Polk Audio HingePrice: $199.95

Website: www.polkaudio.com

Rad said: The difficulties I had in using their control wheel and the fact that I got seriously overheated after wearing them for only 20-30 minutes were serious drawbacks. The warranty also seems a bit short for $200 headphones. But they sounded so good that I think they’re still worth checking out -- those negatives might not be problems for everyone.

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: Some real drawbacks functionally, but still sound good.