Hear your music in fascinating detail through Denon AH-D5000 Reference Headphones ($460). Made with a mahogany wooden housing and lightweight magnesium frame, these studio-quality cans also feature a microfiber diaphragm, an acoustic optimizer to adjust sound pressure balance in front and behind the diaphragm, oxygen-free cables, and small outer ports to help efficiency and improve sound quality.
Find sonic serenity in even the busiest of environments with these Sony Digital Noise Canceling Headphones ($400). As the world's first headphones to use digital technology for noise canceling, these new over-the-ear cans offer up to 99% ambient noise reduction, a built-in digital equalizer, artificial intelligence for automatic selection between three different environment modes (train, plane, or office), an internal lithium-ion battery good for 16 hours of playtime, and more.
Upgrade your media player experience with the new Klipsch Custom 3 Headphones ($300). These dual-driver in-ear headphones feature a slick black and dark gray design, a patent-pending crossover design, a tuned bass-reflex woofer system, noise isolation, a carrying case, and more.
The iPhone 3G might have eliminated the need for a mini-3.5-millimeter jack, but that hasn't stopped the Etymotic hf2 Earphones ($178) from being the best audio solution available for the device. With audio fidelity comparable to the company's ER-4 earbuds, the hf2 system adds a mic and an iPhone click control button. They skew slightly to the large side, but form is always second to function.
We're not entirely sure how the Audio-Technica ATH-ESW10JPN Headphones ($600) sound, but we're willing to make a gamble. In addition to all the accouterments of high-end headphones, like ultra-comfortable ear pads, these babies sport a great black cherry wood finish. They can also have an OFC voice coil for true bass and are capable of sustaining ear-drum-popping highs of 102dB/mW.