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Best Headphones of 2010

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Today’s selection of headphones is positively dizzying: At this point, there are more flavors than there are drink options at Starbucks. So, to help guide you in the right direction, we’ve compiled a list of the best-performing headphone sets that span a wide range of categories and price points. Some are classics, some are newcomers and some aren’t even available yet. No matter your choice, we know you will find a solid sounding choice from our top 10 headphone picks for 2010.

Best Earbud Headphones:

Klipsch-Image-S4 Klipsch Image S4$79.99

It may be that Klipsch is better known as a speaker maker than a manufacturer of headphones, but in our opinion, the Klipsch Image S4 earbud models are the best in-ear headphone option available under $100.00. These units offer stunningly clean sound, great comfort and are available for about $79.99.

Check out our Klipsch Image S4 Review.

Shure-SE310Shure SE310$299.99

Shure’s SE310 earbuds are firmly established as one of the best in-ear headphones available. The company’s in-ear monitors are built on the same technology that professional musicians have been using on stage for years. As such, they sound incredible and block out a surprising amount of noise. $299.00 -available in black or white.

Check out our Shure SE310 Review.

Beats-by-dr.-dre-Miles-DaviMonster Miles Davis Tribute$399.95

We’ve been impressed with some of the other headphone products from the Monster/Dre duo. Now, we’re eager to check out this new set of in-ear monitors that promise studio-grade sound and swingin’ style endorsed by the Miles Davis name. If these are any reflection of past product offerings from Monster and Dr. Dre, then we’re all in store for a treat.