Overview of the most expensive headphones
The most expensive headphones in the world, of course, are single models encrusted with diamonds and decorated with precious metals. Such products are exhibited as works of art and only a select few can use them. We offer a selection of the most expensive, but available to every user, models. These are the products that impress with uncompromising quality in both sound and performance. They are mass-produced, so despite the huge cost, they can be easily found in the store. It is worth noting that the headphones presented in the rating justify their price not by the presence of jewelry, but by technical characteristics and versatility.
Top most expensive headphones
HiFiMAN Shangri-La Jr.
HiFiMAN Shangri-La Jr. headphones
One of the most expensive headphones not only in Russia, but also in the world. Equipped with a tube amplifier, have an ultra-thin membrane. They feature a stylish design and storage stand. In addition, the headphones are lightweight and do not cause discomfort to wear. There is a lot of controversy about the sound quality of premium “ears”, but still it directly depends on the source used. The device has a fairly wide frequency range (7-120000 Hz), which means that the middle, like tops and bottoms, sounds here without subsidence. According to people who were lucky enough to listen to Shangri-La Jr., the sound here is perfect. True, the device is intended only for the most sophisticated audiophiles.
- Perfectly smooth sound
- Tube amplifier included
- Comfort fit
- Convenient stand included
- Very high cost for Russia
Sennheiser HD 820
Sennheiser HD 820
Not the most expensive, but very popular headphones among audiophiles. Perfectly combine reliable assembly, stylish appearance and excellent sound quality. Yes, the price is very upsetting for many users, but this model is worth the money. Of course, they are far from being made for games or a phone, so you should not expect good sound from them when used with a mediocre source. The only tangible drawback is weak passive noise cancellation. Nevertheless, in a closed design, and even at such a cost, you want to go headlong into the music, and not be distracted by extraneous noise.
- Suitable for all music genres
- Excellent build quality
- Convenient wooden case
- Detailed sound
- good bass
- Weak sound insulation
Good for everything: both for the phone and for the PC (some use them as gaming «ears»). The model has a low impedance of 20 ohms, is equipped with 106 mm membranes, is connected via a standard mini jack 3.5 mm connector, and there is also a 6.3 mm adapter in the kit. These expensive planar magnetic headphones have won the hearts of users with their almost perfect sound and the ability to work without a DAC and an amplifier. True, the device is not without flaws. The design has a rather large weight, and besides, it is better to listen to «ears» in a quiet room: there is no sound insulation at all.
- Spacious warm sound
- Deep and detailed bass
- Can be used without amplifier and DAC
- No soundproofing
Bright and stylish headphones with a wide frequency range and a low impedance of 40 ohms. The maximum power of the device is 2000 mW, and the sensitivity is 102 dB. Also, this expensive model has an original design: the outside of the bowl has a natural wood finish. «Ears» are sensitive to the source used. Listening to music from your phone or using it as a gaming device is not recommended. The model fully reveals its potential only with a good amplifier and DAC. If there are problems with sound, then you just need to change the additional equipment.
- Excellent vocal performance
- Wide soundstage
- Beautiful design with natural wood
- Live sound
- No soundproofing
- Requires preheating
In their reviews, the owners praise these expensive headphones for their lively sound, excellent sound isolation and versatility: the “ears” work with all portable sound sources. True, through the DAC + amplifier, the sound is many times better than when connected to a phone or PC. It is believed that at a high cost, such a model should not have drawbacks. However, they are. The most significant is the short-lived stock cable. On older versions, it quickly fails and requires repair, on newer ones it simply underestimates the sound quality. Therefore, experienced audiophiles are advised to immediately replace the cable with a new one.
- The most comfortable fit
- Undemanding to the sound source
- Suitable for use with iPhone
- Allows you to immerse yourself in music
- Short-lived cable on the old version
- Need warm-up
Far from the most expensive headphones in the world, but at the same time they are in demand among music lovers and audiophiles. The model is distinguished by cups made of walnut, a wide frequency range, structured bass and almost perfect sound. «Ears» work with all sound sources, the impedance of the device is 25 ohms. True, the better the source, the more detailed the music sounds. The model is worth the money. According to users, when you pick up the Denon AH-D7200, you immediately feel what you paid for. High quality here is felt from the first touch.
- Clear structured bass
- Ergonomic design
- Reliable assembly
- On the head look stylish and expensive
- No case included
- Weak noise reduction