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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The best-ever-sounding headphones from Shure will dazzle audiophiles.