For home use with hi-fi systems, the best headphone choice for optimum sound quality would be an open backed design. If noise leakage is important, choose an in-ear headphone or closed back design. Most of our headphones have spares available for the ear pads and cables, should they suffer wear and tear in use. The majority of headphones for home use are terminated with a 1/4" stereo jack plug, and an adaptor is usually included to convert to 3.5mm mini jack if needed.
Cordless headphones are a good choice for TV or movie viewing, allowing you freedom of movement with excellent sound quality. The rechargeable battery offers hours of listening time, and when you are finished, just pop them back on to the charging base station.
Noise-cancelling headphones are great when listening in noisy environments such as a train or aircraft - they allow you to concentrate on the music completely, and also do not leak sound to those around you.
Quality headphones will always sound much better when driven from a decicated headphone amplifier, so if you are serious about getting a great sound from your phones, invest in a good quality headphone amplifier.
For more information on purchasing the best headphones for you, please give us a call or drop in to the store for a demo.
Latest reviews for Headphones
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Very very good headphones. looks and feels like real quality. I got the RC ones but you couldn't tell - they were perfect. Tried listening to my old headphones for comparison. the sound in thE old ones was very soupy. lots of muffled bass compared to the clear crisp bass of the B&W's. The carrying pouch for the ivory coloured ones is a bit girlie. thats my only criticism and also the leads feel very flimsy. I use them in the workshop cutting metal and it scares me a little but on the plus side - they can easily be replaced. a feature I have never seen before!
Great In-ear Headphones For Everyday Use
Anyone who enjoys high resolution audio on the go should have at least looked at Sennheiser's IE80 headphones. They give some of the best bass definition within in-ear headphones and probably are the best available at this price point. The headphones are delivered at the expected Sennheiser quality that we all love. There is a huge array of earbuds provided to ensure a perfect fit for any ears. A key point to these headphones is the tunable bass response, this is not a gimmick. With only small changes in the bass response level your favourite music can be given new life. That is not to say you need to be listening to heavy bass music to appreciate the headphones, they have excellent highs and decent mid levels. These headphones are a perfect start for anyone wanting to fully appreciate their music. The only warning I have is that after listening with these higher grade headphones, returning to cheap headphones will not be easy.
Dynamics, Detail And Realism In Abundance
If you really want the best in door headphone experience possible, dig deep into your wallet and treat yourself to a pair of HD800's - there's nothing to touch them in my opinion.
Musical And Punchy Sound
Very happy that I purchased the IE800's, sound is way better than any other in ear phones I tried, a great investment.
Sennheiser HD700 Headphones The HD700 headphones from Sennheiser are beautifully built, (as one would expect from such a highly prestigious manufacturer) and are an excellent choice for any home-audio enthusiast looking for a pure high fidelity sound. Comfortable The first thing to note about the Sennheiser HD700 headphones is the exceptional amount of comfort they provide. I was sat in the demo room for just short of four hours and I experienced no discomfort; this impeccable comfort almost leads you to forget that you’re even wearing them. This comfort, combined with exceptionally clear sound quality makes it sound as though the artist you’re listening to is in the room with you, performing exclusively for your amusement. Performance This is evident by how clearly pronounced vocal sounds are through the HD700’s; in some instances, the moisture and airflow of words being sung by the artist is felt as though they were whispering into your ear, and really provides the illusion that you’re having a one-on-one session with that artist. Switching to a dubstep song showed that the HD700’s handle frequency shifts without a stitch, high frequency synthesiser riffs in conjunction with deep and distorted bass notes were no issue for these headphones, both sides of the spectrum are audibly displayed brilliantly without one over-powering the other. To test the headphones the best I could, I decided to play one of my own songs, having had a major input in the production, mixing, engineering and performing of the recording – I knew what to look for. I was immediately surprised at how clear the HD700s made the rain-fall sample we used, to the point that it actually brought a an even more emotional and atmospheric feel to the song than I’d previously noticed using a pair of HD25-1’s during the production process. The HD700s simply brought a clarity and definition to my song that I had not previously experienced. Leakage The headphones do leak an immense amount of audio (as is expected from a pair of open-back headphones) and are not recommended for use in public places; unless you wish the entire train or bus to listen to your music with you. This leakage enables the drivers within the headphones to move airflow more freely however, assisting in providing a more accurate sound. The headphones also use a 6.3mm connection, and no 3.5mm adapter is included. This makes the temptation to annoy people on the train slightly harder, as you’d have to either purchase an adapter or lug your amplifier with you. These headphones are certainly not meant to be portable, and are designed for the home-audio enthusiast, as opposed to the on-the-go commuter. Conclusion The HD700s are exceptional, and although they don’t quite present an accurate sound recreation to the degree of the HD800s, these headphones do produce an impressive clarity and detail that is otherwise hard to come-by with other headphone makes and models.