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Best Headphones For Home Studios

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In today’s blog post we are going to talk about the ‘Best Headphones For Home Studios’ whether you are recording vocals or mixing beats

Let me start by saying that these are just my recommendations . I would always advise to do your own research before buying any headphones.

So let’s get in to it.

First, let me explain the 2 types of studio headphones:

  • Open Back – these types of headphones are generally used for “mixing” as they allow for a more natural sound. They are designed to let some noise in but at the same time controlling the bass frequency so it doesn’t build up.


  • Closed Back – Are the opposite of “open back” headphones. They are designed to not let any noise in at all and completely isolating what you’re hearing. Generally speaking these types of headphones are better for vocal recording.

So now we have covered the different types of studio headphones we can get, lets consider a few other things before we go out and make out purchase.

  • Sound Quality – most sites online have reviews, check them.
  • Comfort – As you’ll be wearing them a lot.
  • Budget – Some headphones are $300+, so choose wisely.

So, what are the ‘Best Headphones For Home Studios’?

Let’s have a look at a few recommendations below:

Audio Technica ATH – M50X – £121 / $155
Note – I personally own these headphones and they’re brilliant. 


  • Competitively priced
  • Bass sound is excellent
  • Very comfortable


  • Isolation is not the best, but it’s not the worst either.

Sony MDR-7506 – £109 / $140

  • Quality build, very strong and durable
  • Nice design
  • Excellent isolation and sound quality


  • Not as comfortable as the rest in this list

Beyerdynamic DT 880 – £160 / $205

  • Very dynamic and excellent sound quality
  • Semi open
  • Super comfortable


  • Most expensive on the list

Sennheiser HD280pro – £79 / $100

  • Strong build
  • Accurate sound
  • Comfortable


  • A bit bulky and not the best looking design

So there you have it, a list of what I would say are the ‘Best Headphones For Home Studios’.

Now, before I wrap this up, I want to show you 1 more pair of headphones that are great for home studios.

These are at the higher end of the market and the price reflects that, but they are GREAT!

Beyerdynamic T1 Generation 2 – £850 / $1100

  • Great design
  • Superb sound quality
  • Semi open (Low Noise)


  • Expensive

Hope this list helps when you’re choosing your next pair of studio headphones


What headphones are you using?
Have I missed any that should have made the list?

Comment below and let me know.


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