Let’s face it, without headphones your iPod is just a cute little gadget. If you want to use it for what it’s really made for – providing a real reason to sing in the street and covering the incessant noise of your co-workers’ chatter – you’re going to need some good headphones.
Apple iPod Earphones
Described as sleeker than previous models, the standard "earbud" iPod earphones, $44.99, are still a favorite among iPodmeisters. Geek tip: If your stock headphones break, you should be able to bring them in to an Apple store for a complimentary replacement. Shhh don't tell anyone.
Two more options, so
Sony Bud-Style Stereo Earphones
These light Sony earphones deliver great sound and are so comfortable you'll forget you're wearing them. They're small enough to fit snug in your ear, and will stay in during an intense workout. Get them here for $36.
Shure E3c Sound Isolating Earphones
The Rolls-Royce of headphones, these lightweight babies offer stellar sound isolation and crystal clear sound. You'll feel like a DJ without the huge dorky headset. Get them here for $199.