Roundup: Three of the Year's Best Pro Cans

Roundup: Three of the Year's Best Pro Cans

Anthony Nguyen
Oct 30, 2009

Something that tends to go hand-in-hand with our love for merging design and technology is our undeniable addiction to headphones. Luckily, Cnet has rounded up their top 3 picks for headphones of the year, all of which happen to fall right in between pro-sumer and us audio fanatics here on Unplggd...

Here are their picks from left to write, all of which "sound amazing:"

  1. The Grado PS-1000 ($1,695.00): "It seemed to bring out details more, and its dynamic impact was simply more visceral than the other two headphones. It worked well enough with my iPod, sounded acceptable with my Onkyo TX-SR805 receiver, and best with my Woo Audio WA6 Special Edition headphone amplifier."
  2. Ultrasone Edition 8 ($1499): "The Ultrasone was the bass champ of the three headphones. If you love bass and you want to feel it, check out the Edition 8. As I said in the review, it gets closer to the full sound of a large floor-standing speaker than the other headphones. It's also the most iPod/MP3 player-compatible deluxe headphone I've heard."
  3. Sennheiser HD 800 ($1399.95):"The Sennheiser HD 800 is the most high-tech of the three headphones. It epitomizes German engineering and build quality. The HD 800 is also the most comfortable over-the-ear model I've tested to date. Oh, and it's the most accurate (neutral) sounding headphone of the three."

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[Via Cnet]

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