Best headphonesUpdated April 1, 2014 3:03 PM PDT
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.
Best earbud for athletes
Monster iSport Immersion (Blue)
The iSport Immersion headphones rank among the best wired in-ear sports headphone models out there in terms of fit and sound quality.
Best full-size (circumaural) headphone
The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones are among the best available for less than $200, offering excellent sound and build quality.
Best noise-canceling headphone
Bose Quiet Comfort 15
While they're no bargain, the Bose QuietComfort 15s currently offer the best sound and silencing capabilities in a pair of noise-canceling headphones.
Best budget earbud headphone
MEElectronics A151 (Black)
At around $50 online, the MEElectronics A151s are among the most affordable balanced-armature earphones out there and deliver very good sound for the money.
Best Bluetooth wireless headphone
Parrot Zik wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Despite some issues, Parrot can make a case for its Ziks being the Porsche of Bluetooth headphones.