Headphones are the equivalent to the likes of your wallet and smartphone—i.e. they’re an essential item that you simply can’t afford to leave home without. You see, while your busy career has you going from neighborhood to neighborhood, city to city, and beyond, music is one thing you can count on to keep you sane and entertained throughout your daily travels. Whether you’re looking for a reliable pair of headphones to take with you for your commute to the office and back, or ones that will accompany you and your jet-setting lifestyle without weighing you down, we’ve got you covered. This list features headphones that are designed with the traveling man in mind. Some are wireless. Others fold up. But they’re all worthy of taking with you on the road.

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Over-Ear Headphones

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Buy it now: $350

Who says that over-the-ear headphones aren’t logical to travel with? The second iteration of the Sennheiser Momentum headset combines wide frequency sound and high output levels with the benefits of a design that collapses to fit easily into your travel bag. Yes, the stainless steel headband actually folds up so it’s easier to pack. The soft, oversized ear cups are designed to be more comfortable and are constructed of premium leather for some excellent style to match the quality sound. Note: There are two versions available, one for Apple iOS devices and a separate one for Samsung Galaxy devices, so choose accordingly.

Monster iSport Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Headphones

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Buy now: $99

One of the biggest knocks on in-ear buds is that they don’t, well, stay in your ears when you’re on the move. However, the iSport wireless headphones are helping to change that stigma with an ingenious design that will let you roam without being tied down. Despite their small size, the rechargeable Bluetooth headphones provide surprisingly good sound quality, along with sizeable bass that almost rivals entry-level over-the-ear sets. Oh, and they’re sweat-resistant.

Beats Studio Wireless Headphones

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Buy now: $335

One of the best headphones that money can buy, the Beats Studio Wireless is lighter, sleeker, stronger, and more comfortable than ever before, with precision sound, Adaptive Noise Canceling, a 20-hour rechargeable battery, and RemoteTalk all coming together in sweet harmony. It has all the energy and excitement (read: gut-wrenching bass) that you expect from Beats, plus a powerful, re-engineered sound that fully gets you in tune with whatever you’re listening to—rock, hip-hop, electronic, and everything else in-between.

Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

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Buy it now: $299

These stay in your ear AND block out the distractions of everyday life—what more could you want out of a go-to set of headphones that you can take virtually anywhere? QC 20i headphones give you total control of your listening experience, with users able to control how much (if any at all) outside noise they want to eliminate. As for the exceptional Bose sound quality, well, it needs no introduction.

AKG Y45BT Mini On-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

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Buy it now: $130

The AKG Mini on-ear headphone offer enhanced sound quality in a smaller package than traditional, oftentimes bulky over-the-ear headsets while enhancing your needs for multi-tasking with the wireless convenience of Bluetooth connectivity. Great sound, noise-cancelling capability, inventive design, and extreme mobility come together in a headphone designed to travel. The clean design elements aren’t too shabby either—you know, for those of you whose headphones also double as a fashion statement.

Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones

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Buy it now: $299

In-ear buds are great for versatility, but when it comes to comfort, there’s no doubt that over-the-ear headphones reign supreme. Yes, the QuiteComfort 25 (the beefed up version of the aforementioned QC 20i) headphones also have noise-cancelling technology built-in to keep you focused solely on your beats. But what makes them even more desirable is the deep, powerful, and balanced sound that they put out. Better, yet the sound quality actually gets crisper the more you use them. Despite their size, they’re also easy to pack, making them perfect for use at home, on the road, in the office, and everywhere else you can imagine.

MEElectronics M6 PRO Noise-Isolating Musician’s In-Ear Monitors

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Buy it now: $50

Designed with the jet-setting musician in mind, the M6 PRO headphones isolate noise both on and off the stage. These flexible in-ear buds wrap around the top of the ears for a firm, comfortable fit. The cables detach for an added touch of durability and are integrated with useful features like a mic, remote, and volume control. All in all, with the M6 PRO, you get studio-quality sound (yes, including deep bass) at the fraction of a cost.

Sony MDR1A Premium Hi-Res Stereo Headphones

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Buy it now: $294

The biggest compliment you can give a headphone is that it has the perfect balance between premium style and hi-resolution sound performance—something that is definitely true for about the Sony MDR1A. A brand that built up its reputation on its impressive sound quality has done it again by creating stereo headphones that are comfortable, responsive, and above all, easy on the ears drums. The high-quality sound is powered by aluminum-coated 40mm Liquid Crystal Polymer driver units with wide-band frequency. This essentially means that no matter what’s on your playlist, it will all sound equally crisp and clear.

JBL E50BT Wireless Over-Ear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

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Buy it now: $150

The E50BT Stereo headphones take JBL’s legendary sound quality and add the convenience of Bluetooth and other mobile features to give you an all-in-one personal listening experience. If these look like some serious, bass-head headphones, it’s because they essentially are. A pair of 50mm drivers with PureBass Performance fully immerse your ears in crisp, undistorted sound. The rechargeable battery has an 18-hour play life, making it perfect for road travelers. Above all, perhaps the best feature of the headphones is the integrated ShareMe technology, which lets you take your music social, allowing you to stream music wirelessly to another ShareMe equipped headphone. Mind. Blown.

Skullcandy Grind Headphones

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Buy it now: $60

The new Skullcandy Grind headphones take it back to basics with a straightforward, no-nonsense design that will provide you with quality sound without breaking the bank. The over-ear pads offer full-contact comfort, and the cable detaches for easy, tangle-free storage. As for the sound quality, you get powerful bass and warm, natural vocals that will keep the party in your head bumping all day. If you want to drop the cable and go wireless, we recommend the Hesh 2.

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