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 are more coloured than open back designs, but also isolate the listener and restrict sound leakage. This makes them ideal for tracking, recording or even just for listening whilst outside of the studio.
- OLLO Audio - S4R 1.1 Closed Back Recording Headphones, Sound Seal Acoustics, 32ohm ImpedanceWas: £338.00£234.00FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- AKG K872 Professional Closed Back Over-Ear Reference Headphones, 5 - 54000 Hz, 36 Ohms£1,279.00FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKETPre order
Our DJ headphone selection are the headphones designed with live performance in mind. Normally this will mean that they have a closed back design for maximum isolation, as well as flexible joints which make it easy to wear in the "one cup on, one cup off" style, required when mixing and performing.
- Korg NC-Q1 Smart Noise Cancelling Wired/Wireless Headphones - WhiteWas: £199.98£119.99FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
Open back headphones are renowned for their accuracy and wide stereo field when compared to closed back models. This makes them ideal for critical listening and mixdown work in the studio. Their open back design however make them less suitable for tracking, recording and location work.
- (B-Stock) Fostex Black/Orange T20RP MK3 Professional Open Headphones, 6.35mm Jack + 3.5mm Mini Jack,£120.49FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- HifiMan Edition XS Planar Magnetic Headphones & Lake People Phone-Amp G105Was: £698.00£549.00FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- (B-Stock) Audeze - LCD-GX Gaming Headphones, Memory Foam Ear Pads, Detachable Mic - No Outer CartonWas: £849.00£552.00FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- (B-Stock) Audeze - LCD-GX Gaming Headphones, Memory Foam Ear Pads, Detachable MicWas: £849.00£660.00FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- HiFiMan Ananda Stealth V2 Headphones, ifi Zen Can Signature HFM Amp & 4.4mm Balanced CableWas: £897.98£699.98FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- (Open Box) Audeze - LCD-GX Gaming Headphones, Memory Foam Ear Pads, Detachable MicWas: £849.00£708.00FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- (Open Box) Audeze - LCD-X Creator Pack with Economy Carry Case, Planar Magnetic Technology - LeatherWas: £999.00£840.00FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- Sennheiser - HD 800 S Open-Back Audiophile Headphones, 4Hz - 51kHz Freq. Response, 300 Ohms, 56mm DriverWas: £1,249.00£1,099.00FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- Sennheiser - HD800S Headphones & RME ADI-2 DAC BundleWas: £2,099.00£1,899.60FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- Sennheiser - HD 800 S Open-Back Audiophile Headphones + RME ADI 2/4 Pro SE BundleWas: £3,238.99£2,998.98FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET