Put simply, the V-Moda Crossfade M-80 is a very good portable headphone. Comfort and isolation are held back slightly by the lack of flex in the structure and semi-open design but with its ruggedized construction and few moving parts, the M-80 is compact and very sturdy.
The Fischer Audio Oldskool 33 1/3 is a retro-styled on-ear headphone with a smooth and pleasant sound signature.
The Skullcandy Mix Master has the makings of a great mainstream headphone, producing plenty of quality bass and meshing well with modern recordings.
Bass of this magnitude could have set the Klipsch Image One apart from most other portables if not for its sub-par quality and general obnoxiousness.
The Bowers & Wilkins P3 is a luxury gadget for the iPhone crowd, offering a combination of style, comfort, and portability, all solidly-constructed and draped in B&W pedigree.
One may expect Monster’s flagship over-ear headphone to follow in the footsteps of Beats by Dre, but the DNA Pro is a different beast altogether. Its tuning focuses on clarity and resolution, and the resulting sound signature is brighter than I had anticipated.
Six years after the release of the original Aurvana Live!, Creative has given the headphone a redesign with the Aurvana Live! 2
The Rock-It Sounds R-DJ is my favorite of the company’s newest releases, offering up a slightly v-shaped sound signature with ample bass.
The Munitio PRO40 is quick to impress with superb build quality and a compliant, comfortable fit. The sound loses a bit of refinement to the enhanced bass but is fun and capable all around.