10 gorgeous pairs of grown-up headphones that make Beats look like Playskool

Thanks to the culmination of downloadable music, ubiquitous smartphones, and a major expansion of manufacturers spawned in part by Dr. Dre’s Beats, the headphone industry has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years. As such, we’ve been neck deep in earcups and headbands for a long time here at Digital Trends. But every once and awhile, scattered among the litter of plastic shells and collapsible metal hinges, we come across a pair of ‘phones that are so gorgeously crafted from top to bottom, we simply have to stop and drink them in.

Inspired by those solemn triumphs of man’s will to create works of both aural and visual beauty, we’ve put together this gallery of just some of the most dazzling headphones ever forged. All of our examples offer an aesthetic that would not only look good on the mantel, but would also likely class up the entire room in which said mantel resides. If we could manage it, we’d own them all. But since that’s unlikely in this lifetime, we’re content for now to simply gaze upon their glory. We hope you’ll enjoy staring at them as much as we do.

Home Theater

Block the outside world and tune into your own with the best in-ear headphones

Over-the-ear headphones offer top-flight sound, but they're not so easy to take along. If you're looking to upgrade your portable sound, check out our favorite in-ear headphones with a model for every user and every budget.
Mobile

We found out which Sony Xperia phones will get Android 9 Pie in 2019

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Home Theater

The best noise-canceling headphones paint your music on a cleaner canvas

Drowning out the sound of babies, jet engines, and the outside world isn't as hard as it seems. Here are the best noise-canceling headphones, whether you're concerned with style, comfort, or sound.
Deals

The Beats Solo3 wireless headphones are on sale from Walmart for $150 off

If you've been eyeballing a pair of Beats headphones and trying to sniff out a deal, then you're in luck. Walmart just slashed the price of the Beats Solo3 wireless headphones to just $150, bringing it down to about half of its retail cost.
Home Theater

Our quick-and-easy guide to programming an RCA universal remote

If you're tired of using a million different remotes in your home theater, office, or living room, you'll likely be interested in a single RCA universal remote. Here's how to program it for your system.
Home Theater

What are HDMI ARC and eARC? Here’s how they can simplify your home theater

HDMI ARC is one of the coolest TV features at your disposal. But if you're like most folks, you have no idea how it works, if you even know what it is at all. Here's our primer on HDMI ARC and how it can make your life easier.
Home Theater

JBL’s Link Bar lets Google Assistant find and play whatever you want to watch

The JBL Link Bar is a soundbar that features built-in Google Assistant support as well as Android TV functionality, meaning it might be the only thing you need to plug into your TV.
Home Theater

How to crack the code and find the best TV resolution for your needs

720p? 1080p? 4K UHD? What does it all mean? Choosing the best resolution for your TV can be tough, but fear not: We’ll break down the dirty details and help you figure out the right resolution for you.
Home Theater

Don't need sports or local channels? Philo can save you some dough on streaming

Philo is a super-affordable live TV streaming service, with an impressive channel list and feature set. With more hardware support and greatly improved TV Everywhere features, the service is now even easier to recommend.
Home Theater

Six subwoofers that will shake any room on any budget

Whether you're a film buff or a music junkie, sometimes you just need to go lower. Luckily, we've put together a guide to the best subwoofers, so you can feel your favorite movies instead of just hearing them.
Home Theater

LG’s Tone series of wearable audio gear gets smarter with Google Assistant

It seems that Google Assistant is coming to everything, and now it’s coming to LG’s new LG Tone Platinum SE in-ear headphones, launching along with the LG Tone Ultra SE, which features an external speaker.
Deals

This pint-sized portable projector has been deeply discounted on Amazon

Giant televisions are great, but they have one major flaw -- they aren't portable. The Nebula Capsule smart mini projector is 100 inches of screen that will conveniently fit in your pocket, and it's $83 off with this exclusive promo code.
Music

These drool-worthy albums are among the most expensive vinyl records on Earth

From rare Beatles originals to one-off test pressings, these are some of the most expensive vinyl records on earth — the kind of discs that make plaid-clad record collectors and average listeners alike green with envy.
Home Theater

ATSC 3.0: The next major broadcast standard explained

ATSC 3.0 is the next major update to the broadcast standard we use today. Will this be the second coming of free, over-the-air TV? We're here to explain everything about the new standard.