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Earphones (and wireless headphones) for the new year

Earphones (and wireless headphones) for the new year

While contemplating a stack of holiday gift cards, let's wrap our heads around these under-$200 earphones from Yamaha and Bowers & Wilkins, and Bluetooth headphones from Koss. Yamaha EPH-M200 Earphones Price: $149.95 Inline remote/microphone: Yes. Compatibility: Remote/microphone supported only by iPhone (3GS and later), iPad, iPod Touch (second generation and later), iPod Nano (fourth generation and later) and iPod Shuffle (third and fourth generation). Construction highlight: Laser-cut, beta-titanium sound tubes that Yamaha calls the first of its kind. The goal: The alloy's flexibility allows the tips to conform better to the shape of your ear canal. Driver size: 16mm...