For the audiophile who hates cords
Sennheiser HD 4.50 SE Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
After nearly eight decades of manufacturing audio equipment, Sennheiser has earned its place as the go-to headphone company for a who's who of recording artists and DJs. They produce consistently top-notch products, including quite a few that'll set you back well over $300. However, this more budget-friendly wireless set still delivers spectacular sound (reviewers rave about the brightness and bass levels). They also come equipped with activated noise cancellation, which measures the outside noise via internal and external microphones and adjusts the sound to a frequency that cancels them out (they don't completely silence the outside world, but muffle it well enough so that you can actually tune out what's happening around you). Add to that the sleek design, comfy ear pads, and 19-hour battery life, and it's tough not to consider them a must-have travel companion.