Most Expensive Audiophile Headphones

Earlier headphones were exclusively used in the music industry by artists and recording studios but with the rise in demand headphones have become like a necessity for every music-buff. Headphones are bought for either the superior sound quality for a great music experience or simply for their unique and stylish looks.

Some people are aghast at the when they get to know about the price of a popular and good headphone but that’s probably because they don’t understand the magic of listening to your favorite song or a music track on an all-encompassing headphone which takes you into your own musical world.

1. Abyss AB 1266 - $5,495

abyss ab1266

Crafted out of aluminum completely this headphone uses planar magnetic technology. The headphone also contains genuine lambskin pads and the baffle is made of carbon steel for the uniquely rugged look. The Abyss AB 1266 headphones belong to the top of the most expensive headphone list.

2. Ultrasone Edition 5 - $4,999

ultrasone edition 5

Ultrasone is well-known to produce high-end excellent quality headphones for the niche market. The Edition 5 form Ultrasone has 40 mm titanium coated drivers, covered with genuine bog oak panels with seven layers of varnish and exquisite Ethiopian sheep leather covers the pads. This headphone is the perfect combination of luxury and acoustic quality.

3. Stax SR 009 - $4,450

stax sr 009

Don’t be deceived with its simplistic design as the Stax SR 009 headphone as it consists of the latest in sound output technology called ‘electrostatic drivers’. Unlike other high-tech headphones that use planar magnetic drivers which need to be embedded in a thin film the electrostatic drivers use a diaphragm that is suspended in an electrostatic field which gives a uniquely ‘pure’ sound.

4. Audeze LCD 3 - $1,945

audeze lcd 3

The LCD 3 model from the house of Audeze follows its tradition for giving the best quality sound. The planar magnetic drivers are incomparable with its contemporaries in terms of audio quality that is enhanced by the open-back design.

5. Grado PS1000 - $1,695

grado ps1000

6. Sennheiser HD800 - $1,500

sennheiser hd800

7. Beyerdynamic T1 - $1,399

beyerdynamic t1

8. JH Audio JH16 Pro - $1,149+

jh audio jh16 pro

9. Hifiman HE6 - $1,299

hifiman he6

10. Audio-Technica ATH W5000 - $1,200

audio technica ath w5000

Today’s headphones have surpassed their purpose of simply providing good music quality to listen to on the move. Nowadays the rapid advances in acoustic technology have enabled headphone-makers to include a whole load of new features that take the experience of listening to your favorite music to a totally new level.

ByAatir Iqbal

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