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Whether used recreationally or professionally, music lovers all know the importance of a good pair of headphones. If you’re on the hunt for a new pair of quality headphones, look no further because New York City is home to some of the greatest headphone stores around. Check out these five shops located in the Big Apple.

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527 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022
(212) 822-2777

The HARMAN brand is known as a leader in the technology industry, so you can be sure that the product you are purchasing is of the highest quality. HARMAN sells a number of headphones including wireless, over-the-ear, on-the-ear, in-ear, noise-canceling and sport headphones. The store carries Harmon Kardon, Infinity, AKG, JBL, Mark Levinson and Revel brands. Additionally, HARMAN offers lively in-store musical performances and events. Make sure to sign up for the HARMAN NYC newsletter online to get the most up-to-date information on events and deals.

29 W. 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 354-6424

Audio46 believes a good pair of headphones is key to an optimal music-listening experience. With an amazing selection of headphones, great customer service and a helpful user review system and Youtube Review channel, the shop is one of the leading specialty headphone stores in New York City. Audio46 carries all different types of headphones including in-ear, on-ear, over-ear, wireless, pro/dj, noise-canceling, water resistant, and many more. Whatever your headphone style, you’ll be sure to find it at Audio46.

B&H Photo Video Pro Audio
420 9th Ave.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 444-6711

B&H Photo Video Pro Audio might be predominantly known for its camera equipment, but the store also carries an impressive amount of quality headphones. The shop sells earphones, bluetooth headphones, gaming headsets, professional headphones, TV headphones and more by top-notch brands. Brands include well-known names such as Yamaha, Audio-Technica, Kloss, Panasonic and Skullcandy, among many others. B&H is also stocked with headphone amplifiers, ear tips and cushions, cables and adapters and DACs – all the accessories you need. B&H is truly a one-stop shop!

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In Living Stereo
2 Great Jones St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 979-1273

Head on down to NoHo and check out In Living Stereo. The shop is known for its hi-fi stereo equipment and used records, all of which are hand picked by industry experts. Pick up a pair of high-quality King Sound or Grado headphones, and don’t forget to check out the record store. Do you have any old rock, soul, blues, country or jazz records laying around? In Living Stereo buys used records in good condition! Just call ahead and let them know what you have to see if they are interested in buying.

AC Gears
69 E. 8th St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 375-1700

AC Gears is a tech lifestyle store in Manhattan. Check out their large selection of headphones, which include casual, professional, wireless and reference headphones, along with a number of accessories and earphones. Headphone brands vary from Master & Dynamic and Bloc & Roc, to Urbanears and Beyerdynamic. In addition to headphones, AC Gears carries gizmos and gadgets, drones, 3D printers, iPhone and iPad cases, toys and much more.

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Lanya Trypupenko is a freelance writer living in NYC and covering all things New York. She is a self-proclaimed shopaholic who is always on the lookout for the latest trends and deals. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.