Summer might be the appropriate time for huge boom boxes and blasting your dance music mix so the whole block can hear it, but more introspective music fans know there’s never a bad time to grab some headphones and kick out the jams in a private setting.
Headphones have come a long way, too. Currently, a pair of solar-powered headphones are making the rounds on the internet. The project has reached its funding goal with a month to go, but that won’t give you the sound you desire right now. For something a little more urgent, try out these options.
These Sony headphones offer up professional sound at a very affordable price. A neodymium magnet and 40-milimeter drivers deliver high quality sound with frequency between 10 Hz to 20 kHz. Their closed-ear design offers up excellent reduction for external noise, and the additional padding on the ears makes for a very comfortable listen. Grab them from Amazon.com.
Sennheiser Momentum ($349.95)
Quite a bit pricier than the Sony headphones, the Sennheiser Monemtum offer up bang for the buck. The Momentum is optimized for the best sound possible with an 18-ohm operating impedance. It also comes with a remote cable to control sound via iPad, iPhone or iPod. With the remote cable, users can adjust volume, select tracks, take calls and activate voice control features. Pick a pair up at the Apple Store and get 1 percent Cash Back
These V-MODA headphones scream comfort. Thanks to the memory cushion earpieces, you’ll never be more comfortable than when you’re listening to music through the LP2 headphones. V-MODA also offers biggest in class 50mm dual-diaphragm drivers to create a multi-driver sound with the energy-efficiency of a single driver. That’s more bang for less power output, very impressive. Grab them from the Microsoft Store and enjoy up to 4 percent Cash Back.
AKG K 451 ($149.99)
The travel ready AKG K 451 is ideal for music fans on the go. Thanks to the ease in which it folds up, and its detachable cables, it couldn’t be more perfect for portable music playing. It features a frequency range of 11 Hz to 29.5 KHz with an operating impedance of 42 Ohms. The AKG K 451 was a recipient of the 2009 red dot design award and can be purchased from Audioholics.
Grado SR 60i ($79.00)
These Grado headphones hit the sweet spot between great sound and affordability. They feature an open-back, on-the-ear design with replaceable ear cushions. They’re vented, for spacious, low-distortion sound but not noise cancelling, so you won’t miss the outside world. They offer a frequency between 20 and 20,000 Hz and an impedance of 32 Ohmz. They can be purchased from Crutchfield, where shoppers can get 2.5 percent Cash Back.
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