Whether you're buying for an audiophile or someone who thinks Master & Dynamic is a kinky novel, these picks offer premium sound, style and comfort.
Bowers & Wilkins P7 wireless headphones
The best-looking wireless cans we've seen, the P7s also get high marks for their light weight and excellent sound quality.
$400 at amazon.com
Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Headphones
These wireless 'phones have gotten universal raves for their noise-canceling ability. In a slick silver finish, they make for one stylish isolation chamber indeed.
$349 at amazon.com
Audeze Sine Headphones
Designed in partnership with BMW, these angular headphones use electrostatics, a vintage technology that allows for a broader range of sound.
$446 at amazon.com
Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless Headphones
Straight-up gorgeous, this pair is constructed from metal and lambskin, folds flat and provides superior bass.
$549 at eastdane.com
Sennheiser Orpheus HE1 Headphones
These electrostatic headphones have been called the best ever made. They're indisputably the most pricey. Why? Their innards include gold transducers and silver-plated cables, and they come with an amplifier built into a block of noise-canceling Carrara marble.
$55,000 at us.sennheiser.com