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The Find: earphones that are as much about style as they are about sound

The Find: headphones

(Image: Urban Ears)

There was a time when you couldn’t throw a rock without hitting someone listening to music on Apple earbuds, but times have changed from the days of the first-generation iPod nearly 11 years ago. Those white earbuds, free with purchase, have a tendency to fall apart rather quickly, so we went looking for good-looking options with high quality sound that lent themselves to four distinctly different ways of listening: lying poolside relaxing to Frank Ocean; strutting down Queen Street West; lounging in an open-concept loft space on a Barcelona chair listening to Massive Attack; and travelling comfortably (the pair we’ve selected is also for those who don’t really care about how their headphones look).