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Beyerdynamic T1 Tesla Audiophile Stereo Headphone

The completely redesigned transducers achieve values of over one Tesla (a unit of measurement for magnetic flux density). That provides the listener with almost double as much volume as traditional headphones.

Grado PS1000 Professional Series Stereo Headphone (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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

RHA MA350 Aluminium Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphone - 3 year warranty

RHA MA350 Aluminum Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones - 3 year warranty The award winning British design features full aluminum construction, a fabric braided cable for reduced tangling and durability, gold plated connections, and 3 S/M/L silicone tips which, together with the unique shape of the sound pipe, allow the user to attain the a secure and comfortable fit with maximum sound isolation. RHA have engineered Mylar drivers (speakers) which produce the astounding sound quality which has made the MA350 the critics' and customers' choice. The sound is well balanced and detailed throughout the spectrum whilst producing a rich, deep bass response and sparkling, crystal clear treble. The MA350 has a 3 year warranty. Industry leading reduction in background noise and sound leakage Machined aluminum construction for durability Custom RHA speaker for perfectly balanced response across frequency range Fabric woven cable eliminates tangling and prolongs cable life 3 year manufacturer's warranty 3 sizes of silicone tip for the perfect fit 3.5mm gold plated connections and carry case 1.2m copper cable with fabric braiding for durability Designed and engineered in the UK What Hi-Fi? 5 star award Specifications Drivers - dynamic Frequency range - 16-22,000Hz Impedance - 16ohms Rated/max power - 3010mW Sensitivity - 103dB Cable - 1.2m Fabric Braided Connections - 3.5mm Gold Plated Reviews What Hi-Fi? "The RHAs sing in a natural, unforced manner, and consequently remain an easy listen even through the entirety of a long haul flight." Gadgeteer- "RHA have released an earphone that can compete with anything in its price range-and above" Slash gear- "What's impressive is how well the sound sits together. It's a very natural, listenable audio"

Philips SHK1035/27 Headband Headphone

The SHK1035 headphones by Philips are specifically designed to provide superior comfort and protection for your kids' ears. The headphones are tailor-made for growing bodies featuring ergonomic earshells and an adjustable headband that provides a snug fit for kids of all ages. The headphones have a lower volume output preventing potential ear damage that can occur from high volume decibels, keeping your kids' ears safe. The headphones feature Philips valued technology delivering pure balanced sound with the Neodymium speaker drivers. The Neodymium drivers produces a strong magnetic field for greater sensitivity in the voice coil, providing better bass response and a pure balanced sound quality. Kids will enjoy having their own set of headphones while parents can be rest assured that their kids' ears will remain safe and healthy.

Sennheiser HD 201 Lightweight Over Ear Headphones

The Sennheiser HD201 Stereo Headphones prove to be a low priced alternative to high-end studio headphones.With great clarity, the Sennheiser HD201 headphones are the ideal entry into the world of powerful stereo sound. These excellent headphones also boast great attenuation of ambient noise and outstanding comfort at an affordable price.The HD201 features stereo rich sound with crisp bass response. These headphones are lightweight, rugged, and the high-quality leatherette ear pads also make them comfortable to wear.

Sennheiser HD202 Professional Headphones

The Sennheiser HD202II are closed, dynamic hi-fi stereo headphones. Good insulation against ambient noise and a deep bass response make them the ideal companion for DJs - or anyone who likes to listen to modern, powerful music without disturbing others. High efficiency drivers for maximum performance. Sennheiser HD202II Closed Back Headphones Features include Closed,dynamic, semi-circumaural stereo headphones .Earcups can be removed from the headband ,Specially designed damping material ensures powerful bass response ,Lightweight turbine diaphragms for low bass .

Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphones

A perfect choice for project studio engineers, home recordists and recording musicians, Audio-Technica’s ATH-M30 dynamic stereo headphones offer the highest level of sonic accuracy in a design engineered to provide maximum comfort for hours of listening. The headphones' low-profile, closed-back design provides exceptional clarity and superior isolation in high-volume listening situations. Features include: neodymium magnet structure; lightweight, adjustable cushioned headband; gold-plated stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) connector with strain relief and screw-on ¼" (6.3 mm) adapter; ultra-flexible 11' cable with single-side exit.

Klipsch IMAGE S4 In-Ear Headphones

Tune out the external environment and tune into your own private concert experience anytime, anywhere with the Image S4. These noise-isolating in-ear headphones deliver dynamic sound and unequaled comfort for a price that's easy on the wallet. The enhanced bass and superior noise isolation ensure clean, professional sound, while the innovative ear tip design and angled nozzles provide a comfortable fit for long-term wear. Strain-relief cord design makes the Image S4 as perfect for the gym as it is for the street.

Sennheiser HD280PRO Headphones (old model)

The HD 280 PRO is a pair of closed, dynamic stereo headphones that deliver accurate, linear sound reproduction with up to 32dB of ambient noise attenuation for critical monitoring applications. Optimum impedance ensures universal compatibility, from home listening to studio monitoring. The space-saving design features collapsible, rotating earcups that are very comfortable to wear, even if used for long periods of time.

Audio Technica ATH-AD700X Audiophile Headphones

Audio Technica ATH-AD700X Audiophile Headphones Unsurpassed comfort and a completely natural listening experience make the ATH-AD700X headphones by Audio Technica ideal for long listening sessions. Designed with a lightweight honeycomb aluminum casing, these open-air headphones produce no sense of pressure on the ears. Audio Technica’s newly designed 53mm drivers with bobbin-wound CCAW voice coils deliver spacious sound with superior highs and mids. The self-adjusting wing support automatically adjusts to your head size for easy-wearing listening comfort. A straight cord at the left earpiece terminates to a mini plug with included 1/4 inch adapter. A wide 5-30,000Hz frequency response make the ATH-AD700X headphones the perfect choice for producers and music lovers of all types. Features Newly designed 53 mm drivers reproduce clear treble and midrangeBobbin-wound CCAW voice coils for superior power handlingFull open-air type headphones produce no sense of pressure on the ears, resulting in a completely natural sensationLightweight aluminum honeycomb casing with excellent acoustic propertiesSelf-adjusting 3D Wing Support provides a comfortable listening experience; total ear-fit design minimizes pressureFlexible raised-fabric earpads offer excellent wearing comfort and durabilityHighly conductive OFC single-sided cord with elastic TPE sheath to prevent tanglesGold-plated stereo 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) connector with 1/4 inch (6.3mm) adapter

Ultrasone HFI-780 S-Logic Surround Sound Professional Closed-back Headphones with Transport Bag

The exclusive design of the closed-back Ultrasone HFI-780 is accentuated by the polar-silver color. The HFI-780 contains all Ultrasone technologies such as S-Logic Plus, ULE and safer hearing. The HFI-780 is developed from the studio sector and is distinguished by a frequency response that is specifically tuned for DVD and gaming. Sophisticated home theater and music enthusiasts are overwhelmed by the impressive sound that makes it appear as though you are listening to speakers placed meters away. Gamers are impressed by the exact sound reproduction, making the gaming world come alive. The low frequency ranges are raised in order to reach the highest possible synergies with DSP-Systems like Dolby Headphone and Yamaha Silent Cinema. Through S-Logic Natural Surround, the sound moves out of your head and into the room around you. Direction and distance are more easily perceived, giving the illusion of being at a live concert. With just a pair of Ultrasones and your favorite audio device, you can have genuine 3-dimensional aural enjoyment. The HFI-780 is equipped with thicker ear and headphone pads, and comes with a new velvet carrying bag.

K701 Open%2DBack Reference Class Stereo Headphones with Varimotion and Flat%2DWire Voice Coil Technology

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Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones

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.

V-MODA Crossfade LP Metal Headphones

V-MODA Crossfade LP headphones are the result of over four years of research and development collaborating with some of the worlds top artists, products and DJs.  The revolutionary metal design, patent pending 50mmm Multimodal HD drives, premium materials and ultimate ergonomic comfort create the most sophisticated headphone on the market.  Our award winning sound and signature bass make the Crossfade LP the best headphone for listening to all music genres from the street to the stage.

Sennheiser HD 600 Open Back Professional Headphone

Sound-wise, when others settle for hamburger, do you demand filet mignon? You should never have to compromise when it comes to tracking, monitoring, mixing, and listening in general. That's why Sennheiser makes the choicest cut of headphones you're going to encounter: the HD 600. These super-accurate open-back 'phones are also ultra-comfortable, so you can wear them over long listening sessions. You get quality in every component, from the magnets and voice coils to the comfy headband and the Kevlar-reinforced detachable cable. If you're hungry for premium sound, these 'phones are sure to satisfy!

Shure SRH940 Professional Reference Headphones

Model: SRH940 Professional Reference Headphones Click Images to View Higher Resolution! Designed for professional audio engineers and in-studio talent, SRH940 Headphones from Shure deliver accurate response across the entire audio spectrum for smooth high-end extension with tight bass. Superior transient response provides minimal distortion. The collapsible, lightweight design with premium padded headband offers superior comfort and portability. Two included detachable cables (straight and coiled) and a replacement set of velour ear pads ensure a long product life. Also includes a hard zippered travel case and a threaded 1/4" (6.3) mm gold-plated adapter. Features 40mm neodymium driver optimized for studio monitoring, mastering and critical listening Accurate frequency response with smooth high-end extension and tight bass Closed-back, circumaural design for superior isolation in noisy environments Superior transient response for minimal distortion Lightweight, ergonomic fit and premium padded headband provide comfort for extended listening Supplied with a replacement set of velour ear pads Includes both coiled (10 ft.) and straight (8.2 ft.) cables Zippered hard travel case protects headphones when on the go Legendary Shure durability to withstand the rigors of everyday use What's in the Box? SRH940 Professional Reference Headphones HPACC1 Hard Zippered Travel Case HPACA1 Cable - Coiled HPASCA1 Cable - Straight HPAQA1 Threaded 1/4" Gold-Plated Adapter HPAEC940 Replacement Velour 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 audio experience, the SRH940 Headphones from Shure deliver world-class audio performance, comfort, and durability to professional audio engineers, musicians and audio enthusiasts. Reference-quality frequency response and 40 mm neodymium dynamic drivers combined with comfort and durability provides the ultimate listening experience. The included replaceable cables and ear pads ensure a lifetime of use.

Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones

The HD 598 headphones are open back, over ear, audiophile grade headphones that combine exceptional sound and comfort. They feature luxurious velour covered ear pads and stylish burl wood parts for a premium finish.

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