Headphones is the accessory that everyone has and everyone loves. The market offers a huge selection of headphones with simple in-ears or circumaural devices. But how much would you dare to spend on headphones? That obviously depends on personal preferences but we know that real music enthusiasts wouldn’t regret spending too much on a truly good product, so here is top 5 luxury and expensive headphones.
Shure KSE 1500. These are the only in-ear headphones on the list but it doesn’t mean they are bad. Actually it’s the opposite: Shure KSE 1500 produce super-detailed and refined sound due to special electrostatic drivers. Of course, all that power must be handled properly, so the headphones come with an amplifier just for them. That’s when the price of $2.999 doesn’t seem steep anymore.
HiFiMan HE1000 V2. These $2.999 headphones feature a lot of cool features. First off, it’s an ergonomic and comfortable design with “radiator grills” on the earcups. But everything in HiFiMan HE1000 V2 comes down to technology. These headphones are called planar magnetic and they have advanced asymmetrical magnetic circuit, super-thin (0.001mm) driver and Window Shade system. All of that contributes to premium sound performance.
Audeze LCD-4. In this case, we also have an open-back design and tech innovations on the inside. Ultra-thin nano grade diaphragms, double Fluxor magnetic arrays and patent-pending Fazor elements, – altogether this is a perfect combination which provides unforgettable music experience. All of that for $3.955.
Ultrasone Edition 5 Limited. On the outside, these headphones don’t seem like much. In reality, though, they are exquisite. The list of materials is remarkable: moor oak earcups, Ethiopian sheep leather earpads, anodized aluminium and, of course, titanium plated drivers. Along with S-Logic EX technology, the headphones create all-around, almost three-dimensional sound. Oh yes, the price is $5.225.
Sennheiser Orpheus. Orpheus was a genius musician in Greek mythology. Evidently, that’s why these headphones are named after him. This is a technology masterpiece, hand-made with of luxurious materials. The list includes ceramic electrodes, vaporized with gold, platinum-vaporized diaphragms and the chassis, crafted from Italian Carrara marble. Add to that one-of-a-kind digital amplification and sound performance and the price of around $53.000 is totally justifiable.