Audio High

Best Headphones, August 2012

When your former best bud, DJ Sticky Fingers, has split with your cans and you need a pair quick, run to the Turntable Lab in the Fairfax District for gear that can cost as little as the change in your couch or as much as several Franklins. At Audio Highstate-of-the-art headphones in multiple styles could set you back more than your first car ($995 to $1,995), but they’ll take you infinitely further. Make an appointment to see Bradley Zimring, who has a master’s degree in music, science, and technology from Stanford and has designed and installed environmental entertainment systems for more than ten years. He’ll lead you on a sonic safari in search of private speakers for your ears. » 605 N. La Brea Ave., L.A.