13 Best Recording Headphone Audio Monitors

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Recording Headphone Audio Monitors in 2020


Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Advanced build quality and engineering designed for studio tracking and mixing
  • 40 mm drivers with rare earth neodymium magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Tuned for enhanced low-frequency performance
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • Convenient single-side cable exit

Status Audio CB-1 Closed Back Studio Monitor Headphones

Status Audio CB-1 Closed Back Studio Monitor Headphones
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Designed for audio professionals who make a living with their craft
  • 50mm drivers deliver analytical, neutral sound signature
  • Ergonomic ear-pads for long recording sessions
  • Two detachable cables, coiled and straight, with twist-lock function
  • Foldable - headphones collapse into a small form factor

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Professional Studio Monitor Headphone, Black

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Professional Studio Monitor Headphone, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Cutting-edge engineering and robust construction
  • 40 mm drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • 90 Degree swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring
  • Professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort. Removable cable

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Neodymium magnets and 40mm drivers for powerful, detailed sound
  • Closed-ear design provides comfort and outstanding reduction of external noises
  • 9.8-foot cord ends in gold-plated plug and it is not detachable; 1/4-inch adapter included
  • Folds up for storage or travel in provided soft case
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 20 kHz
  • These large diaphragm, foldable headphones feature a rugged construction, a secure, highly effective closed-ear design

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Advanced build quality and engineering
  • 40 mm drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Tuned for enhanced detail, with excellent mid-range definition
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • Convenient single-side cable exit
  • Collapsible for space-saving portability

Tascam TH-02 Closed Back Studio Headphones, Black

Tascam TH-02 Closed Back Studio Headphones, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • TASCAM TH02-B Closed-Back Stylish Headphone, Black

Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil

Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Neodymium magnets and 40mm drivers for powerful, detailed sound
  • Over-ear design provides comfort and outstanding reduction of external noises
  • 10-foot oxygen free copper cord ends in 3.5mm plug; 1/4-inch adapter included
  • Copper-clad aluminum voice coil wire for improved power handling
  • Wide frequency response of 5 Hz - 30 kHz

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

OneOdio Adapter-Free Closed Back Over-Ear DJ Stereo Monitor Headphones, Professional Studio Monitor & Mixing, Telescopic Arms with Scale, Newest 50mm Neodymium Drivers- Glossy Finsh

OneOdio Adapter-Free Closed Back Over-Ear DJ Stereo Monitor Headphones, Professional Studio Monitor & Mixing, Telescopic Arms with Scale, Newest 50mm Neodymium Drivers- Glossy Finsh
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

Status Audio OB-1 Open Back Studio Monitor Headphones

Status Audio OB-1 Open Back Studio Monitor Headphones
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Open back design for intensely natural sonic experience
  • 42mm drivers deliver exceptional clarity and detail
  • Ergonomic over-ear design, built for hours of comfort
  • 3 meter Fixed straight Cable
  • Built FOR audiophile and Hi-Fi listening

AKG Pro Audio AKB K92 Closed-Back Headphones

AKG Pro Audio AKB K92 Closed-Back Headphones
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Precisely balanced response provides reference-monitor accuracy
  • Professional 40mm drivers for extended 16Hz - 20kHz frequency response
  • Over-ear design and lightweight construction for exceptional comfort
  • Closed-back design maximizes isolation
  • Self-adjusting headband ensures perfect fit

Neewer NW-800 Condenser Microphone(Black/Gold) and Monitor Headphones Kit with 48V Phantom Power Supply (Gold), NW-35 Boom Scissor Arm Stand, Shock Mount and Pop Filter for Home Studio Sound Recording

Neewer NW-800 Condenser Microphone(Black/Gold) and Monitor Headphones Kit with 48V Phantom Power Supply (Gold), NW-35 Boom Scissor Arm Stand, Shock Mount and Pop Filter for Home Studio Sound Recording
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • NOTE: 1.Shock Mount (Diameter: 1.6-1.8 inches),Table Mounting Clamp(Maximum Opening Width: 1.7 inches /4.5 centimeters). Please verify the size of your microphone and the thickness of table BEFORE ORDER; 2. The mic stand is NOT suitable for Blue Yeti USB Microphone; 3. The microphone cannot be used with mobile phone and tablet computer, Mac
  • KIT INCLUDES: (1)NW-800 Professional Condenser Microphone(Black/Gold), (1)48V Phantom Power(Gold), (1)NW-3000 Monitor Headphone with 3-meter Straight Cable and Coiled Cable, (1)NW-35 Microphone Scissor Arm Stand, (1)Table Mounting Clamp, (1)Microphone Clip, (1)Shock Mount, (1)Ball-type Anti-wind Foam Cap, (1)Mic Pop Filter, (1)Power Adapter, (1)3.5MM to XLR Audio Cable, (1)XLR Male to Female XLR Cable
  • NW-800 CONDENSER MICROPHONE: Adopts the completely new audio circuit. Capture rich, full-bodied sound from sources that are directly in front of the mic.The cardioid pick-up pattern minimizes background noise and isolates the main sound source
  • STUDIO MONITOR HEADPHONES: Comes with 3 meters Straight Cable, 1.2-3 meters Coiled Cable, 1/4inch-6.35mm adapter, durable screw-on plug; circumaural design for excellent sound; 180 degree rotatable earcups are easy for single ear monitoring; Softly padded headband for your comfortable wearing
  • 48V PHANTOM POWER SUPPLY AND MIC ARM: Delivers reliable 48V phantom power for condenser microphone and transfer sound signal to sound card. On/off power switch and LED indicator for easy operation; NW-35 Mic Arm Stand with sturdy iron construction and load capacity up to 53 ounces / 1.5 kilograms, adjustable design provide you a suitable angle to show voice

SoundPEATS Magnetic Wireless Earbuds Bluetooth Headphones Sport in-Ear IPX 6 Sweatproof Earphones with Mic (Super Sound Quality Bluetooth 4.1, aptx, 8 Hours Play Time, Secure Fit Design)

SoundPEATS Magnetic Wireless Earbuds Bluetooth Headphones Sport in-Ear IPX 6 Sweatproof Earphones with Mic (Super Sound Quality Bluetooth 4.1, aptx, 8 Hours Play Time, Secure Fit Design)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

Creating a Home Studio Space

Photographers, artists and crafty people need a space to work and let out all of that creativity. A home studio space allows you to set up work areas that fit your needs while keeping all of your supplies contained.

A studio in your own home creates a work space that allows you to pursue your creative interests or business demands. Studio components are often expensive, but you can carve out a creative spot in your home even with a limited budget. Customizing the studio space to your specific creative pursuit is key in designing the space.

Considerations

Before you begin making your home studio space, consider the purpose of the space. Art or photography projects are often the intended use of a studio space. Whatever your creative pursuit, make a list of features you need specific to its use. For example, a painting studio requires easels or similar work areas depending on your preferences. You also need to identify the space you plan to use so you are able to design the studio layout. Examples of potential studio space include a spare bedroom or a separate building in the backyard. Set your specific budget before beginning work.

Space Modifications

Walk through the space where you plan to place your home studio to determine what changes need to be made. For example, if the room lacks natural light, options include adding more windows, making existing windows larger or installing a skylight. If the room isn't large enough, consider building onto the house or taking space from another room by moving a wall back. Other potential modifications include soundproofing, installing built-in storage, replacing light fixtures, constructing work stations or replacing the flooring to make it more functional. If you're using a separate building in the backyard, you may need to add heating, cooling, water or electricity to make it a functional studio.

Features and Layout

Once the major modifications are made, you are able to set up the specific features of the studio. No matter what the purpose of the studio, you'll need a work station to facilitate your craft. This might include easels, tables or desks. Studios also require storage for your gear and supplies that allow easy access and organization. If the studio is meant for art, a sink or clean-up area is a useful addition to the space. Set up the different features in a way that allows you to easily move around and reach materials as needed.

Tips

Start with the basic shell of the studio and the absolute necessities. Make a list of additional features you'd like to add to the studio. As you come up with extra money, add more features into the space. For example, as an artist you might start with one easel or work space. Once you sell a few of your paintings, use that money to buy an extra easel or table for doing your artwork. Make adjustments to the layout once you begin working in the space.


Related Bestselling Lists That You Might Like