Sennheiser's latest cans are a serious upgrade to stock headphones that won't empty your wallet. Justin Yu goes ears-on.
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.
For those who crave the very best, take your pick from the Audiophiliac headphone list.
The new Hifiman HE400S headphone features advanced planar-magnetic drivers in a lightweight, comfortable design.
Planar magnetic drivers are usually found in high-end, open-back models, but the new closed-back, $399 Oppo PM-3 breaks new ground.
Some high-end headphones are all about maximizing detail and resolution, the ZMF Blackwood goes in the other direction, toward music.
Oppo's gorgeous new, beautifully crafted headphones are best in their price class, says the Audiophiliac.
Audeze's new headphone wows the Audiophiliac.
Do your headphones hurt your ears?
MrSpeakers' new Alpha Prime boasts 3D-printed earcups, radical driver technology and gorgeous sound quality.
Shure SRH144 and SRH145 on-ear headphones look, feel and sound terrific!