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.
- Audeze Mobius (Blue) - Planar Magnetic Headphones w/ Head Tracking - (open box)£314.10FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKETPre order
- Audeze LCD-XC Creators Edition, Closed Back Headphones, Wood Cups, Bubinga, Black Leather, NO travel case - B-Stock£1,079.10£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERYIn stock
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.
- Blue Microphones Mix-Fi Powered High-Fidelity Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones, 15Hz-20kHz, 105 dB, 240mW£250.00£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERYIn stock