They may cost as much as a big-screen TV, but the PS1000s are simply the best-sounding, most comfortable, and best-looking Grado headphones we've ever tested.
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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.
AC Gears has a store in Greenwich Village, NYC, where you can listen to dozens of headphones before you buy.
Hifiman may not have the name recognition of the major headphone manufacturers, but it still manages to make world-class headphones.
The Grado PS-1000, Sennheiser HD 800, and the Ultrasone Edition 8 full-size headphones all sound amazing. Which one is right for you?
With the T1, Beyerdynamic just entered the high-end headphone sweepstakes; how does it sound? Pretty, pretty good!
The Hifiman HE-5 headphones aren't just a real contender for world's best-sounding headphones, they're also less than half the price of the competition.
Recession? What recession? New York City high-end retailer Stereo Exchange celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend.
If you have ears, prepare to open them now. Even when compared with the top contenders for the world's best full-size, over-the-ear headphones, and the JH Audio JH 13 Pro in-ear headphone holds its own.
Headphones have been around long before "i" and "Pod" got together. Wikiphonia is a fantastic resource for headphone history, technology, and related information.