Nowadays, we all know what headphones are. We use it for listening to music when commuting to and from work: on the bus, or on the subway. Some people use it for gaming, or for social media.
Popping some headphones on is a socially acceptable way of saying you don’t want to be disturbed or talked to. As such, headphones are a way to stay easily away from small talk.
But now that you’re recording music at home, will these headphones cut it? Would you need anything else? Recording studios have two different types of headphones for two very different purposes.
Open Back Headphones
These headphones are usually used for mixing. These don’t block outside-noise compared to closed-back headphones. As such, you’ll hear everything going on around you.
These headphones also generally sound better than closed-back headphones as complex tunes come through much better, and all the different sounds can be easily distinguished.
These headphones are usually used for recording tracks. They may not have the best audio quality, as sounds don’t sound very natural, closed-back headphones though blocks a lot of outside noise.
Therefore, when you’re recording music, closed-back headphones allow you to listen to yourself as you record without danger that your microphone is picking up more noise as you can hear everything.
In this article, we’re only going to be talking about which headphones, in our opinion, is the best closed-back headphones.
Sennheiser HD280 Pro
Overall, this is the best closed-back headphones available on the market as they offer maximum sound isolation.
Some people may disagree and say the Sony MDR-7506 is the best closed-back headphones. Yes, the Sony MDR-7506 is a great set of headphones. But give us a chance and let us tell you why we think the Sennheiser HD290 Pro is just slightly better.
It’s the industry standard headphones for most recording studios around the world. They’re work-horse headphones that will last you a really long time despite multiple drops.