Want to give the gift of much better sound than those ubiquitous white earbuds? Full-size headphones are still unbeatable for their sonic impact, especially when it comes to bass. For less than $150, you can get a fairly comfortable set of cans with good features, pumped-up bass and cool looks. At $200 to $300, you can get greater midrange clarity and tighter bass in a classier package. But if you’re after pristine sound and truly sexy design, you’ll have to shell out more than $300.
The EVACs' canvas-covered collapsible headband and comfy on-ear pads, combined with very strong bass, will appeal to younger listeners. The braided anti-tangle cord and inline volume controller are the only bonuses, but they are a solid set of budget headphones.