The new Hifiman HE400S headphone features advanced planar-magnetic drivers in a lightweight, comfortable design.
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.
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.
The Audiophiliac comes away shaken and stirred from a close encounter with the Nagra HD DAC.
Schiit's cheap 'n' cheerful headphone amp and digital converter wow the Audiophiliac!
Beyerdynamic's DX 160 iE and DX 120 iE, two contenders for best sounding in-ear headphones for around $100.
Finally, Sony has made a headphone that can go toe-to-toe with the top audiophile models.
Final Audio Design's Pandora Hope VI is the rare full-size high-end headphone that really delivers the goods plugged into phones and portable music players!
Just because the best stuff is expensive doesn't mean it's not a wise investment.
First and foremost, the Fostex PX-5HS speakers sound remarkably clear, and don't let their small stature fool you, the little speakers' bass is rich and full.
The Audiophiliac shares his wishlist for this year.