Oppo Digital PM-2Price: $699

Website: www.oppodigital.com

Hans said: Their build and appearance are beyond reproach -- every detail has been assiduously attended to -- and whatever concessions the PM-2s make to the PM-1s on the luxury front are, to my mind, unimportant. Discriminating consumers take note: Oppo’s PM-2s sound every bit as good as they look and feel -- and they look and feel superlative.

Reviewers' Choice

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: Maybe the sweet spot in Oppo's knockout line of headphones.