-fi should take a good Pei Mei stare at Fiio. In the audio community, the upstart brand is known for providing unbeatable value, and their latest
A touch more advanced

Parrot Zik Headphones by Philippe Starck

Headphones are the new status symbol in a world where everyone owns the exact same phone. So it's not surprising that Parrot, maker of a wide range of random accessories for mobile devices including a remote controlled helicopter drone and

Ready for the next 20 years

Koss Porta Pro KTC

Flash back to 1984. Prince still went by Prince and was ruling the music charts. Ralph put the macho in Macchio by laying the hurt on Cobra Kai. A former hollywood actor was just reaching the middle of his tenure in

Forget one-size-fits-all

Sonomax Sculpted Eers Headphones

Typically, buying a set of custom molded earbuds from brands like Ultimate Ears (now a subsidiary of Logitech) or Etymotic can take months. That's because consumers must first visit the Audiologist to have inner-ear molds made, which are then

Home sweet home theater

Gift Guide 2011 | 10 Picks for the Home Theater Buff

As rabid movie, music fans and gamers, we're always on the hunt for gear that can push our home entertainment experience to 11 (much to our better half's chagrin). This roundup includes some of our favorite home theater products out

Sound Footing

Woo Audio Aluminum Headphone Stands

Full-sized, over-the-ear headphones (known as Circumaural cans to you purists) typically provide a level of audio fidelity that measly earbuds can’t match. The trouble is they don’t exactly store nicely when not in use on your desk. These Woo Audio

You Mess 'Em Up, It Ties 'Em Down

CableGuy by Michiel Cornelissen

Dutch designer Michiel Cornelissen has devised a clever product to tame Apple's ubiquitous ear buds. The CableGuy ($13) features four slots for holding the ear buds and 3.5mm plug in place, leaving room in the middle to wrap

Upstaged

Marshall Major Headphones

Famous amp maker Marshall shook up the audio world when they released the Marshal Major and Minor headphones. A little over a year later, they’ve now added some phone-friendly additions to their flagship Major ($120) cans in the form of

Wireless Black Belt

AKG K 840 KL Wireless Mini Headphones

Wireless audio. A convenient technology that, like many modern conveniences, comes at the peril of quality. When it comes to a great pair of cans, we're a picky lot here at GP and tend to keep ours plugged into an

Hassle Free Buds

a-Jays Four Tangle-Free Heaphones

Claiming any pair of headphones is tangle-free takes some cojones. Wires are wires after all, and the universe tends towards entropy (seriously: that's the second law of thermodynamics people). Still, the Swedes are particularly talented at leveraging design, and in the

Headphone Wranglers

BudTrap

Let's be honest with ourselves. Wrapping headphones around a phone or iPod keeps them organized for exactly 4.26 seconds. Ok so we're exaggerating -- but you get the point. If you'd prefer not to waste another minute of your day untangling

Gift Guide 2010: The Technophile

As men, we'll always be suckers for shiny things. There's no point in fighting it. Particularly when they can help do things like battle our inbox(s), catch up on missed episodes of the shows we're too busy to watch, or single-handedly

Zippidy Do Da

Zipbuds Tangle-Resistant Earbuds By DGA

Solving the earbud cord rat's nest every morning is a daily ritual we see far too often at the gym or morning commutes. Of course, if everyone had Zipbuds ($40) that might be a different case. The zipbuds use a

Da Bomb

Atomic Floyd MiniDarts Heaphones

There are plenty of great headphone companies out there hoping you'll choose their ear buds when you finally develop the will power to give those old Gameboy headphones a merciful death. Many however aren't phone friendly due to the lack of

Solid Wood Performance

Denon AH-D5000 Reference Headphones

The sealed-back Denon AH-D5000 headphones have been long known for their performance with a signature warm, lush mid-range and fantastic bass. The real mahogany wood-back ear cups are rare in the metal/plastic laden world of headphones (though we've seen some great

Bose Quality. Wal-Mart Price.

Bose In-Ear Headphones

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There are two types of people in this world, audiophiles, and well... people who don't know what that word means. In a world where the quality of bass in a pair of headphones in more important then your mother's upcoming birthday,

Créme De La Sound

AKG K702 Headphones

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When it comes to headphones, you may know of the "S" brands: Sennheiser, Sony, and Shure, but audiophiles have long been listening to Austrian-made AKG Acoustics. As a long time user of AKG headphones, we felt it worth our (and your)

Blast Baddies And Your Eardrums At The Same Time

Ear Force X4 Wireless Surround Sound Headphones

The Ear Force X4 Wireless Surround Sound Headphones are the absolute best solution for bringing the room-filling sound of your favorite Xbox 360 games straight to your brain. With the X4 from Turtle Beach you can play without disturbing anyone - and without sacrificing sound quality.

The V-Moda Vibe, Part Deux

V-Moda Vibe II Headphone/Headset

v-moda-vibe-ii-headphonesOne month with the V-MODA Vibe II headphone/headset has proven two things:

  1. There is a decent combination headphone/headset solution for iPods and media players.
  2. You don't have to compromise weight for functionality and sound quality.
The V-Moda Vibe II's are successors to the popular

Shure SE102 Headphones

Sure About The Shure SE102's

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Having procured an Apple 3G iPhone not long ago, I realized that 1: the earphones were outrageously miserable and 2:, I needed earphones that had a built-in mic to make calls and listen to music. Time for a solution. Taking a

Klipsch Image Headphones | Editor’s Choice

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Tempted as you may be to associate the Klipsch Image headphones with the tattered original headphones currently strangling to your ipod; one listen to these copper beauties and you'll know these are

Logitech FreePulse Wireless Headphone

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If you're like us, those pesky iPod headphone wires are always in the way. Rid yourself of the hassle these Bluetooth 2.0 based wireless headphones. The wireless receiver attaches to any 3.5mm headphone jack instantly giving you freedom of movement without interruption of