New Beats Studio: 9/10

New Beats Studio: 9/10

Bonner liked the build quality and thoughtful features like the auto shutoff and the visible battery meter on these popular models but faulted them for a rechargeable battery that lasts for only 20 hours maximum. Their sonics spoke volumes: "Their amp is louder than all the others, and they're the tightest-sounding – from the bumped-up low end to the cymbals." [$300; beatsbydre.com]

Rating: 9/10