Category: Closed-Back Headphones

Closed-Back Headphone Reviews

Closed-back studio monitoring headphones provide excellent sound isolation.  This has two benefits for recording; it stops noise from the headphones being recorded by a microphone (such as when recording vocals or when recording acoustic instruments), and it also prevents the sound of loud instruments from drowning out the monitoring tracks (such as when recording drums).  There are some excellent quality closed-back headphones on the market today that provide impressive sound, comfort, and noise isolation.

Individual closed-back headphone reviews can be found further down on this page.  However, if you just want to know which pair we think  provides the best balance between sound quality, performance, comfort and features, we’ve chosen the Audio Technica ATH-M50x. These headphones are versatile enough to be useful for both recording and mixing, providing excellent sound quality, comfort and isolation.  If you only buy one pair of headphones for your studio, then we recommend that these should be the ones.

You may also wish to read our Best Studio Monitoring Headphones Review for more information about some of the monitoring headphones available, including closed-back and open-back designs, and for more links to headphone reviews.

V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Studio Monitoring Headphones

V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Studio Monitoring Headphones

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The Crossfade M-100 is the fourth model in V-Moda’s Crossfire LP studio monitoring headphones line. What makes the M-100 stand out from many mixing headphones on the market is ...

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Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro Studio Monitoring Headphones Review

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro Studio Monitoring Headphones Review

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The Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro studio monitoring headphones are just one of the three models in Beyerdynamic’s DT Pro series, which is designed to cater for different types of ...

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Editor choice Audio Technica ATH-M50x Studio Monitoring Headphones Review

Audio Technica ATH-M50x Studio Monitoring Headphones Review

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The Audio Technica ATH-M50x is the most critically-acclaimed model in the company’s M-Series line, which is a line of closed-back studio monitoring headphones under Audio ...

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Sony MDR-7506 Studio Monitoring Headphones Review

Sony MDR-7506 Studio Monitoring Headphones Review

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The Sony MDR-7506 is one of the most popular studio monitoring headphones in the world and a favorite of many recording engineers and other sound professionals. First introduced ...

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Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Studio Monitoring Headphone Review

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Studio Monitoring Headphone Review

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The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro studio monitoring headphones are regarded by its manufacturer as its “most significant” closed-back headphones in years. The HD 280 Pro is one of ...

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