As Bluetooth audio becomes more and more common, perhaps it's time to start looking for a decent pair of wireless headphones. The Motorola Bluetooth S9 Headphones ($TBA) were designed with the active user in mind. The behind-the-head form and over-the-ear design helps keep them secure and you comfortable, and the A2DP support keeps your music sounding great. If you mainly listen to an iPod, you might also consider the Motorola Bluetooth Adapter for iPod
Shure knows their stuff when it comes to making earphones, so we're pretty excited about their new line. The new Shure Sound Isolating Earphones line consists of four new models, across different price ranges. The SE210 ($150) features a single hi-def MicroSpeaker and a deluxe fit kit, while the SE310 ($250) couples a MicroSpeaker with BassPort technology to provide richer full-range audio. The SE420 ($350) features dual TruAcoustic MicroSpeakers as a dedicated tweeter and woofer to provide more accurate music reproduction. Finally, the E500 receives a slight cosmetic change as it becomes the SE530 ($450), the flagship of the line with triple TruAcoustic MicroSpeakers.
Working out to music gets a little better with the Sennheiser MX75 Sport headphones ($50), which offer a twist on traditional design via their "Twist-to-Fit" system for a more secure ear fit. They're moisture-resistant, have a cool looking neon green profile and sport powerful neodymium magnets for better sound. They also come with an ear adapter set.
Whether you use them with your iPod or Zune, the V-Moda Vibe Earphones ($101) will grab all of the attention. The noise-isolating earphones feature an elegant, lightweight design sculpted from alloy metal. In our sound tests, we were surprised to find that the Vibes rank right up there with Etymotic and Shure earphones we've used. Great bass, mid-range and highs. The earphones come in a leather pouch with three sizes of ultra-soft silicon fittings to fit any ear.
With all the wacky, futuristic designs available for headphones these days, it's nice to see a company releasing some retro-looking cans as well. The Panasonic RP-HTX7 Retro Piano Painted Headphones ($60) feature an over-the-ear design with a leather style headband and piano painted 'phones. The sound quality is kept at a high level thanks to 40mm, neodymium drivers and a 7 - 22,000Hz dynamic range. Best of all, they are available in five great colors, so you can be sure to find one that suits you.