8 of the best headphones for audiophiles

Finding a pair of headphones that meets your style and performance expectations sounds easy but, quite often, it is a lot easier said than done and if you’re in the market for a new pair this festive period, you’re in luck as we’ve compiled our pick of 8 of the best headphones for audiophiles. Check out our selection below:

Sennheiser HD450 – Over-Ear Wireless Headphones$200

These superbly sleek and affordable Sennheiser HD450 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones ($200) have active noise cancellation which is great for blocking out external sounds and distractions. Crafted from robust materials and an innovative, folding design which allows you to take your headphones anywhere. You can optimise your sound experience with the intuitive equaliser in the free Sennheiser Smart Control App (iOS or Android). ($200)

Marshall Major III Bluetooth Headphones – $119

The Marshall Major III Bluetooth Headphones ($119) are a contemporary classic re-engineered with a straight fit headband, slimmed down 3D hinges and rebuilt ear cushions. While thicker loop wires with reinforced rubber dampers that contribute to the overall robust build quality. These excellent looking headphones have a pleasing vintage vibe to their aesthetic and keeps the music going strong with over 30 hours of wireless playtime on a single charge, leaving competitors in the dust. ($119)

Human Headphones – $269

Boasting a highly contemporary design aesthetic, we’re loving these Human Headphones ($269) here at Coolector HQ. They have a 3 in 1 true wireless design which provides over-the-ear quality with the convenience of ear-buds that snaps into a portable Bluetooth speaker. They boast 9 hours continuous battery use and charging while in speaker mode and have both touch and voice controls for seamless experience. ($269)

Jaybird Vista Earthproof Wireless Headphones – $180

Built for an active lifestyle, the Jaybird Vista Earthproof Wireless Headphones ($180) are billed as the only headphones on the market that meet MIL-STD 810G requirements. To qualify as MIL-STD 810G, you have to pass repeated shock, vibrations, drop, and crush tests as well as withstand extended exposure to tropical humidity, hurricane-force water, and desert sandstorm conditions – so, needless to say, these aren’t going to let you down wherever your adventures take you in 2021. The rechargeable, 6-hour battery provides ample power for your all-day adventures and offers an hour of playtime after just five minutes of charging. ($180)

Bang & Olufsen x RIMOWA Headphones – $900

Bang & Olufsen joined forces with RIMOWA and have created a pair of limited-edition Beoplay H9i headphone that hone in on the craftsmanship that characterises both of the two brands. Made from authentic and long-lasting materials such as anodised aluminium and genuine leather, the RIMOWA x Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i Headphones ($900) are housed in a signature RIMOWA aluminium case and are about as classy and well made as headphones get. ($900)

Master & Dynamic MW65 Automobili Lamborghini Active Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones – £489

If you’re a fan of luxury cars, and Lamborghinis in particular, these decadent Master & Dynamic MW65 Automobili Lamborghini Active Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones (£489) are going to be the perfect audio solution for you. Master & Dynamic have partnered with Automobili Lamborghini on a collection of high-performance sound tools which take their design inspiration from the design and materials of the iconic Italian super sports cars. Each pair boasts custom 40mm Beryllium drivers, up to 24 hours of battery life (with an optional cable to extend your listening time), and two modes of Active Noise-Cancelling technology to deliver an unparalleled acoustic experience in any environment. (£489)

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Headphones – £349.99

With the PX7 Headphones from Bowers & Wilkins (£349.99) you can experience music at its highest level wherever you go. No matter where you are, powerful drivers and adaptive noise cancelling put you in the centre of the music and the bold, impactful design of these headphones is right up our street at The Coolector. The 43.6mm drivers in the PX7 are the largest in the brand’s headphone collection and are developed and tuned by the same engineers behind the Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers found in Abbey Road Studios. (£349.99)

Meters OV-1-B-CONNECT Headphones – £349.99

With these classy Meters OV-1 B-Connect Headphones (£349.99) you get rich warm sound, impeccable automatic noise cancelling, unique VU meter and, all importantly, no wires. Everything you loved about the OV-1 now ready to go with any Bluetooth® equipped device. You can also answer calls and skip tracks using the tap buttons on the side of the headphones. This Qualcomm® aptXTM HD audio ensures your Bluetooth® wireless enabled device can deliver High Definition (HD) audio. (£349.99)

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