open back headphones
  1. jude

    Dan Clark Audio EXPANSE Review: Interview, Measurements, Impressions

    Dan Clark Audio EXPANSE Review: Interview, Measurements, Impressions As open-back headphones go, there’s nothing quite like the new Dan Clark Audio EXPANSE. While it was developed and built using the platform and technologies pioneered on the closed-back STEALTH, the EXPANSE brings entirely...
  2. MoonAudio

    HiFiMan Edition XS Headphone Review & Comparison | Moon Audio

    HiFiMan Edition XS Headphone Review & Comparison | Moon Audio
  3. MoonAudio

    Best Open-Back Audiophile Headphones of 2022 | Moon Audio

    Best Open-Back Audiophile Headphones of 2022 | Moon Audio
  4. M

    Need some advice

    Good morning all :) I Need some advice on some new Headphones. My current pair is a V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless i bought them because i was a huge fan of the Lp2 and wantet to continue with V-Moda. Now i want to get out and try something different im Looking into open Back headphones for...
  5. Z

    Sub $200 open back

    Is there an open back full size headphone that is under $200 and has clarity/neutral sound? I come from the radio and voiceover worlds where it's all closed back cans and I'd like to get a pair of affordable open-back headphones so I can just zone out with some good tunes in my ears. Don't...
  6. Altiat CAL.1H

    Altiat CAL.1H

    "The Cal.1H employs a 50mm driver with an infilled PET diaphragm. There is enough excursion to produce low-frequencies with ease and linearity without the unnecessary/overbearing side-effects." "The high-sensitivity of the drivers used in the CAL.1H is an advantage for ones who are wanting to...
  7. H

    Looking for comfortable open back headphones for large head, budget <300€

    Hi! I was around this forum for a few months over 10years ago when I was looking for my last portable music player and was helped here a lot to a Cowon device that lasted me many years. I don't remember account name and don't have access to the e-mail it was registered with. But I thought that...
  8. M

    Will an Amp fix my concerns/Issues with my Hifiman Sundaras'?

    So i recently upgraded from a pair of Audio-Technica M50X's to a pair of Hifiman Sundaras however i feel like at best, they sound very much alike and at worst some details in some of the music i listen to are lost to the Sundaras. For example, on the m50x's i might hear a very subtle thing in...
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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?
  12. Nectar Sound Hive

    Nectar Sound Hive

    The Hives are an electrostatic headphone produced by the boutique manufacturer Nectar Sound.
  13. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...