Investment: $2,000

Worth it For: Not only are these Japanese-made headphones gorgeous to behold, (Japanese cherry birch wood finished with an overcoat of wine-colored paint with a deeply glossy finish), they offer unparalleled comfort derived from cutting-edge technology, (the earpads are made of an advanced synthetic leather derived from eggshell membrane), superior sound quality and compatibility with a wide range of drivers. For all-around look and sound quality, these are our pick for the pair in which to invest some serious scrilla.

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