Here it is- you've found the world's best audiophile headphones.
After over 20 years of listening to and bench testing thousands of headphones of all stripes, HeadRoom knows "great" when we hear it. The following list represents many of the world's very best headphones. Historically, the top-performing headphones have been open designs, but lately some incredibly good closed-back headphones have appeared that rival open-back sound quality. Even some reference in-ear headphones can now be found on this list. Without question, all these headphones are good enough to warrant an excellent headphone amplifier for maximized acoustic detail, dynamics, and musical resolution.