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Outdoor Tech Privates
We’re not sure what the best thing about these Privates headphones from Outdoor Tech is -- the touch-control Bluetooth that keeps you connected for over 10 hours, the canvas headband, the easy-fold design or the fact that it comes in cool colors like mustard yellow and turquoise.
To Buy: $99.95 at Outdoor Tech
Earbuds that don’t actually fit in your ears are super annoying, which is why we love these stereo earbuds, which come with three sizes of super soft, lightweight, Active Gels to fit any ear canal perfectly. Bonus: They come with a flat, silicone cable that resists tangling.
To Buy: $39.99 at Tylt
Beats by Dre Studio
Beats by Dre
We don’t have to tell you that Beats by Dre are cool, seeing as these are the headphones that pretty much everyone you know is wearing. The 2013 Studio headphones boast the sleek style and banging sound you’d expect from Beats, and come with a built-in microphone so you can make and take calls, as well as a protective carrying case to keep them looking shiny and new.
To Buy: $299.95 at Beats by Dr. Dre
Polk Nue Era
Like a pair of your favorite shoes or handbag, these pretty Polk Nue Era earbuds go with everything. Created with both form and function in mind, the silicone ear tips mold to your ears shape, while the Dynamic Balance driver makes for high-performance, realistic sound.
To Buy: $99.95 at Polk Audio
Monster iSport Freedom
Consider these headphones your new workout buddy: sweatproof and anti-microbial, with an over-the-ear design, these wireless headphones were engineered to take a beating during any activity. Plus, you can wear them with goggles, glasses or even helmets -- so you can stay safe while you rock out.
To Buy: $279.99 at Monster
Like jewelry for your headphones, these Frends Ella earbuds are delicate and subtle. Handcrafted by a collective of artists with a mission to combine style and substance, you’ll appreciate details like the soft-touch fabric cord and vintage-inspired design -- as well as the natural, warm sound from the premium 13mm driver.
To Buy: $99 at WearEFrends
Bose QuietComfort 20
Block out the world with these in-ear, noise-canceling headphones from Bose. The QuietComfort 20 earbuds come with proprietary processing to keep out even the loudest external noise. Best of all, an Aware mode lets you tune back in to the sound you need -- without turning off your tunes -- with a tiny flip of a switch, so you’ll never miss that important airport announcement.
To Buy: $299.95 at Bose
Skullcandy Aviator - Tortoise
Serious listening experience or sophisticated fashion statement? These tortoiseshell headphones are both! Retro design meets upscale sound quality -- and an in-line remote control that doubles as a microphone to make or take calls. Love!
To Buy: $149.95 at Skullcandy
Sol Republic Tokidoki Tracks HD
This funky headphone design is the brainchild of Italian artist Simone Legno (ie: Tokidoki), and is based on Japanese street design. Colorful, young and fun, you’ll also get high definition sound and extra wide ear cushions paired with a reasonable price tag.
To Buy: $149.95 at Sole Republic
Kidz Gear Volume Limit
Slap some age-appropriate headphones on your children the next time they want to crank up Justin Bieber. These Kidz Gear Volume Limit headphones limit the volume to about 80 percent of the maximum volume of full-sized headphones, so they can’t harm little ears. And they come in fun, kid-approved colors: pink, orange, blue, green and purple.
To Buy: $19.99 at Kidz Gear