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.
As good as their Quiet Comfort headphones are, a lot of folks don't want to have to wear bulky, questionably fashionable headphones to get Bose sound on the go. Now they don't have to, thanks to the Bose TriPort In-Ear Headphones ($100). They sport an in-ear design, with three different sizes of silicone tips to make sure you get a proper fit, and the TriPort acoustic headphone structure, which has been optimized for portable audio devices, makes sure your music sounds its best. [Thanks, Dustin]
Long known for their reference-quality custom molded earphones, Ultimate Ears is now attempting to bring that same level of sound quality to the masses in a universal-fit model. The Ultimate Ears triple.fi 10 Pro ($400; late Oct.) offers three separate drivers, two bass and one high-range, that offer spectacular sound and a dynamic range of 10Hz to 17kHz, the widest of any universal-fit model. Be one of the first 1,000 to pre-order a pair and receive an engraved mini-travel case marked with the limited edition number and a larger engraved metal case that has room for both your triple.fis and your iPod.