There’s hardly any activity now—from gaming to gathering with friends—that doesn’t involve a screen and, yes, a set of headphones. While sound quality is important, it’s also nice if you can gift someone a pair that have a little extra style, too.
We found some headphones that work for minimalists and eccentrics alike—none of which skimp on the sound quality and comfort.
Looks as good as it sounds. Amazon
The retro design of these headphones is an immediate attention-grabber—the brown leather and steel combination is an absolute winner. But it’s more than just style—the large, 50 mm speaker unit drivers deliver powerful bass, clear vocals, and distinct high tones. It comes with a 9.8-foot cord, which makes navigating around instruments and DJ equipment much easier, and it’s compatible with iPad, iPhone, Android, and most other audio devices.
Fun And Functional
Can you hear me meow? Amazon
With its cat ears and sleek LED lights, these headphones will delight kids without skimping on sound quality or comfort. Lightweight, foldable, and cushioned for long over-ear wear, these MindKoo headphones can be wired or wireless (when charged, they’re good for up to 10 hours of listening time) and have a built-in microphone and volume controls. They also come in black, pink, red, or white.
If you know a podcast junkie, then why not surprise them with “headphones” that will allow them to indulge in their passion at all times without anyone being the wiser? This is exactly what it looks like—a stylish slouch beanie (made of warm, stretchy knit) that hides wireless headphones. The “tag” on the side controls volume and allows you to skip tracks, and it can connect to any Bluetooth device for up to 6 hours of continuous listening. Part joke gift, part “this is actually really cool”—what could be better?
Most Color Options
Do not disturb. Amazon
Comfortable, over-ear headphones that match precise sound with significant noise reduction, these are great for anyone who takes their audio entertainment out and about, or for anyone who can just use some “me” time. The earpads are extremely comfortable and durable, and the headphones are Bluetooth enabled. They can run for up to 30 hours, but note it’s advisable to give your ears a rest every 2-3 hours. The best part is that they come in a range of colors to match any taste: from stark black to bright blue, energetic yellow, and nautical green.