(image: Audio-Technica) Audio-Technica 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Headphones | US$1,549.99 | www.audio-technica.com
if good sounding but expensive headphones are your cup of Earl Grey, then the Audio-Technical 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Headphones (ATH-W3000ANV) might just set your heart fluttering. this pair of audiophile-grade cans features ear cups crafted from Asada Hokkaido cherry wood finished with Echizen traditional Japanese lacquer, ear pads handcrafted from special lambskin in Spain, and 53mm drivers built with stronger magnets. only 2,000 units are made available worldwide, with a whopping price tag of $1,549.99. while you are at it, you might also want to check its matching 50th Anniversary Headphone Amplifier (AT-HA5000ANV) that also features a housing crafted from Asada Hokkaido cherry wood with Echizen traditional Japanese lacquer finish. the Headphone Amplifier has a limited production of just 200 units worldwide and retails for a cool $2,899.99 each. a couple of larger views after the break.