Astro A*Star In-Ear Headset

Price: $80, 

The good people at Astro makes it their business to ensure you hear exactly what game developers and sound engineers meant for you to hear. That's why we loved the A30 headset, and also why we dig the A*Stars. They're a bit on the heavy side—the control module that incorporates the mic, volume, and play buttons, tends to pull the headphones down while walking—but they sound great.