Most Expensive Headphones In The World

We explore a number of the most exceptionally pricey headphones available in the world today

While the headphones we have on our list are certainly expensive, they are aspirational – for us and their makers. Manufacturers often produce these flagship models to test their own limits by engineering and designing truly unique and exceptional products. They serve as a showcase for innovation and showing the rest of the world what’s possible.



I think it’s silly to lump together the ridiculous jewel encrusted ones with headphones that represent an earnest all-out-assault on state of the art sound quality. Different markets, different use cases. Also many recent (and earnest) flagships are conspicuously absent from this list, like HiFiMan Shangri-La, Spirit Torino Valkyria Titanium, Stax SR-X9000, and Warwick Aperio.