While the Etymotic ER-4PTs have less low-end oomph than some competing earphones in this price class, they deliver excellent sound with very accurate tonal balance.
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.
The Etymotic hf5 earphones are an excellent option for those who want the highest level of sound isolation without sacrificing sound quality, portability, or style.
Even though we had minor issues with the fit and sound, the Etymotic EtyBlu is an excellent Bluetooth headset overall.
For iPhone users with a penchant for improved sound quality and a willingness to stick things in their ears, the Etymotic hf2 earphones are a reasonable option.
For this guy, one or two headphones aren't enough.
Do your headphones hurt your ears?
Go ahead and make an appointment with an audiologist, and set a baseline for your hearing.
The Audiophiliac's picks range from $5 to $150, most are well under $100.
Woojer, a successful Kickstarter, delivers a gadget that quite literally makes you feel the music, even if you're using earbuds.
At home or in your car you're in control, how loud do you like your music?