Though the ultra-affordable Sennheiser HD 201 headphones provide natural sound and capable performance, commuters may find the low volume output an issue when listening to music in highly trafficked environments.
The Incase Sonic headphones are a standout first effort for Incase. Their elongated earcups and memory foam lend a supremely comfortable fit, and the powerful titanium drivers inside add sweetness to their sound that earns them a universal recommendation for all types of music fans.
In-ear vs. on-ear, circumaural vs. supraaural, open vs. closed back -- shopping for the right pair of headphones can be tough, but CNET's on the job with a buying guide to help you narrow down your choices.
Open-back headphones let you hear the world around you and closed-back headphones hush external noise. We compare the two types.
If you're looking for the ultimate luxury headphones, the $8,000 Muramasa VIII is a good contender.
Marley brand headphones and iPhone speakers blend the style and eco-conscious ethos of Bob Marley with modern audio technology.
Shure is well-known for its extended line of sound isolating in-ear headphones, but the company never ventured into the full-size design space...until now.
There are plenty of headphones out there--noise-canceling, in-ear, circumaural, etc...but if all you're looking for is an inexpensive, durable, all-around performer that won't isolate you from the outside world, we highly recommend the $89 Sennheiser PX 100-IIi headphones.
CNET MP3 editor Jasmine France answers a reader e-mail about choosing between types of headphones.
The SRH1440 headphones are comfortable and ruggedly built with highly detailed sound that will surely thrill audiophiles.