Below is the list of the most expensive headphones in the world in 2023. The #1 cost ¾ of a million dollars. Find out what they are. P.S. We also included the most expensive Bluetooth headphones and headsets. CONTENTS (show more) 21 Most Expensive Headphones: Quick Comparison Here’s the list of the most expensive headphones in the world: RankRetail priceNameExtras#1$750,000Beats Pro by Dr. Dre X Graff126.5 carats of diamonds and rubies#2€100,000($107,000)Focal Utopia by Tournaire18-karat gold6.5 carats of diamonds#3$100,000Onkyo H900M Diamond20 carats of diamonds#4$59,000Sennheiser Orpheus/HE 1Carrara marble & glass amp#5€12,000($12,800)Spirit Torino Valkyria Titanium Titanium, isobaric drivers#6$8,000HIFIMAN Shangri-La jrelectrostatic headphones & vacuum-tube amp system#7$6,800HAMT SignatureCarbon steel, Alcantara, wood housing#8$6,200STAX SR-X9000Stainless steel, sheepskin ear pads#9$6,000HIFIMAN SusvaraThin stealth magnets#10$5,995Abyss AB1266 Phi TCCarbon steel, lamb skin ear pads#115,200€($5,500+)T+A Solitaire PPlanar-magnetostatic headphones#12$5,500Spirit Torino Pulsar AluminumAluminium, alcantara, isobaric drivers#13$5,499HIFIMAN HE-R10PClosed-back planar magnetic cans#14$5,425Abyss Diana TCThin planar drivers#15$5,000MEZE Elite Epoque(Limited Edition)Limited-edition Art Nouveau design#16$4,999Focal Utopia (2022)Regular Utopias without diamonds#17$4,999Final Audio Design SONOROUS XBAM mechanism#18$4,999.95Yamaha YH-5000SEOrthodynamic driver#19$4,995Warwick Acoustics SONOMA M1Electrostatic Headphones + DAC#20$4,545STAX SR-009SMLER 2: Multi-layer-elect-rords#21$4,500Audeze LCD 5Audeze flagship planarsRetail prices from official websites. The Most Expensive Headphones: Ranked Below are the 10 most expensive headphones in the world: 1. Beats Pro by Dr. Dre X Graff ($750,000) Price: $750,000 Materials: 126.5 carats of diamonds and rubies combined, platinum Type: Over-ear headphones, closed-back design, wired Beats Pro by Dr. Dre X Graff are the most expensive headphones in the world, retailing for $750,000. That’s right, ¾ of a million dollars for a pair that is more a piece of jewelry than actual headphones. They are decorated with 123 carats of diamonds and 3.5 carats of rubies in platinum by a British jeweler, Graff. That’s 126.5 carats combined. Initially, they were designed for Madonna and LMFAO and their Superbowl XLVI halftime show. And they reached prominence when they were seen on the head of Lil’ Wayne. On the technical aspect, they’re the same as Beats Pros but with many expensive stones. If you’re in the market to own the pair of headphones yourself, you can’t order them online. You have to call for an appointment and go through the process. Specifications: Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz Impedance: 16 ohm Sensitivity: 115dB/mW 2. Focal Utopia by Tournaire (€100,000) Credit: 3kshop Price: €100,000 ($107,000 in 2023 USD) Materials: 18-karat gold, 6.5 carats of diamonds, Tournaire Trilogy symbol Type: Over-ear headphones, open-back design, wired Focal Utopia by Tournaire are hand-made headphones embossed with the signature Trilogy symbol, 18-karat gold, and 6.5 carats of diamonds. They will set you back for €100,000 ($107k) or €110,000 with the dedicated stand ($118k in 2023 American dollars). The French company is selling regular Focal Utopia, already expensive headphones, for $4,999. But the Tournaire embellished version has an additional cost, a couple of times more. These were released in 2016, and you can order them today. Specifications: (unknown but probably the same as regular Utopias and a lot heavier) Related: Open-back vs. closed-back headphones comparison 3. Onkyo H900M Diamond headphones ($100,000) Credit: Gizmodo Price: $80,000 – $100,000 Materials: 20 carats of diamonds Type: Over-ear headphones, open-back design, wired The Onkyo H900M diamond headphones are selling from $80,000 to $100,000, depending on the options you choose. You can choose the size of the diamonds too. Regular Onkyo H900M headphones usually sell for around $300. But if you want the fancy hand-crafted version with 20 carats of diamonds with an almost perfect white color, then you’ll have to open your wallet. Specifications: Unknown (Onkyo didn’t disclose them) Regular H900M specs: Frequency response: 5 Hz – 40 kHz Impedance: 16 ohm Sensitivity: 105dB/mW Driver: 50mm, closed architecture dynamic driver 4. Sennheiser Orpheus/HE 1 ($59,000) Credit: Sennheiser Price: $59,000 Materials: Carrara marble, glass Type: Over-ear electrostatic headphones, open-back design, wired, amplifier Sennheiser Orpheus / HE 1 is an amplifier and headphone system that costs $59,000. It features a dedicated headphone amplifier made from glass housing and a block of Carrara marble. It’s heavy and looks more like a piece of art than headphones. The electrostatic headphones are the first to integrate MOSFET high-voltage amplifier in the ear cups. They produce amazingly clear sound quality. To buy them, you need to make a downpayment of $10,000 before Sennheiser starts production of your personal HE 1 headphones. Read more on the official page. Specifications: Frequency range. 8 Hz – 100 kHz The lowest distortion measured in a sound system: 0.01% at 1kHz, 100 dB SPL 5. Spirit Torino Valkyria Titanium (€12,000) Credit: Spirit Torino Price: €12,000 (equivalent to $12,800 USD) Materials: Titanium, isobaric drivers Type: Over-ear headphones, open-back design, wired Spirit Torino Valkyria Titanium headphones are, as the name suggests, made from titanium. They have Twin Pulse isobaric drivers and advanced ear pads that make you forget you’re wearing them at all. Spirit Torino makes some expensive headphones, and it’s no wonder their flagship ranks quite highly. And only 99 will ever be made. They can be yours for a “measly” €12,000 or $12,800 USD on their official site. Specifications: Frequency response: 18 Hz – 35 kHz Weight: 620g Magnets: 13,8 + 13,8 kg 26 magnet Cable: 2 m integrated cable double copper + silver Max. power handling: 4.000 mW Impedance: 64 ohm Sensitivity: 96 dB 6. HIFIMAN Shangri-La jr ($8,000) Credit: HIFIMAN Price: $8,000 Materials: Titanium, Type: Over-ear electrostatic headphones, open-back, wired, vacuum-tube amplifier HIFIMAN Shangri-La jr is an electrostatic headphone and amplifier sound system that costs $8,000. They feature a super wide frequency response from 7Hz to 120kHz and a sleek-looking vacuum-tube amplifier for the highest sound quality. If you’re in the market for a pair, check their official site. Specifications: Frequency response: 7 Hz – 120 kHz Weight: headphones 374g + amplifier 11kg Size: 400 x 265 x 108 mm3 7. HAMT Signature ($6800) Credit: HAMT Price: Original price of NT$210,000, which is roughly $6,800 depending on the exchange rate (international prices may vary) Materials: Aluminium alloy, carbon steel, Alcantara, acacia wood housing Type: Over-ear headphones, semi-open hybrids, wired HAMT Signature originally cost NT$210,000 (Taiwanese dollar), which is roughly $6800 USD. They’re made out of aluminum, acacia wood, Alcantara cushioning, and carbon fiber to create a truly luxurious experience (according to the company.) You get them in a professional-looking business carrying case. Also, they’re semi-open headphones with a 57mm dynamic driver and a 40mm AMT (air motion transformer) tweeter for treble. Here’s the official page. Specifications: Frequency response：15 Hz – 45 kHz Impedance: 56 ohm Sensitivity: 105dB 8. STAX SR-X9000 ($6200) Credit: STAX Price: $6,200 Materials: Aluminium, stainless steel, sheepskin ear pads Type: Over-ear headphones, open-back, wired STAX SR-X9000 are the new flagship headphones from the respective brand. They call them “earspeakers” instead of headphones. These are open-back electrostatic headphones made with a special manufacturing technique called “MLER-3” (Multi-layer-elect-rods). And they weigh a hefty 432g, almost a whole pound. In case you want to test their sound quality, check them on StaxAudio. Specifications: Frequency response：5 Hz – 42 kHz Impedance: 145 ohm Sensitivity: 100dB Weight: 432g (almost 1 pound) Cable length: 2.5m, 1.5m 9. HIFIMAN Susvara ($6000) Credit: HIFIMAN Price: $6,000 Materials: Thin stealth magnets, hybrid ear pads Type: Planar-magnetic, over-ear headphones, open-back, wired HIFIMAN Susvara are one of the best-known headphones in the audiophile world. Their unmistakable design and audio quality are widely recognized worldwide. The Susvara are the flagships of the HIFIMAN selection, which makes them extra special and expensive. You have to fork over $6000 to get the privilege of making them your own. The planar-magnetic drivers are supposedly better than ever, with advanced stealth magnets that don’t distort sound quality like similar drivers. This means they produce natural sound. Read more about them here. Specifications: Frequency response: 6 Hz – 75 kHz Impedance: 60 ohm Sensitivity: 83dB Weight: 450g (15.9oz) 10. Abyss AB1266 Phi TC ($5,995) Credit: Abyss Price: $5,995 for the basic, $8,995 with extra cables and accessories Materials: Aluminium frame, carbon steel, planar magnetic drivers, lamb skin ear pads Type: Over-ear headphones, open-back, wired Abyss AB1266 Phi TC (Total Consciousness) are planar-magnetic over-ear headphones with a retail price of $5,995 for the pair alone. They’re proudly made in the USA. Suppose you want all the accessories, including different cables, a carrying case, and a wooden storage box. In that case, you have to pay $8,995. The serial number is laser-engraved, so they’re easily identifiable and collectible. Check the official website here. Specifications: Frequency response: 5 Hz – 30 kHz Impedance: 50 ohm Sensitivity: 88 db/mW Distortion: Under 0.2%, average 0.035% through most of the audible range Weight: 640g The Most Expensive Bluetooth Headphones/Headset Wireless Bluetooth headsets don’t sell for such lavish prices as wired headphones, but they’re not far behind. Here are the 3 most expensive Bluetooth headphones and headsets: RankMost expensive BT headphones/headsetRetail price#1Audio-Technica ATH-WB2022 €3000 ($3,200+)#2T+A Solitaire T€1600 ($1,700+)#3Mark Levinsom No. 5905$999Headphone names link to official pages. Audio-Technica ATH-WB2022 are the most expensive Bluetooth headphones made in honor of AT’s 60th anniversary. Most Expensive Headphone Brands Here are some of the most expensive headphone brands that often retail quality headphones for 1000s of dollars. Abyss Audeze Focal HIFIMAN MEZE STAX Spirit Torino ZMF Surprised you don’t see any mainstream brands? How much should you pay for quality headphones? The super high-end headphone brands are quite different from mainstream consumer brands. These make products solely for passionate audiophiles who aren’t afraid of paying immense amounts of money for the best sound quality audio equipment. Read more: Can you get quality headphones for cheap? All PewDiePie headphones he ever wore Conclusion Did you expect headphones can reach such high prices? Some of them cost the same as a house or a car. Though how many people actually buy them is a mystery. It might be just a lucrative way for brands to create free advertising and not a real business. If you had all the money in the world, which prestige headphones would you have? P.S. We’ll keep updating the list, but if you find expensive headphones that aren’t on the list, please let us know. Matija FerjanMatija Ferjan is a seasoned audio enthusiast reviewing headphones since 2015. He has personally tested hundreds of headphones and earbuds. He’s an active member of the Headphone Audio community and a true nitpicker, always looking for the “best-value-for-money” headphones.