Open Back Headphones: Explained!



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Open back vs closed back headphones broken down!

Top 5 Headphones Under $200: https://youtu.be/lEjwyYOFwZg

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31 replies
  1. Dreadox
    Dreadox says:

    Best open back headphones for metal/progressive metal/doom? I have some ATH-M50x's and I find their instrument separation + soundstage very shit. Not exciting. I've been looking at some Sennheisers but I'm still uncertain!

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  2. Dennis
    Dennis says:

    trying to get into better sounding headphones… watching this video…. CONSTANT BANGING IN THE BACKGROUND MAKING MY BLOOD BOIL…had to take pauses to watch this…

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  3. bfhcorp
    bfhcorp says:

    The first day i bought open back headset i did 4 kills on a battle royal (wich i usually do 1 or just 2 my best).I listened to some binaural beats and it was an amazing experience (trippy xD).So if you want to hear pure sound/music/footsteps/binauralbeats go for studio open back headset.If you want a big bad boost and sound isolation then go for closed back headset.I hope this can help 😉

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  4. James Middleton
    James Middleton says:

    i'm going to buy the grado sr80e because i like being able to hear people coming to my room and i hate that i can't wear both headphones without being able to hear when someone is going to come into my room. i don't mind everyone being able to hear what i'm listening to because i can just pause what i am listening to and i just won't play games with lots of swearing with the headphones, I also want to buy these because i have never experienced open back headphones and they are the cheapest i can find. And they look so nice, i love the early 20th century look on them. so nice!

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  5. yanasitta
    yanasitta says:

    This does not explain why open and closed back sound different. Technically, open backs avoid pressure and low frequency build up which affects the sound quality and clarity.

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  6. 4killerCurtis
    4killerCurtis says:

    Honestly, I wouldn't get them if you don't have a quiet room to mix in. I use to have AGK K702 and though they were fucking clear as hell, I always had to have the volume up higher because the sound of the ac or a fan. So my ears by the end of mixing would always be fatigued.

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