There are just some things you outgrow the older you get. Wearing sandals with socks. Wearing graphic t-shirts everywhere. Being able to fit in those little swings at the park. But there’s one area that people sometimes seem to forget also needs upgrading: Their ears. Or at least, what covers them.
Sure, you could spend your whole life listening to music with the headphones that came with your phone, but why would you? Isn’t it about time you took your music listening seriously and upgraded to something that sounded good?
We’ve even made it one step easier for you: Here are four different high-end headphones to check out that will totally change what your music sounds like, for the better.
What happens when Denon puts its 50 years of headphone experience to work? The AH-D7200.
The AH-D7200 uses Japanese-made FreeEdge drivers for super-low distortion, has 100% walnut ear cups that allow for extreme sound reproduction, and also includes a detachable 7N-purity copper cable to help give you the best connection possible.
It’s also comfortable – memory foam ear cushions will make your ears feel like they are being softly cuddled as you listen to “Beethoven’s 5th Symphony” and “Crazy Train.” Here’s a spec rundown for Denon’s reference headphones:
Driver Size: 50mm Nano- Fibre Free Edge
Denon App: Denon Audio
Leather Headband: Sheepskin
Hanger: Precision Aluminum
Ear Cup: American Walnut
Detachable Cable: 3.0m 7N Purity Cable
Accessories: Cleaning Cloth
Klipsch’s Reference Over-Ear Headphones are powered by Klipsch’s Balanced Dynamic driver technology, which the company claims will give you the truest bass you can find in over-ear headphones. And it is all about that bass, after all.
It also boasts removable memory-foam ear cushions, and a 3-button remote and mic that works with iOS devices, giving you extra control over your music. You can also fold them up for transport, and they come in either black or white, for those of you worried about being functional and fashionable. We know you want the full specs, so let’s take a look:
Driver Design: Patented Klipsch Balanced Dynamic (KBD)
Driver Components: Full Range KBD-40
Driver Diameter: 40 mm
Mic/Remote: Apple® Mic + 3-button Remote
Cable: 48" Tangle-Resistant Flat Cable
Frequency Response: 15Hz-20 Hz
Sensitivity (1mW): 110 dB
Power Handling: 100 mW
Impedance (1kHz): 32 ohms Input
Connections: 3.5 mm Weight 253g
What does the Bowers-Wilkins P9 Signature bring to the table? Italian Saffiano leather headband and ear cups. Angled drivers. A brand-new drive unit. De-coupled headband. Acoustic cabinets created with Finite Element Analysis that help make your music as precise as possible.
Put on some Ke$ha, toss a pair over your ears, and get ready for stereo sound that is more life-like and distortion-free. And for you audiophiles, here’s some more in-depth details:
Frequency range: 2HZ to 30Hz
Impedance: 22 ohms
Distortion (THD): <0.2%(1kHz/10Mw)
Sensitivity: 111 dB/V at 1kHz
Max input power: 50mW
If you are looking for something with less wires and more color, check out the Bose’s Custom QuietComfort 35. They work with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and also have over 24 trillion ways to customize them to your colorful liking. Taste THAT rainbow.
Wireless headphones also means battery life, and with these you’d be looking at 20 hours, coming just short of a whole day of music listening … if that’s all you did and didn’t sleep at all.
Of course, these are just four different headphone possibilities. If you still aren’t sure – or want to explore other high-end options – get in touch today and we’d be glad to help you make your music sound as good as possible. We’ll make those ears happy!