Top rated hi-fi headphones

Our reviews of the highest rated, biggest, loudest, and absolute best hi-fi headphones on offer.

If you're content to sit still while you're listening to your music -- these beasts won't take well to jogging or jostling on a crowded bus -- then you can't go wrong with some full-size hi-fi headphones. These are the cream of the crop, and we've rounded them up into a convenient list.

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HD 800
4.50

1. Sennheiser HD 800

Despite the price we were very impressed with the Sennheiser HD 800 headphones. They consistently handled every bass and treble note we threw at them, and the build quality is exceptional.
Review Date: 18th Feb., 2009
RRP: $ 2,499.00
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K701
4.25

2. AKG Acoustics K701

AKG's K701 headphones are some of the best on the market. They aren't as bass-heavy as some of their competition but the low-range notes are still impressive and when combined with the detailed mid-range and sweet highs, you get a ...
Review Date: 9th July, 2008
RRP: $ 899.00
PXC450
4.25

3. Sennheiser PXC450

Offering the best noise cancelling out of any pair of headphones we've heard, Sennheiser's PXC450 offer a great choice for frequent travellers; just make sure you can charge the hefty cost back to your company.
Review Date: 6th Feb., 2008
RRP: $ 799.00
MDR-NC500D
4.25

4. Sony MDR-NC500D

The Sony MDR-NC500D noise-cancelling headphones do a fantastic job of blocking out repetitive ambient noise. When listening to music they also acquit themselves well, with clear sound and a pleasant character.
Review Date: 26th Feb., 2009
RRP: $ 799.00
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K 272 HD
4.25

5. AKG Acoustics K 272 HD

These headphones are fantastic for listening to high-quality audio. They're balanced, even, and reproduce all frequencies admirably. Their only stumbling point is that they're <i>too good</i> at exposing the inadequacies of compressed MP3s and poor recordings.
Review Date: 10th July, 2008
RRP: $ 399.00
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