Looking for a new set of high-end cans? Check out the new Sennheiser HD 800 Headphones ($1,350). Designed to produce the most accurate sound possible, the HD 800s feature 56mm transducers with a unique ring shape to help eliminate unwanted surface vibrations, specially-designed ear cups and headband, oxygen-free cabling for the clearest connection possible, and a frequency response of 6 to 51,000 Hz. They're sure to move you, whether connected to your iPod or to your home Hi-Fi.
In case you haven't noticed, style is nearly as important as sound these days when selecting a pair of headphones. Luckily, Sennheiser Momentum Headphones ($300) don't skimp on either. 40mm drivers ensure that you get clean, powerful sound, enhanced by earpads made from soft Pittards leather that ensure that outside noises don't get in. The Pittards treatment extends to the headband, which is flanked on either side by stainless steel, and an inline three-button remote and mic, which means you can control the volume and change songs without needing to unsheathe your iDevice.
We've seen plenty of metal-based headphones — and even some made out of wood — but ceramic options have been few and far between. These Klipsch Image X7i In-Ear Headphones ($200) are the company's first stab at a ceramic design, offering full-range balanced armature drivers for clean sound, an in-line three button remote + mic for device control and phone call handling, flat, tangle-resistant cables, and five sizes of oval tips for a precise fit and improved sound isolation. Of course, they'll only sound as good as the music you're playing through them.