Editor's Picks: Luxe Headphones

These high-end headphones will redefine the way you enjoy music, writes Jamie Carter

PUBLISHED : Friday, 14 December, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 17 December, 2012, 4:26pm


Bowers & Wilkins P5

The cable includes a remote to operate an iPhone and a mic allows hands-free calling, but what these sleek headphones (HK$2,888) excel at is a natural sound and an ability to keep out ambient noise. DG Lifestyle Store, IFC mall, Central, tel: 2295 4488





Sennheiser HD598

The beige leather and polished wood finish make these headphones (HK$2,155) easy to live with, but the handy three-metre cable and high-quality stereo detailing make them irresistible. Music Station, shop 315, 3, Sim City, 47-51 Shantung Street, Mong Kok, tel: 2366 6655





Audio Technica ATH-W1000x

Combining lustrous woodgrain earcups with a discreet closed-back design, these high-end headphones (HK$5,300) are polished in more ways than one. Mingo Headphone, 2/F Mongkok Metro, 594-596 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, tel: 2770 6919






Shure SRH840

Part of the Reference Studio range, these closed-back and comfy headphones (HK$1,088) are aimed at professional audio engineers and musicians; perfect for anyone serious about their music. Foresoon Computer Accessories Mobile Market Store, Pacific Plaza, 418 Des Voeux Road West, tel: 2834 9983



Atomic Floyd SuperDarts

Perfect for bass-heavy music, these sculpted metallic earphones (HK$2,799) feature two speakers in each ear - one for low frequency - along with an in-line remote control and mic. HMV, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2739 0268



Nokia Purity by Monster WH-930

If you're tired of reading about products with iPhone features, the collaborative Nokia Purity by Monster WH-930 (HK$1,440) headphones are a sound for sore ears, featuring integrated music and call-handling controls on a ControlTalk remote. sunnyshophk.com





Sennheiser Amperior headphones

Capable of high volume without distorting while blocking-out ambient sound, these rugged headphones (HK$2,738) are ideal for DJs. Using a closed-back design, they feature a split headband and a rotating ear cup. Apple Store, IFC mall, Central, tel: 3972 1500