Despite atrocious cosmetic qualities, the insanely cheap Superlux HD681 headphones have a sound that aspires to greatness and only narrowly misses the mark.
The Grado SR80i headphones are a great budget pair that offer sparkling sound with tight bass and are best suited to home use.
We're talking about sound quality, not Bluetooth or Android compatibility. Here are the best of the best under-$100 headphones, and many are under $50!
The Grado factory in Brooklyn may be a throwback to 1950s, but that's not a bad thing.
Grado's audiophile-friendly SR225i headphones deliver stellar sound quality, though some design caveats may limit their appeal for on-the-go listening.
Would you pay $100 for a headphone that lasts 10 years? Or would you rather buy 10 cheap headphones in that time?
High-end audio components can be silly expensive, but there are deals to be had. Here's a Top 10 list of affordable, but great-sounding, products.