The AKG K551s are closed portable headphones with an open, airy sound, but their relative lack of bass means they're actually better for use at home.
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Priced less than Bose's OE2i on-ear headphones, the comparable Sennheiser 238i headphones deliver good bang for your buck.
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It's already been a great year for the Danish headphone designers over at Aiaiai, and it's about to get better. The company's TMA-1 DJ headphones recently earned a spot in an SFMOMA exhibit, and its latest headphones are garnering shrieks of schoolgirl glee from audiophiles who appreciate equal parts form and function.
Priced less than the Bose OE2s, the comparable Sennheiser 238 headphones deliver good bang for your buck.
CNET MP3 editor Jasmine France answers a reader e-mail about choosing between types of headphones.
We recommend the Outdoor Technology Bluetooth Tags for their comfortable and secure fit, clever wireless design, and acceptable stereo performance.
The Urbanears Plattan Plus earphones offer equal parts style and substance for less than Apple's aftermarket earbuds, and we recommend them for casual listeners and fashionistas alike.
The affordable Aiaiai Tracks push headphone design forward with an unobtrusive aesthetic. They sound as wonderful as they look and deserve your consideration if you're shopping for a new pair.
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.