Most people would agree that the sound quality of headphones far outweighs their appearance. However, there are few that agree to this and would much rather extravagant and outlandish designs over superior sound quality. Here are the top 5 craziest and most expensive headphones designs you have ever seen, and no, they are not just concept designs.
1. Thriller Themed Headphones
These headphones were themed from the Michael Jackson hit song Thriller. ATOM Creative Solutions built these headphones and wont the Nokia headset design competition in 2008 and there was only one working pair made by Nokia.
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2. Frends Dolce & Gabbana Gold Crown Headphones
Frends make some of the most beautiful headphones out there. their Dolce & Gabbana Gold Crown Headphones
are surrounded with Swarovski crystals, pearls, gold filigree and bronze Nappa leather on the headband and ear cushions
. They don't come cheap! Frends lists them for $8,895.00 USD but that doesn't stop anyone who wants to make a statement.
Photo by Frends
3. Audeze LCD-XC Headphones
The Audeze LCD-XC
are designed and manufactured in California and from mahogany wood. These handcrafted headphones also don't come cheap, but they provide superior sound quality. They're listed as $1,799.00 USD.
Photo by Audeze
4. Sennheiser HE 1
The Sennheiser HE 1
headphones are probably some of the most expensive by-stock headphones you will see. Priced at a hefty $60,000 USD these headphones are said to have some of the most amazing quality sound out there. So much so that it comes with an entirely separate set of tube amplifiers and transistor amplifiers base. These headphones posses the future of audio.
Photo by Sennheiser
5. Focal Utopia by Tournaire
The Focal Utopia by Tournaire
are the most expensive headphones on the planet, priced at $106,865 USD. The Tournaire jewellery out of France has been well known for their symbolic and unorthodox designs.
Photo by Tournaire