When it comes to portable devices, audio quality depends just as much on the headphones as it does on the audio specs of the player. So it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that many people spend more on their headphones than they do on their MP3 players. In fact, a good pair of earphones could carry you through several rounds of devices, which is why we're so enamored with the super sleek Klipsch Image X5 earphones, despite their $250 price tag.
This ultraportable pair offers solid sound and an exceptional fit, though we're a bit wary of the extra-thin cable. Read the Klipsch Image X5 review.