Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional
With their ability to handle very high power levels, the Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional are a good choice for studio tracking, mixing, and field recording. Their contoured shape provides a tight seal for reliable sound suppression.
- Copper-clad aluminum wire voice coil
- Tuned for enhanced detail
- Not ideal for extended wear
Presonus Professional HD-9
The Presonus Professional HD-9 boast a highly adjustable headband, in addition to well-padded ear cups, giving users one of the most comfortable experiences on the market. Their neodymium magnets provide a nice dynamic range, as well.
- Cups rotate 180 degrees
- Good bass response
- Suffer from some sound bleeding
Thanks to their collapsible headband, it’s easy to pack up the Shure SRH750DJ and take them to your next gig. They readily configure for comfortable single-ear use, but their build quality is plasticky and creates an audible squeak at the hinges.
- Neodymium magnets
- Oxygen-free copper cabling
- Ear cups are replaceable
V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Metal
The V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Metal offer patented, 50mm dual diaphragm drivers designed to separate and distinguish rich bass from the mids and highs, which allows for efficient and simultaneous mixing of multiple audio sources.
- Include a carrying case
- Three color options
- Retain heat with prolonged use
Audio-Technica ATH-A1000Z Art
Everything about the construction of the Audio-Technica ATH-A1000Z Art is designed to deliver studio-quality sound in as clear a direction as possible, from their bobbin-wound voice coils to their top-mounted primary circuit board.
- Lightweight aluminum housings
- Magnesium alloy baffle
- Cable is hardwired
Sennheiser HD 8 DJ
Built for demanding environments, the Sennheiser HD 8 DJ feature metal pivot rings that allow both cups to swivel up to 210 degrees. This comes in handy during intense studio sessions or live performances with a lot of movement.
- Protective case
- Two-year warranty
- Not the most comfortable pair
Beyerdynamic 2nd Generation T5p
The Beyerdynamic 2nd Generation T5p are an audiophile-grade option that have an impressive electrical resistance of 32 ohms. Despite their closed backs, they have the ability to produce a wide open and realistic soundstage.
- Textile braided cable
- Protein-coated leather cushions
- Very expensive selection
Blue Sadie Premium
With their built-in amplifier, the Blue Sadie Premium make good use of the technical knowledge the company has garnered over years of top-tier microphone production. Their unusually shaped headband provides an unexpected level of comfort.
- Automatic power function
- Up to 12 hours of battery life
- Detachable cable
Pioneer HDJ-X5-K Professional
The Pioneer HDJ-X5-K Professional boast a headband that flares out just above the ears, creating an attachment point for the cups that is both flexible and durable. In particular, it allows DJs to swivel them however they like when performing.
- Good channel separation
- Weigh under 10 ounces
- Wide frequency range
Audio-Technica WS660BT Solid Bass
It’s hard to fathom how the Audio-Technica WS660BT Solid Bass can come from such a well-respected company, feature 53mm deep motion drivers, and provide this level of comfort at such a low price. They’re even available in a pair of attractive finishes.
- Wireless bluetooth connection
- Four-foot cable also included
- Up to 40 hours of continuous use