Beyerdynamic DX 120 iE

Brick-and-mortar and online retailrs are awash with okay-to-good earphones for under $100 with standout features that have more to do with color schemes and logo placement than audio quality. Then there's Beyerdynamic's DTX 102 iE, a sleek, unassuming pair of earbuds with flat, tangle-resistant cables, and sound that errs towards bass, but remains clearer than anything else we've tried at this price point. [$99; north-america.beyerdynamic.com]