Nixon Nomadic ($100)
The doughy memory foam on the Nomadic simply melts into your ear and makes the white noise disappear. The ball joint that joins the arch to speaker also conforms to any head shape so you’re guaranteed a superb fit. The removable braided cord resists wear and also comes in handy when you need to plug your iPod, iPhone or MP3 player into anything that accepts a stereo mini plug. And forget fumbling for the volume, one speaker is actually a sleek volume dial.
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