Whether you’re rocking out on the go or jamming in your living room, there’s something really quite special about getting lost in your music. What headphones are the best for losing yourself to the beat? Read on to find out which high-fidelity headphones are our favorite!
Sony MDR Z7
Sony’s name usually indicates a degree of quality that most audio brands can’t match. The MDR Z7 is no exception: it’s a phenomenal piece of technology. In fact, these headphones are probably Sony’s best bet at squaring off with true “audiophile” headphones. The quality of these high-fidelity headphones is no joke, but neither is the price. These great-sounding headphones will set you back $700.
While Sony isn’t usually a company known for producing audiophile-quality headphones, the MDR Z7 breaks that trend with aplomb. While many headphones in this price range opt for an open-back design to open the sound, these instead go with a closed-back design to keep ambient sounds out. They still manage to have a great, open sound though. These are a great choice for anyone looking for a great audio experience on the go without sacrificing quality!
While the MDR Z7 is great for on-the-go listening, the Beyerdymanic T90 headphones are much more well-suited for home listening. Their open-back design leaks sound, but also offers a fantastic, open sound profile. The Beyerdymanic T90’s make use of incredibly powerful Tesla magnets to produce their sound. And it shows: the sound profile is balanced, rich and incredibly high-fidelity. There are few compromises found in these headphones.
What’s more, they can usually be found for around $600 online! With these high-fidelity headphones, you get audiophile-quality without paying an audiophile price!
Our Favorite High-Fidelity Headphones: Sennheiser HD 800
These supremely comfortable headphones are our absolute favorite. They’re luxuriously well-built and gorgeous, and feature some of the most incredible sound quality you can get from headphones. Their most impressive feature isn’t just how loud they can be, how much bass they can produce, etc. No, their most impressive feature is how they cease to be when the music comes on. These headphones don’t feel like a medium for the sound, they’re a portal to the concert hall where the song is being played.
There are a few drawbacks to these headphones, though. For one, they’ll set you back quite a bit: they cost around $1,000 online. Secondly, there’s no converter for a 3.5mm jack, which makes them pretty much exclusively for home use. That said, these are still some of the best headphones you can find, and they make a great companion to any home entertainment system.