Yes, it's expensive, but the best gear always is.
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 this guy, one or two headphones aren't enough.
Before you buy an Astell & Kern, Sony or Pono high-res music player, read this.
Mate these in-ear headphones with a great amplifier, and prepare to be astonished!
The Audiophiliac spends a bit of quality time with the Toblerone-shaped high-resolution music player.
The Audiophiliac auditions InEar's innovative StageDiver headphones from Germany.
Hand-crafted in Portland, Ore., the 1964 Ears V8 in-ear headphone is a more affordable alternative to the leading brands' high-end models.
The Cypher Labs Theorem 720 portable digital converter-headphone amp will take your sound to the next level.
Meridian's new Prime desktop amp is seriously compact, and the sound is astonishing!
It's been a stellar year for headphones. The Audiophiliac looks back on the real standouts.