Monster Inspiration
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco

BEST FOR: BASS JUNKIES

Much like the sound signature made famous by the uber-popular Beats headphones, these over-ears are all about Barry White–like bass and exaggerated highs. Testers were mixed on their Darth Vader-esque styling, but this pair won points for passive noise isolation (battery-free) that actually works to silence unwanted racket. [$300; monsterinspiration.com]