Enduring quality for exquisite tastes
Top-notch engineering, highly accurate sound, and a super comfy over-ear design keep the Sennheiser HD800 headphones at the top of our list of high-fidelity headphones.
Pricey but remarkably accurate sound
The T90 is very comfortable to wear for long periods and its sound quality measures up well against headphones that cost $1,000.
High-end Sonys worth the cost
The Sony MDR-Z7 can go toe to toe with top audiophile models---and it better, considering it costs $700.
Groundbreaking planar magnetism
The Oppo PM-3 is an affordable, attractive planar magnetic headphone optimized for use with mobile devices. They deliver high-fidelity sound and come with a nice carrying case and a bonus smartphone cable.
Low-priced, high-resolution headphone
Available in a few different colors, the ATH-MSR7 is a premium closed-back headphone with highly detailed sound and a tough housing.
Full-sized planar-magnetic headphone
The HiFiMan HE-400is a sound compromise for anyone looking to own a pair of budget-friendly planar-magnetic headphones.
Spacious, open-sounding imaging
The sturdily built Grado Prestige Series SR325e headphones offer very clear, detailed sound and spacious stereo imaging thanks to the open-back design.
German-made, Mercedes-class headphones
The Signature Pro ($1,299) is one Ultrasone's top-of-the-line models and its sound quality reflects that pedigree.
One of the best luxury headphones you ca...
The Bowers & Wilkins P7 may not the best headphone you can buy in its luxury price range, but it certainly is among the best, with excellent build quality and rich sound that works well with a wide range of music genres and sources.
Highly dynamic and detailed range
With a stylish makeover, the Sennheiser HD 598 updates a classic with lush materials, precision sound quality and a wide-open soundstage.
Best large audiophile headphones
The perennial Sennheiser HD 700 is a large, full-size audiophile headphone with a wide-open sound profile and transparency that sounds great on digital music players.
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High comfort for long listens
The rugged Shure SRH1840 Professional feature the company's extra-comfy earpads and a wide sound stage that will surely thrill demanding listeners.
Retro looks and impressive sound
The Grado SR80e headphones offer impressive sound for the modest $100 price and are comfortable to wear, especially for an on-ear model. Thanks to the open-back design, stereo imaging is more spacious and natural.
Around since 1991 and still great
They've been around since 1991, but the Sony MDR-7506s are still great sounding -- and fitting -- headphones for less than $100.