So, you're in the market for some new, good quality headphones. You don't want Beats by Dre, who have essentially become the tank top wearing EDM bro of the headphones world, and you're not looking to drop over $350 for a pair of over-ears from Bose or Sennheiser because, I mean, we all have budgets. That's where LSTN Headphones comes in. Based out of Los Angeles, they pride themselves on not just being a headphones company - they "connect people globally through music and sound." LSTN are an audio company with a purpose. For every pair of headphones purchased they help restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and what's better than that? Not much, I'd say.

You might wonder "okay, so they're doing great work around the world, but what do the headphones actually sound like?" I'm here to quell any fears you may have. Compared to their higher-priced counterparts (looking at you, Beats by Dre) the sound is unmatchable. They aren't too bass-y, the highs are crisp, and the wood chambers give them a unique, pleasant warmth that you would struggle to find in other headphones at their price range.

Oh, and they don't just sound great. They look incredibly stylish as well, pairing those aforementioned polished wooden chambers with sleek metal for a vintage look that will be the envy of your friends. If that wasn't enough, those same chambers are made from recycled wood scraps that would have otherwise been discarded. LSTN offers three different designs including two over-ear, Troubadour and Fillmore, and one in-ear, the Bowery, all of which come in different styles of wood (beech, cherry, and ebony). Whether you're listening to EDM, the chillest chill-wave imaginable, Deafheaven, or Blink 182, not only do LSTN Headphones look great, but they provide an impeccable sound that rockets them past their peers all while giving back to the global community.

Pros: They're incredibly stylish and environmentally conscious and each pair helps out the global community, all while providing a great sound experience for your not-so-great-quality MP3s at a good price.

Cons: The wood/metal design may turn some people off who are looking for solid colored, more modern looking headphones.