Price: $119,

Sony's complete headphone line is a bit overwhelming. You can wade through its professional offerings, and cough up around three bills, or you can stick with their consumer line, save some money, and get a pair like the MDR-ZX700 that blends unusually good (for Sony) styling with powerful 50mm drivers for well-rounded sound and deep bass. The comfortable noise-isolationg ear pads will aso ensure your ride to work is a peaceful one.