BEST FOR: SWEET SOUND ON A BUDGET

No celebrity endorsements or shiny chrome finishes here – these sound shooters emphasize their 40mm drivers. Several listeners called them a bargain, but one warned that the "namesake bass is lacking," so you may want to stay away from dance music with these, but mid-range came through loud and focused. Another griped about their lack of an in-line volume control – a luxury clearly reserved for pricier cans. [$100; audio-technica.com]