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Most Appealing Headphone Ever Seen?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

in relation to the thread " WORST headphone you ever heard?", http://www.head-fi.org/t/571839/worst-headphone-you-ever-heard/705, i, as a design freak, wonder what u guys think about which headphones appeal to you the most?

post #2 of 17

IMO the best looking headphones are sennheiser hd598s, but AKGs generally look pretty sexy as well.

post #3 of 17
Always the one I'm *just* about to buy.

Currently in loooove with the Sennheise HD-25-1-ii I just bought. I loooove that technical bunch of wires on black. Form follows function.

But then again, I have some vintage gear in my living room most people would find ugly. Technics SB-6000 speakers for instance.

post #4 of 17

I think all the Grados look pretty nice, the Wooden ones especially.




But the Phocal spirits i tried at my local store a few days ago looked nice as well :)

post #5 of 17

The wooden Grados, LCD-2, Denon D5000/D7000.  The cups that Marty makes are just gorgeous.

post #6 of 17

ATH-W3000ANV, W1000X , W5000.

post #7 of 17

Anything with wood looks gorgeous (thunderpants!)

post #8 of 17

Something like that?

Personally, I'm a fan of the Audio Technica wings. No need to worry about adjusting the headband whenever you move around or let a friend listen. I have two such headphones with that design (Audio Technica AT-AD900 and Superlux HD669) and it feels alien to me whenever I use a different headphone and have to adjust the band.. The look is distinctive enough if you're really into that. Downside is that the... headband doesn't have a middle part on your head so you can't use such headphones to hold back your hair.
post #9 of 17

Once described to me as looking like "something Captain Falcon would wear", I still think the V-modas M80 and M100s look pretty sweet = D

post #10 of 17

The Sony R-10s look majestic and grand to me, no doubt the best looking.

post #11 of 17

Sennheiser HE 60 and Pioneer SE-1000 (not the SE-A1000, for obvious reasons).

Edited by vid - 5/4/13 at 8:56am
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 

Sennheiser, AKG and Grado are a few examples of brief design in Bauhaus style, which is good. Though the concept of design itself is something very wondrous. As for me, I wasn't so big on Vmodas in the beginning, particularly M80 and M100, but till I saw them on hand, I started falling into love with them.

This goes the same with my love for Mercedes GLK too. I found it really disgusting at my first sight. Though my impression about it changed drastically when I saw the real thing.


Funny how people's perceptions about things can change ah?


This may explain why I love my gf so much, who is a far cry from being photogenic. 

post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 

Anyone here would like to share your views on the design of Japs headphones, such as JVC or Sony?


Steve Jobs once said at a design conference “The current wave of industrial design is Sony’s high-tech look, which is gunmetal grey, maybe paint it black, do weird stuff to it, It’s easy to do that. But it’s not great.”


So any thoughts on it, guys?





post #14 of 17

Don't let your gf see that last part xD

Maybe Steve Jobs saw what Sony was doing and said "Hey, Sony are painting their things black. Lets paint ours white!"

post #15 of 17
Black Sennheiser Momentum and MDR 1R

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