The want: An inconspicuous pair of earphones for tuning in to Pandora or YouTube videos on your office computer. They need to be comfortable, and the sound quality shouldn't be tinny. They should also be great for the gym.
The get: The Klipsch S4i In-Ear Headphones ($100 at klipsch.com). The earbuds produce dynamic, rich sound—and unbeatable bass—while canceling external noise so you can keep the volume at a safe level. The cord, which is thinner than on a pair of stock headphones, has an easy-to-use remote for adjusting the volume.
What executives listen to while working out
Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner
Mos Def, Quiet Dog
Black Keys, Howlin' for You
Snoop Dog, Gin and Juice
Travie McCoy, Billionaire
Harvey Spevak, Equinox fitness clubs CEO
Jay-Z, Empire State of Mind
Kings of Leon, Sex on Fire
La Roux, Bulletproof
Janelle Monáe, Tightrope
Nancy London, Westin Hotels' running shoe lending program mastermind
Jackson 5, ABC
Kid Rock, All Summer Long
Gloria Gaynor, I Will Survive
Chip Bergh, P&G's Gillette and Old Spice group president
Boston, Rock and Roll Band
Bryan Adams, Summer of '69
Bon Jovi and Sugarland, Who Says You Can't Go Home?
Julie Rice, SoulCycle co-founder
Dr. Dre, I Need a Doctor
Lady Gaga, Born This Way
Katy Perry, E.T.
Christine Day, Lululemon Athletica CEO
No music: She likes the quiet time. Plus, "Yoga rarely has music that would make the iTunes playlists," she says.