So you have been bitten by the music bug recently? Do you fancy a different kind of sound equipment and look out for the best possible sound quality from your music? Well, this could be the classic case of you becoming a Hi-Fi enthusiast. A Hi-Fi enthusiast is also known as an ‘Audiophile’. Audiophiles are known to be hungry for high-quality music reproduction. In fact, a lot of audiophiles will have expensive speakers, music players and headphones to enjoy the purest quality music.
Most of the music we listen to come from YouTube or streaming services like Spotify. These streaming services use various levels of encoding to the audio files to maximize the compatibility of the music with almost all kind of mobile devices. Such encoding tends to reduce the quality of the music files which fault to offer the real experience. For an audiophile, the quality of the music and the actual reproduction of the music closest to the actual recording is very important.
So for a beginner audiophile who has just begun to hone his ears, it is important for them to purchase a good quality entry-level headphone which would essentially teach him the difference between bad and high-quality sound. Here are some of the highly-recommended headphones to look at if you are beginning with your audiophile days.
1. Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro – The Beyerdynamic headphones are designed and made in Germany and come with a balanced sound signature. The DT 990 Pro gets 45mm dynamic drivers which are also ideal for studio and professional work. It features an open back design which allows the headphones to breathe as well as make it comfortable to wear. These pair of professional headphones will need amplification for proper usage.
Price – Rs. 14,995
2. Audio Technica ATH M50x – The Audio Technica ATH M50x is a very popular choice among music listeners. Designed in Japan, these pair of headphones have 45mm Dynamic drivers which have a flat sound signature. This pair of headphones can be used by studio professionals as well as audiophiles. The closed-back design contours your ears and places them inside for an air-tight seal which is comfortable as well. The ATH M50x will also need amplification to enjoy it at its best.
Price – Rs. 14,399
3. Sennheiser HD 599 – The Sennheiser HD 599 is an ideal choice for audiophiles. Designed in Germany, it features an open-back design and is ideal for music as well as entertainment consumption. The warm and smooth sound signature makes it a perfect tool for enjoying high-quality music both on Android and iOS. Moreover, you also get volume controls built-into the headphones which are a great feature for an entry-level audiophile headphone
Price – Rs. 20,999