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FutureSonics/XtremeMac FS1

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In-ear-canal headphones--also known as canalphones--are all the rage among iPod owners, and for good reason: When you stick these earplug-like headphones down into your ear canals, the noise of the outside world is blissfully blocked--you get better noise isola- tion than even the best noise-canceling headphones can provide. At the same time, the sound quality produced by these miniature mar- vels is nothing short of amazing. You'll hear things in your music that you never even knew were there. This combination of isolation and sound quality has made canalphones the accessory of choice for many a frequent flyer and urban commuter. (Although, for obvious reasons, we don't recommend wearing them while walking down a dark alley, alone, at night.)

The FS1, a joint product from longtime iPod accessory maker XtremeMac and studio monitor manufacturer Future Sonics, provides iPod users with two things you rarely find in canalphones: iPod-matching design and killer bass. --Dan Frakes

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