Long known for their reference-quality custom molded earphones, Ultimate Ears is now attempting to bring that same level of sound quality to the masses in a universal-fit model. The Ultimate Ears triple.fi 10 Pro ($400; late Oct.) offers three separate drivers, two bass and one high-range, that offer spectacular sound and a dynamic range of 10Hz to 17kHz, the widest of any universal-fit model. Be one of the first 1,000 to pre-order a pair and receive an engraved mini-travel case marked with the limited edition number and a larger engraved metal case that has room for both your triple.fis and your iPod.
When getting ready to travel, you might want to consider exactly how loud an airplane cabin can get. While we prefer in-ear buds, they aren't for everyone — if you're one of the latter, check out the new Bose QuietComfort 3 Headphones ($350). They feature an on-the-ear design that will keep you from getting "headphone hair," and all the Acoustic Noise Canceling goodness of the QuietComfort 2. Unlike the QC2, the QuietComfort 3s feature a rechargeable lithium-ion battery — so make sure you charge up before a long flight.