The 20 Most Expensive Headphones In the World 2022

Here are The 20 Most Expensive Headphones In the World 2022.

Rank Headphone


Focal Utopia by Tournaire $120,000

2. Onkyo H900M 20-carat diamonds


Sennheiser Orpheus/HE-1 $68,000

4. V-Moda Crossfade M-100


Ultrasone ED5 LTD Edition 5 $5,999

6. Abyss AB-1266 Phi


oBravo EAMT-1s $4,780

8. Final Audio Design Sonorous X


Stax SR-009 $4,450

10. Audeze LCD-4


HiFiMan HE1000 V2 $3,380

12. Shure KSE1500


Meze Audio Empyrean $2,999

14. Grado PS1000e


Audeze LCD-X $1,945

16. Sennheiser HD800


Beyerdynamic T1 $1,395

18. Hifiman HE 6


JH Audio JH16 Pro $1,295

20. Audio-Technica ATH-W5000



Here are The 20 Most Expensive Headphones In the World 2022 

20. Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 – $1,200

The Audio-Technica ATH-W5000s are the first on the list, priced at $1,200. With the exception of audio quality and stylish aesthetics, you get a pair of high-quality headphones for $1,200.

The magnesium-alloy frame and 8N-OFC (oxygen-free copper) voice coils contribute to the high price. Most people will dismiss these as fancy words and acronyms, but to those in the know, they are a solid pair of headphones!


19. JH Audio JH16 Pro – $1,295

You can get a pair of these JH Audio JH16 Pros for $95 more than the previous headphones on our list. You’ll end up with some really nice, comfortable, and portable headphones after customizing them with ear moulds. Each one has eight internal drivers and feels like it was made just for you.

 18. Hifiman HE 6 – $1,299

Following that, we have a pair of Hifiman over-ear headphones. From afar, or to the untrained eye, the Hifiman HE 6 headphones appear to be a simple pair of headphones. They are, however, far from it, as they have an open-back design and a planar magnetic structure, which allows the headphones to radiate natural sound.


17. Beyerdynamic T1 – $1,395

The Beyerdynamic T1s aren’t the most visually appealing headphones on the market, but they pack a powerful punch when it comes to what they’re designed for – sound!

They cost $1,395 and use Tesla-based technology and traditional drivers to produce their distinct sound. If you’re looking for an upgrade or your first pair of quality headphones but don’t want to spend a fortune, this could be the pair for you!


16. Sennheiser HD800 – $1,500

The HD800s are the first Sennheisers on the list and the most affordable. Sennheiser, one of the most well-known audio equipment brands in the world, has done themselves proud with these. The HD800s are exactly what you’d expect them to be – crisp, dynamic, and loud!

15. Audeze LCD-X – $1,699

The Audeze LCD-Xs come in at number fifteen. Audeze has created yet another pair of exceptional premium headphones with their quality design and reputation.

The LCD-X headphones have an open-back design, a suspension headband, a travel case, and planar magnetic drivers. These will make you want to spend the entire day relaxing and listening to your favorite music, podcast, or audiobook!


14. Grado PS1000e – $2,030

The PS1000es from Grado are next on our list of the most expensive headphones in the world! Grado claims that these are the best headphones they’ve ever made, which is not surprising given that they’ve paid attention to every detail, hand-picking each component.

This pair of $,2030 headphones made of hand-crafted mahogany could be well worth the investment and last you a lifetime!


13. Meze Audio Empyrean – $2,999

Meze, a Romanian company, decided to branch out and offer a more premium product after initially producing only affordable headphones. In comparison to many other headphones in this price range, the Empyreans stand out due to their incredible audio quality, remarkable affordability, and overall comfort.

They aren’t for everyone, but they are a good all-around pair of headphones for the price.


12. Shure KSE1500 – $3,245

The Shure KSE 1500 in-ear headphones are quite stylish and futuristic in appearance. Electrostatic drivers are used in these headphones, which provide a more complete and authentic sound.

One disadvantage, depending on how you look at it, could be that you must use a dedicated amplifier. However, don’t let that deter you because the sound they produce is truly incredible.


11. HiFiMan HE1000 V2 – $3,380

Like the previous headphones, they have a futuristic appearance but use some of the most modern engineering features and parts. They are planar magnetic headphones with a 0.01mm driver.

Aside from all of the technical details, they also provide incredible comfort, thanks to the use of polyester ear cups with an ergonomic design.

10. Audeze LCD-4 – $4,000

The LCD-4s are the big brother of the LCD-3s and are the second pair of Audeze headphones on the list. If you have the cash and are familiar with Audeze’s quality, these could be for you.

In comparison to the LCD-3, it has a much thinner nano-grade diaphragm, double Fluxor magnetic arrays, a new design, and a new headband. If you’re unsure, start with the LCD-3-s and then upgrade later.


9. Stax SR-009 – $4,450

These Stax beauties start things off in the top ten. The SR-009s may not appear to be the most sophisticated headphones on the market, but they don’t require any additional bells and whistles to justify their price.

They have carefully designed the cable to include a super-thin diaphragm and a silver-coated copper wire. This results in significantly improved performance and sound quality.


8. Final Audio Design Sonorous X – $4,500

Final Audio created the Design Sonorous X headphones to compete in the premium headphone market – and they certainly do!

These cans, made of machined aluminum and stainless steel, are sure to turn heads!

They may not produce the best sound quality when compared to others on our list of expensive headphones, but we still believe they are a good value when all factors are considered.


7. oBravo EAMT-1s – $4,780

Sometimes you can find some really good in-ear headphones that can compete with many over-ear models. That is exactly what the oBravo EAMT-1s are capable of!

They feature a Hybrid Dynamic AMT driver as well as a coaxial design, which combines two types of drivers into a single unit. Combine that with their handcrafted ceramic body, and you’ve got a winning combination!


6. Abyss AB-1266 – $5,495

Abyss is less well-known than some of the other brands on our list. Their AB-1266s, on the other hand, have some really good design properties, such as planar magnetic drivers, as well as an appealing aesthetic.

Needless to say, they may not be worth the asking price, but if you’re looking for something different, the AB-1266’s could be a good fit.


5. Ultrasone ED5 LTD Edition 5 – $5,999

If you’re looking to invest a significant amount of money in some headphones to improve your audio game, $5,999 will get you a high-quality pair from Ultrasone.

Those who have used the headphones will know that they have a great sound with a nice high-end and stereo separation. So, if you want to spend close to $6,000 on headphones, these are probably your best bet.

P.S. You’ll also receive a stylish leather carrying case! – It was well worth it!


4. V-Moda Crossfade M-100 – $40,000

In this world, $40,000 can buy a lot of things, and most people will not think of headphones as the first thing that comes to mind. Nonetheless, the V-Moda Crossfade M-100s cost exactly that, with the majority of the cost coming from the decorative shields that can be added to the sides.

They’re 3D-printed in your preferred precious metal, such as silver, bronze, gold, or platinum!

So, if you want to show off or improve your game in the headphone world, give these a shot.


3. Sennheiser Orpheus/HE-1 – $68,000

Sennheiser makes the world’s third most expensive headphones, which cost a whopping $68,000!

It should be noted that these are not your typical everyday headphones, as some of the others on the list are. They’re a series piece of kit that requires its own valve amp to function properly.

The chassis is made of Carrara marble, which not only looks great but also provides excellent damping, and the headphones are made of sculpted aluminum, microfibre, and leather!


2. Onkyo H900M 20-carat Diamonds – $80,000

Finally, diamonds were used to adorn a pair of headphones! To be honest, they appear to be quite good. The Onkyo H900Ms are the second pair of headphones on the list to feature diamonds.

The H900Ms have diamond ear cups and a ruby ring. They are about $35,000 short of being labeled as the world’s most expensive headphones.

However, that doesn’t mean the sound quality is any worse, because you’re basically buying $85,000 worth of diamonds and won’t be walking around the city in them anytime soon.


1. Focal Utopia by Tournaire – $120,000

The Focal Utopia headphones are the most expensive headphones in the world. The Focal Utopias’ diamonds are mostly found on the outer ear cups and sides of the headband, along with other precious gemstones and gold. If you can see yourself wearing these, you’ll have to contact the company directly because they aren’t mass-produced and must be pre-ordered!

But keep in mind that you are not paying for the best sound quality in the world; you are paying for the wow factor and exclusivity!



We hope you enjoyed our list of the world’s top 20 most expensive headphones. I still can’t believe a pair of headphones can cost $120,000! However, as we’ve seen in other of our most expensive articles, something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, and I’m sure someone was willing to spend $120,000 on a pair of headphones!


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