Headphones For High-Quality Listening Experiences

Five over-the-ear options for brilliant sound while on the move

With more and more listeners adopting over-ear headphones for a more critical listening experience that earbuds generally don’t provide, the industry keeps innovating and evolving their already countless options. For many, wireless headphones are still viewed with suspicion, as being plugged in means there are fewer instances that might compromise performance. But many headphones provide both options. Also relevant is whether closed or open-back iterations …

Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Musicality

For makers, listeners and lovers of music

Be it battling over the office Sonos system or sharing our favorite tracks every day, music holds an important position in our lives. Beyond searching for new artists and discovering interesting or obscure tunes, we also seek out equipment to make the listening (or music-making) experience even better—from speakers to headphones, synths and more. Of course, as music lovers with curious minds, our interest doesn’t end …

Arca’s Buffed Leather BDSM Headphones

People can be quite particular about headphones, with various specific needs—not all of which are sound-based. In a limited edition, a three-way collaboration between SSENSE, leather company Fleet Ilya and Arca has resulted in headphones unlike any other. Not only are they BDSM-inspired, they also come at quite the cost: $6,450. But while the buffed leather and studs hint that the headphones can handle active …