Many people consider listening to music motivating. It drives them to work more efficiently, thus making them more effective and productive. And one of the best ways to listen to music is by wearing a pair of headphones as they provide you the isolation and the motivational music you need. This is particularly helpful when you don’t have your own office room.
The benefits of listening to music with headphones go beyond work. For many of us, it gives us the concentration we need to reconnect with ourselves. In a shallower sense than that, it helps us relax and de-stress from the worries and everything else in our lives. So, if you have the money to splurge on a pair of headphones, we encourage you to do so. As it is with other products, the higher the price the better the quality — though this isn’t always the case.
Top-Rated Circum-Aural Over-Ear Headphones
The Sennheiser HD800 Headphones has been a popular model among audiophiles and casual listeners who have a taste for the expensive. It boasts a transducer is designed in the shape of a ring. Basically, the larger the surface of the transducer the purer the sound—particularly when it comes to the low notes. A large surface area, however, also generates disruption at higher frequencies. The ringed shape of the new transducer effectively solves this dilemma: Its broad area oscillates in an extremely controlled way due to the large coil and the two supporting surfaces. Simply put, this kind of design gives you the freedom from any distortion.
But that’s not all what this pair of headphones can offer. The symmetrical cords are designed with twin-core, high-performance, insulated connections on each side. They are additionally covered with high-quality material for better shielding from oscillations caused by ambient noise. The jacks are exclusively produced for the HD 800 in Switzerland and feature gold-plated bunches. Gold has the highly positive property of having a very low transfer resistance, thus guaranteeing excellent contact without interference. Moreover, the headband consists of a sandwich design in which a metal layer is covered with several layers of plastic. The high-tech plastic possesses incredible attenuation characteristics. They are also only mounted on one side, to make sure they fit optimally over the ear with maximum comfort to the wearer. Its built is one thing you can be assured of that your money has been well spent.
Top-Rated Closed-Back Premium Headphones
The Ultrasone Edition 5 Limited Headphones is a celebratory model of the Ultrasone Edition series, which hit the market by waves. These closed-back headphones lead the field with their exclusive premium materials and the incorporation of new S-Logic EX technology, which is based on a funnel-shaped arrangement for the sound transducer, oriented downwards to the front, which results in a much more spatial forward positioning effect. In short, it provides so much better listening experience than any other offered on the market. We may also add that aside from its impressive tech, this pair of headphones is damn gorgeous! Each earcup is handmade from moor oak – hundreds of years old and unrivalled in terms of grain and color. Both of them are protected by 7 layers of varnish, further enhancing the natural beauty of the materials.
For the earpads and the headband pad Ultrasone employs its tried and tested Ethiopian long-haired sheep leather. This leather combines silky softness with exceptional insulating properties, providing both outstanding wear comfort and perfect sound quality. Radiation is less of your worries as well, thanks to the MU-metal shielding equipped into the Edition 5 series. Moreover, it comes with flexible 99.999% OFC detachable cables, an exclusive storage case, and a brushed designer headphone stand made of high-grade stainless steel. Truly, you’re getting the value for your money.
Top-Rated Open-Air High-End Heaphones
The Grado PS1000e Professional Series is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. It sports large open design vents and outer mess and large G-Cush pads. The best thing about these pads is that they never feel stuffy and dissipate heat pretty rapidly, which is great if you’re living in a palce with sticky climate. Moreover, this particular pad model will move you further from the driver and enhance the scale of the sound and soundstage.
When it comes to sound quality, it is as impressive as one must expect from these headphones of such high price. It offers a reference sound signature which is noticeably balanced throughout the spectrum. The bass is lean and defined. The mids are extremely rich and transparent. And the highs are pretty accurate without any splashiness and uneven or distracting peaking. This headphone model is indeed masterfully designed that audiophiles would really love to own.
Top-Rated High-End Stereo Headphones
The Beyerdynamic T1 Tesla Audiophile Stereo Headphones boast the ability to provide you with almost double as much volume as traditional headphones. The increased efficiency also leaves the T1 with greater power reserves for dynamic, undistorted sound and lossless conversion of electric signals into sound waves.
The T1’s re-engineered drivers have increased magnetic field, allowing the voice coil is more compact but still provides a very high degree of efficiency. The membrane, consisting of a 3 layer “compound foil”, delivers an extremely precise frequency response and guarantees, in collaboration with the strong magnet, a transparent and distortion free sound. This is how the technology works behind the hood. As a matter of fact, because its sound quality is so impressive, users rave about how clear things are. With it, you can hear a lot of things you may have never heard before, such as footsteps, raindrops, and even whispering. There’s not much to say about this pair, but only this: words aren’t enough to truly define its audio quality. You have to try it to believe it yourself.