Not all headphones are created equal. As a smart man once wrote, some are more equal than others, and very few are more equal than the Monster Inspiration series of customizable headphones. Did that make sense? We're saying that they're really good headphones. There. That's clearer.

These beauties are more than just stylish too; they rate very highly on substance as well. CNET reviewed them, saying that they're "comfortable, have good build quality, and offer impressive, rich sound with good detail and punchy bass." As a piece of equipment you'll be lugging around as you travel, stuffing them into bags frequently, they're sturdy and durable too, adding more value.

You can choose from a number of different headband colors and looks (take a look at several in the photos above), and for the next week there's a deal over at Touch of Modern which includes a free headband. If you got a new phone this holiday season, this would be a great way to accessorize.

Yeah, they're a bit on the pricey side, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. And when you put on a pair of these bad boys, once those pillow-soft leather cushions caress your ears, you'll be happy you did.

Buy on Amazon; buy via Touch of Modern.