Music is no longer limited to concerts or your TV sets. It has evolved the way we plug and play all our favorite tunes. With vast strides in technology, you can store and update an entire library of songs on the fly. But what really makes all the difference is what you use to listen to music with. With music touching every corner of the globe, it is always a must to have the best of the best headphones.
Choosing them is important for people obsessed with music. Be it rap, electronic or house music, good quality headphones keep the beats going like a smooth breeze. Here are some headphone manufacturer brands which the market by storm in 2013:
Creative is a small brand based in Singapore with some of the most stylish and affordable headphones that you will ever come across in the market. The quality of these headphones is amazing. Established in 1991 under the bale guidance of Sim Wong, the manufacturers also produce computer components too. With world-wide delivery and over 5000 employees under one roof this brand has carved a niche for itself. Creative Labs, its American counterpart manufactures headphones which suits that market best.
9. Beyer Dynamic
Germans from time immemorial have produced the finest products. Be it cars, engines; even audio surround systems! They definitely know how to dominate the market. The Beyer Dynamic is one company which does manage a spot on this prestigious list. Based in the heart of Germany, this company initially supplied public broadcasting systems back in the day. With eyes only for microphones and conference systems, they soon changed track to headphone production and were soon world renowned for their top quality pieces.
Dynamic to say the least, this manufacturer set the bar for their high quality headphones. Even though there isn’t much variety to pick from, do expect to be mind blown when set your hands on a pair! The largest producers of open and dynamic headphones, Grado are where style meets class. The use of their patented vented diaphragm technology makes use of sturdy transducers and super trendy ear cups so that you step out in style to never miss a tune! All their products come in with neodymium magnets which are the best when it comes to the technology aspect in the headphones world.
7. AKG Acoustics
Another high profile German leader in the market, AKG Acoustics produces the finest music accessories. Founded in 1947, this company supplies the largest number of headphones to recording studios worldwide. Their time standing tradition with headphones has earned them a place on this list as the big daddy of headphones. Especially after Eddie Murphy’s ‘Party All The Time’ video, these headphones were sold like hot cakes.
6. Audio Technica
Japan stacks up right behind Germany and does manage a spot on this list. As a leader in manufacturing, the Audio Technica Corp. has had great success in producing top-notch headphones. Some of the trendiest headphones have come out under their banner! To keep their competitive edge in the market, they dream to innovatively re-invent. Be it microphones or phonographic cartridges or any other equipment, they gained a name for themselves.
5. Shure Incorporated
Shure Inc. are started off as rookies in the headphone market but soon grew over the past couple of years as an American giant in the headphone world. In 2009 they took to manufacturing of earphones for the masses. Soon after, they started producing quality headphones which included snazzy designs and sharp quality. Based in Chicago, this brand has stood toe to toe with the best of the best and still continues to provide stiff competition to the big names.
One of the most famous producers of headphones on this list, Sony does make it to the 4th spot on the list. From its accessories to music equipment, all are value for money with the widest product line that you will ever come across. A pioneer so to say in the world of headphones, Sony started out with the introduction of the world renowned Walkman which created the void and demand for headphones. The leader in the rat race with high quality products and the very first to bring to you the best and newest technology upfront, Sony produces some incredible headphones that any tech freak would love to buy.
A company which happened by accident which has grown to provide great quality audio equipment all over the globe, Koss has become a brand to reckon with. Founded by John C. Koss and Martin Lange in 1991, Kosh as a company has had a roller coaster ride of success. Initially John did not deal with headphone production but after he met with Martin, Koss took to the idea of marketing headphones. Their stereo headphones have established their name in the global market and still continue to do so.
Who hasn’t heard of them or wanted to own a pair of their headphones? This German biggie in the audio world has built its reputation steadily to become the most chosen brand by musicians. Audiophiles love their collection of vibrant headphones and other equipment which is why they are a front running favorite on this list. Classy yet sophisticated, these headphones effectively manage to reduce noise using complete noise elimination technology. With the right balance of sound quality and innovation, Sennheiser’s product line is both affordable and loved by millions
A brand which needs no introduction, this American giant ranks no.1 on our list as the best headphone brand there is. A leader and world dominator in the market, Bose is one of highest selling headphones of all time. Bose is loved by audiophiles and musicians like world over. Their microphones and audio systems are popular even though they are slightly expensive. With a reputation like theirs, no brand comes close their standards in quality. Be it a concert or the car stereo reputation that few companies, be sure to find the unmistakable Bose logo all around. Every beat with Bose headphones is loud and clear.