With a great balance of style and substance, Thulhu Caine Headphones ($645) look as good as they sound. Based on professional-grade audio components, the handmade Caines feature high-grade PCOCC wiring, a headband made from Florence, Italy-sourced leather and hand sewn in Japan, and an innovative deer leather belt with loop holder that lets you fold up the headphones' cord when not in use and attach it to a bag or belt loop for easy transport.
If you're the type of guy that needs more speakers in his headphones than most people have in their home theater setups, Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom Monitors ($1,350) are for you. These custom-made earphones sport an absurd six individually tuned drivers in each ear, providing the most life-like sound possible, as well as four-way crossovers, triple-sound channels, a newly-developed low-distortion cable, -26 dB of noise isolation, a fancy, customized aluminum carrying case, and more.
One of the first tips we give new iPod owners is to ditch those iconic but poor-sounding white earbuds for something more substantial, like the new Pioneer MJ Series Headphones ($50-$90). The lineup's flagship MJ71s feature a unique bass duct for improved bass reduction, and while it offers a slightly wider frequency response than its more affordable MJ31 and MJ21 siblings, all three models share simple, stylish covers, foldable designs for maximum portability, 40mm drivers, and gold plated 3.5mm plugs.