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Etymotic hf2 Earphones

Etymotic hf2 Earphones

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.

  • Beats by Dre Headphones

    You'd think that someone with as much musical savvy as Dr. Dre could design some kick-ass audio gear. And you'd be right. Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones ($400; Spring 2008) are the result of a collaboration between Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and Monster, and they look as good as they sound. The powered isolation 'phones will feature technologies new to headphones, including new driver technology, in order to offer natural, clean sound and rich, deep bass — something that should come as no surprise to Dre fans. In addition to all of that, Beats will include a carrying case with
    anti-microbial cleaning cloths, a special Monster headphone cable, and Monster’s iSonitalk, a microphone/headphone adapter for iPhones. Hell yeah.

  • Sennheiser MX W1 Wireless Earphones

    Finally, a set of wireless earphones that won't make you look like an extra from Star Trek. The Sennheiser MX W1 Wireless Earphones ($TBA; May 2008) are small, silver and black earphones that use Kleer technology to transmit audio wirelessly from any media device via an included transmitter, which is about the size of a matchbook. Other features include a carrying case with integrated battery for charging your 'phones on the go, and trademark Sennheiser sound.