WHAT ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HEADPHONES EVER MADE?
Nov 18, 2008 at 6:43 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 132

davidhunternyc

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After considerable thought and thanks to the input of everyone at Head-Fi, I have made a list of the "most beautiful looking headphones ever made." You may vote for more than one. I have not included "mods" or custom made headphones. I also know there are several headphones that are not on this list that many people consider beautiful. If your choices are not listed above, the following headphones are on Part ll of the poll. Click on the link below to vote for these:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/wha...art-ll-382637/
Audio Technica ATH-L3000/L3000G
Audio Technica ATH-W100
Audio Technica ATH-W2002
Audio Technica ATH-W5000
Beyerdynamic DT 48
Denon AH-D7000
JVC HP-DX1000
Sennheiser HE90
Stax SR-007BL
Ultrasone Edition 9

Now that you've voted, comment on why you made the choices that you did. Why do you think that a certain headphone is the most beautiful ever made? Form, color, shape, fit, finish, ergonomics, build quality, and the use of materials are all examples that make certain headphones more beautiful than others. Please discuss and debate. Also, below are the latest results of both polls combined. If you don't think certain headphones belong on this list, please explain why. If there are any other beautiful headphones that you feel deserve to be on the list, please explain why and if possible, please post pictures.

Here are the top 10 headphones from both polls:
#1 Audio Technica ATH-L3000/L3000G
#2 Tie: Audio Technica ATH-W11JPN, Grado RS1, and Sony Qualia 010
#3 Audio Technica ATH-ESW10JPN
#4 Audio Technica ATH-W5000
#5 Audio Technica ATH-W2002
#6 AKG 701/702
#7 Tie: AKG K1000 and Grado HP-1000
#8 Sony MDR-R10
#9 Tie: Sennheiser HE90 and Stax SR-007BL
#10 Tie: Stax SR-007 Omega ll and Ultrasone Edition 9

Here are your top five headphones on this poll:
The Most Beautiful Headphones Ever Made?
#1 Tie: W11JPN and Qualia 010 #2 ESW10JPN #3 K701/K702 #4 Tie: HP-1000 and K1000 #5 MDR-R10




 
Nov 18, 2008 at 6:48 PM Post #2 of 132

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Other -> Stax SR-007BL

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Nov 18, 2008 at 7:19 PM Post #9 of 132

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STANTON ISOPHASE MK3'S, DAVIDHUNTERNYC!
 
Nov 18, 2008 at 7:20 PM Post #10 of 132

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Although I have not seen them in real life I think the ATH W5000 look amazing! Closely followed by my ATH W100. I think the nice wooden cups of some of the ATH W-series looks a lot nicer than the L3000(never seen IRL either though) since I'm not a big fan of leather.
 
Nov 18, 2008 at 7:25 PM Post #12 of 132

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Voted W11 and W10 both.
 
Nov 18, 2008 at 7:26 PM Post #13 of 132

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ericj /img/forum/go_quote.gif
STANTON ISOPHASE MK3'S, DAVIDHUNTERNYC!


Can you please post pictures of this headphone? I can't seem to find any. I plan on starting a Part ll to this thread so people have more choices.
 

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