Finally, Sony has made a headphone that can go toe-to-toe with the top audiophile models.
Whether you're out listening to your MP3 player or out at home with your high-end stereo, your headphone choice is critical. Here we've picked our five favorites across every style and category, but if you already know which type of headphones you want, use the links at the left to get more options.
The SVS Prime Tower's highly transparent sound will appeal to audiophiles hankering for a big speaker sound, at a price they can afford.
HDMI, USB, speaker, and other cables come in a wide variety of prices. Is it ever worth it to spend more? Actually, sometimes yes.
Creative Technology's Sound Blaster X7 is designed to be a powerful amplifier in a compact box. The device is slated to cost $400.
It's true, the Wharfedale Diamond 220 is the real deal!
The well-designed and comfortable NAD Viso HP50 ($300) is all about clean, very accurate sound, making it an audiophile favorite.
Sony announces a new 64GB "Premium Sound" microSD card for audiophiles that costs about $160.
Good-quality gear doesn't have to be expensive to have audiophile appeal, it just has to sound good.
If you've always wanted to own a pair of high-end "audiophile" headphones but can't quite justify dropping a grand on a pair, the superb sounding HiFiMan HE-400i is a good compromise.
We get our hands on Neil Young's uniquely designed PonoPlayer, which delivers high-quality audio and a balanced output for true stereo sound.