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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for best headphones for audiophiles.

If you're an audiophile, you probably want the best sound quality possible. Whether you're looking for a pair of high-end cans or just want to upgrade your current set, we've got you covered. Browse the top-ranked list of best headphones for audiophiles below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Sennheiser - HD 560S Wired Open Aire Over-the-Ear Audiophile Headphones - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "great audiophile headphones for people looking for great wide sound stage...Best entry phone into the audiophile world. Recommend."

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    The HD 560S indulges the audiophile evaluating their music’s entire journey through the audio path. With linear acoustics and exceptional low-frequency performance the HD 560S was crafted for the analytical audio enthusiast. This open-back headphone is tuned to reveal every detail in your music without sacrificing the gratifying bass response. When combined with its ultralight chassis and luxurious comfort, it’s a breakthrough value in reference monitoring.
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    "great audiophile headphones for people looking for great wide sound stage...Best entry phone into the audiophile world. Recommend."

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    Product Description

    The HD 560S indulges the audiophile evaluating their music’s entire journey through the audio path. With linear acoustics and exceptional low-frequency performance the HD 560S was crafted for the analytical audio enthusiast. This open-back headphone is tuned to reveal every detail in your music without sacrificing the gratifying bass response. When combined with its ultralight chassis and luxurious comfort, it’s a breakthrough value in reference monitoring.
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  2. Audio-Technica - ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Clear, precise music reproduction. Audiophiles can use these headphones with confidence....I wouldn't say that the frequency response neutrality and detail is up to the standards of proper audiophile gear (open-back electrostatics, planar magnetics, etc.), but then again neither is the price. "

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    Hear yourself in the studio with these Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AUD ATHM50X monitor headphones, which feature 45mm large-aperture drivers for faithful sound replication. The 90° swiveling earcups allow comfortable 1-ear monitoring.
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    "Clear, precise music reproduction. Audiophiles can use these headphones with confidence....I wouldn't say that the frequency response neutrality and detail is up to the standards of proper audiophile gear (open-back electrostatics, planar magnetics, etc.), but then again neither is the price. "

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    Product Description

    Hear yourself in the studio with these Audio-Technica ATH-M50x AUD ATHM50X monitor headphones, which feature 45mm large-aperture drivers for faithful sound replication. The 90° swiveling earcups allow comfortable 1-ear monitoring.
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  3. Sennheiser - HD 820 Over-the-Ear Audiophile Headphones - Ring Radiator Drivers with Glass Reflector Technology, with Balanced Cable - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "First pair of Audiophile over-ears I've bought"

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    For audiophiles there wasn’t any doubt: When it came to circumaural headphones the very best sound required an open back design. This axiom has now been rendered obsolete by the youngest member of the Sennheiser Audiophile Range: The closed dynamic HD 820 employ an innovative technology that makes them sound breathtakingly transparent and natural. Developed and made in Germany, they offer an incredibly realistic, natural sound field and also stand apart by the extraordinary attention given to every detail of their design. Their soft comfortable microfiber ear pads are hand crafted, providing excellent attenuation of ambient noise, while the robust metal headband includes an inner damping element. Get ready for an unparalleled listening experience. Developed and manufactured in Germany, the HD 820 is a closed, reference-grade audiophile headphone that a combines an innovative glass reflector and Ring Radiator transducer technology for a benchmark listening experience as vivid as it is uninterrupted. The HD 820 fuses Sennheiser's bleeding-edge acoustic capabilities with exceptional reduction of ambient noise. Until now, the audiophile headphone experience could only begin with an open back design or loudspeakers. The HD 820 sacrifices neither detail nor sound field by using breakthrough acoustical systems in a closed, dynamic headphone. The reference-class experience of the HD 820 is achieved with the use of precision concave glass reflectors, one capping each earcup. These functional plates reflect energy from the rear of the driver to a specially tuned absorber system, allowing the waves to mimic the behavior of open headphones such as the HD 800 S. The result is a sound stage never before experienced in a sealed headphone. The headphone’s vibration damping headband provides complete stability while reducing crosstalk. What you put into the HD 820 is precisely what you will get out of it. Each transducer is manufactured, tested, and measured to an extremely tight tolerance to ensure the most dependable performance out of the box. Each HD 820 also includes the frequency response plot unique to that set’s serial number, sparing no resource to help you retrieve the most critical details from every corner of your music collection. The 56mm Ring Radiator transducer found in the HD 820 leverages the key benefit of a large diaphragm speaker—air displacement. Both outer and inner edges of the “ring” are secured to the drive unit to keep it rigid for fast rest and response times. The result is accurate response spanning the entire frequency spectrum.
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    Top comment

    "First pair of Audiophile over-ears I've bought"

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    Product Description

    For audiophiles there wasn’t any doubt: When it came to circumaural headphones the very best sound required an open back design. This axiom has now been rendered obsolete by the youngest member of the Sennheiser Audiophile Range: The closed dynamic HD 820 employ an innovative technology that makes them sound breathtakingly transparent and natural. Developed and made in Germany, they offer an incredibly realistic, natural sound field and also stand apart by the extraordinary attention given to every detail of their design. Their soft comfortable microfiber ear pads are hand crafted, providing excellent attenuation of ambient noise, while the robust metal headband includes an inner damping element. Get ready for an unparalleled listening experience. Developed and manufactured in Germany, the HD 820 is a closed, reference-grade audiophile headphone that a combines an innovative glass reflector and Ring Radiator transducer technology for a benchmark listening experience as vivid as it is uninterrupted. The HD 820 fuses Sennheiser's bleeding-edge acoustic capabilities with exceptional reduction of ambient noise. Until now, the audiophile headphone experience could only begin with an open back design or loudspeakers. The HD 820 sacrifices neither detail nor sound field by using breakthrough acoustical systems in a closed, dynamic headphone. The reference-class experience of the HD 820 is achieved with the use of precision concave glass reflectors, one capping each earcup. These functional plates reflect energy from the rear of the driver to a specially tuned absorber system, allowing the waves to mimic the behavior of open headphones such as the HD 800 S. The result is a sound stage never before experienced in a sealed headphone. The headphone’s vibration damping headband provides complete stability while reducing crosstalk. What you put into the HD 820 is precisely what you will get out of it. Each transducer is manufactured, tested, and measured to an extremely tight tolerance to ensure the most dependable performance out of the box. Each HD 820 also includes the frequency response plot unique to that set’s serial number, sparing no resource to help you retrieve the most critical details from every corner of your music collection. The 56mm Ring Radiator transducer found in the HD 820 leverages the key benefit of a large diaphragm speaker—air displacement. Both outer and inner edges of the “ring” are secured to the drive unit to keep it rigid for fast rest and response times. The result is accurate response spanning the entire frequency spectrum.
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  4. JLab - Studio Pro ANC Over-Ear Headphones - Black - Left_Zoom

    Model: HBSTPROANCRBLK4
    SKU: 6460027
    Top comment

    "For quiet times, I still prefer more premium headphones but I surely am an audiophile and like so I see audio quality issues where most people don’t. ...When it comes to earphones I focus on sound quality because I am an audiophile and like quality for price. Over-hear headphones tend to have better sound in general but the tightness of the band makes a difference in both comfortability as well as quality. "

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    Product Description

    The Studio Pro ANC Over-Ear Headphones by JLab offer the ultimate listening experience with four noise control modes and Smart Active Noise Canceling. With an amazing 45+ hours of playtime, they are also ultra-comfortable with Form-Fit™ Earcups, plush Cloud Foam cushions and an adjustable headband.
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    "For quiet times, I still prefer more premium headphones but I surely am an audiophile and like so I see audio quality issues where most people don’t. ...When it comes to earphones I focus on sound quality because I am an audiophile and like quality for price. Over-hear headphones tend to have better sound in general but the tightness of the band makes a difference in both comfortability as well as quality. "

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    Product Description

    The Studio Pro ANC Over-Ear Headphones by JLab offer the ultimate listening experience with four noise control modes and Smart Active Noise Canceling. With an amazing 45+ hours of playtime, they are also ultra-comfortable with Form-Fit™ Earcups, plush Cloud Foam cushions and an adjustable headband.
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  5. Sennheiser - HD 569 Wired Over-the-Ear Headphones HD 5 - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "These are not headphones for audiophiles. They are solid headphones for work, or watching TV/streaming when you don't want to disturb your partner. ...Comfortable with very good but not audiophile quality sound. Good bang for the buck"

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    Product Description

    The closed HD 569 with around ear design brings a flexible option to the Home entertainment space. It provides a rich and clear bass, adding further flexibility by making it possible to enjoy the full personal experience without disturbing others.
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    "These are not headphones for audiophiles. They are solid headphones for work, or watching TV/streaming when you don't want to disturb your partner. ...Comfortable with very good but not audiophile quality sound. Good bang for the buck"

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    Product Description

    The closed HD 569 with around ear design brings a flexible option to the Home entertainment space. It provides a rich and clear bass, adding further flexibility by making it possible to enjoy the full personal experience without disturbing others.
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  6. Bang & Olufsen - Beoplay EX Next-gen Wireless Earbuds - Gold - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "As some background, I would call myself an audiophile, I have some very high end earbuds and speakers for critical listening. "

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    Product Description

    Beoplay EX bring you closer to the artist you love with soul-stirring sound that punches way above their small size. Adaptive ANC block out unwanted distractions to let you focus or relax anywhere you go. Combined with waterproof construction and secure fit, Beoplay is made to keep you in the moment whatever the weather and activity. All-day comfort lets you play for hours without any fatigue, and for the important calls, an advanced microphone system makes your message crystal clear. The durable aluminium charging case protects and charges the earbuds when they are not in use.
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    "As some background, I would call myself an audiophile, I have some very high end earbuds and speakers for critical listening. "

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    Product Description

    Beoplay EX bring you closer to the artist you love with soul-stirring sound that punches way above their small size. Adaptive ANC block out unwanted distractions to let you focus or relax anywhere you go. Combined with waterproof construction and secure fit, Beoplay is made to keep you in the moment whatever the weather and activity. All-day comfort lets you play for hours without any fatigue, and for the important calls, an advanced microphone system makes your message crystal clear. The durable aluminium charging case protects and charges the earbuds when they are not in use.
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  7. Sennheiser - Momentum 3 True Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Glitchy app - solid listening. For audiophiles...Overall 10/10 Solid purchase, and now I think I'm inspired to venture into the audiophile grade wired IEMs. LOL"

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    Product Description

    Perfection Redefined. The only choice when you demand the ultimate listening experience, Sennheiser’s MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 transforms every listen with our most premium sound audio and our most advanced Adaptive Noise Cancellation (ANC). Delivering high-fidelity sound thanks to Sennheiser’s TrueResponse transducer system and aptX Adaptive, the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 also features Adaptive Noise Cancellation (ANC) that automatically adjusts to one’s environment for an immersive listening experience without distractions. Transparency Mode lets you hear your surroundings at a touch, while the personalized sound feature and Built-in EQ let you experience audio on your terms. For natural communication, the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 features an advanced six-microphone system for noise free voice pick-up. This generation of Sennheiser’s true wireless earbuds takes ease-of-use to the next level with wireless charging and customizable touch controls. IPX4 splash resistance and improved ergonomic design ensure outstanding versatility and all-day wearing comfort.
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    "Glitchy app - solid listening. For audiophiles...Overall 10/10 Solid purchase, and now I think I'm inspired to venture into the audiophile grade wired IEMs. LOL"

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    Product Description

    Perfection Redefined. The only choice when you demand the ultimate listening experience, Sennheiser’s MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 transforms every listen with our most premium sound audio and our most advanced Adaptive Noise Cancellation (ANC). Delivering high-fidelity sound thanks to Sennheiser’s TrueResponse transducer system and aptX Adaptive, the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 also features Adaptive Noise Cancellation (ANC) that automatically adjusts to one’s environment for an immersive listening experience without distractions. Transparency Mode lets you hear your surroundings at a touch, while the personalized sound feature and Built-in EQ let you experience audio on your terms. For natural communication, the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 features an advanced six-microphone system for noise free voice pick-up. This generation of Sennheiser’s true wireless earbuds takes ease-of-use to the next level with wireless charging and customizable touch controls. IPX4 splash resistance and improved ergonomic design ensure outstanding versatility and all-day wearing comfort.
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  8. Bang & Olufsen - Beoplay EX Next-gen Wireless Earbuds - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Highly recommend of your an audiophile....Great audiophile headphones with flaws!"

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    Product Description

    Beoplay EX bring you closer to the artist you love with soul-stirring sound that punches way above their small size. Adaptive ANC block out unwanted distractions to let you focus or relax anywhere you go. Combined with waterproof construction and secure fit, Beoplay is made to keep you in the moment whatever the weather and activity. All-day comfort lets you play for hours without any fatigue, and for the important calls, an advanced microphone system makes your message crystal clear. The durable aluminium charging case protects and charges the earbuds when they are not in use..
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    Top comment

    "Highly recommend of your an audiophile....Great audiophile headphones with flaws!"

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    Product Description

    Beoplay EX bring you closer to the artist you love with soul-stirring sound that punches way above their small size. Adaptive ANC block out unwanted distractions to let you focus or relax anywhere you go. Combined with waterproof construction and secure fit, Beoplay is made to keep you in the moment whatever the weather and activity. All-day comfort lets you play for hours without any fatigue, and for the important calls, an advanced microphone system makes your message crystal clear. The durable aluminium charging case protects and charges the earbuds when they are not in use..
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  9. Sony - WH1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Not Audiophile grade sound but a wonderful set all the same...Audiophiles rejoice"

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    Product Description

    Sony's intelligent noise-cancelling headphones with premium sound elevate your listening experience with the ability to personalize and control everything you hear. Get up to 30 hours of battery life with quick charging capabilities, enjoy an enhanced Smart Listening feature set, and carry conversations hands-free with speak-to-chat.
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    "Not Audiophile grade sound but a wonderful set all the same...Audiophiles rejoice"

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    Sony's intelligent noise-cancelling headphones with premium sound elevate your listening experience with the ability to personalize and control everything you hear. Get up to 30 hours of battery life with quick charging capabilities, enjoy an enhanced Smart Listening feature set, and carry conversations hands-free with speak-to-chat.
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  10. Bowers & Wilkins - Px8 Over-Ear Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Good sound and highly recommended for audiophiles...The PX8 is for the audiophile...The Px8 is for the audiophile. The highest of quality reflects in every aspect of this product. "

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    The Bowers & Wilkins Px8 Wireless Headphones, featuring a completely redesigned and optimized acoustic system, an angled ultra-high-resolution carbon drive unit, deliver detailed, rich audio performance with incredible clarity. With its proprietary noise cancellation, the headphones are designed to block out unwanted external noise, ensuring clear, crisp playback of your favorite tracks. With the redesigned microphone arrangement with 2 external adjustable mics, the wireless headphones ensure exceptional call quality. Easy set up offered through the iOS/Android compatible Bowers & Wilkins Music App that allows you to control he sound and noise cancellation, enable voice control right from your phone. Offers 30 hours battery life from a 2-hour charge, plus quick charge support delivering 7 hours playback from a 15-minute charge. Comes with all round improvements to headband that ensure comfort across differing head-shapes, coupled with lightweight aluminum and fine leathers for a superior fit and finish.
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    "Good sound and highly recommended for audiophiles...The PX8 is for the audiophile...The Px8 is for the audiophile. The highest of quality reflects in every aspect of this product. "

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    Product Description

    The Bowers & Wilkins Px8 Wireless Headphones, featuring a completely redesigned and optimized acoustic system, an angled ultra-high-resolution carbon drive unit, deliver detailed, rich audio performance with incredible clarity. With its proprietary noise cancellation, the headphones are designed to block out unwanted external noise, ensuring clear, crisp playback of your favorite tracks. With the redesigned microphone arrangement with 2 external adjustable mics, the wireless headphones ensure exceptional call quality. Easy set up offered through the iOS/Android compatible Bowers & Wilkins Music App that allows you to control he sound and noise cancellation, enable voice control right from your phone. Offers 30 hours battery life from a 2-hour charge, plus quick charge support delivering 7 hours playback from a 15-minute charge. Comes with all round improvements to headband that ensure comfort across differing head-shapes, coupled with lightweight aluminum and fine leathers for a superior fit and finish.
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