Planar magnetic drivers are usually found in high-end, open-back models, but the new closed-back, $399 Oppo PM-3 breaks new ground.
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.
MrSpeakers' Ether headphone floors the Audiophiliac!
Oppo's gorgeous new, beautifully crafted headphones are best in their price class, says the Audiophiliac.
Some high-end headphones are all about maximizing detail and resolution, the ZMF Blackwood goes in the other direction, toward music.
Audeze's new headphone wows the Audiophiliac.
The Audiophiliac previews the ultimate Hifiman model, the HE1000.
Schiit's cheap 'n' cheerful headphone amp and digital converter wow the Audiophiliac!
MrSpeakers' new Alpha Prime boasts 3D-printed earcups, radical driver technology and gorgeous sound quality.
The Fostex TH500RP may be the best sounding high-end headphone you can buy in its price class.
Audeze's astonishing headphones are better than ever.