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Studio headphones for Sale

Any professional audio engineer will tell you that there is a huge difference between studio headphones (also known as studio monitors) and your normal headphones. If you are a home studio user, you might be tempted to use your daily headphones while mixing and recording, but we don’t recommend it for a number of reasons. Most importantly, your normal headphones will not give you the same high definition playback that studio headphones will, so you won’t be able to hone in on the nuanced detail of your tracks. That means that there is a good chance that your listeners will hear your track in higher detail than you do, if their headphones are better than yours. Studio headphones mean that you have ultimate control over your output and will never find any nasty surprises in your final master.

When headphones first came out in the 1940’s they were mainly used by telephone operators and the occasional radio disc jockey. As technology advanced, so to did the specificity of headphones and what each type is used for. These days there are two main categories that headphones are divided into: ‘circum-aural’ and ‘supra-aural.’ Circum-aural headphones are those that completely enclose the ear, while supra-aural headphones sit on the surface of the ear. Studio headphones are almost always circum-aural in design because they provide much better isolation of sound. The normal headphones that you use for your daily commute to listen to podcasts and music are likely supra-aural by design. These work fine for regular tasks, but are not designed for the attention to detail that studio work requires.

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Studio headphones are specifically engineered to provide a sound barrier between you and the outside world. They are also very useful because they stop the headphone mix of each individual musician from bleeding into the microphones and spoiling recordings. Then, once the music is made and you are listening to your aural magic, studio monitors give you a luscious listening experience. Headphones designed with studio use in mind are also often extremely comfortable, because brands recognise that they will be used over extended periods. If your looking at an all night session to finish that mix, make sure your headphones are up to the challenge. The best studio headphones will feature things like cushioned ear pads, and swivel ear cups for single ear listening when you require it.

Finding the perfect studio monitors for you can be challenging. There are so many different features and models to choose from. It all depends on what you are using them for, and how much sensitivity you need in your listening. Audio-Technica, Presonus and Yamaha offer an extensive range of studio monitors to suit all budgets, and you can find their excellent offerings right here. If you are still unsure about which monitors are right for you, our friendly team of sound experts are here to help you every step of the way.