There's something pleasing about a beautiful set of headphones—especially if they're portable, rugged, and made to travel. That in mind, Pioneer's got a couple sets of new cans for you to consider.
The $120 SE-NC21M active noise-canceling headphones (pictured above) are priced cheaper than some of the fancier models we're often fond of, but Pioneer claims that the noise-canceling electronics will block out 90% of ambient noise to keep your music sounding good on rattling trains and cruising-altitude airplanes. The 30mm drivers should be more than enough to make the headphones sound great across tonal ranges as well. Both of these headphones fold-up into travel friendly packages.
On the pricier, audiophile end, Pioneer's serving up the $300 SE-MJ591 headphones. They're made from high-grade of aluminum throughout—from their tough construction to their "high-quality" drivers, which are designed to replicate excellent detail on high frequencies. Those drivers measure a beefy 40mm, which ensures you won't be lacking anything on the low-end either.
While you never know just how a headphone is going to sound from the specs, this looks like some some solid kit. We'll know for sure when they're out later this Spring. [Pioneer]