NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- When you spend a lot of your day listening to music, you start to care about the quality of the headphones you're using, and those cheap earbuds that came with your smartphone just aren't going to work. You need something with better sound quality, something with crisp highs and a thumping bass, or maybe something with a more neutral and balanced sound.
You know that headphones aren't exactly cheap, but you'd rather not pay more for a new set of cans as you did on your phone. Even audiophiles need to have a budget, right? The good news is there are a lot of great headphones out there that cost less than an iPhone 6 on a two-year contract. These headphones are often among the most highly rated options among those who care about music, regardless of the price.
This is a list of 10 of the best headphones you can get for less than $200. Just remember that in order to get the best out of these, you might also need to shell out for some high quality music files. Or not, that's really up to you. I'm just here to show you headphones, not dictate where or how you buy your music.
In no particular order, here are 10 of the best headphones you can buy for under $200...
10. Sol Republic Tracks Air
Sol Republic's headphones are unique in that they separate the cans from the headband so you have greater control over their appearance. The fact that they have decent sound is a nice bonus for the brand with special designs made in collaboration with artists like deadmau5 and Calvin Harris.
The Sol Republic Tracks Air are the Bluetooth version of the company's popular Tracks line, made for those who don't want those pesky wires getting in the way of their music. The cans include music controls and a built-in microphone for phone calls. The Tracks Air headphone can also connect to two devices at once, so you can use them to listen to music or watch a movie on your laptop or tablet and still easily answer a call that comes to your smartphone.