Incase is well known for its minimalist design tendencies, so it's no surprise that the company's new Incase Headphones ($TBA) are so subdued. Sporting monochrome black bodies with lime green accents, the new collection includes Sonic Over Ear, Reflex On Ear, Pivot On Ear and Capsule In Ear models, and feature shapes designed to fit your head as well as speakers designed to sound as balanced and natural as possible — sorry, bassheads.
Listening to music while running, training, or doing a host of other sporting activities is a given — and so is the disgusting crud that can build up on your earphones thanks to sweat and grime. Pioneer Washable Earphones ($60) help you easily take care of this problem, thanks to their IPX7 International Protection Rating that makes them waterproof to one meter, and therefore completely washable. Other features include an in-ear design, four included pairs of tips, 9mm drivers, and a gold-plated 3.5mm plug.
Designed for DJs, the Nixon RPM Headphones ($200) blend hefty electronics with simple, oversized-looking aesthetics that wouldn't look out of place in a cartoon — and we mean that in a good way. Highlights include custom 40mm drivers, articulating joints, gel-filled ear cushions, an interlocking coiled cable, and an additional iPhone-compatible cable with remote and mic for those times when you have to listen to something other than music.