Every year around this time we are reminded that life is nothing without a pair of headphones. I’m kidding. But doesn’t it feel like everyone is promoting them as the hot holiday gift? Hey, even we’re guilty of it–the Marc Jacobs x Urbanears and Beats by Dr. Dre Mixr headphones are on our Going Going Gone guide. So how does one distinguish which brand is the best? I was curious myself and decided to do some digging. I read tons and tons (maybe like hundreds) of reviews for Bose, Beats, Frends and Urbanears headphones. Click the slideshow to get the facts on each of these brands before deciding which pair is for you.