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.
Sony is set to release a huge lineup of balanced-armature in-ear headphones at CES, including a funky new $500 noise-canceling model, as well as Bluetooth and sports models.
CNET Australia travelled to Tokyo to check out Sony's latest headphone range, featuring balanced armature drivers.
The supercomfortable Sony MDR-1A does a good job balancing clarity with just enough of laid-backness to make it a very versatile headphone that's well worth considering if you're looking for a full-size headphone in the $250-$300 range.
While it isn't quite as good as the Beats Studio wireless, Sony's MDR-ZX770BN is a quality Bluetooth headphone and costs significantly less.
While expensive, the well-built and supercomfortable Sony MDR-Z7 can go toe to toe with competing high-end audiophile headphones.
The Sony MDR-10RBT gets you about 75 percent of the way to the Beats Studio Wireless for a lot less money.
The MDR-XB950BT Extra Bass Bluetooth Headset is a $199.99/AU$249.95 wireless headphone that -- you guessed it -- serves up a generous helping of bass.
Sony's line of 2015 audio gear includes four new soundbars and two receivers with an emphasis on Bluetooth streaming and HDMI connectivity.
Some high-end headphones are all about maximizing detail and resolution, the ZMF Blackwood goes in the other direction, toward music.