What's the Most Important Headphone in the History of Headphone Enthusiasm?
Sennheiser HD 800 - In my mind, Sennheiser's most serious attempt at producing the world's best headphone.
15% (724 votes)
AKG K1000 - If you have on of these, there's no doubt in my mind you are a hard-core headphone geek.
4% (187 votes)
Grado SR60 - Probably the most common "first real headphone" for most headphone enthusiasts.
15% (733 votes)
Denon AH-D5000 - One of the best sealed headphones ever made, and the subject of many DIY modification efforts by enthusiasts.
3% (129 votes)
AKG K701 - First headphone to challenge the HD 600, and one of the first headphones to trigger the fanboi response on Head-Fi.
7% (323 votes)
Fostex T50RP - Still surviving old school planar-magnetic headphone, heavily favored by DIYers for modification.
3% (137 votes)
Stax SR-007 Omega II - First electrostatic headphone really good enough to spur aftermarket electrostatic headphone amplifiers.
4% (185 votes)
Sony MDR-R10 - The Phoenix we all hoped would rise again...but never did. Headphone enthusiast unobtainium.
3% (127 votes)
Etymotic ER4S - The balanced armature in-ear headphone that started it all. Still in production...and still very good.
7% (352 votes)
Sennheiser Orpheus - The pinnacle of headphone opulence. Sennheiser still uses this flagship to show it's muscles.
8% (414 votes)
Sennheiser HD 600 - Much maligned for its "veil," the HD 600 quietly remains one of the best buys in headphone audiophilia.
33% (1657 votes)
Total votes: 4968