JBL Charge 2+

The JBL Charge 2+ is a well-designed, water-resistant portable Bluetooth speaker that features good battery life and doubles as an external charger for your portable devices.

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Bose SoundLink Mini II

The SoundLink Mini II is a beautiful little speaker that improves on a top Bose product. It's one of the best compact wireless speakers out there, with an excellent design, strong sound, an improved feature set and solid battery life.

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UE Boom 2

The UE Boom 2 is a compact, durable wireless Bluetooth speaker that plays louder than the original Boom and sounds a little better. It's stain-resistant, shock-resistant and now fully waterproof.

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Sony SRS-X3

An elegantly designed mini Bluetooth speaker, the Sony SRS-X3 delivers strong sound for its size. It has built-in speakerphone capabilities, NFC tap-to-pair technology (for smartphones that support it) and reasonably good 7-hour battery life.

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UE Roll

The UE Roll is a compact, waterproof Bluetooth speaker with a unique design, very good sound for its size, and decent battery life. It comes with an integrated bungee cord, and if you buy it through UE's website you'll also get an inflatable life preserver that lets it float in water.

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Sony MDR-1A

The Sony MDR-1A is a relatively lightweight, very comfortable full-size headphone. It offers sound that's improved on the MDR-1R's, with better definition from the bass through the midrange to the treble.

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Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 offers more spacious and softer earcups, making it a more comfortable headphone. It offers excellent, refined sound, high-end build quality, and a new folding design.

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Beyerdynamic T51i

The relatively compact Beyerdynamic T51i is sturdily built and offers a comfortable fit along with excellent sound. It also comes with a well-designed protective carrying case and three-button inline remote and microphone that's designed to work with Apple's smartphones and tablets.

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Bose QuietComfort 25

Bose has upped the audio performance in the QuietComfort 25. While it still may not be stellar, you'll be hard-pressed to find superior sound in another noise-canceling model. Yes, it's fairly pricey, but if you need premium noise-canceling headphones for traveling or just to shut out everyday ambient noise while you're listening to music or watching video, QuietComfort is easy to recommend.

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

You'll find excellent build quality and very detailed, balanced sound with tight bass in the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor. It's also very comfortable and has slightly more cushiony earcups along with a detachable-cord design. Three cords are included.

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V-Moda Crossfade M-100

If your dad considers himself a versatile audiophile or a DJ that needs rugged headphones that don't compromise on fidelity, the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 is a worthwhile purchase.

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HiFiMan HE-400i

The HiFiMan HE-400i is a full-size headphone that uses planar-magnetic drivers for exceptional sound quality highlighted by first-rate clarity, detail and well-defined bass. The headphone is large, but it's also lighter and more comfortable than its predecessor.

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Monster iSport Victory

The Monster iSport Victory fits securely and comfortably in your ears. It's also sweat-resistant and literally washable. Choose Monster iSport for good sound with strong bass and detail. An Apple-friendly inline remote and microphone is included along with a smart carrying case.

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Panasonic ErgoFit RP-HJE120

For under $10, you'll be hard-pressed to find an in-ear headphone that sounds better and is more comfortable than the Panasonic ErgoFit RP-HJE120s.

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Beats Studio Wireless

A comfortable over-the-ear wireless headphone, the Beats Studio Wireless offers excellent sound for a Bluetooth headphone and features active noise-canceling technology.

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Plantronics BackBeat Sense

The Plantronics BackBeat Sense is a lightweight, comfortable on-ear wireless headphone that delivers great sound for Bluetooth. It has a strong feature set, with dual microphones and a sensor that knows when you have the headphones on or off. Battery life is good and the headphone works well as a headset for making calls. And it comes with a nice carrying case.

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Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II

The SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphone II is comfortable to wear, sounds excellent for a Bluetooth headphone, and offers good battery life (15 hours). It also works well as a headset for phone calls, its buttons are easy to operate by feel, and a nice carrying case is included.

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Bose SoundLink Bluetooth On-Ear Headphone

The compact, comfortable Bose SoundLink Bluetooth On-Ear sounds excellent for a Bluetooth headphone. You can comfortably use it to make phone calls, its buttons are easy to operate by feel and its 15-hour battery life is good.

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Plantronics BackBeat Fit

The flexible and sweatproof BackBeat Fit is perfect for gym-rats and runners. At $79 it offers wireless stereo sound and should be comfortable to wear, even if your workout isn't. Call quality is good, and the battery lasts for about 8 hours at moderate volume.

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