Aside from a smartphone, the majority of us have a pair of hi-end sound cans penciled into this year's Christmas list. Don't believe the hype? Well, according to market analysts, premium headphones alone accounted for over 90 percent of headphones sales during Q1 2013. Numbers don't lie folks. And with several tech manufacturers saving their best audio offerings for the holidays, best believe the desire thirst for a new pair of dope and great-sounding noisemakers will only intensify.

Having placed our ears on some of the industry's hottest options, we compiled a list of frill favorites worth spending heavy on for the new year. So clean out your ears and open your eyes as we put you onto The Best Premium Headphones to Buy This Season.