Danny Kass was using the MDR-NC20s at this year’s World Snowboarding Championships in Whistler because he’d rather hear Gwar than the Canadian announcers relating their commentary in the form of a question, eh? These headphones reduce outside noise by 70 percent when the noise-canceling feature is switched on. This makes rocking out to good music possible, even when bad music is blaring out of the speakers at the park or pipe (no offense if you actually rock out to bad music). The headband folds for easy storage, and a 30 mm driver delivers bass down to sixteen hertz. Suggested Retail Price: $199.95 sonystyle.com