The Heartbeats 2.0 by Lady Gaga have a better design than the original Heartbeats and offer pleasant sound with good bass.
The Koss KSC22s' exceptionally secure, comfortable fit make them a good choice for runners and gym bunnies, but their sound quality is strictly mediocre.
AirDrives Interactive Earphones are a good choice for active users with average-size ears who don't want to stick earbuds into their ear canals and prefer less low-end response.
Sennheiser's featherweight noise-canceling headphones are supercomfy and produce sound quality approaching that of some full-size models.
The Rockford Fosgate PP15mm Punch Plug earphones are easy on the eyes and seem durable, but the so-so fit and sound quality make them fall flat in this price range.
While they're not in the same league as the step-up ATH-M50, the Audio-Technica ATH-M35 costs a lot less and offers impressive performance and decent build quality for the money -- plus it has the fold-up element that's missing from the ATH-M30.
The Razer Moray in-ear noise-isolating gaming headphones may not distinguish themselves all that much from their in-ear noise-isolating gaming headphones competitors, but they're a perfectly good, and affordable, set of earphones for the money.
The Radius Atomic Bass earphones are a good choice for bass-addicts with an eye for style and a concern for budget.
One of the better on-ear headphones, the Jabra Revo combines strong sound quality with superior comfort and design.
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Ingenuity is evident in the design of Urbanears' Medis earphones, but their performance doesn't match up.
The AKG K3003s offer a stunning, balanced sound and a very sturdy, attractive design. They're easily among the best in-ear headphones we've heard but their horrendously high price tag means we can't recommend them.
Denon's AH-C700s are superb high-end headphones that really deliver unsurpassed audio clarity. Fans of thrash metal may want to choose a pair with slightly less crystalline top-end as it can become slightly uncomfortable at higher volume. On the whole, you won't get a better set of earphones for this price
The AKG Q 701 headphones deliver superb sound quality with a high-end clarity that's all too rare. But we were slightly underwhelmed by their bass response.
The Sennheiser HD 595s sound smashing, and come at an accessible price. The open-back design has many benefits in terms of sound quality, but it does mean these headphones are very leaky, both in terms of your music leaking out and ambient noise leaking in, so they may not be perfect for commuting or noisy offices. Think about where you plan on using them before buying
The Monster Beats by Dr Dre Pros aren't the audiophile-grade cans the price tag would have you believe, and there are a few design niggles. Still, it's a long time since we've had so much fun with a set of headphones.
The Sennheiser HD 448 is a set of headphones that is balanced for the most part, but if you're looking for articulated bass then this isn't your stop.
The a-Jays One+ headphones deliver a good sound for their comparatively inexpensive price, and offer a nice bonus for Android smartphone owners.