Investment: $1,500

Worth it For: This top of the line model by Germany’s Sennheiser has been touted by some experts as being “the most significant headphones of the last decade.” This sturdy reputation comes from the product’s ultra-fast drivers and non-reverberant chassis, both of which provide an ultra-rich 360-degree sound experience. The headband flexibility, soft-sprung pivots, top of the line ear pads and light-weight construction make for one of the most comfortable products on the market, and the sound quality is unparalleled when paired a similarly high end headphone amplifier.

Available at sennheiser.com