The audiophile who values audio has many quality headphones to choose for Cyber Monday and Black Friday shopping. Earlier this month, audio manufacturer Sennheiser released the latest iteration of their Orpheus amplifier and headphone setup. The detailed construction of the amplifier and headphones totals at $50,000. A steep price for quality, but many headphone manufacturers offer many options at a range of prices for holiday shopping.
9Beats Studio Wireless
This Apple owned brand’s Studio makes good on the wall to wall marketing that Beats made its name on. CNET recommended the Studio Wireless model as the best Bluetooth headphone for 2015.
The Sony MDR series is a favorite among audio professionals and radio producers. The MDR-1A offers the studio-recommended audio with the premium construction and features that mobile listeners want.
7Axent Wear cat ear headphones
This experimental headphone design was fully funded on Indiegogo and is in testing phase. These headphones include accent lights and cute, Anime inspired cat ears with external speakers. The startup has since joined luxury vendor Brookstone for distribution.
This first attempt at headphones by a microphone brand Blue features a retro studio design and a supercharged amplifier to get more out of mobile audio.
5Bowers & Wilkins P5
The technophiles at Wired Magazine selected the original wired version of the P5 as one of their favorite headphone models. Bowers & Wilkins has since released a wireless Bluetooth version of the headphones with mic for taking calls.
4V-Moda Crossfade M-100 with tailored panels
This summer, V-Moda unveiled their tailored 3d-printed side panels for their DJ headphones. Materials range from plastic, priced at $40 for the panel itself, to sterling silver and 14k gold, which may run up to $40,000.
3Sennheiser Momentum series
Sennheiser appears again on the list for their Momentum line of headphones.
Better known for their bluray players and mobile devices, Oppo offers a planar magnetic audio set that comes with both a carrying case and a wooden box for in-home storage.
1Audeze LCD 2
This hand-crafted headphone offers unique materials for the external body and internals. The unique magnetic drive offers some of the best audio in the market for a lavish price.