Oppo Digital PM-1Price: $1099

Website: www.oppodigital.com

S. Andrea said: Oppo Digital’s first headphone model proves itself a strong competitor in the very demanding premium-headphone segment. The PM-1s’ warm balance pairs wonderfully with voices, offers enough extension to capture the essence of all manner of instruments, and grants an enjoyable listening experience with almost any recording. Their bass reaches authoritatively into the bottom octave and can deliver a firm punch, but always remains clear and controlled.

Reviewers' Choice

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: Well-built, stylish, and great sounding.