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The 13 Most Expensive Headphones in the World to Represent

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Want to know which are the most expensive headphones in the world? Everyone owns a pair of headphones, but some of the devices on our forthcoming list are so costly and exclusive that mostly celebrities and high-end musicians and producers are lucky enough to own a pair. If you are a true audiophile, this list will be like music to your ears. But if you are also interested in elite technology, be sure to check out our countdown of The 10 Most Expensive Mobile Phones on the Market as well.

The pieces we’ve chosen have a reason behind their prices. Whether it’s their technological features, their state-of-the-art design or another fancy characteristic, such as being covered in gold, every item is special, unique, and renowned in its own way. If you love music and you have over $1,000 to spare, maybe you should go out right now and buy one of the headphones we’ve listed for you. And if you happen to have the opportunity of listening to music through these devices, you will see how your world is turned upside down. The impact such headphones have on the listening experience is so powerful that you will never be able to go back to your old supermarket-bought earpieces.

So, are you curious about the most expensive headphones in the world? Let’s take a look at the countdown.


13. Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 

Price: $1,200

Amazing sound quality and modern aesthetics: the Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 have a magnesium-alloy frame and oxygen-free copper voice coils.

12. JH Audio JH16 Pro

Price: $1,149 + Custom Ear Molds

The base price of these headphones is not as expensive as others, but the device is designed to fit your ears in particular, so you have to take into account the price of the custom ear molds; fancy, right?

11. Hifiman HE-6 

Price: $1,299

The two features that make the Hifiman HE-6 unique are: its open-back design and its planar magnetic structure.


10. Beyerdynamic T1 

Price: $1,399

These are also open-back headphones but with traditional drivers. The Tesla-based technology of this device results in the production of a clear and powerful sound. Moreover it is light and efficient.


9. Sennheiser HD800 

Price: $1,500

This Sennheiser model is supposed to provide a “spatial” listening experience. Furthermore, these headphones are handcrafted in Germany to ensure that the sound is as natural to your ears as possible.


8. Grado PS1000 

Price: $1,695

This Brooklyn piece is not flashy, but classic, even old-school looking. In fact, its aesthetic austerity intends to focus on the sound technology and quality rather than on ostentatious appearances.

The seven most expensive headphones in the world can be found on the next pages.

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