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Meze Audio 109 Pro headphones ($799)

Meze Audio 109 Pro

Romania’s Meze Audio has won over audiophiles with high-end headphones priced from $2,000 to $4,000, but the 109 Pro brings much of Meze’s sound quality and design panache down to a more affordable price. Not only are they among the best-sounding headphones we’ve ever heard, but they also easily rank among the most beautifully crafted headphones we’ve ever seen—and you can drive them with anything from a fancy amp to a smartphone.