Even if you don't have your own professional-quality sound studio, it doesn't mean you don't need to listen to your music on a pair of professional-quality JBL Synchros S700 Headphones. These headphones feature aluminum die cast construction with soft leather ear cushions for durability and comfort. The 50 millimeter drivers in each ear offer excellent range, while a powered mode boosts the bass response. A detachable three-button remote on the cord lets you control your iOS device, and includes a built-in microphone in case someone calls you while you're wearing them.
While we can't promise that they sound any better than the pair of earbuds you already have plugged in, we can promise that these Apple Solid Rose Gold Earpods ($25,000) won't leave anyone wondering about your position in life. These one-of-a-kind buds were collaboratively re-envisioned by famed industrial designers Jony Ive and Marc Newsom exclusively for the 2013 RED auction. They are completely coated in 18-karat rose gold (a blend of gold, copper, silver, and zinc), and presented in a custom display case. So whether you choose to display them on your head, or in their handsome case, everyone will know exactly what kind of man you are.
We can't tell you whether they're the best sounding headphones out there — although our guess is they sound pretty damn good — but we can tell you that these Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 Headphones (€400; roughly $525) will be some of the best looking cans you've ever seen. Made from anodized aluminum, they feel both lightweight and rugged, and are accented by solid cowhide leather on the earcups and headband. Thanks to the over-ear design, they'll block out unwanted noise, leaving you with clean, robust sound. Expect to see them in stores next month.