The Telegraph
| Sunday, September 8, 2013 |


A heady sound

So, your colleague/room-mate/co-traveller just asked you to 'keep it down'. But that's no reason to not get the most of your favourite foot-tappers. Just plug in these top-of-the-line headphones and dance away your blues.


1 The new, sleek Spirit One is not only snug and lightweight but also perfectly mobile, equipped with an iPhone/iPod/iPad remote control and a sound insulation over 20dB. Weighing a breezy 225g, it flaunts an adjustable headband and swivel earphones and come access-orised with an airline adapter, soft travel bag and a hard storage case. Grab one for Rs 19,999.


2 The new MOMENTUM On-Ear headphones are a blend of great audio quality and sophisticated design that add a dash of colour to the Sennheiser products range. Available in blue, green, pink and ivory, the ear pads and the stainless steel headband have been finished in Alcantara (a suede leather substitute) that lends it both suppleness and durability. The headphones come with a convenient in-line remote and microphone for Apple iDevices. Expect to pay Rs 14,990 to be a proud owner of one.


3 The Limited Edition Tisto Signature Headphones from AKG — one of the many brands of Harman, which also owns the JBL brand — are styled and tuned by the internationally renowned DJ Tisto. The professional-grade headphones are the perfect solution to everything from casual listening, deejaying and live sound engineering to studio monitoring, mixing and mastering. While the AKG K167 Tisto is priced at Rs 16,800, the AKG K67 Tisto comes for Rs 8,300.


4 Get rocking with the adrenaline-pumping bass that makes the Sony MDR-XB920 Xtra Bass headphones a must-have for music lovers. This baby boasts noise-isolating seamless ear pads and a flexible multi-folding design, along with a built-in microphone and an inline remote (with Play/Pause Button). Own one for Rs 12,990.