open back headphones
  1. TSAVWayne

    ELITE - The New Flagship From Meze Is Now Available To Demo

    From TSAV. The New Flagship Headphone From Meze, The "ELITE" Is Now Available To Demo In Our Headphone Bar. For more details, go here.
  2. Apos Audio

    Hi From Apos Audio & Announcing The Caspian Headphone Launch

    We wanted to introduce ourselves to the audio community here on Head-Fi and announce the launch of our first headphone. Apos Audio is based in the Bay Area and we curate audiophile equipment from different brands including products made by us. Community members who have interacted with us love...
  3. sennheiserhd485

    Why are super expensive closed back headphones created?

    Why are super expensive closed back headphones created? I ask because, isn't it true that open is always going to be the superior design for raw sound quality?
  4. Nectar Sound Hive

    Nectar Sound Hive

    The Hives are an electrostatic headphone produced by the boutique manufacturer Nectar Sound.
  5. Austrian Audio Hi-X65

    Austrian Audio Hi-X65

    Delightfully revealing We created our new Hi-X65 open-back headphones with mixing and mastering in mind. They’re built to satisfy the need for close, precise listening at these critical stages of the audio production process. The same qualities that make them great for professional audio...
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    They are both exquisite in each one’s application.
  7. T+A Solitaire P

    T+A Solitaire P

    Specifications Transducer principle Planar-magnetostatic Impedance 80 Ohms Frequency response 5 Hz - 54 kHz Distortion < 0,015 % @ 100 dB Maximum sound pressure level > 130 dB Sensitivity 101 dB @ 1 kHz, 1V Transducer size elliptic 110 x 80 mm Type of construction Open, over ear Cables...
  8. M

    Best open back without amplification under $300 recommendations

    I am looking for recommendations for the best sounding open back headphones I can plug into my laptop or phone to use while working from home. I mainly listen to jazz, classical and some classic rock. I can spend up to $300. Thanks.
  9. ZsoSahaal

    Alternatives to Sennheiser HD 650?

    Hey everyone. So I've decided to get myself a pair of open headphones for home listening and bought a pair of HD 650, and now I'm trying to decide if there's a better alternative. The mids in these are great, but I'm not sure I like the increased lower mids presence and the laid-back highs. Are...
  10. D

    Old head, new thread!

    Hey guys! Stalked these forums a long time ago, and even made some purchases based upon it. Long story short, this is my first post here. Back in either 2012 or 2013 my HD598’s were stolen as well as a homemade headphone amplifier (bit of a vacuum tube nerd.) I find myself spending more and...
  11. Jolltax

    Road running - wireless headphones, not in-ear which still allow situational awareness

    I enjoy running around the country roads near where I live, I also listen to music on headphones, its important for me as a way to escape / relax. I am aware this is a bit of safety issue, particularly as the headphones I am using (Sony 1000XM3) are noise cancelling and over-ear - I recognise...
  12. andreygrooves

    Open-Back Headphones for Musician and listening?

    Thank you for reading my post :) Looking for open back headphones, I am a musician and I love quality audiophile sound. I use headphones for instrument practice (piano, guitar, and bass) not to bother others living in the house. My ears get sweaty and itchy with closed-back headphones, so my...
  13. O

    Open headphones for listening to experimental/ industrial under $350?

    Hello good people, I am new to this world and I want to make an informed purchase for my next headphones (I currently have a Sennheiser Momentum). After many sleepless nights looking in forums I still can't decide whether to play it safe with the HD6XX or look for other cans. I'm looking for...
  14. E

    SHP9500 vs. K701/K702 vs. AD900/ADG1X vs. AD700X

    Hi everyone! Which of these 5 headphones/headsets are the best for FPS competitive gaming? - AKG K701 - AKG K702 - Philips SHP9500 - AD900X/ADG1X (have been in talks with Audio Technica and ADG1X is confirmed to be a AD900X with a microphone attached to it. :) - AD700X (edited) I don't mind...
  15. TheAuthor

    Help with making a blind headphone purchase

    Hello and thanks for taking a look at my help request. I am looking to buy some new open-backed headphones around the $500 price bracket. However, it seems I'll have to make a purchase without trying the headphones because of the place where I live. The few stores with anything related to...
  16. L

    Philips X2HR vs Sennheiser HD 58x vs AKG K712 Pro

    Help me decide which one to get please! I'm going to buy a Fiio K5 pro (180€) or a topping d10 + magni 3+ (230-245 € total) as well so if you have any other suggestion for dac and amp feel free to help me. This are going to be for desktop use with my pc. Which one would you get considering...
  17. M

    New pair of headphones

    Hi! I am looking to get myself some new headphones that i will use with my computer in my room. I currently own sennheiser HD1 which i use for strolling down the city, but i would love to try out some of the open back headphones. As i listen to all type of music such as trance, rock, metal, EDM...
  18. E

    Is it worth getting an entry level audiophile headphone…

    …if I own a Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro (250) ? I'm satisfied with the beyerdynamic, but I want to know whats beyond that. I like them a lot but have to say that they "sound like headphones". But therwise I have heard that open backs can lack a little bit in upper bass freq, and I don't really want...
  19. morunas

    LF comfortable open circumaural headphones up to around $50

    Hey everyone, As "comfortable" is a metric only experience can speak of... could you help me find headphones for my girlfriend's head for long online dungeons and dragons sessions? So most importantly comfortable: minimal clamping, many hours without warming the ears, comfy pads Sound: as main...
  20. Peter Z

    Listening with speakers and open-back headphones simultaneously dramatically improved the soundstage!

    TL;DR: Played music through speakers and headphones at the same time; discovered that doing this yields soundstage and details that neither the speakers nor the headphones can produce alone. Context: Recently, I purchased a pair of ESP/95x's. They sound absolutely amazing on their own--I love...
  21. jordannn15

    Convenient Gaming Setup

    Hello, I tried posting something like this before but didn’t get many responses so I am going to try to make this one shorter and more to the point. I am looking for a good open back headphone that can be powered through the ps4 controllers headphone jack and I can use the v moda boom pro with...
  22. A

    Need decision on good open backs under $200

    so i've been looking to get into the audio scene lately (and by lately i mean been researching for about 5 months) and i'm not confident which one to go for, because where i live there are no stores to try out headphones in, so i don't know what my preferred sound signature is, so i will try to...
  23. MoonAudio

    Rosson Audio Design RAD-0 Planar Headphones - Now Shipping

    Alex Rosson (Audeze co-founder) has a new project, and we're here for it. Rosson Audio Design makes a unique headphone, featuring audiophile planar magnetic electronics and one-of-a-kind, handcrafted enclosures. No two headphones are the same. So how does it sound? "The RAD-0 has one of...
  24. heidimilk

    Headphones for relaxing listening sessions [1000$]

    I'm searching for open-back HP's for under 1000$. I've already asked people in my other threads but thought I might as well open a new one. I want them to be very relaxed sounding (e.g. no Beyer treble-peak, not too analytic) and they should be rather comfortable. What are your suggestions...
  25. MoonAudio

    Meze Audio Empyrean Headphones

    $2,999.00 Shop Now The First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone A blend of premium materials, exquisite craftsmanship and detailing that’s unmistakably Meze, Empyrean is one of the most technologically innovative planar magnetic headphones in the world. A TIMELESS STATEMENT OF HI-FI...