If you truly want the very best money can buy, reviewers suggest the Grado PS1000 headphones, which are nearly tonally perfect in their eyes -- but carry a breathtaking price tag.
In a word, "astonishing." "They justify their price with a simply astonishing sound," write the editors of What Hi-Fi? magazine, and other reviewers agree. The Grado PS1000 achieves tonal perfection, neutral in every way, with detail and depth that other headphones -- and most speakers -- "only dream of," writes Richard Black of TechRadar.com.ProsComfortable, Well-constructed and attractive, Sounds good with both home stereos and iPodsConsPrice, Doesn't include a travel bag or case