You'd expect high-end headphones to be a little expensive - and you wouldn't be wrong. Sporting proprietary drivers, these Audeze LCD-2 Headphones ($1,000) are designed with pure audio reproduction in mind, and with their thin film diaphragms, push-pull neodymium magnetic structure, Carribean Rosewood oldies, and lambskin leather sloped earpads, they don't disappoint. [Scouted by Mike]
Whether you're performing a live set or simply listening to one on your phone, V-Moda M-80 Headphones ($230) will have you covered. Powered by finely-tuned 40mm dual-diaphragm drivers, the M-80s use the V-Port V3 system to provide plenty of passive noise isolation, and also offer up a high-end metal, memory foam, and microfiber suede build, two Kevlar-reinforced cables — one with a three-button remote and mic — and a hard included carrying case.
Beat the constant buzz of public transport with Klipsch Mode Headphones ($350). These new noise-cancelling cans offer up to 45 hours of active cancelling on just one battery, and feature 40mm woofers, 15mm tweeters, two included cloth cables, leather ear cups, a foldable design, and high-end styling that won't leave you looking overly dorky on your next transatlantic flight.