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Best Audiophile Headphones for 2018 Reviewed

A great saying from Shakespeare ~ “When words fail, music speaks”.

 

For the music enthusiastic, there are tons of audiophile headphones to deliver the best music experience. These audiophile headphones are tailored to deliver uncompromising performance and unparalleled audio quality. If someone really is serious about music or want to catch all the little details while listening to whatever its music, movie, audiobook, FM; these high-end audiophile headphones are for them.

 

But the question arises, “Which headphones are they worth buying?”.

 

So, we researched 40 hi-fi audiophile headphones & gathered top ten (five) best audiophile headphones for you to pick the headphones that are made for you.

 

How to choose a great audiophile headphone?

It’s hard to go to mall and try all the headphones and select the best one. To prevent this, while picking out best headphones we applied some major aspects an audiophile headphone should have. We’ve looked over some key specs of an audiophile headphone should have like- types, weight, connectivity, design, price, durability and battery life (if wireless).

 

So, let’s roll into those awesome audiophile headphones!

 

 

  1. Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7: This Japanese company, Audio-Technica is a new contender in this audiophile headphones game and deliver us some really stunning premium quality headphones. No doubt this Cherrywood color furnished, visually stunning pair can be their game changer. ATH-MSR7 is the successor of ATH-MSR7 that became highly popular among listeners.

 

Design and Build: As for this pair, they come with detachable cables and packaged with 2 different cables for home and portable uses separately. 1.2m one-button remote featured cable is to use with smartphones while the other 3m cable is to connect with TV or AV receiver. It’s a little bit weighted but it’s well rounded large memory foam made earpads distribute the hugging in head so precisely.

Sound Quality: Speaking of audio quality, ATH-MSR7 has given us the best in term of clarity. No matter what kind of music it is, ATH-MSR7 always ready to deliver it’s best.

 

Type Connectivity Noise Reduction Weight Cable Length Battery Life Price
Over Ear Wired Yes 0.9 lbs. 1.2 m + 3 m $240.09

 

Rating: 8/10

  • Design: 5
  • Features: 8
  • Sound: 8.5
  • Value: 8

 

 

  1. OPPO PM-3: One of the best over ear headphone in our list. This Chinese consumer is a real deal. In 2014, they released PM-1 and PM-2. But recently they released their flagship headphones titled as PM-3. This closed back audiophile headphones ruling the market.

Design and Build: Amazingly built this pair comes with 2 colors, White and Black. Without fatigue these headphones can be worn for hours for its comfortable ear pads. These pads are non-leather which you can criticize. But for its build and luxurious design, one simply cannot ignore these hi-fi headphones. In one line, close to perfect in terms of design, fit, and construction.

Sound Quality: Thankfully, the PM-3’s deliver 26 ohms and 102db. It is also having a nice little emphasis in the bass and superbly detailed midrange nestled between gentle yet clearly defined low ends and crystal clear, natural highs.

 

Type Connectivity Noise Reduction Weight Cable Length Battery Life Price
Over Ear Wired Yes 0.7 lbs. 3 m $399.0

 

Rating: 8.4/10

  • Design: 8.5
  • Features: 8.5
  • Sound: 9
  • Value: 7.5

 

 

  1. Sennheiser IE 800: German company Sennheiser is worldwide popular for their uncompromising audiophile headphones over the years. IE 800 is one of their great headphones released in 2016.

Design and Build: This in ear audiophile headphones use a single dynamic 7mm driver per earpiece, where other headphones tend to use as much as four drivers per ear. This is the smallest currently available. This low weight earpieces fairly easy to fit, and quite comfortable. It uses a standard 2.5mm socket instead the cable breaks away where the L/R cables join.

Sound Quality: The Sennheiser IE 800 have exceptional bass depth and power what makes it agile, taut and intensely disciplined. It combines portability with exceptional, best-in-class sound.

 

Type Connectivity Noise Reduction Weight Cable Length Battery Life Price
In Ear Wired Yes 0.6 lbs. 2.8 m $639.99

 

Rating: 8.3/10

  • Design: 9
  • Features: 7
  • Sound: 9
  • Value: 8

 

  1. B&W P9 Signature: Bowers & Wilkins also known as B&W, is a British headphones company crafted some great classical looking audiophile headphones. If you’re looking to spend $899.99 for luxurious music experience, then P9 Signature is for you.

Design and Build: Simple yet very attractive. Elegant design with an inline remote for controlling your music. The magnetic ear cushions are a little stiff, but softened up after a couple of weeks of use.

Sound Quality: The P9s have probably the best and most satisfying bass and it bumps the bass without overwhelming or disrupting the higher frequencies. Noise cancellation, wireless functionality and portability is not there, even though these can all be had on much cheaper models.

 

Type Connectivity Noise Reduction Weight Cable Length Battery Life Price
Over Ear Wired No 0.97 lbs. 3.2 m $899.00

 

 

Rating: 7.6/10

  • Design: 9
  • Features: 6.5
  • Sound: 8
  • Value: 7

 

  1. Bose QuietComfort 35 II: Massachusetts based this American company delivered some great audiophile headphones for last couple of years. QuietComfort 35 II is updated from their previous release QuietComfort 35. It’s dedicated button for Google Assistant, but it can be programmed for other functions, too.

 

Design and Build: The frame and headband are of a thick plastic while the outer shell of the ear cups is made of metal. the word “Comfort” in the name of these headphones indicates how comfy these pairs are.  On the rear edge of the cup there are volume controls and a multi-function button. While LEDs indicating battery and Bluetooth-connection status.

 

Sound Quality: This over bass-y audiophile headphones are not the best performer. The noise cancellation is very powerful. A digital equalizer, Bose uses, that automatically tweaks the sound so that one aspect doesn’t overpower at any volume. Overall, it’s an all-round performer.

Type Connectivity Noise Reduction Weight Cable Length Battery Life Price
Over Ear Wireless Yes 0.88 lbs. 20 h $349.95

 

Rating: 8.4/10

  • Design: 8
  • Features: 9
  • Sound: 8.5
  • Value: 8

 

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