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.
The new Hifiman HE400S headphone features advanced planar-magnetic drivers in a lightweight, comfortable design.
It's a classic audiophile design: the large, over-the-ear Koss ESP-950 sounds like no other headphone.