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The most beautiful headphones you know of?

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We talk about how headphones sound all the time, and I thought it would be interesting for those of us who are also very visual to talk about looks. Which headphones in your opinion are the most visually beautiful? I was thinking of maybe doing a poll, but then it would have to include way too many choices, so decided not to. We could maybe tally people's posts later and rank the top 5.

IMO, AKG's headphones are all beautifully designed, with the 701 taking the cake for the most beautiful:


Grado would probably be second place, with the RS2 being the best from the company:


Denon would probably be third, with the AHD501K looking the most unique and beautiful:


As you can see, I tend to prefer designs that are classy, elegant, and modern at the same time, as opposed to super futuristic, loud, garish, flashy...etc.

How about you guys? (Make sure you guys post photos--will make this thread really gorgeous to look at. )
post #2 of 572
My ears
post #3 of 572
AT Woodies win.
post #4 of 572
Thread Starter 
Yeah, the AT woodies are very nice too. I forgot about them:
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I really like the look of the Stax o2 for some reason.
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I like the minimalist look of the HD238, one of the reasons why I bought one. Sleek black frame with silver metal accents, complemented by black metal grilles and the Sennheiser logo.

post #7 of 572
well

beautiful to see on photo or put on someone's head?

Because Grados look cool on photo standing alone, but on someone's head look just like some medieval torture tool.

The most beautiful are the "just-round" Beyer DT880, Beyer T1 and Sennhs HD600 and 650. IMHO
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Originally Posted by Lunatique View Post
We talk about how headphones sound all the time, and I thought it would be interesting for those of us who are also very visual to talk about looks. Which headphones in your opinion are the most visually beautiful? I was thinking of maybe doing a poll, but then it would have to include way too many choices, so decided not to. We could maybe tally people's posts later and rank the top 5.

IMO, AKG's headphones are all beautifully designed, with the 701 taking the cake for the most beautiful:


Grado would probably be second place, with the RS2 being the best from the company:


Denon would probably be third, with the AHD501K looking the most unique and beautiful:


As you can see, I tend to prefer designs that are classy, elegant, and modern at the same time, as opposed to super futuristic, loud, garish, flashy...etc.

How about you guys?
I was going to say K701's, but you already covered it. I like the white color which looks very clean and sleek, almost like they dropped from heaven.
post #9 of 572
I'm on the futuristic black-chrome thing, so I give the Pioneer HDJ-1000 the first rank



Closely followed by the Denon HP700

post #10 of 572
Grados remind me of German tank commanders, hence the nickname "Tiger" amongst other Head-Fi'ers.

I also fancy the tough and utilitarian look of the Shure SRH series, especially the 840:


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Ultrasone Ed 8. So small and elegant. Form over function though
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That will probably have to be the Sony Qualia 010 in blue... Sheer beauty!





I quite like the look of the AKG K1000 and Stax SR-007BL as well though...


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Thread Starter 
Make sure you guys post photos--will make this thread really gorgeous to look at.
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Make sure you guys post photos--will make this thread really gorgeous to look at.
Will do.

Some of my other favorites:


Audio Technica ATH ESW9




Ultrasone Edition 8




Sennheiser HD 650

post #15 of 572
I like the Shure 840s as-well

Pioneer SE-L40...arguably a bit kitschy

Beyerdynamic DT48

Audio Technica ATH-W1000X

Denon AH-D5000

Audio Technica ATH A900Ltd
The best looking A900 based version

Grado SR325


Almost forgot:
Sony MDR-F1
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