Do you like some bass in your eardrums? How about recording at home without the sound of your track bouncing back into your microphone? Well, there is nothing better on the market for the independent artist than the ever-reliable closed-back headphones. With the global situation we’re finding ourselves in, we know that money is of the utmost priority. So, after multiple consultations, back-and-forth e-mails with several DJs and recording artists, we’ve compiled a list of top 5 closed-back headphones you can find on Amazon that are under $200. It’s a steal. It’s a deal. It’s a win.
Note: headphones are listed based off their price on Amazon.
5. Audio-Technica ATH-A550Z
Do you like your bass turned all the way up? Well then, Audio Technica ATH-A550Z are your closed-back headphones of choice. The top-mounted PCB allows for smoother airflow and works in sync with the double air damping system to produce the deepest bass. Additionally, snagging a pair of these gets you plenty of extras. For example, each purchase comes with a stereo mini-plug and stereo adapter to give you extra connectivity. You can get them on Amazon at $119 HERE.
4. Sennheiser HD 569
Sennheiser continues to impress with its prowess in audio technology. Yet again, you have the incredible Sennheiser 569 with the signature transparent Sennheiser sound. The frequency is balanced, smooth, with no additional bumps like the Beats By Dre for example. The excellence in audio technology presents you with a padded leatherette headband and plush velour cushioned ear pads that are non-sweaty and ergonomic enough to even fit Stewie’s head (the baby in Family Guy, if you were living under a rock.) Get it for $149 on Amazon HERE.
3. Shure SRH 840
Of course we were going to have some Shure on the list. These pair of audio marvels are advertised as the must have for recording sessions (“rich bass, clear mid-range and extended highs”).They come with built-in transducers that are dynamic enough to adjust to your listening environment. The over-the-ear design also makes you feel in complete isolation from the world. Additionally, these closed-back headphones come with a detachable locking cable. It locks onto the ear cup and allows for an easy switch between 3.5 mm and 6.35mm jacks. Furthermore, these headphones are compatible with many audio devices, thanks to their in-built easy to drive 44 Ohm audio drivers. Get them at $150 on Amazon HERE.
2. Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 Ohm
Preferred by mixing engineers and singers alike, Beyerdynamic always delivers on closed-back headphones. With an innovative bass reflex technology, circumaural, replaceable ear pads, designed intentionally for acute sound monitoring, for only $159 on Amazon, they can be yours tomorrow. Or after tomorrow. Depends on when Amazon delivers to your area 😀 These sound jewels snatched two major awards and are hand crafted in Germany so you got quality guarantee over long periods of time.
1. AKG Pro Audio K553 MKII
You ever wondered how AKG stays on top of the game? Well, when everyone else is boosting the bass, they decrease the weight. These excellent closed-back headphones are slowly creeping into many professional recording studios as they’re boasting open-back design with closed-back technology. With 50 mm transducers, The AKG Pro Audio K553 MKII are made to be used by professionals. And if you’re reading this, 9 times out of ten, you are on your way to become one. Get them at $194 on Amazon HERE.
Written by Allan Mwachanga
Edited by Mariana Berdianu
Blue Rhymez Entertainment ©2021
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