After 25 years of listening, evaluating and comparing thousands of headphones of all stripes, our review team at Headphone.com knows "great" when we hear it. Our list below represents many of the world's very best sounding headphones.
Historically, top headphones have been open-back designs but lately some superb closed-back (sealed) headphones have appeared that rival open-back sound quality. Even some high-end reference in-ear headphones can now be found on this list.
Keep in mind some of these audiophile headphones will benefit from a headphone amp for maximized acoustic detail, dynamics and musical resolution.Shop for Audiophile Headphones