Yes, it’s true, money can buy everything that is tangible, and people take advantage of this fact by designing a bunch of luxury stuff that in the end turns out to be more of an ornament than something useful. So be aware that expensive does not necessarily mean the best. Check out a short list of the ridiculously expensive and beautiful headphones currently available!
The Grado GS1000i, $1,000
Grado is one of the most famous headphone company markers in the US for audiophiles, this model being consistently rated as a 5-star product, this being the reason why the GS1000i’s have earned a ton of awards and accolades over the time. These are open-air headphones, which means that people around you will hear whatever you are listening to. They feature a mahogany exterior and old-school headphone look, being complemented by soft interior pads.
Sennheisser HD 800, $1,499.99
These headphones handcrafted in Germany house the largest transducers that provide a unique listening experience and make it sound like you are carrying around two speakers on your head.
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 “Raffinato”, $849.99-1,299.99
These special headphones were handcrafted with great care and are embellished by the ebony wood inlays and soft leather cups in combination with the double headband designed to fit the shape of any cranium. The mix between the sound quality and the light-weight back design will enchant your ears.
Beyerdynamic “Tesla” T1, $1,399
These headphones are among the best products of its kind that you can find on the market, the main feature that makes them different from the other products being the fact that the Tesla has created its own in-house proprietary technology. Next, it’s up to you to test the sound.
Audeze LCD-3, $1,945
The LCD-3 is the top of the line of Audeze, being the world’s best dynamic headphones. The special thing about them is the complete lack of resonance or response peaks in the critical upper-mid range.
Ultrasone Edition 10, $2,749
Because of the material the Ultrasone Edition 10 are made from, these headphones are really one of a kind, being personified by a Zebrano wood exterior, dark brown Ethiopian sheep-skin leather for ear cups and noble matt ruthenium for the headband. The set also includes a Zebrano wood stand for the headphones, which adds value to the product.
Stax SR-009 “Earspeakers”, $4,450
This is a piece of amazing technology designed by Stax, which is presented as an electrostatic pair of open-back headphones complemented by lambskin leather and a combination of aluminum and carbon fiber.
Ultrasone Edition 5, $4,999.99
These anniversary headphones come in a limited edition with only 555 produced worldwide by Ultrasone and they are made with only the best materials possible, using Ultrasone’s newest technology called S-logic EX.
Abyss AB-1266, $5,495
According to some reviewers, this ridiculously expensive product deserves its price because its design allows the headphones to sit so comfortable that they hardly touch the user’s ears, it adheres to any size head and its sound is unique.
Seinheisser “Orpheus”, $16,000
In the early 90’s, 300 sets of this product were built and now can still be bought on eBay or other used headphone sites. These are now the most expensive non-custom headphones. The thing is that the sound quality of headphones has evolved since this products creation, but nothing yet has been built with the opulence and madness of the Orpheus.