Ultrasone’s Edition 10 Limited Audiophile Headphones will cost you a hefty $2,599 on sale ($3,499.99 MSRP), and that’s because each one is handmade in Germany, offering open natural sound design without any limitations. An exclusive headphone stand is included in each package, made from the same Zebrano wood as the clasps on the outer ear cups. Technologies used include: ULE-technology (Mu Metal shielding) and S-Logic Plus, which combines precision dampening with micro-acoustic reinforcement, allowing driver, buffer-board, and spatial parameters to complement one another in an optimal manner. Product page. Continue reading for more.
3. HiFiMan HE-6 Headphones – $1299.99
HiFiMan’s HE-6 Headphones features HiFiMan’s proprietary planar magnetic technology in a no-compromise design. It is the reference choice of critical listeners around the world. Unfortunately, the efficiency of the HE-6 is so low, it requires more power than most headphone amps provide. The solution: HiFiMan designed the small HE-Adapter box that connects the headphones via speaker wire to an integrated or power amplifier. Product page.
2. Beyerdynamic T5p Tesla Audiophile Headphones – $1399
Beyerdynamic’s T5p Tesla Audiophile Headphones are hand-crafted in Germany, and its closed earcup design shields ambient noise while the earpads and padded headband use the highest quality materials for continuous comfort. Combining the compan’s Tesla technology with low-impedance drivers, the T5P is optimized for mobile products. Product page.
1. Sennheiser HD 800 Circum-Aural Dynamic Headphones – $1499.95
Sennheiser’s HD 800 Headphones are claimed to be crafted for perfection and many reviewers agree. Incorporating Sennheiser’s most advanced driver technology, these open, circum-aural dynamic stereo headphones redefine what reference-level audio is all about. You will form an altogether new height of sonic perspective as you experience a high-fidelity natural hearing experience. In terms of connectivity, these headphones utilize specially designed, four-wire, high-performance connections with Teflon insulation. These headphones have been developed to provide the closest match to “being there” than any other available headphone. Product page.