Best Looking Headphones
Jun 24, 2008 at 8:51 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 60

shasty

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I've found that wood headphones look good, but are there any other exotic materials that are available for headphones? The ATH-L3000 looks very attractive, but leather is a bit pedestrian for a $2000+ headphone, and I am looking for something more exotic, like alligator or crocodile, or perhaps a precious metal (I'm thinking platinum or white gold, regular gold looks to gaudy, same to precious gems). Is there anything out there like this?
 
Jun 24, 2008 at 8:59 PM Post #2 of 60

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Swarovski made a crystal coated pair of earphones, they were Phillips earbuds under IIRC.

Someone owns a pair of bronzed Grado PS-1s, I forget who.

There were a few pairs of one headphone made with gold plating, the model escapes me at the minute, a set appeared on ebay about 2 months ago for several grand, they didnt sell.

Odd that you think gold looks gaudy and alligator skin doesnt.
 
Jun 24, 2008 at 9:01 PM Post #3 of 60

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why do they have to be made out of precious metal? I think any bling looks gaudy on headphones, but that's my opinion.

I think someone did a limited edition model of panasonic DJ headphones with pink diamonds.
 
Jun 24, 2008 at 9:19 PM Post #6 of 60

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Exotic materials...

How about carbon fiber? Used in the headband, and perhaps more, of the Sony Qualia 010.
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Jun 25, 2008 at 12:12 AM Post #14 of 60

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Quote:

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Magnesium alloy perhaps, raw magnesium would be a little... reactive.


Now they would be some damn good looking headphones!
 

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