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The 20 Most Expensive Headphones in the World




If you are a lover of music – be it hip hop, rap, cool, country, R&B, reggae or any type, you should know that the key to getting the best out of your audio is through a standard Headphone.

In the market, these accessories comes in different types, category, price and even comfort.

Headphones are vital to music as much as the beats itself.

Enjoying one’s music simply means getting the full details of the whole song – a feat achievable only on Head phone – also referred to as earpiece.

In this post, we will be looking at the the 20 most expensive headphones in the market.

They are:

1. Focal Utopia by Tournaire

WORTH: $120,000

Topping the list of the most expensive headphone in the world is the “Focal Utopia”.

This piece of product is a perfect combination of both beauty and Superior quality in a whole new dimension.

On it’s body, diamond and it’s band of other precious stones fully adorns it’s outer appearance.

The quality produced by it’s speaker is second to none.

If you want to be in possession of one, contact the company straight as there are no retail policy for this particular headphone.

2. Onkyo H900M 20-carat Diamonds

WORTH: $80,000

The next and second on our list is Onkyo H900M 20-carat Diamonds.

This headphone just like the first, comes with designs of gemstones like diamond – which is used to adorn it’s ear cups.

You’ll also see a pair of rubies on them.

Despite assuming heir to top spot, it’s sound system definitely hit it and considering the benefits of it’s diamond, it is a good value for money.

3. Sennheiser Orpheus/HE-1

WORTH: $68,000

Breaking into our top 3 of the most expensive headphone is Sennheiser Orpheus/HE-1.

On design, it is produced by sculpted aluminium, microfibre and leather with chassis composing of Carrara marble.

If you are curious of what a $68,000 headphone can produced in terms of sound quality, then you really need to try this one out.

4. V-Moda Crossfade M-100

WORTH: $40,000

When we are talking about flashy headphones, then this model is instantly among.

Infact, it is arguably the most flashiest headphone you can find on the market.

However, this comes with a price – we are talking $40,000.

Gold, silver, bronze and platinum adorns this accessory, standing out users anywhere, anytime.

5. Ultrasone ED5 LTD Edition 5

WORTH: $5,999

Sitting comfortably as the fifth expensive headphone is Ultrasone ED5 LTD Edition 5.

This headphone offers good sound quality system but at a relatively cheap price.

If you want the service of a nice, packaged headphone with top-notch features, then Ultrasone has this deal for you.

6. Abyss AB-1266

WORTH: $5,495

When we want to look at headphone with an eye for aesthetic, Abyss AB-1266 cannot be left out of the game.

One of the most important feature is it’s planar magnetic drivers which is quite rare.

If you want to budget down your expenses for an headphone, this is a really nice one to pick.

7. oBravo EAMT-1s

WORTH: $4,780

Breaking into our top 7 of the most expensive headphone is oBravo EAMT-1s.

They have what we call “Hybrid Dynamic AMT driver” which means that it’s compact two drivers as a single unit.

On the design, you get a ceramic framework which is beautifully crafted.

Have you ever wondered, “How can i get a quality headphone without investing much?” The answer is obvious – oBravo EAMT-1s.

8. Final Audio Design Sonorous X

WORTH: $4,500

Next on our list is Sonorous X produced by Final Audio.

It was produced as a premium headset with intention to compete with elite and has certainly done that.

Giving it a trial will convince you!

9. Stax SR-009

WORTH: $4,450

Among the top 10 on our list of the most expensive headphone is Stax SR-009.

With this, you’ll get a silver-coated copper wire and a very thin diaphragm – a good combo when sound quality and good perfomance matters.

Absolutely incredible!

10. Audeze LCD-4

WORTH: $4,000

The headphone assuming the number 10 position is no other than Audeze LCD-4.

As some of us know, LCD-4 is the upgraded variant of LCD-3.

If you are familiar with the later, then it’s only a matter of time to checkout the former and feel it’s Superior quality sound system.

11. HiFiMan HE1000 V2

WORTH: $3,380

This headphone is one of the coolest piece of beauty you’ll ever come across.

It is design to meet most of today’s sound engineering standard – typical example is it’s extremely small 0.01 driver and a very soft, comfortable ear cups.

Got some extra bugs? Try this one out!

12. Shure KSE1500

WORTH: $3,245

When we are talking about one of the headphone that parades sound authencity, Shure KSE1500 is certainly among.

This is possible because of it’s electrostatic drivers.

Although a dedicated amplifier is required, the sound system of this headset is truely remarkable.

13. Meze Audio Empyrean

WORTH: $2,999

Empyreans are the premium variant of Meze’s headphone.

Having been known for producing cheap earpiece, the company beat all odds to produce this piece of accessory with affordability, incredible audio quality coupled with good comfort.

It will be hard to find an headphone that will match this quality at such price tag.

14. Grado PS1000e

WORTH: $2,030

The headphone assuming the 13th position of our list of the most expensive headphone is Grado PS1000e.

If you are looking forward to invest on an headphone that will be durable and flashy, then this might be the one you are looking for.

15. Audeze LCD-3

WORTH $1,945

Breaking into the top 15 most expensive headphone is Audeze LCD-3.

Audeze has once again marveled the world with this exceptional piece of beauty.

On purchase, you’ll get planar magnetic drivers with an open-back design.

You might really want to try this!

16. Sennheiser HD800

WORTH $1,500

Next on our list is Sennheiser HD800.

This brand – Sennheiser, has done themselves a whole lot of good when it comes to Audio technology.

This product is just a reflection of that accomplishment and more to it, it’s averagely cheap.

17. Beyerdynamic T1

WORTH: $1,395

The number 17 headphone on our list is no other than Beyerdynamic T1.

This Tesla-based sound technology system is an embodiment of a class in an affordable zone.

Just try it out!

18. Hifiman HE 6

WORTH $1,299

Next on our list of the most expensive headphone is Hifiman HE 6.

It is designed with an open-back and make use of planar magnetic structure.

Though it may have the appearance of a basic headphone, you’ll need to hear the vibes produced by it.

Natural and plane!

19. JH Audio JH16 Pro

WORTH $1,295

When speaking of durable headphone, it will be very wrong to leave-out JH Audio JH16 Pro.

It is designed with 8 internal drivers and as such, gives remarkable sound output.

The summary is that this headphone is a geniune description of comfort and durability.

20. Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

WORTH $1,200

Breaking in as the last on the list of the top expensive headphone in the world is no other than Audio-Technica ATH-W5000.

On it’s design, it is built with magnesium-alloy frame.

What you’ll get in return for purchasing this headphone is the potent output of sheer aesthetic and improved quality sound system.

20 Most Expensive Headphones In The World: Recap

  1. Focal Utopia by Tournaire – $120,000
  2. Onkyo H900M 20-carat diamonds – $80,000
  3. Sennheiser Orpheus/HE-1 – $68,000
  4. V-Moda Crossfade M-100 – $40,000
  5. Ultrasone ED5 LTD Edition 5 – $5,999
  6. Abyss AB-1266 Phi – $5,495
  7. oBravo EAMT-1s – $4,780
  8. Final Audio Design Sonorous X – $4,500
  9. Stax SR-009 – $4,450
  10. Audeze LCD-4 – $4,000
  11. HiFiMan HE1000 V2 – $3,380
  12. Shure KSE1500 – $3,245
  13. Meze Audio Empyrean – $2,999
  14. Grado PS1000e – $2,030
  15. Audeze LCD-3 – $1,945
  16. Sennheiser HD800 – $1,500
  17. Beyerdynamic T1 – $1,395
  18. Hifiman HE 6 – $1,299
  19. JH Audio JH16 Pro – $1,295
  20. Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 – $1,200


People who are into sound engineering do understand the level and quality of sound which a good headphone can bring to the table.

This post enlightens on the best there is (Top 20).

Which do you think is the most expensive?

Let’s hear from you in the comment section.

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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