Monster iSport Victory In-Ear Headphones ( Black)
Despite a couple of small flaws, the Monster iSport Victory offers a great fit, is water-resistant, and one of the better sounding in-ear sports headphones out there.
Beyerdynamic DX160IE ( Black)
While the Beyerdynamic DX160 iE has some small downsides, it's a bona fide audiophile in-ear headphone at an invitingly affordable price.
Bowers & Wilkins P7
The Bowers & Wilkins P7 may not the best headphone you can buy in its luxury price range, but it certainly is among the best, with excellent build quality and rich sound that works well with a wide range of music genres and sources.
Samsung Level On ( Black)
Except for Galaxy compatibility, the Samsung Level On doesn't offer anything you won't find in other, better on-ear headphones for the same price.
Grado Prestige Series SR80e
While the open-back design isn't good for noisy environments, the Grado SR80e headphones sound exceptionally good for $100 and are also comfortable to wear.
Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless ( White)
While it's a bit overpriced, the Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless is among the best wireless sports earphones.
Beats Solo2 ( Pink)
These Solo 2 may not win audiophile hearts and ears, but for its intended audience -- namely, folks who are looking for a fast, exciting headphone with lots of high-quality bass -- this is an excellent on-ear headphone.
Klipsch R6i ( Black)
If you're looking for comfortable in-ear headphones with very plump bass, the Klipsch R6i model will do it, but they're also short on detail and clarity.
MEElectronics Atlas ( Orion Metallic)
The MEElectronics Atlas offer distinctive looks, a full suite of features, and sound quality that can't be faulted at this price.
Audio Technica ATH-M50x ( Black)
Quibbles aside, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones are a modestly improved version of the already spectacular model they're based on, and among the best-sounding pairs you'll find for less than $200.
JVC HA-S400 Carbon Nanotubes Headphones ( Black)
At around $26 online, JVC's HA-S400 Nanotubes are among the better on-ear headphones for the money.
Mpow Cheetah Bluetooth Sports headphones
If you don't have a problem with their fit or finish, the Mpow Cheetah wireless sports headphones are a relative bargain at around $35 online.
Sol Republic Master Tracks ( Gunmetal)
The Sol Republic Master Tracks have a distinct, eye-catching design and good performance, offering better, more refined sound than the original Tracks.
V-Moda XS Headphones ( Matte Black Metal)
If you're looking for a $150-$250 on-ear headphone, the well-built V-Moda XS should be on your short list.
Blueant PUMP Bluetooth HD Sportbuds ( Black)
The $129 BlueAnt Pump HD may not sound stellar but it offers a secure fit and a waterproof design that makes it an appealing workout headphone.
Beats Studio Wireless ( Black)
While it'll cost you a hefty $380, the Beats Studio Wireless is an excellent wireless Bluetooth headphone.
GoGroove BlueVibe DLX ( Black)
There's nothing terribly special about the GoGroove BlueVibe DLX, but it's an affordable wireless Bluetooth headphone that will be "good enough" for people on tighter budgets.
Beyerdynamic T 51 p
The Beyerdynamic T 51 p is one of the best on-ear headphones available, offering excellent sound quality and a comfortable fit.
The Brainwavz HM5s sound great, are very comfortable, and are able to compete with high-end headphones for a relatively affordable price.
Harman Kardon Soho-I ( White)
The Harman Kardon Soho-I headphones are appealing if you're looking for a compact on-ear model, but they do have a few shortcomings.
Bose QuietComfort 20
Despite some downsides, including a high price, the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise-canceling in an in-ear headphone and should tempt frequent travelers looking for a more compact alternative to a full-size NC headphone, such as the Bose QuietComfort 15.
Beats Studio 2013 ( Red)
They may not be a bargain at $300, but the new Beats Studio headphones are lighter and better-built, and sound significantly better than the original Beats Studio model.
They're fairly pricey, but the combination of very good sound and a sleek, comfortable design, make the KEF M500s contenders in the $300 price class.
Despite atrocious cosmetic qualities, the insanely cheap Superlux HD681 headphones have a sound that aspires to greatness and only narrowly misses the mark.
The KEF M200s sound excellent, with clean, accurate sound, but they just won't fit some ears.
Plantronics Backbeat Go 2 ( Black)
While its short battery life keeps it from true greatness, the Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 is a superior wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphone.
They've been around since 1991, but the Sony MDR-7506s are still great sounding -- and fitting -- headphones for less than $100.
They may be close to 30 years old, but the comfortable fitting Sony MDR-V6s are arguably the best-sounding headphones for under $100.
Bose AE2w Bluetooth Headphones ( Black)
Despite a few question marks and a high price, the AE2w headphones are a very good-sounding Bluetooth pair that's lightweight and very comfortable to wear.
iLuv iEP322BLK City Lights ( Black)
For around $7, the iLuv City Lights are well-designed budget earphones, but they push the bass a little too hard at the expense of clarity.