Studio Headphones

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Headphones allow a single user to listen to an audio source privately. They generally come in 2 forms, circumaural and supra-aural. Circumaural headphones completely encumber the ear and black out background noise. Supra-aural headphones sheath the surface of the outer ear but don’t completely seal them in so are more prone to background noise leakage.

Headphones can be further differentiated by their type of ear cups - Closed back headphones mean the outer part of the cups have a hard enclosure which reduces the amount of sound leakage. Open back headphones allow your ears to breath as the outer part of the cups are left open giving you a more natural sound. Semi-open headphones are considered a compromise between open-back and closed-back.

Closed Back Headphones

Closed-back headphones feature solid cups on the back of the headphones, providing excellent noise isolation. This design ensures that external sounds are blocked out, allowing you to enjoy your music without distractions and preventing sound leakage, which keeps your audio private and undisturbed by outside noise. Closed-back headphones are ideal for diverse uses. For commuters and travelers, they offer a sanctuary of sound in noisy environments like buses, trains, and airplanes. Musicians and recording artists will appreciate closed-back headphones for studio use, as they help monitor tracks without bleed into microphones, ensuring a clean recording. Traditional closed back designs often have a less even frequency response than open back models, but you should also consider designs which feature built in DSP to compensate, or with acoustic metamaterial tuning such as those found in high end Dan Clark models

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DJ Headphones

Explore our extensive range of DJ headphones, crafted specifically for live performances. Our selection features closed-back designs that provide exceptional sound isolation, ensuring you can focus on your mix without external distractions. These headphones are often equipped with flexible joints, allowing for the classic "one cup on, one cup off" style that DJs rely on during mixing and performing. Built to withstand the rigors of live environments, our DJ headphones deliver superior sound quality, durability, and comfort. Whether you’re spinning at a club, festival, or private event, these headphones will help you deliver seamless, professional mixes every time.

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Open Back Headphones

Discover our selection of open-back headphones, designed for audiophiles and music enthusiasts seeking excellent sound quality. Open-back headphones don't have solid cups behind the drivers, but instead have grills that allow air and sound to pass through, resulting in a wide, natural soundstage that enhances your listening experience. They often have a more even frequency response than closed back models. However, there are some limitations to consider. Open-back headphones are less effective at isolating external noise, making them unsuitable for noisy environments or on-the-go use. Additionally, sound leakage can be an issue with spill tracking vocals or acoustic instruments, or just that others nearby may hear your music.

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