A good pair of headphones can make or break your music-listening session. When it comes to listening to music, many times cheap headphones or earbuds that hurt your ears, don’t produce good sound and fall off your head can prove to be more of an irritant than they are worth. Audiophiles can choose from a nice selection of local specialty shops in the Detroit area for the latest headphones or retro audio gear. Whether in the market for new or vintage headphones, head over to one of the shops listed below to take your music listening experience to a higher level.
Overture Audio
2460 W. Stadium Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 662-1812
www.overture-audio.com

This is the place to find high-quality audio accessories. Overture Audio has a premium collection of Grado headphones for those looking to take music to the next level. The expert staff will determine which audio equipment will suit your needs the best and won’t hesitate to answer any questions you throw their way. Check out their extensive stock of Grado styles, featuring the best in design and engineering headphones created for the audio and recording industries.

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Almas Hi-Fi Stereo Inc.
32498 Woodward Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 549-8090
www.almashifi.net

Almas Hi-Fi Stereo Inc. carries an extensive selection of electronic, home theatre equipment and headphones. This home electronics installation company carries high-fidelity Yamaha headphones. Founded in 1957, Almas has been in the game long enough to know exactly what you need in audio gear and will help you select the best headphones to bring new life to your audio experience.

Audio Dimensions
31968 Woodward Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 549-7320
www.audiodimensions.com

Audio Dimensions specializes in electronics, records and audio equipment. Headphones and audio accessories range in price from expensive, top-of-the-line pieces to moderately-priced, high-quality sound equipment. Try out the pair of headphones before you make a purchase. This shop is filled with knowledgable staff that will help you discover exactly what headphones you need to blow your mind. With over 40 years of business serving music pros and aficionados alike, this is the place to go to satiate your audio needs.

UHF Records
512 S. Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 545-5955
www.facebook.com/UHFmusic

UHF Records is stocked to the brink with records, audio equipment, turntables and headphones. Stroll through the shop and gaze in wild wonder at the joy you have found. Pretty much any vintage audio item you are looking for can be found here, including that pair of stylin’ retro headphones you just have to have. Do you need help finding something? The trusty professionals behind the counter are veritable encyclopedias of knowledge and definitely know their music gear. Go ahead, put them to the test. You’ll be in awe.

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Record Graveyard
2610 Carpenter St.
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 870-9647
www.facebook.com/Record-Graveyard

So you already knew Record Graveyard has stack upon stack of records waiting to be rifled through, but this shop also carries a solid selection of used record players and headphone sets, perfect for playing that crate of records you just lovingly selected and bought to add to your collection. When in the market for a killer set of retro headphones, this is definitely the place to score just what you’re looking for.

After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.