Take Your Music To The Next Level With These 9 Vintage Headphones

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As technology progresses, we often find ourselves seeking the latest and most advanced versions of our devices. With headphones, though, old-school endure. It's not common, but good sound can't be measured in the same terms as processing speed or pixel density.

What’s even better about the list of headphones that we’ve put together is that they have all the benefits of modern tech with the beauty of classic design. Vintage headphones will always hold their own, no matter how the trends change – something which we as hipsters always appreciate.

If you can’t sit next to an old-school record player, these headphones are the next best thing.

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Marshall Major III

marshall major iii

Beats Solo3

BEATS SOLO3

Sony WH-1000MX4

Sony WH-1000MX4

Marshall Major III 

Marshall Major III

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Major III features 40 mm dynamic drivers that are custom tuned for enhanced bass response, smooth midst and crystal clear highs that draw on over 50 years of sound heritage.

Marshall is well-known for being one of the best headphone and speaker brands around. And, they have maintained their strong vintage aesthetic despite much advancement. Featuring a classic square-style cushion in a crisp white leather-look, these Major III headphones luckily still have the freedom and convenience of a wireless headphone.

  • Bluetooth-enabled
  • 30+ hours of playback time per charge
  • Microphone on detachable 3.5mm cord
  • Sharable design with extra 3.5mm socket

Beats Solo3 

Beats Solo3

beats solo3

Make it pop with the Beats Pop Collection. Delivering signature Beats sound in fresh, fun colors, this collection is designed for those who refuse to blend in.

You know what they say – go big or go home! And these signature Beats headphones that come in a range of bright colors like blue, purple and pink are not for wallflowers. They exude that bubblegum pop aura of 80s music that goes hand in hand with shoulder pads, giant hair and lycra bodysuits. They couldn’t be more retro if they had a built-in Walkman. Oh wait…

  • Bluetooth-enabled with Apple compatibility
  • Up to 40 hour playtime per charge
  • Adjustable fit with comfort-cushioned ear cups
  • Foldable

Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony WH-1000MX4

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The black Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones deliver pristine sound quality while automatically adjusting ambient sound according to your activity and registered locations, leaving your hands and mind free from the hassle of changing settings just to hear what you want to hear.

Want to listen to The Strokes in peace? You should get a pair of noise-cancelling headphones!

These black or white Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are not playing around when it comes to efficiency. Delivering pristine sound quality while automatically adjusting ambient sound according to your activity and registered locations, they also detect when you're wearing them and start and stop your audio for you. There is nothing vintage about what these bad boys can do, but we do like that they have a sleek and simple mid-century vibe about them.

  • Personal noise cancelling and atmospheric pressure optimization
  • Bluetooth-enabled
  • 30+ hours of playback time per charge
  • Foldable
  • Voice assistant

Victrola Wood and Chrome

Victrola Wood And Chrome

victrola wood and chrome

Vintage Styling with Chrome Accents and Real Wood. Built-in Bluetooth Wirelessly Streams your Favorite Music up to 33 feet away, superior and  Sound with Deep Bass.

If you’ve been wondering where the headphones that look like your grandparents owned them have been on this list, here they are.

The Victrola Signature Headphones are the perfect combination of yesterday and today. They feature real wood and chrome accents for a truly vintage look, but they’re also Bluetooth compatible, rechargeable and have a built-in microphone for wireless phone calls. We honestly can’t think of anything more hipster-approved.

  • Bluetooth-enabled
  • Built-in microphone for wireless calling

Koss Pro-4AA

Koss Pro-4AA

koss pro-4aa

This Koss Pro-4AA is perfect for professionals and audiophiles who want a cleaner, clearer sound. Superior isolation, accurate sound reproduction and the excitement of a live performance with every recording

Koss Headphones are legendary. They even had a promotional set with The Beatles called The Beatlephones!

Music-lovers from around the world will recognize this iconic retro pair that has been reproduced to feature everything you need for modern listening. They can also be used as professional studio headphones thanks to the noise isolating tech.

  • Built for studio and broadcast use
  • Includes microphone mount hardware

JLab Audio Bombora 

JLAB Audio Bombora

jlab audio bombora

The Bombora delivers a world class mix of sound, style and comfort that is sure to hit hard among audiophiles and music enthusiasts alike.

The Bombora delivers a world-class mix of sound, style and comfort in a sophisticated retro design that was inspired by the classic lines of early headphones. These headphones are a real treat for true music aficionados thanks to the over-the-ear, fully-isolating ear cups that submerge the listener in the music. And, bonus, the matte brown/gold color combo is very 70s chic.

  • Memory foam cushioned ear cups
  • Detachable flat cable with push button microphone

Pioneer DJ HDJ-X7 

Pioneer DJ HDJ-X7

pioneer dj hdj-x7

Created in response to the needs of real DJs, these over-ear headphones by Pioneer DJ provide expert sound clarity, durable design and major comfort. The flexible, rugged construction features stellar channel separation and clean monitoring, even at high levels.

Created in response to the needs of real DJs, these over-ear headphones by Pioneer provide expert sound clarity, durable design and major comfort. They’re perfect for aspiring producers and DJs, and the industrial style with chrome accents gives them a certain hipster flair.

They might not be the most exciting to look at, but they’re some of the best on the market.

  • Swivel mechanism

JLab Rewind

JLab Rewind

jlab rewind

Let the Rewind Wireless Retro Headphones take you back in time to when grunge, big hair, bright colors and kicking it with your Walkman was the thing to do. Now it's time to GO wireless with today's technology.

Let these JLab headphones take you back to a time before social media and smartphones. We see you, Millennials… Big hair, bright colors and kicking it with your Walkman was the thing to do back then. It’s time to go wireless, but you don’t have to sacrifice your style!

The Rewind headphones provide 12 hours of playtime, custom EQ3 Sound, and all of the controls you need. The same lightweight design and orange foam earpads, you'll feel more nostalgic than ever. Old-school look, with today's technology.

  • Bluetooth-enabled
  • Touch control to access voice assistant
  • Microphone and button controls built into headset
  • Up to 12 hour playtime per charge

Symphonized Headphones 

Symphonized Headphones

symphonized headphones

Symphonized leverages the natural acoustical properties of wood, formulating a product that delivers a clean and crisp sound, honorably replicating that of the most famous concert halls and finest acoustic instruments around the world.

Handcrafted from genuine wood, the Symphonized headphones are some of our favorite on this list. Can you think of anything more hipster than wooden headphones?

Party due to their unique design, these headphones produce crisp, powerful acoustics and deep bass by tapping into the natural acoustical qualities found in wood. Luckily they do have super comfortable cushioned ear cups so you won’t even know you’re wearing wooden headphones.

  • Bluetooth-enabled
  • Microphone and button controls built into headset

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