Because we ourselves are headphones fan, the amount of reading and research we’ve done about the subject is something we do not really want to admit. Because of our extensive knowledge, however, we wanted to continue our range of top 10’s for popular headphones in the market. In this article, we have mentioned the Best Closed-Back Headphones models to compare and contrast. In the main consumer market, they are by far the most prominent designs. Let’s have a look at them.
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
We’re going with a few Sennheiser’s to turn off our list as the best closed-back headphones that we have now. The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, in particular, is perhaps one of Sennys most popular pair of cans ever. Their entire HD line of headphones is worth watching, so we feel weird, we only mention one, but we did this because they score so high and are closed too. With the 280s you get a clear, warm sound that is flat between all frequencies. They are also collapsible and have rotating ear cups for convenience. In terms of comfort, you are good to go for a long period of listening and the whole build is very robust and will not break easily. If you want a quick and easy answer to getting a pair of closed-back headphones, take it and do not look back.
Let’s talk about heavy hitters. The Beyerdynamic T5p is crazy if you have a super high budget and they blow many pairs out of the water if high-end is a priority for you. They are known by audiophiles as one of the best because they combine something called “Tesla technology”. They call this “delivering maximum efficiency and crystal clear sound”, but because it is a bit broad and non-specific, let’s see why. What is built into these things is a high-tech composite material that starts to pay attention to the smaller details of other headphones (at a lower cost, of course) no – less vibration, better tuned harmonic sounds, tilted systems for more room inside create a warm and precise sound. Look at this beast if you don’t care about money and just want a powerful and one of the best closed-back headphones.back to menu ↑
What can we really say about these headphones? A-T is here to stay with their equipment and that too long. We are actually rocking a few Audio-Technica ATH-M50x because we like to use them for work because they are so comfortable. The audio quality is also great and we have no complaints when it comes to the distribution of frequencies and the overall brightness. What’s also nice is that it has a replaceable cable (comes with three options in the box), you get a long option, short and rolled up for whatever use you need. Adjustable headband, rotating earpieces and they are also foldable. The question for this is what has not it? There is a new ATH-M70x that you may want to view for a step up, but the price is considerably higher. These are one of the best closed-back headphones out there and that will be long. They are simply reliable.back to menu ↑
Here is another favorite of fans in the audiophile world. The OPPO PM3 are high-end and certainly in the higher price range of this guide, but for a good reason. First, the internal build contains some more advanced components than the other with flat magnetic drivers. They also have high sensitivity and are made with fine details that other headphones often ignore, which of course costs more time and better material to raise the price (you get what you pay for). There are many features that make it one of the best closed-back headphones on the market.
Particularly with the flat sound, the drivers are not just a beautiful component – crowned and aimed at allowing all three main frequencies to form a part for a clear and stereo sound. They are only about 10 grams, so do not be afraid when it comes to pain or discomfort, combined with the soft filling gives a good and elegant fit. If you are someone who focuses on the finer details in life and especially the headphones, you have the feeling that the sum of the parts is equal to that of the whole. These closed headphones are more than worth the price if you have the money.back to menu ↑
AKG is an extremely popular brand for headphones, we really love their microphones. This specific closed-back model is highly appreciated by audiophiles. The AKG K550 is still one of the best closed-back headphones in the market and they come in as a lightweight, very comfortable 50 mm drivers (bigger is not always better, but it does not hurt) and a very clear sound to them. They fold for convenience, isolate sound well and are not too heavy when it comes to fit or price – they usually float around the point of the M50x’s, but check the sites they sell to make sure. They will also not disappoint if you grab them. Audiophiles love AKG.back to menu ↑
If you’ve ever read a few of our microphone reviews, you’d see Shure’s brand name everywhere. Their headphones are also solid and we know many people who swear by these headphones when it comes to closed models. The Shure SRH440 is by far our top choice for the best budget-friendly combination of closed food cans – it is usually seen for a Benjamin or less on certain websites. You get a comfortable fit, adjustable headband, detachable cable, collapsible construction and comes with a carrying case/quarter-inch adapter. The brightness with this is great and if you really want to turn it on, a headphone amplifier will always help. They are not comparable in quality to the more expensive models, but they get the job done. Anyway, this is again one of the best closed-back headphones for a super cheap price compared to most studio quality models out there.back to menu ↑
Here is another budget-friendly choice that rivals the Shure mentioned above. The Sony MDR7506 is quite famous (we still have our pair after 10 years or so) and have stood the test of time. They are highly appreciated for the overall solid build, have great mid-range performance and great sounding bass. Although the audiophiles like to criticize that the highs have a pronounced peak, it is still a solid headphone at a decent price if you want an evenly distributed sound. The cable is not detachable, so if you want to be critical, you can, but in general, these are very solid. If you are debating this or the Shure, we would go with what is currently cheaper – we still have our MDRs here in the office and trust us, they have definitely stood the test of time. Overall, this is one of the best closed-back headphones.back to menu ↑
V-MODA Crossfade M-100
Now, these things are smooth. V-Moda may not be a brand you see near the local gym, but it is one of the most prestige and high-end headphone makers out there. They have quite a few models, but we chose especially for the Crossfade M-100 because of the high quality and popular reviews. First of all, you have one of the coolest headphones out there (in our opinion), a choice of color options, super comfortable foam pads, 50 mm drivers, high-quality material, deep bass, and an overall wide, clear sound. They are certainly in price in terms of prices compared to the others, but you get what you pay for: one of the most beautiful looks, feel and made looks that are there at the moment. If you have the money, this is definitely one of the best closed-back headphones in the world.back to menu ↑
How can we get an article about headphones and mention Beyerdynamic at least once? They are pretty well known for their open-back headphones, but the Beyer DT-250 system, especially the closed model, is also solid. It is usually seen within the middle price level and offers a lightweight, unobtrusive design with a detachable cable. The sound is very balanced and the headband rests well with its soft filling. What’s cool about Beyer is that most of their headphones are equipped with interchangeable parts – cables, earpieces and more. Although it depends on the person, BT is another brand that many will say to grab or it is not worth it. Check this pair of one of the best closed-back headphones if you want something in the middle price level that still enjoys a high reputation when it comes to built quality.back to menu ↑
Sennheiser Momentum 2
To end our list of the best closed-back headphones, we wanted to end the strong. Sennheiser has more headphones that are worth buying than we count; the Sennheiser Momentum 2 is quickly becoming one of our favorites for a number of reasons. For the construction, we have a solid finish in brushed stainless steel and fine leather. For sound, we collect a high resolution combined with deep bass in their neodymium transducers. More convenient is the in-line remote control for calls (yes, built-in microphone), changing music and adjusting the volume. We do not recommend these for studio applications, but instead, consider them as a luxurious and luxurious pair of relaxing headphones with closed backs.
The Best Closed-Back Headphones are exactly as they sound – the back of the ear cups has a solid or “closed” construction, allowing for superior sound insulation. Where open-backed headphones have perforated plastic that surrounds the driver, closed headphones are a much better job for sealing your music and sealing ambient noise. This makes them the best choice for the office, in your commute and anywhere you want to keep your audio in your headphones.