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iBeats

Photo credit: Martin Hajek

Graphic designer and 3D modeler extraordinaire Martin Hajek is no stranger to Apple products, so much so that he comes up with future designs for the company, including iBeats. the iBeats come in slate gray or champagne gold and feature built-in music controls as well as a light-up Apple logo. On a related note, did you know that Beats (now Apple) has also licensed audio technology to other companies for use in their own products? That's right, partners include HTC and Chrysler. Continue reading for more images.

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Ultrasone Limited Edition

Ultrasone's Edition 10 Limited Audiophile Headphones will cost you a hefty $2,599 on sale ($3,499.99 MSRP), and that's because each one is handmade in Germany, offering open natural sound design without any limitations. An exclusive headphone stand is included in each package, made from the same Zebrano wood as the clasps on the outer ear cups. Technologies used include: ULE-technology (Mu Metal shielding) and S-Logic Plus, which combines precision dampening with micro-acoustic reinforcement, allowing driver, buffer-board, and spatial parameters to complement one another in an optimal manner. Product page. Continue reading for more.

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Bullet Headphones

Inspire to Make's Igor used actual bullets to create the earphones you see above, and was kind enough to put together a step-by-step video showing how to make your own. Here's what you need: 2 bullet shells S&W .40 Cal, a pair of old headphones, a 10mm wooden dowel, 400 Grit / 800 Grit sandpaper, a finishing sponge, hacksaw, battery-powered drill, drill bit (diameter of the drill bit should match the diameter of the wire), soldering iron, and a vice or a clamp to fix the bullet casing for drilling. Continue reading to watch.

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Plantronics BackBeat PRO

Plantronics BackBeat PRO is the only pair of Bluetooth headphones you'll find in this list that cost more than $50, but there are some who prefer quality at any price. When you need to tune out the world and tune into your thoughts, Active Noise Canceling (ANC) rescues you. Use it with or without your music to help you focus or just get lost in the moment. When you want to check back in with the world around you, their adjustable OpenMic feature lets you control the level of ambient noise you hear. Product page. Continue reading to see more.

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SOUL by Ludacris

Soul Electronics SE5BLK Elite Headphones are currently being offered for only $69.96 shipped, today only, originally priced at $279.99. Within every pair of SOUL SE5 headphones, advanced electronics use microphones inside and outside each ear cup to sense the sounds around you-and reduce the noise. Proprietary ear cushion technology blocks some of the noise before it even reaches your ears. Product page.

Notable features:
  • The best around-ear Soul headphones reduce noise across a wide range of frequencies.

  • Advanced Driver and Circuitry Design Creates High-Precision Audio Balance. Clear Mids and Highs. and Superb Bass.

  • iPhone Ready: Compatible with iPhone iPad and iPod. Also compatible with any standard audio device (3.5mm jack).

  • Superior Over-ear Design with Full Ear Cup Articulation Ensures the Best and Most Comfortable Fit Every Time.


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Sennheiser Game Zero

Sennheiser's G4ME ZERO Headphones not only completely block out external noise, but it features tailored leatherette double layered memory-foam ear pads, adjusted to jaw and head geometry, ensuring the best acoustically sealing and wearing comfort. Extreme sonic clarity and accuracy with Sennheiser's original transducer technology allow you to hear every detail of the game - speakers have been customized and optimized for PC gaming. Rather than pay $300, you could pick up one of these for just $174.99 shipped, today only. Product page. Continue reading for an in-depth review, more images and additional information.

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Logitech G930

Logitech's G930 Wireless Gaming Headset w/7.1 Dolby Surround is currently being offered for only $69.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $159.99. Hear them before they see you with an immersive 360-degree sound field. Dolby technology perceptually positions up to seven discrete channels of audio data plus Low Frequency Effects (LFE) in the correct location. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Gaming-grade wireless: Reliable lag-free performance with up to 40 ft. wireless range.

  • Immersive 7.1 surround sound: Advanced Dolby technology delivers detailed positional audio.

  • Three programmable G-keys: Customize with one-touch commands over chat clients, voice morphing and more.

  • Noise-cancelling boom mic: Reduces background noise and auto mutes when rotated up.


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Sennheiser HD 598

Sennheiser's HD 598 Audiophile Headphones are currently being offered for just $99.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $319. This elegantly styled over-ear, open back headphone features ear cups with high-gloss burl wood detail complementing premium metal mesh. Innovative acoustic engineering delivers incredibly natural, detailed and balanced sound. A high-quality leatherette headband and velour covered ear cushions provide outstanding wearing comfort for long listening sessions. Product page.

Notable features:
  • Premium, audiophile-grade over-ear, open back headphones.

  • Lightweight with luxurious velour ear pads for extreme comfort.

  • Compatible with virtually every audio device including phones, tablets, computers and stereo components.

  • Detachable 3m cable (includes 3.5mm adapter plug).


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Monster Diesel VEKTR Headphones

Monster Diesel's VEKTR Headphones with ControlTalk are currently being offered for only $73.12 shipped, today only, originally priced at $229.95. Monster-developed proprietary titanium-coated driver technology gives Diesel Vektr those sizzling highs, irresistible mids and that throbbing base you crave. And it's distortion-free, no matter how much you crank it. Product page. Continue reading for a video review, more product images and additional information.

Notable features:
  • Ultra performance folding headphone co-developed by Italian fashion designer, Diesel and Monster.

  • Tangle-free cable, features a unique triangular design with ControlTalk Universal.

  • Touring case secure protection for your ear gear while on the go.

  • Apple ControlTalk for hands free control of your music and phone calls.

  • Includes cleaning cloth with advanced Aegis Microbe Shield.


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Logitech UE 4000

Logitech's Ultimate Ears 4000 Headphones are currently being offered for only $19.99, today only, originally priced at $99.99. Soft-as-leather cushions and a compact, grab-and-go design make it perfect for wherever the music takes you and the 2-person sharing splitter lets you bring a friend along. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • UE Sound Signature: Pure, undiluted, immersive sound that's rich, clear and perfectly tuned.

  • Grab-and-go design: Compact, durable and easy to pack in your bag with included zippered travel pouch.

  • Lightweight on-ear comfort: Plush memory-foam cushions, soft-as-leather surfaces and adjustable headband.

  • 2-person sharing splitter: Share music from your iPod, iPhone or iPad with two jacks for your headphones and a friend's.

  • On-cord music/call controls and mic: Adjust volume, pause, answer/end calls without touching your smartphone or tablet.


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