Headphones are an excellent way to listen to what you are saying/singing and can also be used to check if all microphones are working properly or not. These noise-cancelling headphones not only allow you to hear note by note of what you are singing but can also identify and deliver accurately. Hence a good pair of studio headphones is a must for any producer. These cancel the noise well as well as are capable of monitoring during recording and mixing.
The following article brings you the very best studio headphones of the ear 2016. Have a read.
10. LyxPro Studio headphone ($39.99)
These are LyxPro’s closed back, over-ear professional studio headphones. This unit features a 45mm Neodymium driver which enables full dynamic range to the listener. They are light weight and can be efficiently utilised for monitoring and mixing. A powerful magnet system offers an excellent dynamic response. The unit is made from telescoping stainless steel with sizing scale. The leather cups can rotate 180 degrees. The cable duct is on one side for increased durability and reduced hassle. The cord is long enough for you to adjust around it quickly. They are not active noise cancellers but with the padding and volume, they drown most of the noise. They don’t come with a carrying case.
“These cans impressed us! SUPER COMFORTABLE! We use them daily in our radio studio, and we were looking for something that would stand up to everyday use while providing good sound for under 50 bucks. We’ve gone through everything else available, and our only regret is not finding these sooner! We’re ordering ten more pairs!
UPDATE: 3 months of daily use and still sound beautiful and are holding up very well!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
9. Samson Technologies Studio headphone ($42.89)
These are Samson Technologies’ SR850 professional studio headphones. The open ear design is incorporated for maximum isolation. The 50mm driver provides exceptional reproduction and wide dynamic range. The unit has a frequency response of 10Hz-30kHz. The headband is self-adjusting for a comfortable fit. It has an impedance of 32 ohms and comes with a 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch gold-plated adapter. The ear pads are soft such that they sit off your ear. You can leave them for a long time without them getting hot and red. Because of the low impedance, though, noise sources will let some hiss through the headphones more often than on higher impedance phones.
” They do some incredible things with music. Things those headphones at this price shouldn’t have the right to do! They have great high-end sizzle, beautiful open air sound stage, and natural deep bass. I’m very very impressed and would recommend a pair to anyone looking for an excellent set of open back headphones.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
8. Shure Studio headphone ($99.00)
These are Shure SRH440 professional studio headphones which provide excellent sound reproduction and comfort. The unit has a 10-foot coiled detachable cable. The ear cups are replaceable, and a Bayonet clip securely locks detachable cable into ear cup. The unit has an impedance higher (42ohms). These headphones have most of the spectrum covered but will specifically satisfy classical listeners with their interpretation of strings and other high-freq instruments, as well as jazz and most rock sub-genres. They are decently built and isolate sound better than Sennheisers. Great buy!
“In running a professional studio finding the right headphones has always been a problem. They need to be durable, true sounding and isolating. We always used the AKG 141’s and 240’s, but they are not very robust and need lots of TLC to keep running. They sound great but are open backed so the isolation is not optimal. But now a new pair of 141’s are close to $150.The Beyer Dt 770 are better isolating, though they sound a bit “canny” not very natural in the vocal range. But they are $199 a pair.The Audio Technica ATH 50’s sound great but are also in the $200 range
Enter Shure, the makers of the revered 57 microphone. The SRH 440 Headphones sound excellent, isolate well, are rugged and best of all I found them for $80 on Amazon. Now when they get thrown across the room, I don’t worry.
The only thing I don’t like about them is the coil cord they come with. Straight cables are much more practical for studio use. But the cables are detachable.
We’ve been using them for a few weeks now, and they are liked by the professional singers we work with and me.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
7. Beyerdynamic Studio headphone ($131.14)
These are Beyerdynamic DT770 Studio headphones. The unit has an impedance of 80 ohms and is a close, diffuse-field studio headphones. The adjustable headband construction gives a snug fit, and all its parts are replaceable in case of a mishap. They engulf your ear and are extremely comfortable. Extremely sturdy, they can easily tolerate high-impact shocks and drops. Once you wear them, you cannot hear anything going on outside. Similarly, as much as you blast the volume up, people around you will not listen to a thing.
“These were my first “high end’ mixing headphones and all I can say is I’ll never use cheap mixing headphones again. These guys are well balanced and help you bring out everything you need in a combination! If these broke or got stolen, I’d order another pair IMMEDIATELY” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
6. Audio-Technica Studio headphone ($59.95)
These are Audio-Technica’s ATH-M30x professional studio monitor headphones. The unit has been minimalistic engineered for an exceptional build quality. The unit features 40mm drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminium wire voice coils. They are fine-tuned for enhanced detail with the great mid-range definition. They are collapsible for space-saving and are designed to excel for studio tracking, mixing, and field recording. The ear-cups are relatively large and have a nice and subtle padding on them. The headband is flexible, and the cable is nice and thick. You sound doesn’t get leaked even at high volume, and it does a decent job of noise cancellation. Overall a solid piece of equipment.
“I have been in radio and TV broadcasting over 40 years. I currently do a local radio morning show on WBYZ-FM in south-east Georgia, USA. Headphones are a critical tool in the work I do. I have owned a lot of pairs from different manufacturers. I did a little more research this time before I bought anything. There are so many brands, styles and specs in the market now. Our station control room monitors a signal right from a digital FM receiver. I just finished my first four-hour show with my new headphones. At my age and with my experience, it may seem silly, but I was excited and surprised at the sound between my ears when I opened the mic for the first time this morning. Great sound and a comfortable fit! For the price, I don’t believe I could have done any better.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
5. AKG Studio headphone ($64.99)
These are AKG’s semi-open studio headphones. The unit features a 3-meter long replaceable cable and gives a deep bass response. The open-air design minimises ear sweating while providing a more open perspective. Great headphones for a studio.
“I’ve had a pair of 240’s for the last eight years. About two years ago, I ran over the cable with my office chair and ruined the headphones. I mended the wire, but they never actually sounded right again.
So, I got a pair of Shure E40’s, and they’ve been quite good. Yesterday, I finally realised that the jack on the AKG’s was broken, not the wire. So, I replaced the jack, and for the first time in about two years, am using the headphones again.
The sound quality is leagues better than anything else I’ve used in the last two years. Better than the Shures, better than the Sennheisers I got through work. There’s an enormous amount of detail that I’d been missing with the other headphones. I’m not an audio professional, or even a hardcore audiophile, but I’ve been a musician since I was young and have a good ear.
For the price, I haven’t heard anything that even comes close to these headphones. Just watch the cord.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
4. Beats Studio headphone ($249.99)
These are Beats Studio Wireless over-ear studio headphones. You can easily pair and play with your Bluetooth device. It has a range of 30 foot and takes handsfree calls and has a built-in mic. The package comes with
- Beats Studio Wireless over-ear headphones
- 3.5mm audio cable with RemoteTalk
- 3.5 mm audio cable
- USB 2.0 cable (USB-A to USB Micro-B)
- Hard-shell carrying case with carabineer clip
These feel good after wearing for an hour or more because of their light weight. These units are well-known for their large hip-hop bass.
They deliver every decibel that a sound engineer or a producer meant for you to hear.
Engineered for serious music listeners. They do not fully cancel noise, but the wireless feature makes it appear a mile more appealing with excellent Bluetooth interfacing.
“Sounds great. Very comfortable, wearable for hours. Noise cancellation is good enough for a very busy office environment.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
3. Audio-Technica Studio headphone ($139.00)
These are Audio-Technica ATH-M50x professional studio monitor headphones. They have been critically acclaimed for excellent sonic performance by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers. The unit features a 45 mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminium coils. The exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response lets you hear every sound that your music director expected you to hear. The Circumaural design contours around the ears allow excellent sound isolation in loud environments and the 90° swiveling earcups allow easy, one-ear monitoring. This Professional-grade earpad and headband material deliver more durability and comfort. Comes with a detachable cable.
“To anyone looking for a quality set of headphones; look no further. I recently bought these and a FiiO portable amplifier wanting to venture into the “audiophile” community for my first time, and I can say without a shadow of a doubt, wow. Now I see what all the hype is about. Clarity of highs like I’ve never heard and lows that hit just right. Solid construction, not flimsy. Ear pieces are very comfortable and swivel up, down, left, and right at 90 degrees so no matter the shape of your head, they’ll fit comfortably. I was afraid the headphones would squeeze my head (I have a pretty big head) that I can wear them for hours and forget I have them on. The sound is incredible. I’m sure the more expensive headphones sound better, but I have to tell you. I haven’t even used my new amp yet, and these phones sound spectacular. A good purchase.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
2. Bose Studio headphone ($299.00)
These are Bose’s noise reduction headphones. Active at noise cancellation which ultimately creates a perfect environment. Compact and outstanding in quality, and sound reproduction.
“I used these immediately on my daily commute, taking the train is typically loud, these earbuds make sure that the only thing you can hear is music.
The headphones came with a portable case. I also used these once on a flight, and they were stunning, using these headphones were a new experience that everybody should have. Every single person listening to music
is wanting that lonely, but the happy feeling of just yourself and the music. These headphones do just the trick.
1. Noise Cancelling
2. Easy to use
These headphones will not disappoint. They are made to perfection, not just in looks, but sound. It’s crisp, and I’m getting repetitive. BUY THEM NOW!!!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
1. Sony Studio headphone ($90.00)
These are Sony MDR7506 professional large diaphragm Headphones with Neodymium magnets and 40mm drivers for powerful and detailed sound. The closed-ear design provides comfort and great reduction of external noises. The cord is 9.8 foot, and the ends are gold-plated. It has a frequency response of 10Hz – 20 kHz and comes with a storage case. These headphones have an even response over the whole spectrum and are detailed with simplicity and ease of use.
“The best headphones I’ve ever purchased. These are reference headphones, which means you won’t hear a tonne of “bass” out of the box like you might come with Beats or some other low-quality but an expensive brand. You can EQ these to sound incredible, and they retain an insane amount of clarity as volumes get higher, without distortion. It’s a fantastic deal, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
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