Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.
Headphones are available in a zillion styles, sizes, and price ranges. But we've cut through the clu
Quibbles aside, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones are a modestly improved version of the already spectacular model they're based on, and among the best-sounding pairs you'll find for less than $200.
While the open-back design isn't good for noisy environments, the Grado SR80e headphones sound exceptionally good for $100 and are also comfortable to wear.
At around $26 online, JVC's HA-S400 Nanotubes are among the better on-ear headphones for the money.
While it'll cost you a hefty $380, the Beats Studio Wireless is an excellent wireless Bluetooth headphone.
The Samsung Sound OG900 can launch S-Voice from its volume controller, but it'll set you back about $275.
The Brainwavz HM5s sound great, are very comfortable, and are able to compete with high-end headphones for a relatively affordable price.
Offering a comfortable, secure fit and strong sound for a reasonable price, Audio-Technica's ATH-CKP500 earphones are one of the better in-ear sports headphone models available.
They're fairly pricey, but the combination of very good sound and a sleek, comfortable design, make the KEF M500s contenders in the $300 price class.
The Audiophiliac oohs and aahs over Sony's portable PHA-2 digital converter and headphone amplifier.
The company's new flagship model, the $400 P7, has an over-the-ear design and offers richer, more detailed sound with deep bass.