The Best Open-Back Headphones for Audio Engineers

The Best Open-Back Headphones for Audio Engineers

Audio engineers are well aware that when it comes to spending long hours in the studio, open-back headphones are the way to go! Unlike their closed-back counterparts, open-back headphones have ear cups with perforations or vents, allowing sound to escape and for air to move freely between the inside and outside of the headphone cups. This design offers a more natural and spacious audio experience, as the sound waves are not confined within the ear cups. Open-back headphones are favored by audiophiles and professionals seeking accurate sound reproduction and a wider soundstage.

Introducing the ATH-R70x by Audio-Technica

When it comes to premium open-back headphones, the ATH-R70x by Audio-Technica truly stands out. The ATH-R70x is Audio-Technica’s first pair of open-back reference professional headphones. These headphones provide an accurate and natural open-back sound. They also incorporate a new, improved design of the popular 3D wing support system to provide even greater comfort during the prolonged use often required in professional settings.

In addition to Audio-Technica, Procraft is proud to partner with Sony, and AKG: extremely reputable brands in the ope-back headphone market. If you are looking for quality open-back headphones, we highly recommend the following:

Open-Back Headphone Recommendations

  • AKG’s Open-Back Reference Stereo Headphones - Designed for mixing engineers and critical hi-fi listeners, the AKG K701 are open-back stereo headphones offering an audiophile experience. These are over-ear headphones that provide accurate imaging. Thanks to their patented Varimotion two-layer diaphragm design and flat-wire technology, the headphones deliver 10 Hz to 39.8 kHz in an accurate manner, giving you a true-to-the-source bass response and sparkling highs.

  • Sony’s Circumaural Closed-Back Headphones - MDR-Z7M2 headphones from Sony deliver premium sound that you can lose yourself in for hours. Inheriting technology from the acclaimed MDR-Z1R, they have a 2.76" HD driver unit with Fibonacci-patterned grill and a 0.17" balanced connection - they are also designed for comfort, delivering an audio experience you won't want to leave. Allowing you to lose yourself in the music you love, these headphones can be used to enjoy enhanced sound quality with hours of listening comfort.

Procraft Supply has an array of top-of-the-line headphones. Whatever your needs, we have top-of-the-line headphones that will enable you to hear the sounds you need to hear with confidence and in comfort. We’re here to help you take your audio experiences to the next level!.

Want to know what we have in terms of closed-back headphones? We’ve got you covered with our blog: Keeping the Peace with Closed-Back Headphones.