Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70: 7/10

Bonner's rock selections sounded the best on these well-balanced headphones. "They're the most even-sounding of the bunch." He didn't like the fact that they require an AAA battery (like the Panasonics) and he found minor faults with their hybrid metal-and-plastic build. "They don't feel as solid," he said. [$200; audio-technica.com]

Rating: 7/10