Price: $5,200 

Stax’s premium headphones come stacked with enough superlatives to justify its insane five-grand price tag. The SR-009’s deliver amazing clarity, along with phenomenal bass and midrange levels that can only be described as completely authentic. Frequency responses of 5 - 42,000Hz and a max sound pressure level of 118dB / 400Hz will get you that. Genuine leather earpads and the aluminum finish make for the affluent audio package.