Upcoming 10 Most Expensive Headphones In 2022

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Want to get some serious bang for your bucks??? The most expensive headphones in this world can make your dream come true. 

Choosing the right headphone for your gaming console or for your home theatre can be a daunting task. Especially if you are saving up for long to buy a nice pair, you have to do rigorous research before you decide on the pair. 

That’s why we will shed light on the most expensive headphones on this list so that you can make an informed decision.

What Are The Most Expensive Headphones Of 2022?

The tech tycoons have made some extravagant headphones for people, costing around $50,000-$120,000. Shocking, right? But, some people are passionate enough to spend even their yearly salary behind a nice pair of headphones. So, let’s check out this list;

1: Focal Utopia by Tournaire

Focal Utopia by Tournaire

More than sound quality, if anything else can make headphones so expensive, their exterior design. The Focal Utopia headphone ranks on top of the list of most expensive headphones because it has a trilogy of diamonds crafted with the 18-carat gold layer designed on the earcups.

This most expensive headset is hand-crafted in Tournaire’s own factory. Just because we are not talking about its sound quality doesn’t mean that it’s not good. It’s actually, pretty darn perfect. But, it costs $120,000, so more than sound, you are playing for sheeny-shiny look of this headset. 


Impedance: 80 ohms.

Frequency Response: 5Hz – 50kHz.

Sensitivity:  104 dB.

Cable: 6.35mm Stereo and 9.5mm Lemo.

2: Onkyo H900M 

Onkyo H900M

If you think Torurnaire was crazy enough to feature gold and diamond in a gadget to launch the most expensive headphones, you are wrong. Onkyo is also responsible for launching the most expensive earbuds, which feature 20-carat diamonds. 

More than the sound, we think the look of this headset is pretty fancy, which can attract many people. Even the earcups have an extra ring of rubies, making them cost around $100,000. You can get an audiophile quality sound reproduction from these headphones along with a bass-centric, slightly warmer audio quality.


Impedance: 16 ohms.

Frequency Response: 5-40,000 Hz.

Sensitivity:  105 dB.

Cable: 3.55 mm jack.

3: Sennheiser Orpheus HE 1

Sennheiser Orpheus HE 1

This is one of the most expensive headphones globally, and it is the most expensive headset of Sennheiser. Now, this is one headphone, which is famous for both its price and its sound. So, if you pay $59,000 behind this headset, every penny will be worth it. 

This is the first headset in the world that accumulates a Cool Class A MOS-FET high-voltage amplifier. It is made with the latest cutting-edge technology, and the earcups are crafted with Carrara marble and glass. Unfortunately, it comes with a separate amp valve kit, so you can’t wear it every day.


Impedance: 10k ohms.

Frequency Response: 25Hz- 75 kHz.

Sensitivity:  400mV.

Cable: 9.8 feet / 3m long.

4: V-Moda Crossfade M-100 

V-Moda Crossfade M-100 

The list of the world’s most expensive headphones will remain incomplete if we don’t talk about this tech miracle. The punchy bass and immersive 3D soundstage make this headset an original party starter. All you have to do is spend $40,000 behind it, and you’ll get a solid headset.

The brand took the feedback of countless audiophiles, DJs, editors, and musicians to make this headset. In addition, the Ergosoft Foam cushions are designed to offer noise isolation. The minimalistic, sleek design also makes them one of the most expensive wireless headphones in the world. 


Impedance: 32 ohms.

Frequency Response: 5-40,000 Hz.

Sensitivity: 103 dB.

Cable: 4.3 ft. (1-button Speakeasy).

5: Shangri-La Electrostatic Headphones

Shangri-La Electrostatic Headphones

This is one of the most expensive headphones on this list as it costs $18,000. Apart from throwing you a massive soundstage feeling, this expensive headset also incorporates vivid 3D imaging. It also includes the finest amplifiers designed to give you precise frequency.

The lightweight and ergonomic construction of this headphone make it a perfect fit to ensure sonic stability. In addition, the hybrid headband and padded earcups help the headset reduce distortion. So, you won’t regret spending so much money on this headset.


Impedance: 8 ohms- 600 ohms.

Frequency Response: 7 Hz-120 kHz.

Sensitivity: 90 dB- 105 dB.

Cable: 6.6′ attached cable. 

6: Ultrasone ED5 LTD Edition 5

Ultrasone ED5 LTD Edition 5

These headphones may seem like a sudden price drop from the most expensive headphones that we have discussed so far. But, if you want to up your audio game, this $5,999 piece will make your day. It gives an excellent sound with high and stereo separation.

It is a bundle of joy because it is affordable for some people willing to buy $10000 headphones. On top of that, it is comfortable, and it was the most expensive headphones in 2020. Moreover, the high-end ultrasonic sound architecture of this headphone makes it a real gem in the market.


Impedance: 38 ohms.

Frequency Response: 5- 46,000Hz.

Sensitivity: 104 dB.

Cable: 3 mm balanced cable. 

7: Abyss AB-1266

Abyss AB-1266

Unlike some of the other brands of the most expensive headphones ever, Abyss is a lesser-known brand. But, that doesn’t mean the sound quality is not worth mentioning. It uses a new technology where the 66 mm planar magnetic speaker drivers provide the best sound resolution.

All you have to do is spend $4,995 behind this headset, and you’ll get yourself a sturdy headset for life. It also has an incredible design, and the appeal of this headphone is a kind of aesthetic. I have personally tested this headphone, and it surpasses the competitors in every way.


Impedance: 46 ohms.

Frequency Response: 20 Hz- 20kHz.

Sensitivity: 88 dB.

Cable: Dual cable 3 pin balanced XLR.

8: Warwick Acoustics Sonoma Model One

Warwick Acoustics Sonoma Model One

Are you ready to spend five grand behind a headset? Then, this is one of the most expensive headphones that will attract you. However, it costs only $4,995, so it may look like a fair deal for some people who can afford it. It delivers audio performance without any compromise.

The headphone may not look particularly high-end in terms of their outer structure, but the sound quality is undeniable. In addition, the system sound is informatively clear. On top of that, this expensive headset comes with an energizer amplifier too. 


Impedance: NA

Frequency Response: 10 Hz- 60kHz.

Sensitivity: NA

Cable:  50 pF/m custom low capacitance cable.

9: oBravo EAMT-1s

oBravo EAMT-1s

The best part of this headset is that it comes with a customized AMT Drive unit that can make this headphone compatible with smartphones and other audio players. Unfortunately, the price of this headphone is $4,780, making it one of the most expensive headphones globally.

The handcrafted ceramic body of this expensive headset makes it look really stunning. There are two types of drivers in this earbud compiled into one singular unit. It also has a sensitive sound quality that helps this headset stand apart from others.


Impedance: 16 ohms

Frequency Response: 15 Hz- 45kHz.

Sensitivity: 105 dB. 

Cable:  1.2 mm cable.

10: Final Audio Design Sonorous X

Final Audio Design Sonorous X

This brand has launched this headphone very recently in the market to compete with the premium quality most expensive headphones. If you use these headphones, you’ll feel vocal realism and instruments reverberating in space. The price of this headset is $4500.

If you have used any of the earlier mentioned headphones, you may feel that this one is not a good enough option. However, we feel the sound quality is decent enough, so the price is valid for this headset. In addition, the stainless steel and aluminum finish makes it look really classy. 


Impedance: 16 ohms

Frequency Response: NA

Sensitivity: 105 dB. 

Cable: Detachable cable with locking mechanism.


In the end, we can conclude that the list of most expensive headphones will vary from time to time because every day there is something new launching in the market. However, we don’t think anything will surpass the Focal Utopia headphones anytime soon. So, if you have any other questions regarding this, you can ask us in the comment box.

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