How Do You Choose the Right Headphones?

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Picking out that perfect set of headphones isn't easy, but you don't want to rush into a decision. You'll be listening to these things for the next few years, so take your time. Consider all the things in this gallery and find the right headphones for you!

While you might be tempted to just get a pair of cheap $10 earbuds, is it really worth spending money on junk that's going to break within a few months? Figure out how much money you're willing and able to spend on headphones, and remember that you get what you pay for with electronics. Expect to pay at least $50 for a decent set and around $400 for the top of the line.