SONY

MDR-7510
Offering high power handling capability, neodymium magnets, and oxygen-free-copper voice coils, these headphones utilize polyethylene terephthalate diaphragms for their 50 mm drivers.
$109 street
sony.com

 

FOCAL

Listen Professional
The design goal of these music-production headphones is to keep all the dynamics from an original track, while accurately reproducing every detail on the entire audio spectrum.
$269 street
focal.com

 

MARANTZ

MPH-4
These monitoring headphones provide an over-ear, noise-isolating design, and feature 50 mm drivers with extended frequency response as well as plush ear cushions for extended comfort.
$119 street
marantzpro.com

 

FOSTEX

T60RP
Featuring Fostex’s proprietary Regular Phase technology diaphragms for high accuracy in monitoring, these headphones also offer mahogany housings and low-repulsion ear pads.
$299 street
fostexinternational.com

 

ULTRASONE

PRO 580i
Armed with S-Logic Plus technology, these headphones are reported to provide excellent depth graduation and offer interchangeable velour or artificial-leather ear cushions.
$149 street
ultrasone.com