When we talk about audio, a higher price usually also means that we are dealing with a higher quality equipment. Hearing is a very sybaritic sense. Sometimes we use wired headphones that we think sound good, and when we borrow superior ones, we begin to notice for the first time that our headphones were not as good as we thought. Today we will talk about some headphones so advanced, that we would not be able to appreciate their quality.
Super good and super expensive headphones
What must a pair of headphones have to be worth several? thousands of euros? In general, the audio quality of headphones increases as we go up in price within the product portfolio of the same brand. However, there is a technical horizon that can make two devices sound similar, despite having very different prices. Some of these models are the following:
HiFiMan HE1000 V2
Its development lasted 7 years, and it is the flagship of its brand. Their design is quite futuristic, and has been used nanometer technology to reduce its size as much as possible. In this way, this HiFiMan product has a fineness that is totally out of the ordinary. Getting hold of this model is worth a whopping €3,099.
They are sold as electrostatic headphones. The microtransducer that produces the sound in this model is in weightlessness, so it is weightless. That makes the sound response clearer, more accurate and also faster. They come with their own DAC, and they cost €3,159. Surely you never imagined that in-ear headphones could cost such a lot.
With a very solid build quality and a design that invites you to use them alone at home, the Grado PS1000e are priced at approximately 2,000 euros. Professionals who have used it have been delighted with its sound quality, but if we don’t make a living from music, we won’t appreciate its quality anywhere near.
Meze Audio Empyrean
This Romanian company only made affordable headphones. One day, they decided to show the world that they, too, were capable of creating a fully professional team. And that’s how the Meze Audio Empyrean was born, headphones sculpted with one piece of aluminum. Its headband is made of carbon fiber, and its design is also very elegant. They are for sale on many sound-specific websites at a price of €3,000.
With a design that is quite reminiscent of the HiFiMan HE1000 V2, the Audeze LCD-4 are also headphones from another planet. In fact, their creators take their quality so seriously that we can buy them directly next to a tube amp. The earphone housing is fully insulated with quality materials, and the device offers quality that is hard to compare thanks to its Uniforce technology. Only the finest ears will be able to appreciate its quality, so we can feel lucky, because we can save the €4,499 what is worth doing with them.