Well! It can be difficult to find a good pair of professional studio headphones. With so many models and functions people tend to get lost in all the details. And then price is always an issue. A premium pair of studio monitoring headphones can easily go for $1500 or more. So we’ve put together a list of 3 professional studio closed-back headphones from top of the line brands that are $100 or less and included a little info about each so you can best decide which one is best for your studio application.
Sennheiser HD 461G
The Sennheiser HD 461G is comfortable and light. Perfect for long hours of use. The closed-back over ear design makes it an excellent muti-functional professional studio headphone as well as an on-the-go reference. The HD 461G has a detachable cable design and includes an inline remote for mobile devices. The HD 461Ghas a bit of boost in the low end giving you the perfect balance for music listening as well as reference. (Frequency response 17Hz – 22.5kHz)
The AKG K92 is as stylish as it is comfortable. This closed-back over the ear headphone has a special headband design allowing for less moving parts and a perfect fit every time. The overall sound of the AKG K92is very true by keeping the frequencies balanced from top to bottom. (Frequency response 16Hz – 22kHz) This increased clarity without the intervention of too much low frequency makes this headphone perfect for mixing, referencing as well as other professional studio applications. It has a fixed audio cable and 40mm drivers. An excellent headphone from a reliable company.
Audio-Technica is one of the top headphone manufacturers right now and the M-Series is proof of their dedication to quality and comfort. The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is a powerhouse headphone packed into a comfortable and affordable package. It’s a professional studio quality headphone great for referencing, mix monitoring, DJ monitoring as well as everyday music listening. The ATH-M40x is similar to the Sennheiser in that it has a bit more bass on the bottom end. (Frequency response 15Hz – 24kHz)