Avantone Pro Planar Headphones Open-back Headphones – Black

Get ready for a mind-blowing listening experience with the Avantone Pro Planar headphones. Boasting an open-back design, these cans provide a neutral platform and a wide 30Hz to 30kHz frequency response for the planar drivers to do their magic, delivering next level clarity and detail of which even the most golden-eared listeners will approve. Engineers at Sweetwater appreciate the reference-grade sound quality for mixing and mastering applications, and they remark that the Avantone Pro Planar headphones are supremely comfortable, even during long listening sessions. Whether you’re a musician, an engineer, a content creator, or a hi-fi enthusiast, you’ll find a lot to love about the Avantone Pro Planar headphones!

Planar drivers offer unmatched natural sound

Among audiophiles and discerning listeners, planar headphones are held in high regard. In comparison to moving coil drivers, planar drivers produce heightened image clarity, improved detail retrieval, and a more spacious soundstage, and they exhibit better bass extension. Planar drivers work by combining aspects of dynamic and electrostatic drivers, utilizing a magnetic array surrounding both sides of a thin, electrically active diaphragm. Due to the symmetrical distribution of the magnets around the diaphragm, the excursive force (movement away from the diaphragm’s neutral position) and restorative force (movement returning to the neutral position) are in perfect equilibrium, which results in super-fast response times and ultra low harmonic distortion, providing an immersive listening experience with a sound unmatched in its naturalness.

Designed for comfort and convenience

The reference-grade Avantone Pro Planar headphones don’t just sound great: they’re designed for hours of comfortable wear, too. Their spacious ear cups are lined with soft cushions that hug your ears without overheating them, and a flexible headband guarantees a snug fit. Despite their size — which is slightly larger than many traditional headphones — the Avantone Pro Planar headphones are lightweight and well-balanced. As an added convenience, they feature a detachable cable with input jacks on both sides, which is extremely handy in the studio when tracking instruments or if your studio setup requires your interface or headphone amplifier to sit on the right side of your desk.

Avantone Pro Planar Headphones Features:

  • Open-back, circumaural headphones
  • Planar magnetic drivers provide unmatched clarity and detail
  • Precision monitoring with low-distortion and ultra-fast response
  • Wide 30Hz – 30kHz frequency response
  • Lightweight headphones with comfortable ear cushions and flexible headband
  • Detachable 3.5mm cable with left- and right-side input jacks
  • Includes an eco-friendly, lightweight carrying case

Avantone Pro Planar Headphones Open-back Headphones – Red

Get ready for a mind-blowing listening experience with the Avantone Pro Planar headphones. Boasting an open-back design, these cans provide a neutral platform and a wide 30Hz to 30kHz frequency response for the planar drivers to do their magic, delivering next level clarity and detail of which even the most golden-eared listeners will approve. Engineers at Sweetwater appreciate the reference-grade sound quality for mixing and mastering applications, and they remark that the Avantone Pro Planar headphones are supremely comfortable, even during long listening sessions. Whether you’re a musician, an engineer, a content creator, or a hi-fi enthusiast, you’ll find a lot to love about the Avantone Pro Planar headphones!

Planar drivers offer unmatched natural sound

Among audiophiles and discerning listeners, planar headphones are held in high regard. In comparison to moving coil drivers, planar drivers produce heightened image clarity, improved detail retrieval, a more spacious soundstage, and they exhibit better bass extension. Planar drivers work by combining aspects of dynamic and electrostatic drivers, utilizing a magnetic array surrounding both sides of a thin, electrically active diaphragm. Due to the symmetrical distribution of the magnets around the diaphragm, the excursive force (movement away from the diaphragm’s neutral position) and restorative force (movement returning to the neutral position) are in perfect equilibrium, which results in super-fast response times and ultra-low harmonic distortion, providing an immersive listening experience with a sound unmatched in its naturalness.

Designed for comfort and convenience

The reference-grade Avantone Pro Planar headphones don’t just sound great; they’re designed for hours of comfortable wear, too. Their spacious ear cups are lined with soft cushions that hug your ears without overheating them, and a flexible headband guarantees a snug fit. Despite their size — which is slightly larger than many traditional headphones, the Avantone Pro Planar headphones are lightweight and well-balanced. As an added convenience, they feature a detachable cable with input jacks on both sides, which is extremely handy in the studio when tracking instruments or if your studio setup requires your interface or headphone amplifier to sit on the right side of your desk.

Avantone Pro Planar Headphones Features:

  • Open-back, circumaural headphones
  • Planar magnetic drivers provide unmatched clarity and detail
  • Precision monitoring with low-distortion and ultra-fast response
  • Wide 30Hz – 30kHz frequency response
  • Lightweight headphones with comfortable ear cushions and flexible headband
  • Detachable 3.5mm cable with left- and right-side input jacks
  • Includes an eco-friendly, lightweight carrying case

Avantone Pro MP1 Mixphones Multi-mode Reference Headphones with Vari-Voice – Black

Many Sweetwater musicians and engineers rely on the Avantone Mixcubes as a “real-world” reference. Now, Avantone puts a new spin on headphones with the MP1 MixPhone Triple Play Personal Monitor. The multi-mode MP1 MixPhone features Vari-Voice, which lets you switch between normal neutral-voiced stereo, mono, and a Mix mode with a special contour that emphasizes midrange to replicate the sound of Mixcubes, so you can focus your attention on these crucial mix frequencies. Engineered from premium materials, the Avantone MP1 MixPhone sports cushy, pivoting earcups and a padded head strap for many hours of comfortable, continuous use in professional settings.

Avantone MixPhone MP1 Features:

  • Triple-mode headphones
  • Vari-Voice lets you switch between normal stereo, mono, and Mix mode
  • Mix mode focuses your attention on the critical midrange frequencies
  • Cushy, pivoting earcups and padded head strap for comfort during marathon sessions
  • 18Hz-25kHz frequency response lets you hear every nuance of your mixes
  • Large-format 50mm drivers for clean, powerful reproduction of any signal
  • 113dB (IEC-318@1mW)@ 1kHz SPL handles peaks with composure
  • Ships with 2 removable cables (1/8″ TRS termination):3-meter straight/1-meter spring collapsible
  • 1/4″ TRS threaded adapters included

Austrian Audio Hi-X50 Professional Closed-back On-ear Headphones

The Austrian Audio Hi-X50 professional closed-back on-ear headphones deliver the sound quality, durability, and features you’d expect from a company whose engineers are responsible for some of the most acclaimed transducer and headphone designs ever produced. Austrian Audio made its imprint on the worldwide pro audio community with its excellent “new Vienna classic” microphones, so when they turned their attention to headphone monitoring, you know it had to be good. The Austrian Audio Hi-X50 encapsulates over 300 years of combined engineering expertise into an affordable, easy-to-live-with design that delivers unerring accuracy with outstanding comfort and ultra-low listening fatigue over marathon sessions.

Proprietary high-excursion drivers for mixes that translate

Designed for modern music production, Austrian Audio’s line of professional Hi-X (High Excursion) headphones do not use OEM drivers, as many headphones on the market do. The proprietary high-excursion drivers in the Hi-X50 are custom designed and purpose built for the Hi-X range to yield superior performance in the context of a cohesive sound-delivery system. This meticulous engineering results in what-you-hear-is-what-you-get fidelity that you can trust to make critical decisions about your recordings.

Outstanding comfort over long sessions

The Hi-X50 is notable for what you don’t get: discomfort. Austrian Audio used soft, slow-retention memory foam for the earpads to give you cushy comfort, even during long listening sessions. And because they effectively banished distortion from the design, you can monitor through the night without a hint of listening fatigue. Sweetwater PSA: of course, intensive concentration for hours on end is counterproductive in the long run. Just because you can work for 10 hours straight doesn’t mean you should, so by all means, take breaks — and do watch those listening levels!

Austrian Audio: the new Vienna classics

Carrying on the rich legacy of high-end Viennese transducer and microphone design into the modern era, Austrian Audio is driven by an engineering team with over 300 years of combined experience. Their motto: “Making Passion Heard.” Their mission: to design and manufacture a new generation of recording tools that embrace cutting-edge technologies and sonic excellence while honoring Vienna’s rich musical heritage. That vision is realized in Austrian Audio’s proprietary handcrafted CKR12 large-diaphragm capsule, which is used in the company’s excellent OC18 and OC818 condenser microphones. Sweetwater is proud to bring you Austrian Audio’s distinguished lineup of fine musical products.

Austrian Audio Hi-X50 Professional Closed-back On-ear Headphones Features:

  • Designed for modern music production
  • Proprietary high-excursion drivers
  • Detachable cable for compact portability, damage resistance, and replaceability
  • All-metal hinges and bow for maximum durability
  • Foldable construction for maximum portability and easy storage
  • Soft, slow-retention memory foam earpads for comfort during marathon sessions
  • Frequency response: 5Hz–8kHz
  • Sensitivity: 118dB SPL/V
  • THD (@ 1kHz): < 0.1%
  • Impedance: 25Ω
  • Input power: 150 mW
  • Cable (detachable): 3m
  • Connector: 3.5mm (1/8″)
  • Adapter (included): 3.5mm to 6.3mm

Austrian Audio Hi-X55 Professional Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones

What do you look for in a set of top-quality headphones? Is it the sound? Is it the comfort? Is it reliability? If you’re like the engineers and artists at Sweetwater, then you want it all, and with Austrian Audio’s Hi-X55 professional closed-back headphones, you get it. The first thing you’ll notice about the Hi-X55 is its solid construction — an impressive feat from a set of ’phones that weigh just over 300 grams. The all-metal hinges are as sturdy as they get.

But their heroic construction isn’t half as impressive as the sound of the Hi-X55’s proprietary high-excursion drivers. These full-frequency drivers clearly reproduce frequencies well beyond the range of human hearing — from 5Hz up to 28kHz. Finally, the soft slow-retention memory foam earpads practically disappear after just a minute. And with their foldable construction and detachable cable, your Austrian Audio Hi-X55 headphones are ready to go wherever you are.

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Austrian Audio Hi-X55 Closed-Back Headphones Features:

  • High-excursion proprietary drivers deliver exceptional full-range audio
  • Soft slow-retention memory foam earpads take the sting out of extra-long sessions
  • Foldable construction offers maximum portability and easy storage
  • Design includes super-durable, all-metal hinges and bow
  • Detachable cable is easy to replace or remove for safe transportation
  • Equipped with 1/8-inch connector (1/4-inch adapter included)

Austrian Audio Hi-X15 Closed-back Over-ear Headphones

Austrian Audio Hi-X15 closed-back headphones leverage over 300 years of combined engineering expertise to bring you a new level of sound quality and comfort at an affordable price. They’re equipped with proprietary long-excursion drivers for a truly transparent representation of your music, even with bass-heavy modern mixes. Soft memory foam earpads keep you comfortable over long listening sessions, while durable metal components ensure a long lifespan. Whether you’re mixing music, practicing your instrument, or listening casually, it’s hard to beat the value you’ll find in Austrian Audio Hi-X15 headphones.

Proprietary high-excursion drivers for mixes that translate

Designed for modern music production, Austrian Audio’s line of professional Hi-X (High Excursion) headphones do not use OEM drivers, as many headphones on the market do. The proprietary high-excursion drivers in the Hi-X15 are custom designed and purpose built for the Hi-X range to yield superior performance in the context of a cohesive sound-delivery system. This meticulous engineering results in what-you-hear-is-what-you-get fidelity that you can trust to make critical decisions about your recordings.

Outstanding comfort over long sessions

The Hi-X15 is notable for what you don’t get: discomfort. Austrian Audio used soft, slow-retention memory foam for the earpads to give you cushy comfort even during long listening sessions. And because they effectively banished distortion from the design, you can monitor through the night without a hint of listening fatigue. Sweetwater PSA: of course, intensive concentration for hours on end is counterproductive in the long run. Just because you can work for 10 hours straight doesn’t mean you should, so by all means, take breaks — and do watch those listening levels!

Austrian Audio: the new Vienna classics

Carrying on the rich legacy of high-end Viennese transducer and microphone design into the modern era, Austrian Audio is driven by an engineering team with over 300 years of combined experience. Their motto: “Making Passion Heard.” Their mission: to design and manufacture a new generation of recording tools that embrace cutting-edge technologies and sonic excellence while honoring Vienna’s rich musical heritage. That vision is realized in Austrian Audio’s proprietary handcrafted CKR12 large-diaphragm capsule, which is used in the company’s excellent OC18 and OC818 condenser microphones. Sweetwater is proud to bring you Austrian Audio’s distinguished lineup of fine musical products.

Austrian Audio Hi-X15 Professional Closed-back Over-ear Headphones Features:

  • Designed for modern music production
  • Proprietary high-excursion drivers minimize low-frequency distortion
  • Detachable cable for compact portability, damage resistance, and replaceability
  • All-metal hinges and bow for maximum durability
  • Foldable construction for maximum portability and easy storage
  • Soft, slow-retention memory foam earpads for comfort during marathon sessions
  • Frequency response: 5Hz–8kHz
  • Includes detachable cable and 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter

Austrian Audio Hi-X25BT Closed-back Over-ear Bluetooth Headphones

With Austrian Audio Hi-X25BT closed-back headphones, you can enjoy a superior listening experience with wireless freedom. Whether you’re producing music or listening casually, the Hi-X25BT’s custom high-excursion drivers deliver a deep and vibrant soundstage to enjoy. A touch-sensitive control pad offers easy access to playback controls while an integrated microphone allows you to take hands-free calls. Whether you’re looking for headphones with supreme sound quality, exceptional comfort, or impressive durability, you’ve found it in Austrian Audio Hi-X25BT Bluetooth headphones.

Proprietary high-excursion drivers for mixes that translate

Designed for modern music production, Austrian Audio’s line of professional Hi-X (High Excursion) headphones do not use OEM drivers, as many headphones on the market do. The proprietary high-excursion drivers in the Hi-X25BT are custom designed and purpose built for the Hi-X range to yield superior performance in the context of a cohesive sound-delivery system. This meticulous engineering results in what-you-hear-is-what-you-get fidelity that you can trust to make critical decisions about your recordings.

Outstanding comfort over long sessions

The Hi-X25BT is notable for what you don’t get: discomfort. Austrian Audio used soft, slow-retention memory foam for the earpads to give you cushy comfort even during long listening sessions. And because they effectively banished distortion from the design, you can monitor through the night without a hint of listening fatigue. Sweetwater PSA: of course, intensive concentration for hours on end is counterproductive in the long run. Just because you can work for ten hours straight doesn’t mean you should, so by all means, take breaks — and do watch those listening levels!

Austrian Audio: the new Vienna classics

Carrying on the rich legacy of high-end Viennese transducer and microphone design into the modern era, Austrian Audio is driven by an engineering team with over 300 years of combined experience. Their motto: “Making Passion Heard.” Their mission: to design and manufacture a new generation of recording tools that embrace cutting-edge technologies and sonic excellence while honoring Vienna’s rich musical heritage. That vision is realized in Austrian Audio’s proprietary handcrafted CKR12 large-diaphragm capsule, which is used in the company’s excellent OC18 and OC818 condenser microphones. Sweetwater is proud to bring you Austrian Audio’s distinguished lineup of fine musical products.

Austrian Audio Hi-X25BT Closed-back Over-ear Bluetooth Headphones Features:

  • Studio-quality headphones with Bluetooth wireless freedom
  • Proprietary high-excursion drivers minimize low-frequency distortion
  • Built-in lithium battery provides up to 30 hours of wireless listening
  • Touch-sensitive control panel for easy access to playback controls
  • Integrated microphone for hands-free calls
  • Detachable cable for compact portability, damage resistance, and replaceability
  • All-metal hinges and bow for maximum durability
  • Foldable construction for maximum portability and easy storage
  • Soft, slow-retention memory foam earpads for comfort during marathon sessions
  • Frequency response: 5Hz–8kHz
  • Includes USB-C audio/charging cable, analog audio cable, carry pouch, and 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter

Austrian Audio Hi-X60 Professional Closed-back Over-ear Headphones

The Austrian Audio Hi-X60 combines the superior sonic isolation of the company’s acclaimed Hi-X55 and the natural, spacious sound of their Hi-X65 into a top-quality set of professional closed-back headphones. The first thing you’ll notice about the Hi-X60 is its solid construction — an impressive feat from a set of ‘phones that weigh just over 300 grams. The all-metal hinges are as sturdy as they get.

But their heroic construction isn’t half as impressive as the sound of the Hi-X60’s proprietary high-excursion drivers. These full-frequency drivers clearly reproduce frequencies well beyond the range of human hearing — from 5Hz up to 28kHz. Finally, the soft slow-retention memory foam earpads practically disappear after just a minute. And with their foldable construction and dual detachable cables, your Austrian Audio Hi-X60 headphones are ready to go wherever you are.

Austrian Audio Hi-X60 Closed-back Headphones Features:

  • Combines superior Hi-X55 sonic isolation with natural Hi-X65 sound
  • High-excursion proprietary drivers deliver exceptional full-range audio
  • Soft slow-retention memory foam earpads take the sting out of extra-long sessions
  • Foldable construction offers maximum portability and easy storage
  • Design includes super-durable, all-metal hinges and bow
  • Detachable 3M and 1.2M cables are easy to replace or remove for safe transportation
  • Equipped with 1/8-inch connector (1/4-inch adapter included)

Austrian Audio Hi-X65 Professional Open-Back Over-Ear Headphones

Austrian Audio designed the Hi-X65 Professional Open-back Over-ear Headphones with mixing and mastering top of mind. These pro-level cans feature Austrian Audio’s proprietary High Excursion technology, which delivers a clear linear frequency response with spacious, high-resolution sound for the kind of precise listening you need to ensure whatever project you are mixing and mastering will sound its best. And with an impressive 5 Hz–28 kHz frequency range and 110dB SPL/V impedance, you can be sure these headphones are wired for detailed sonic translation. Hi-X65 headphones have also been designed for maximum comfort with padded earcups, a flexible headband, and a 180-degree swivel. Finally, these incredible headphones feature a detachable cable and are easy to fold up for storage and transport — a feature on-the-go mixing and mastering aficionados here at Sweetwater really appreciate.

Austrian Audio Hi-X65 Professional Open-back Over-ear Headphones Features:

  • Pro-level open-back, over-ear headphones for mixing and mastering
  • Proprietary High Excursion technology delivers a clear linear frequency response with spacious, high-resolution sound
  • Padded earcups, flexible headband, and 180-degree swivel for max comfort
  • Detachable cable; easy to fold up for storage and transport

Audio-Technica ATH-M20xBT Wireless Over-ear Headphones – White

The ATH-M20x has long served as a wallet-friendly entry point into the world of monitoring headphones, but if you’re looking to ditch the cable, Audio-Technica now offers the same great headphones with Bluetooth capability: The ATH-M20xBT! These ‘phones feature 40mm neodymium magnet drivers that deliver the accurate frequency response and solid bass you need to make sound decisions when you’re recording or mixing. The closed-back design of the ATH-M20xBT gives you superior isolation with minimal bleed — out or in.What’s more, the ATH-M20xBT’s battery boasts a long 60-hour uptime off of a full charge, but if you need power fast, the 10-minute rapid charge gives you 3 hours of use — and you can always use the included cable for an old-school wired connection.

Ideal for streaming setups

The ATH-M20xBT boasts several features that make it a great addition to any streaming or gaming setup, including a low-latency mode that’s purpose-built to reduce lag between the sound you hear and the video on your monitor. Plus, built-in buttons on the side of the left earcup allow you to control audio playback, calls, and even microphone functionality directly from your headphones. If you’re in for a particularly long session, the ATH-M20xBT also comes with a cable so you never have to stop and wait for a charge!

Circumaural vs. supra-aural headphones

In layman’s terms, these words simply mean “over ear” (circumaural) and “on ear” (supra-aural). In the case of headphones, this refers to the design of the earcup, which is the cushion that sits between the headphone’s speakers (drivers) and your ear. Supra-aural headphones are rarely used for professional applications; although, they’re great for casual listening — especially if you need to be aware of what’s going on around you. On the other hand, over-ear headphones such as the ATH-M20xBT offer excellent attenuation of external noise.

Audio-Technica ATH-M20xBT Wireless Headphone Monitors Features:

  • Same great sound as the ATH-M20x, but with a wireless design
  • 40mm drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils for an exceptional low-end response
  • Low-latency mode for lag-free functionality with gaming and streaming setups
  • Multipoint pairing offers simultaneous connection with up to two Bluetooth devices at once
  • 10-minute rapid charge delivers 3 hours of uptime, while the full 3-hour charge delivers up to 60 hours of continuous use
  • Built-in buttons that make controlling calls, playback, and mic functions a breeze
  • Closed-back design bolsters sound isolation and reduces audio bleed into your mic
  • Cable included for optional wired connection