What are you currently using to listen to your tunes while on the move or to block out annoying co-workers? Chances are, it’s the free headphones you received with your smartphone (or the ones you stole from your girlfriend). These aren’t the best headphones.
Buying the perfect pair of headphones seems like a real no brainer. That is, until you actually start perusing the countless different designs, styles and features available on the market. What was once a simple pickup has become quite the task.
So, with that in mind, here are 6 of the best headphones with diverse price points and a range of styles that should suit everyone.
1. i30 from Turtle Beach
This Bluetooth 4.0 advanced wireless mobile media handset was specifically designed for use with Apple products but works with virtually any mobile device, including Android. The i30 is equipped with features such as noise cancellation, noise-isolating memory foam, bass and treble boost and invisible microphones, all of which clearly enhance the overall product. They provide a wonderful listening experience, and even the carry bag is high-ed and durable. $299.95
2. Monoprice 8323 Pro Headphones
If you’re looking for a clear standout in the budget noise cancelling headphone department, the Monoprice 8323 is the way to go. Although plastic, the build quality is not weak or flimsy and they come in a really fancy box. DJs swear by this nicely detailed bass-heavy product. You can wear the headphones for long periods of time without dealing with a numb head or sore ears. Considering the low price point, they offer a fair sound stage, can withstand rugged, heavy use, and won’t leave you feeling any buyer’s remorse. $33.25
3. V Moda M-100
Fusing function and fashion, the M-100 has patented 50mm Duel Diaphragm Drivers to separate bass from mids and highs, and includes numerous innovations such as the CLIQFOLD design that allows for compact storage. For this price range, the sound stage has immense depth. The M-100 is not only the world’s first crowd-sourced headphone, it was also tuned by over 200 audiophile aficionados. $299.99
The bold i-Mego incorporates acoustic tuning geared towards crystal clear sound and extreme bass for hip-hop, R&B and rock lovers. These headphones look amazing just sitting in the box. They include a one-button music control with microphone that allows the listener to take calls or control the music simultaneously. Tailored for style and comfort, the genuine leather and memory foam enables extra long listening sessions. $105.98 + Free Shipping
5. Phaiton Bridge MS 500
Named after the bridge on a stringed instrument, the 500’s light aluminum frame, thick V-shaped earpieces, and rich and powerful bass are enough to make these headphones stand out even among the most sought-after competition. They are perfect for everyday use. If you’re in search of something a little out of the ordinary, both in sound and style, you should give the 500 a try. $269.00
6. Urbanears Plattan
For under $50, you can’t go wrong with Urban Ears, particularly if you have an iPhone and want to be able to take calls while listening to music. The fantastic audio response, portability and well-thought out cabling enables you to use them practically anywhere — hanging out at the beach, during work hours, and everything in between. The best part is they fold up to about the size of your fist to fit comfortably in your pack. $40.25