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.
- (Open Box) Beyerdynamic - DT 770 Pro - 250ohm, for Control And Monitoring Purposes£110.00£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- (Open Box) Beyerdynamic - DT 770 PRO Studio Reference Headphones, Closed-Back, 80 Ohm, 5Hz - 35kHz£110.00FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- (Open Box) Steven Slate Audio - VSX Essential Edition , Closed-back Headphones£320.00£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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.
- Pioneer - HDJ-X7-K Professional Closed-Back, Over-Ear DJ Headphones with 50mm Drivers - Black£178.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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.
- (Open Box) AKG K702 Premium Class Reference Studio Headphones - Open Back, Over Ear£175.00FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- (Open Box) Sennheiser - HD 600 Open-Back Professional Lightweight Audiophile Headphones, 12Hz - 39kHz Freq. Response£255.00£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERYPre order
- (Open Box) Sennheiser - HD660S2 Dynamic Open Back Headphones£450.00£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- (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 BASKETGet it Tomorrow, 12 DecLow stock
Headsets usually comprise of lightweight headphones and a microphone.
- (Open Box) Beyerdynamic MMX300 2nd Generation Closed-Back Gaming Headset With Cardioid Condenser Microphone£220.00£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY