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Just researching this topic and wanting some feedback if possible. Many thanks.
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If it's excluding STAX, I wonder if the new headphone by Monster (in collaboration with Hublot) would be in the list. 

It's coming out in summer with an RRP of $2,275  confused_face_2.gif

 

#1 is the Sennheiser HE90 (Orpheus).

I think they were around $16000 new, and some have gone for nearly double that 2nd hand.


Edited by GREQ - 4/25/13 at 4:55am
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I think sennheiser HD650 (500 bucks) and sennheiser HD800 (more then 1000 bucks)...

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Originally Posted by SunshineReggae View Post

I think sennheiser HD650 (500 bucks) and sennheiser HD800 (more then 1000 bucks)...

Those are both easily not in the top 5.

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My guesses would be those out-of-production legends like HE90, K1000, Q10, R10, L3000G..

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Why is "most expensive" in quotation marks? I must be missing something?
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Originally Posted by lukEM22 View Post

Why is "most expensive" in quotation marks? I must be missing something?

Maybe we should include modded headphones like Lil Waynes diamond encrusted Beats - they're estimated to be worth $1,000,000. 

 

Here we can take 'most expensive' to mean the biggest diminished returns in history.

post #8 of 15

Sennheiser Orpheus and Sony Qualia are the two that I had the pleasure of seeing in person. Beautiful beautiful headphones, sadly I can't afford them.

 

Are you looking for "most expensive that has a practice use" or "most expensive that should be displayed in a showroom"?

post #9 of 15

 

Lil' Wayne's Diamond Studded Beats Pro Headphones

 

Price: $1,000,000

 

Beats Pro Price: $400

 

Price of the diamonds: $999,600

 

Conclusion: I hate you Lil' Wayne...

post #10 of 15

Abyss's new AB-1266 costs $5495, making it the most expensive headphone available today. 

post #11 of 15

Why not change it to the "most expensive headphones that are worth it" (look of disgust at the diamond encrusted beats)

 

And a lot of those out of production super expensive headphones are just not worth it unless ur a collector (like orpheus)

 

most expensive headphones that are worth their expense: stax sr009, LCD-3, HD800, T1, HE-6.

 

I have not heard the abyss headphones but they look abyssmally ugly if you ask me. (i have heard that it sounds better than LCD-3 but i doubt its worth their asking price)

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I own both the HD 800's and SR 009's, and I have to say that they both sound incredible. I would really like to hear the Orpheus and Abyss sometime at a meet-up. I wish a Houston meet-up could occur. biggrin.gif
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Sennheiser Orpheus HE90, Sennheiser Baby Orpheus HE60, JPS Abyss, Stax 009,  Sony R10 (bass light and heavy), Sony Qualia, Audio Technica Leatherhead L3000

 

Did I miss any.  All pushing over 3k.

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Sennheiser Orpheus HE90, Sennheiser Baby Orpheus HE60, JPS Abyss, Stax 009,  Sony R10 (bass light and heavy), Sony Qualia, Audio Technica Leatherhead L3000

Did I miss any.  All pushing over 3k.

U missed the diamond encrusted version of the Stax 009. wink.gif
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