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An earful on six pairs of headphones to meet a range of musical needs.

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Grado GS1000i (pictured)

$995; crutchfield.com
If you plug these into your iPhone, you’re a moron. But connected to a serious home system, the experience rivals a roomful of speakers. The GSs are (partly) crafted out of mahogany and surround the ear with space for air and sound to circulate. Think of them less as speakers and more as two tiny concert halls with a headband to connect them.

 
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