While spacial audio, noise cancellation, and other technologies can improve the sound of many personal listening solutions, it's hard to beat the fidelity afforded by open-back designs. It's for this reason — along with perfect airflow and reduced reflections and resonance — that Yamaha adopts this design for its flagship YH-5000SE headphones. They have Orthodynamic drivers with ultra-lightweight, thin-film diaphragms for faithful reproduction of even the faintest details. Those sit in a lightweight magnesium body behind a rolled plain Dutch weave filter that lets every note through. Produced at the same Kakegawa factory as the company's grand pianos, they have a two-layer headband, stemless sliders, and two included earpad choices (leather or suede) for maximum comfort, and ship with two sets of braided OFC cables and a headphone stand.