Price: $180, Bose.com
When people think of Bose over-ear headphones, they usually think of their QuietComfort noise cancelling headphones. While those are awesome, they also cost $300. For those a more moderate budget, Bose's AE2i's deliver Bose's trademarked smooth, even, true sound. At 140 grams they're lightweight, so listening for hours is possible and enjoyable. The AE2i comes with a built-in microphone and remote for controlling your i-Devices. In terms of all-around performance, the Bose AE2i may be the best headphone under $200.