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Muramasa VIII headphones heavy in weight, price

If you're looking for the ultimate luxury headphones, the $8,000 Muramasa VIII is a good contender.

Final Audio Design

If you're a headphone fanatic who enjoys the finer things in life, the Muramasa VIII by Final Audio Design could be the ultimate luxury purchase.

The Japanese company may not be very well known, but it has already released some of the most expensive in-ear headphones around. At a cool $8,000, the Muramasa is one of the more costly pair of headphones we've seen. They're also the first over-the-ear cans by the company.

Final Audio Design previously made headlines with its Piano Forte X-VIII in-ear headphones, which were almost $2,700. The Muramasa VIII now take the top spot for the company's priciest headphones.

What do you get for the money? Well, a lot of heft for one. These circumaural headphones are made of solid stainless steel and weigh 1.8 pounds. Large over-the-ears like the Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Studio don't even break a pound. They're also two-way headphones with both a tweeter and a full-range driver for each ear.

Will they sound like a million 8,000 bucks? We sure hope so. But if they don't, at least you'll get a good neck workout while blaring Kanye West's "Stronger" on your daily commute.

(Source: Crave Asia via Born Rich)