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NBC Sports Radio's Top Holiday Gift Picks:

The Best Headphones


Looking for the best headphones this holiday season? We got you covered. We’ve carefully selected the best-performing and most unique headphones and earbuds on the market. Here is NBC Sports Radio’s 2016 Holiday Guide to Headphones.

Monster Elements On-Ear Headphones
Elements, Monster’s flagship line of premium headphones, let wearers proclaim their discriminating taste, with a pallet of colors inspired by the natural elements. These amazing headphones are iPhone 7 ready and offer you three options for listening modes: wireless, wired analog, and via a direct full-digital input, which leverages Elements’ high-quality D/A Converter for most Android devices and makes them ready for any future devices that may only have digital outputs. Elements also feature advanced touch swipe control. $299; www.monsterproducts.com 

JBL Everest Elite 700 Headphones
Legendary JBL Audio delivers a dynamic acoustic experience with the Everest Elite 700. Bluetooth 4.0 enables wireless connectivity while NXTGen active noise cancelling technology combines the immersive experience of noise-cancelling with the ability to control the amount of outside noise to let in, giving you the power to balance awareness of your surroundings with your listening experience. Sculpted ear cushions provide unprecedented fit. It features a 15-hour rechargeable battery, TruNote Auto Sound Calibration, and a built-in microphone. $249; www.jbl.com 

Klipsch Reference Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

The Reference Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones utilize Klipsch’s Balanced Dynamic driver technology to decrease distortion and deliver the most authentic bass ever heard in an over-ear headphone. With Bluetooth high definition streaming audio and a cVc microphone, these premium headphones deliver a comfortable, easy-to-use listening experience. Not an ounce of fidelity is lost in the transmission. They feature removable, one-size fits all memory foam ear cushions for all day comfort and a convenient hard zip carrying case. $299; www.klipsch.com 

J Lab Audio Flex Bluetooth Headphones
Noise. It’s not what you want to hear when you’re listening to your favorite song or talking on the phone. The Flex Bluetooth Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation eliminate 94 percent of unwanted background noise for half the price of competitors’ headphones. The Flex Bluetooth Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation feature up to 60 hours of noise-cancelling playtime, award-winning sound and stellar comfort for periods of long wear. $149; www.jlabaudio.com 

Decibullz Contour Custom Fit Earphones
Quickly molded to the exact shape of your ears, Decibullz custom earphones create a perfect fit that will never hurt and never fall out, while ensuring superior noise isolation and sound quality. Shaping the Decibullz thermoplastic molds is achieved by heating the molds in hot water, snapping them onto the earphones, and shaping them to your ears. Decibullz are also re-moldable so you can keep molding them until you get the exact fit you are looking for. $119; www.decibullz.com

Skybuds
Skybuds are truly wireless earbuds with more than 24 hours of battery life. They feature NFMI technology to bring users the strongest, most reliable connection possible. Created in collaboration with ECCO design, they’re sleek and smooth, have three tips to find your perfect fit, and come in three colors. Their discrete profile fits subtlety in your ear to give you the freedom to take you from commute, to work, to the gym and everywhere in between. Plus, easy controls and a powerful microphone keep you hands-free. $249;  www.skybuds.com

The Dash by Bragi
The Dash streams music from your smartphone, but it can also be used standalone thanks to its 4GB internal storage. It allows you to be completely independent from your devices, leaving your hands free. It also has the capability to track your performance (like heart rate and distance) and can be used as a Bluetooth headset. And even better: it is waterproof for up to 1 meter. Thanks to the Audio Transparency feature, it can isolate you from your surroundings or let the ambient sound through … all while listening to music. $299; www.bragi.com

BlueParrott S450-XT Headset
Looking for a Bluetooth headset that will give you both hi-fi stereo audio and crystal- clear conversations? Your search is over. The VXi BlueParrott S450-XT puts VXi’s advanced noise canceling together with aptX audio technology to deliver uncompromised, hear-and-be-heard sound quality. Works even in the noisiest environments. Add customizability via the exclusive Parrott Button, 300 feet of range, and more than 24 hours of charge time for music, movies or calls. $179; www.vxicorp.com