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Whether you're out listening to your MP3 player or out at home with your high-end stereo, your headphone choice is critical. Here we've picked our five favorites across every style and category, but if you already know which type of headphones you want, use the links at the left to get more options.
Yes, it's expensive, but the best gear always is.
The Audiophiliac spends quality time with an extraordinarily high performance in-ear headphone.
This turned out to be a great year for headphones, sound quality for entry-level to high-end models has never been better.
If you've been disappointed by one-size-fits-all earphones, going custom-fit is a great solution that just got much more affordable.
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The Elite Series ES60's level of uber-clarity puts you more in touch with the music.
The Bose SoundLink Bluetooth On-Ear is pricey, but it's also one of the best -- if not the best -- on-ear wireless headphones to date.
The Audiophiliac auditions InEar's innovative StageDiver headphones from Germany.
The Bose SoundTrue On-Ear is a very comfortable everyday-use headphone that sounds good and collapses into a very compact carrying case.
The lightweight and well-designed Samsung Level U is very comfortable to wear and a good in-ear option for people who don't like to have ear tips jammed in their ears.