You might think those white Apple earbuds are making a statement, but if so, it's a squeal of conformity compared to the roar of rebellion exuded by these V-Moda Crossfade LP Headphones ($250). These bass-tastic cans feature a heavy-duty steel frame, 50mm Dual-Diaphragm High-Definition Drivers, two detachable Kevlar-reinforced fabric cables — including one with an Apple-friendly three-button remote and mic — a flexible memory headband, and a unique, stylish design. Available in white pearl, gunmetal black, or the chrome-covered phantom chrome, otherwise known as "the ear mirrors."
Wishing you could get Zeppelin-like performance on-the-go? Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Headphones ($300) are likely to be as close as you can get. While the metal and sealed-leather construction isn't nearly as attention-grabbing as the company's stationary speakers, the P5 is a solid sonic performer, featuring ultra-linear neodymium magnets, mylar drive units, a noise-isolating design, and comfortable, cushy ear pads. As an added bonus, it includes an Apple Remote + Mic cable, letting you take calls on your iPhone, or control that silly buttonless shuffle you got as a stocking stuffer. [Thanks, Craig]