When it comes to enjoying music, sound quality is important for everyone. But there’s a type of listener whose ears can discern details, tone, space, another musical element to a remarkably high degree. People with golden ears like this are called audiophiles, which literally just means “sound lover.”
But there is more to a pair of headphones that just the crisp, clean sound; there’s also the appearance, the comfort and the portability. We’re going to take a dive into the 11 best sets of headphones the planet has to offer. We’re covering everything from a pair of in-ear monitors to the cream of the crop top-of-the-line headphone meant for the serious listener. Like I’ve always said, if you’re got a head, you should absolutely have a killer pair of headphones.
How We Chose These Audiophile Headphones
We took a deep dive into the seemingly thousands of different headphones the planet has to offer. We took into consideration (first and foremost) the heart stopping sound quality a person wants and needs in a pair of headphones. Then we started thinking about how we would look surrounded by strangers on a train with a pair of industry-leading headphones that not only sounded good, but looked just as good as they sounded - amazing. The last key factor we zeroed in on was the comfort and weight of the headphones we were testing out. You can’t have a great-sounding, good-looking pair of headphones if you feel like you’re wearing a 1960’s football helmet.
Quality of audio. Stylish looks. Total comfort. That’s what we’re talking about!