2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Tech

pioneerheadphonesPioneer Steel Wheels SE-MJ71-G ($80)
The Pioneer Steel Wheels are a fantastic and affordable upgrade to the mediocre earbuds that come with most mp3 players. The adjustable headband and cushioned DJ-style swivel cup ear pads do more than provide comfort — they minimize outside noise so you can fully enjoy your tunes. Plus, in addition to offering surprisingly full sound quality, the Steel Wheels also look sweet on your dome. A compact, folding design makes for easy transport whether you are heading to class, riding the train to or from work, or taking them from your room to the dinner table to block out your family’s incessant yammering.