Headphone Aesthetics, whats your favourite?
May 16, 2020 at 1:15 AM Post #2 of 50

Mightygrey

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Grados for the most part - I love their retro understated-ness. I think the PS500e is the sweet-spot in terms of looks.
 
May 16, 2020 at 2:03 AM Post #5 of 50

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I’ve owned a bunch of headphones over the years and would guess that the material would be imperative to sound? But the magnesium alloy used with the MDR-Z7 seems to have both a sculpted look at fit? Also the mechanics of the headband and laser etched markings are simply beautiful. IMO


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May 16, 2020 at 10:06 AM Post #9 of 50

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I always found DCA and Meze to have superb design and craftsman skills. I can tell from the way Meze headphones look to be built from the way parts were crafted. Same for DCA.

But, I will say looks do not provide much value as I will not be displaying them around in public, or how great headphones look do people in publice really do care. A lot of what people favor in public has been brand image like Beats. In terms of practicality, I would just take my AIrPods Pro in public. A very small percentage of headphone geeks like us out there.

So, in the end it's about sound quality performance for cost of the headphone. It doesn't make much practical sense to pay for the looks.
 
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May 16, 2020 at 1:57 PM Post #13 of 50

Chris Kaoss

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+1 for the Empyrian and Audio Technica L5000 :)
Love the leather suit. ^^

Second place goes to the Pioneer Monitor 5, for me. :wink:
 
May 16, 2020 at 3:11 PM Post #14 of 50

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I love the hd25 aluminium for it's retro look with excellent materials, the silver aluminium cups are sturdy, elegant and almost always cold to touch.
The E-MU Teak is the best looking headphone to exist in my opinion, the beautifully textured orange wood alongside the strong and minimalistic chasis make it so.
The Fostex X00 Purpleheart is always pleasing to behold, the purple wood is magestic.
The original bluecoated Hifiman HE-400 has this mix of old and new school to it, the huge grills on the side are proof that the dual sided magnets of the planar magnetic drivers are in fact huge.
The Soundmagic HP1000 is the tankiest and industrially sculpted headphone I held.
Lastly, the Soundmagic HP100 has this grid over the mirror like reflective surface on it's cups that make it very flashy yet original.
I always wanted a Grado such as the SR80e, just for it's classy looks and praise for rock sound.
 
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May 16, 2020 at 3:23 PM Post #15 of 50

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Any of the ZMF dynamics... beautiful custom wood cups.
 

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