Beats might well be the headphone brand of choice when it comes to making a fashion statement, but the Pioneer SE-Master1 will make that statement louder and more pronounced.

Not only are the flagship headphones handmade and offer super high-end acoustic abilities, they cost a staggering £1,700. You could buy 10 pairs of Beats Solo 2 cans for that.

The SE-Master1 headphones have twin 50mm driver units with a 25 micrometre aluminium diaphragm apiece, each of which finished with a Parker Ceramic Coating that improves performance, especially at high frequencies.

They are capable of reproducing high-res audio of up to 85.000Hz (from a low of 5Hz) and can take input power of up to 1,500mW. They sport an open-air dymanic design (closed-front, open-back), and come with 3-metre OFC litz wire cable, topped by a gold plated plug.

Build materials include duralumin, aluminium and leather. And each unit is individually numbered.

So if you fancy being the talk of the town, while rocking the best looking and, in comparison to a vast majority of headphones out there, the best sounding cans around, maybe you should look beyond the norm. Although you might have to sell your granny in order to buy a pair. She won't mind.