There are certain problems in life we aren't even aware of before we are presented with a solution. Take headphone filth: Urbanears' new machine-washable Humlan headphones don't accumulate sweat stains, hair products, and hat lint. They sound better for being free of both static and static cling.

Humlans come in a wide palette of colors, and keeping them looking reasonably new is as simple as periodically unsnapping the fabric and chucking it in the laundry. If that were the end of the story it would be fine, but at just $49, these are also surprisingly full-bodied headphones well-suited to pop and rock. It's best to keep your audiophile cans in the man cave and throw on these more durable performers for your commute. Then rinse and repeat. [$49; urbanears.com]