Audiophile Headphones are for devoted music enthusiasts for whom headphones are a way of life. They want the best, and will accept nothing less. For our round up of the Best Expensive Headphones
Grado headphones can reproduce as natural a soundstage from stereo recordings and provide as much listening pleasure as a good pair of speakers do. Grado headphones are free of room effects and placement problems, and they minimize any interference from external noise. They also offer portability and the ability to listen without worrying about the neighbors. With Grado headphones, you will hear recordings with greater clarity and with deeper bass than others! Beyond Grado's critically acclaimed Reference Series and the General Statement, the Professional Series PS1000 takes the best qualities of past Grado technology and merges it into one headphone that's a vital affirmation of music's presence in the present. Grado's Professional Series PS1000 is a hybrid of wood and metal extends the Grado sound to levels never before achieved. This is truly the best headphone Grado has ever produced. Throughout the audio spectrum, the Grado PS1000 delivers definitive highs, tight midrange, and rich bass. The concept of a hybrid metal/wooden headphone delivers that neutral tonality that no transducer could approach. This step up from the Grado GS1000 is so significant that audio enthusiasts are ready to sell all their headphones to own just the PS1000. The Grado PS1000 features voice-coils that are wound from ultra-high purity, long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper. The copper is slowly drawn through the die in extremely small increments and is annealed following each drawing operation. Ultra-high conductivity copper yields the clearest transmission and lowest coloration possible. The sound of UHPLC copper is smoother, cleaner and more dynamic. Each headphone driver is made to Grado's high standards, then pair-matched for exact imaging. These headphones also utilize UHPLC copper in the connecting cable. The diaphragm is made of a low mass polymer, carefully formed to broaden resonant modes to reduce their amplitu
The HD 2.10 is the introductory model in Sennheiser's new HD 200 series. This ultra lightweight and compact closed back headphone offers surprising sound quality. A collapsible headband allows it to be folded when not in use. Durable, high-quality construction makes this model an ideal addition to a busy lifestyle.
Model: SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones Click Images to View Higher Resolution! The SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones from Shure provide exceptional sound reproduction and comfort. Optimized for home and studio recording, SRH440 headphones reproduce accurate audio across an extended range. Impedance, power handling and sensitivity are all calibrated for professional audio devices such as DJ mixers, mixing consoles, and headphone amplifier. Includes carrying bag and threaded 1/4" (6.3mm) gold plated adapter. Features 40mm neodymium driver optimized for reference monitoring and accurate listening Enhanced frequency response delivers accurate audio across an extended range Closed-back, circumaural design for superior isolation in noisy environments Impedance and power handling optimized for performance with most pro and consumer audio devices Adjustable, collapsible headband provides comfort and portability Replaceable earcup pads ensure long product life 9.8-foot (3.0 m) coiled detachable cable provides plenty of length and easy storage and replacement Carrying Bag protects headphones when on the go or not in use Legendary Shure durability to withstand the rigors of everyday use What's in the Box? SRH440 Professional Studio HeadphonesHPACP1 Carrying PouchHPACA1 Cable - CoiledHPAQA1 Threaded 1/4" Gold-Plated AdapterHPAEC440 Replacement Ear Cushions Shure's SRH Headphones Comparison Chart Model SRH440 SRH550DJ SRH750DJ SRH840 SRH940 SRH1440 SRH1840 Design Closed-Back, Circumaural Closed-Back, Supra-aural Closed-Back, Circumaural Closed-Back, Circumaural Closed-Back, Circumaural Open-Back, Circumaural Open-Back, Circumaural Created for: Home & Studio Recording DJ Mixing & Personal Listening DJ Mixing & Monitoring Critical Listening & Studio Monitoring Critical Listening, Studio Monitoring & Mastering Mastering & Critical Listening Applications Mastering & Critical Listening Applications Driver 40 mm dynamic, neodymium magnet 50 mm dynamic, neodymium magnet 50 mm dynamic, neodymium magnet 40 mm dynamic, neodymium magnet 40 mm dynamic, neodymium magnet 40 mm dynamic, neodymium magnet 40 mm dynamic, neodymium magnet Sensitivity (1kHz) 105 dB/mW 109 dB/mW 106 dB/mW 102 dB/mW 100 dB/mW 101 dB/mW 96 dB/mW Impedence (Nominal, 1 kHz) 44 Ohm 32 Ohm 32 Ohm 44 Ohm 42 Ohm 37 Ohm 65 Ohm Max Input Power (1 kHz) 500 mW 3000 mW 3000 mW 1000 mW 1000 mW 1000 mW 1000 mW Frequency Range 10 Hz - 22 kHz 5 Hz - 22 kHz 5 Hz - 30 kHz 5 Hz - 25 kHz 5 Hz - 30 kHz 15 Hz - 27 kHz 10 Hz - 30 kHz Net Weight (w/o cable) 0.60 lb (272 g) 0.53 lb (235 g) 0.50 lb (227 g) 0.70 lb (318 g) 0.71 lb (322 g) 0.76 lb (343 g) 0.59 lb (268 g) Cable Type Coiled, detachable, non-PVC, oxygen-free copper (OFC) Straight, dual-exit, detachable, non-PVC, oxygen-free copper (OFC) Coiled, detachable, non-PVC, oxygen-free copper (OFC) Coiled, detachable, non-PVC, oxygen-free copper (OFC) Coiled & straight detachable, non-PVC, oxygen-free copper (OFC) Straight, dual-exit, detachable, non-PVC, oxygen-free copper (OFC) Straight, dual-exit, detachable, non-PVC, oxygen-free copper (OFC) Cable Length 3.0 m (9.8 ft) 2.1 m (6.9 ft) 3.0 m (9.8 ft) 3.0 m (9.8 ft) 3.0 m (9.8 ft) 2.1 m (6.9 ft) 2.1 m (6.9 ft) Connector Gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini jack plug with 1/4" (6.35mm) threaded adapter Gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini jack plug with 1/4" (6.35mm) threaded adapter Gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini jack plug with 1/4" (6.35mm) threaded adapter Gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini jack plug with 1/4" (6.35mm) threaded adapter Gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini jack plug with 1/4" (6.35mm) threaded adapter Gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini jack plug with 1/4" (6.35mm) threaded adapter Gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini jack plug with 1/4" (6.35mm) threaded adapter Building on 87 years of pro audio experience, the SRH440 Headphones from Shure provide professional-level sound reproduction and extended comfort. The SRH440 reproduces deep bass with clear mids and highs, with 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers optimized for general listening and monitoring. Impedance, power handling and sensitivity are all calibrated for professional audio devices such as DJ mixers, mixing consoles, and headphone amplifiers.
PURE PERFECTIONfor precision listening, mixing and mastering The K702's are reference, open, over-ear studio headphones for precision listening, mixing and mastering. They combine an extremely accurate response with agility and spaciousness. This is achieved by using revolutionary flat-wire voice coils and a patented Varimotion two-layer diaphragm. A totally open design and a high-performance cable complete these reference headphones.The K702's comfortable, specially shaped 3D-foam ear pads and a padded genuine-leather headband ensure a perfect fit. They provide a professional mini XLR connector for quick replacement of the cable. The K702s are individually tested and serial-numbered. K702 with Detachable Cable View larger Coiled or Straight Cable View larger Experience pure perfection! AKG is the first manufacturer in the world to use the revolutionary flat-wire technology inheadphones. The result is a truly dramatic sound that places every musician at theircorrect location with pinpoint accuracy. This kind of agility, spaciousness, brilliant highsand velvety, punchy bass is simply miraculous. Pre-selected transducers guarantee minimumchannel tolerances as requested for professional audio applications. Increased Comfort AKG also improved the cushioned genuine leather headband which increases the comfort andlet you enjoy your K 702 for hours.Furthermore high complex manufacturing processes were applied to let the K 702 appear intheir delicate but robust finish.Finally each K 702 with attached cable is tested individually at the end of the production line to meetour costumers highest quality requirements. Sixty Years of Research Using advanced technologies is not an end in itself but a way to make music come to life.The K 702 is the result of more than sixty years of research and development devotedto creating the perfect headphones. About AKG Acoustics: AKG Acoustics is widely recognized as the most innovative manufacturer of microphones, wireless systems and headphones in the world. Since its founding in Vienna, Austria in 1947, the company has been granted over 1,500 patents. Today, AKG continues its investment in research and development, providing its engineers with the most advanced tools available for design, testing and performance simulation. Premium Class Reference Headphones View larger K 702 Headphones For Recording and Broadcast Applications “We’re now offering the K 702s for professional applications with features and appearance more suited for serious audio engineers who want and need the utmost in sonic detail for their work.” explained Sonja Malzer, Product Manager, AKG. SPECIFICATIONS Headphone type open Audio Frequency bandwidth 10 to 39800 Hz Sensitivity headphones 105 dB SPL/V Max. Input Power 200 mW Rated Impedance 62 Ohms Earpads Detachable cable yes Cable Length 3 m Earpads Replaceable yes
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beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition 600 Ohm Over-Ear-Stereo Headphones. Open design, wired, high-end for use with headphone amplifiers
The famous DT 990 Premium, 600 ohm version; Stereo Headphone for high power requirements, headphone amps, home audio applications Made in Germany, innovative Bass reflex system for excellent audio performance Open design, includes carry case, 11 oz light weight Gold vaporized stereo 3.5 mm mini-jack & 6.35 mm adapter Analytical and high-resolution audio reproduction
Legendary DT 880 Premium, 600 ohm version; Stereo Headphone for high power requirements, headphone amps Innovative Bass reflex system for excellent audio performance Semi-open headphone, Single-sided cable with gold vaporized stereo mini jack & 1/4 adapter Made in Germany, 11 oz. without cable, includes carry case Frequency response 5 - 35,000 Hz
Featuring an internal surround reflector, the HD 558 audiophile headphones are able to generate an extended spatial sound field for a listening experience that immerses the wearer during music and movies. They are outfitted with Sennheiser’s innovative E.A.R. technology which ensures accurate channeling of audio signals into your ears, as well as sophisticated Duofol diaphragms which reduce unwanted resonances to an absolute minimum. The HD 558 come with plush, luxurious velour ear pads and headband cushion which provide outstanding wearing comfort, even for long listening sessions.
Audio-Technica ATH-AD900 Open Air Dynamic Headphones: Give you stunning stereo; crisp resolution; and deep, balanced bass.
Music producers depend on studio headphones for their success, and with an unprecedented 79 Grammy nominations, no music producer has achieved greater success than Quincy Jones. Here at the home of AKG audio technology, we are proud to honor Quincy’s long association with our brand by creating the Signature Edition Q 701 headphones, the most accurate and responsive headphones we’ve ever produced. Featuring the revolutionary flat-wire voice coils and patented two-layer diaphragms of their studio counterparts, the Q 701s deliver pinpoint imaging in an endless soundscape of unequaled realism. And they do it with all the style and élan of the man himself. “These are the only headphones I’ve heard that bring out the true sound we were striving for on records like ‘Billie Jean,' ‘Thriller,’ and ‘Give Me the Night.' It’s the best-quality sound I’ve heard, ever.” – Quincy Jones
If the HD 700 headphones were a music group, it would be equally gifted in every style. Whether classic, jazz or rock, it would have sound mastery of each genre. Regardless of what song it’s currently playing, its timbre is always warm and emotional. With its exceptional and unique range, reproduction of the lowest and highest tones that the human ear cannot consciously perceive is now achievable. This is a true maestro and an unforgettable listening experience suited for every musical taste.
The T5p is the first high-end mobile headphone. The Tesla technology developed by beyerdynamic has made this experience possible.
Ultrasone Edition 8 Ruthenium S-Logic Surround Sound Professional Closed-back Headphones with Leather Transport Bag
The Edition 8 is a stunningly elegant, black and silver closed-back headphone employing Ultrasone’s latest S-Logic™ Plus technology that results in an impartial acoustic feeling that allows the listener even more spacious tonal perception. Designed with the audio connoisseur in mind, the interior ear cups are covered in fine Ethiopian sheepskin, which provides the most isolation of any leather, while the outer ear cups are covered in Ruthenium, known for its brilliant metallic sheen and durable properties. These special edition headphones contain MU-Metal shielding (ULE technology) that reduce the amount of radiation directed to the listener by up to 98%, as compared to conventional headphones. Each Edition 8 headphone is individually stamped with its own serial number & comes in a leather bag for storage and transportation.
There's has always been a debate between electronic reproduction and natural sound. The Sennheiser HD-800 is the headphone that has been specifically engineered in replicating the basic acoustic conditions of natural hearing. This level of performance has yet to be matched by any competitor. The HD-800 is the ultimate headphone to deliver nature. More than 60 years of ingenious headphone engineering has been applied into the new HD 800. Incorporating Sennheiser's most advanced driver technology, these open, circum-aural dynamic stereo headphones redefine what reference-level audio is all about. You will form an altogether new height of sonic perspective as you experience a high-fidelity natural hearing experience. Premium parts have gone into their production - the transducer is encased by a precision material made of stainless steel; ear pads are made of special high-quality Japanese Alcantara; while the headband and headphone mounting utilizes the most advanced development from the aerospace industry. In terms of connectivity, these headphones utilize specially designed, four-wire, high-performance connections with Teflon insulation. These headphones have been developed to provide the closest match to "being there" than any other available headphone. The Sennheiser HD-800 is for the discriminating audiophile seeking the best and most natural sound available. From rich bass lows to definitive highs, the Sennheiser HD-800 headphones deliver the exclusive sound that nature had intended. Special high precision headphone connectors Frequency Response - 14 - 44,100 Hz (- 3 dB) Nominal Impedance - 300 Ohms Contact Pressure - 3.4 N (+- 0.3 N) approx. Transducer Principle - Dynamic, open Thd - =0.02 % (1kHz/1Vrms) Characteristic Spl - 102 dB (1kHz/1Vrms) Cable Length - 9.84 feet (3m) Oxygen Free Cable Adapter - 1/4 (6.3 mm) stereo jack Sennheiser 2 year warranty Each pair of Sennheiser
Listen and enjoy! What does the i stand for in the new GS1000i from Grado? Improved, that's what! Featuring a new species of handcrafted Mahogany earpieces made using an intricate curing process; Grado has been able to optimize the tonal quality. The GS1000i uses new upgraded dynamic transducers and the new 8 conductor cable design. All this, new wood, driver and cable designs result in improved control and stability of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum with both better supporting the GS1000i's new world renowned midrange.