Wireless Open Back Headphones
Jun 18, 2019 at 7:55 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6


Jul 31, 2015
I'm looking for open back wireless headphones.

I do sales from a home office and have a desk full of IP phones and using my Senn HD 4.40BT's, even with the phone ringer turned up to max, I may miss call. open back are what I'm used to and I prefer their sound stage, but in this case, they'll also let me hear my surroundings much better. sound bleed isn't an issue since it's my home office.

I would like something of quality...if such an option exists as I have the HE-3xx and HE-4xx as well as the Stax SR-2170's. I much prefer the 4xx over the 3xx and I use the SR-2170's when I'm feeling in the mood for classical, instrumental or some opera. I lust for a pair of LCD2's...but for now, wireless open back headphones with a neutral profile or midly bassy as I do love to listen to my 90's dance music (this beat is Technotronic!).

what are my options?
Jun 18, 2019 at 10:09 PM Post #3 of 6
Grado makes an open backed wireless...I haven't heard them, so I don't know how classically "Grado" they sound, but they are the only open backed bt I can think of.
They might work for you aesthetically, but not sonically? I love my Grados, but not for anything as 'digital' and bassy as 90's dance music. Grados are good for Rock: guitars and vocals .. JJ Cale, Clutch, the Black Keys but, not Bel Biv DeVo and C+C Music Factory.
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Jun 19, 2019 at 2:17 PM Post #4 of 6
thanks for that CL.

just to throw a curve, is there such a thing as open back earbuds? if so, are there any wireless models?

was reading a review on top open back headphones and in the honorable mentions they listed the Air Pod 2's. no idea if they really are open, but if they are, hmmm!
Jun 19, 2019 at 3:38 PM Post #6 of 6
Grado has just came out with a open back wireless haven’t heard them yet but will this weekend at CanJam SoCal. The Audeze is the Mobius . Audeze also makes open back planar in ears.

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