You don't have to spend a lot to get great headphones. We tested six full-size models that each cost less than $100 (one of them significantly less), and we came away impressed by what you can get.
The Image One is a well-built and well-appointed headphone that will please people who like music served loud and with lots of bass. Buyers looking for accuracy and a balanced sound should look elsewhere.
The RH656 is a good-looking set of headphones that offers big sound, though you can find better accuracy elsewhere.
The Sonic is not an audiophile headphone, but its warm, natural sound; comfortable fit; and attractive and practical design make it a solid buy, especially at street prices.
We take a look at 9 in-ear-canal headphones that aim to improve on your iPod or iPhone's stock earbuds while blocking considerably more external noise.