Normally when buying a pair of headphones, you need to find a set with a sound that matches your preferences. With Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Headphones ($210), it works the other way around. Thanks to a custom sound slider that regulates the bass reflex vents, you can take the sound from clinical to booming with a flick of a finger. Other features include newly-developed 16-ohm drivers for peak performance from your smartphone or mp3 player, detachable cables, an in-line headset, and an interchangeable headband, ear pads, and ear cups for further personalization.
Ever see a DJ using only one side of his headphones to cue up tracks? So have the people at Numark, apparently. The Numark Redphone ($70) is designed to let professional DJs do exactly that, with a single, premium-quality 50mm driver attached to a cushioned, ergonomic red handle. The handle also makes it easy to hold the driver between your ear and shoulder for hands-free monitoring; a detachable 1/8" cable, a 1/4" adapter, and a carry bag round out the package. [via]
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.