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Published on November 21st, 2017 | by Sunit Nandi


Listening in Comfort: 5 of the best Studio Headphones to Upgrade Your Experience

If you’re serious about music or video production, having a quality pair of headphones is simply a must. But due to how many different ones are available, it’s easy to get lost in it all, not knowing which ones to choose. To make it a bit easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best studio headphones (updated for 2017):

1. Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphone

These closed-ear, dynamic headphones are the perfect pick for your studio needs. The cable that comes with them is 10 feet long, providing plenty of flexibility. As you can expect from any decent headphones for the studio, these will deliver a warm frequency response. Their around-the-ear design helps to keep the sound isolated, and they are very good at blocking the outside noise (32 decibels of it to be precise).

2. Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro

While these headphones are an excellent choice for musicians, studio producers, and even gamers, you can’t expect for them to come cheaply. Incorporating the bass reflex technology, this will make sure the bass response is everything you want it to be and more. In case something breaks, don’t worry, since pretty much every part can be replaced without problems. According to what the customers are saying, they are very comfortable to wear, even for a longer period of time. Since this particular model has been on the market for more than 30 years, you can safely guess there’s probably a good reason for it.

3. AKG K240 Semi-Open Studio Headphones

These headphones have a semi-open design, and for the purposes of analytical listening, they are a much better choice than closed headphones. A lot of people use these in their home or portable studios. Due to how comfortable they are and that they adjust to the proportions of your head, you can wear them for hours on end without any kind of second thoughts.

4. Shure SRH1840 Professional Open Back Headphones Black

Undoubtedly, these headphones deliver an unparalleled level of acoustic performance, but they are not exactly a budget-friendly option. They have an open design, meaning that sound can escape through vents, which leads to lower levels of unwanted sound distortion. They are particularly known for having a very natural sound and a great depth of field. With these, you will never experience any problems with internal resonance. Due to the premium grade materials they’re constructed with, you can expect them to be as durable as headphones can be.

5. Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone

The neodymium magnets found within guarantee a powerful sound without losing all its fine details. If external noise tends to bother you, you will be quite pleased with their closed design, all while they’re very comfortable to wear. Whenever you need to store them for the purposes of transportation, you can fold them quite easily to save space. Having a diverse tonal range, you can expect to hear clear high tones and extended lows. Due to their impressive level of isolation, they are a natural fit for any studio professional out there.


Every sound expert is different, and the same goes for their preferences. This is why such a broad selection of products you can purchase is so important since it allows everyone to find just the thing they need. No matter which product from our list you’re going to end up purchasing, we’re confident you won’t be disappointed with your decision.

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