Neumann NDH 20 Closed-back Studio Headphones – Black Edition

Neumann’s NDH 20 closed-back studio headphones deliver excellent isolation with the linear frequency response, solid stereo imaging, and outstanding resolution you expect from a Neumann monitor. Featuring circumaural memory foam ear pads designed for superior isolation and exceptional comfort during long listening sessions, NDH 20 headphones are perfect for any critical monitoring or mixing task, even in noisy environments. Distracting resonances in the midband mar the performance of many closed-back designs, rendering them unsuitable for critical mix decisions. The NDH 20s take after Neumann’s acclaimed studio loudspeakers, delivering unerring accuracy free from mechanically induced colorations.

Designed to Neumann’s high standards

The NDH 20s incorporate newly designed 1.5″ drivers with high-gauss neodymium magnets for high sensitivity and minimal distortion, allowing the engineer or musician to hear the pure audio signal without coloration. Neumann made sure the mechanical construction of the NDH 20 headphones meet the company’s high standards. The adjustable headband is made of flexible steel, while the earcup covers are machined from lightweight aluminum. For ease of transportation, the headphones are foldable for a snug fit in the included cloth bag. One detachable cable (NDH 40 internally balanced) and a 1/4-inch adapter are also included.

Audiophile sound with excellent isolation

At Sweetwater, we find Neumann NDH 20 headphones ideal for applications that require a high degree of isolation, such as tracking and front-of-house work. They’re also an excellent choice for any critical listening application, free from the disturbances of the outside world and, vice versa, without disturbing others nearby due to leakage. Thanks to its extended 5Hz–30kHz frequency response, the NDH 20s are particularly helpful for checking the upper and lower extremes of the audio band. Unlike many other closed-back headphones, the NDH 20s are well-suited for mixing purposes too. Their unusually flat frequency response and natural stereo image allow for mixing with confidence and ensuring that your mixes will translate to all playback systems. Last but not least, the NDH 20s are also excellent headphones for audiophile entertainment.

Neumann NDH 20 Black Edition Closed-back Studio Headphones Features:

  • Linear sound balance, like Neumann’s acclaimed studio monitors
  • 1.5″ drivers with high-gauss neodymium magnets
  • Extended 5Hz–30kHz frequency response
  • Free from mechanically induced colorations
  • “L” and “R” marked earcups
  • Includes balanced cable for enhanced spacial resolution
  • Excellent isolation allows working in noisy environments
  • Transparent sound with high resolution
  • Long-term comfort, easy transportation

Neumann NDH 20 Closed-back Studio Headphones

Neumann’s NDH 20 closed-back studio headphones deliver excellent isolation with the linear frequency response, solid stereo imaging, and outstanding resolution you expect from a Neumann monitor. Featuring circumaural memory foam ear pads designed for superior isolation and exceptional comfort during long listening sessions, NDH 20 headphones are perfect for any critical monitoring or mixing task, even in noisy environments. Distracting resonances in the midband mar the performance of many closed-back designs, rendering them unsuitable for critical mix decisions. The NDH 20s take after Neumann’s acclaimed studio loudspeakers, delivering unerring accuracy free from mechanically induced colorations.

Designed to Neumann’s high standards

The NDH 20s incorporate newly designed 1.5″ drivers with high-gauss neodymium magnets for high sensitivity and minimal distortion, allowing the engineer or musician to hear the pure audio signal without coloration. Neumann made sure the mechanical construction of the NDH 20 headphones meet the company’s high standards. The adjustable headband is made of flexible steel, while the earcup covers are machined from lightweight aluminum. For ease of transportation, the headphones are foldable for a snug fit in the included cloth bag. Two detachable cables (one straight, one coiled) and a 1/4″ adapter are also included.

Audiophile sound with excellent isolation

At Sweetwater, we find Neumann NDH 20 headphones ideal for applications that require a high degree of isolation, such as tracking and front-of-house work. They’re also an excellent choice for any critical listening application, free from the disturbances of the outside world and, vice versa, without disturbing others nearby due to leakage. Thanks to its extended 5Hz–30kHz frequency response, the NDH 20s are particularly helpful for checking the upper and lower extremes of the audio band. Unlike many other closed-back headphones, the NDH 20s are well-suited for mixing purposes too. Their unusually flat frequency response and natural stereo image allow for mixing with confidence and ensuring that your mixes will translate to all playback systems. Last but not least, the NDH 20s are also excellent headphones for audiophile entertainment.

Neumann NDH 20 Closed-back Studio Headphones Features:

  • Linear sound balance, like Neumann’s acclaimed studio monitors
  • 1.5″ drivers with high-gauss neodymium magnets
  • Extended 5Hz–30kHz frequency response
  • Free from mechanically induced colorations
  • Excellent isolation allows working in noisy environments
  • Transparent sound with high resolution
  • Long-term comfort, easy transportation

Neumann NDH 30 Open-back Studio Headphones

If you’re making critical sonic decisions, you need high-precision monitoring. Neumann’s NDH 30 open-back headphones arm you with just that, yielding outstanding linearity and transient response, in addition to solid stereo imaging and unparalleled resolution. Circumaural memory foam ear pads provide exceptional comfort during long listening sessions, and you get sound and mixing compatibility with calibrated Neumann KH Line studio monitors. NDH 30 headphones come with a detachable, internally balanced cable and a 1/4-inch adapter, plus they’re foldable for easy transport. A top choice for producers, broadcast professionals, mixing engineers, and mastering engineers alike, NDH 30s take the physical potential of open-back headphones to an entire new level of sonic accuracy.

Designed to Neumann’s high standards

The NDH 30s incorporate state-of-the-art 1.5-inch drivers with high-gauss neodymium magnets for high sensitivity and minimal distortion, allowing you to hear the pure audio signal without coloration. Neumann made sure the mechanical construction of NDH 30 headphones meets the company’s high standards. The adjustable headband is made of flexible steel, while the earcup covers are machined from lightweight aluminum. For ease of transportation, the headphones are foldable for a snug fit in the included cloth bag. Plus, a 10-foot detachable, internally balanced cable and a 1/4-inch adapter are also included.

Perfect for mission-critical listening

At Sweetwater, we find Neumann NDH 30 headphones ideal for applications that require a high degree of precise detail, such as mixing and mastering. Thanks to their extended 12Hz–34kHz frequency response, NDH 30s are particularly helpful for checking the upper and lower extremes of the audio band. Beyond that, their unusually flat frequency response and natural stereo image allow for mixing with confidence and ensuring that your mixes will translate to all playback systems. Last but not least, NDH 30s are also excellent headphones for audiophile entertainment.

Neumann NDH 30 Open-back Studio Headphones Features:

  • Linear sound balance, like Neumann’s acclaimed studio monitors
  • 1.5-inch drivers with high-gauss neodymium magnets
  • Extended 12Hz–34kHz frequency response
  • Transparent sound with high resolution
  • Sound and mixing compatibility with calibrated Neumann KH Line studio monitors
  • Long-term comfort, easy transportation
  • Includes a 10-foot detachable, internally balanced cable and a 1/4-inch adapter

Neumann TLM 103 Anniversary Edition Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone – Matte Black

The TLM 103 Anniversary Edition large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic — here in a deluxe matte black finish — is rich with that classic Neumann sound. Together with its transformerless circuitry and capsule drawn from the legendary U 87, the TLM 103 delivers robust voice and instrument reproduction with extremely low noise. Don’t let its price point fool you: the TLM 103 Anniversary Edition is an essential mic for the most discriminating pro studios. And due to its high SPL and minimal self-noise, it’s been used in everything from modern rock and pop productions to classical recordings, field sampling, and even Foley work. This mic is also robust enough for the live stage, as Jack White has employed the TLM 103 to mic amps in live situations. Capture a taste of that classic Neumann character for yourself — check out the TLM 103 Anniversary Edition condenser mic, complete with case and shockmount, from Sweetwater.

Transformerless TLM technology

The letters TLM stand for “transformerless microphone”. With TLM technology the usual output transformer is replaced by an electronic circuit. As with traditional transformers, it ensures good common-mode rejection and prevents RF interference that may influence the balanced audio signal.

U 87-derived mic capsule

The TLM 103 Anniversary Edition’s K 103 large diaphragm capsule is based on the K 87, well known from the U 67/U 87 microphones. The capsule has a flat frequency response up to about 5 kHz, and above that, a wide flat 4 dB presence boost. The large wire mesh head grille protects the capsule from plosive sounds and effectively prevents pop noises. These characteristics are achieved without resorting to corrective resonance effects. Therefore, the TLM 103 maintains an excellent impulse response and reproduces the details of music and speech without coloration. With the incredibly low self-noise level of the TLM 103, even the smallest signals are reproduced basically noise-free. As it is capable of handling sound pressure levels up to 138dB without distortion, the TLM 103 provides a dynamic range of 131dB (A-weighted).

Clean, transparent audio pickup

The TLM 103 Anniversary Edition LDC utilizes a tried-and-true transformerless circuit akin to those found in high-end Neumann microphones. This gives it an otherwise impossibly low self-noise and the highest sound pressure level transmission possible. A very musical-sounding cardioid polar pattern helps attenuate unwanted sound from the rear while minimizing off-axis sounds naturally. the attenuation of unwanted rear sound has been optimized. This also leads to high feedback suppression when the microphone is used in live situations or where loudspeaker playback is a factor.

Neumann TLM 103 Anniversary Anniversary Features:

  • Satin black finish
  • Aluminum case and shockmount included
  • An indispensable studio LDC
  • Natural pickup of voice and instruments
  • Capsule inspired by Neumann’s famed K 87
  • Transformerless circuitry
  • Minimal self-noise
  • Frequency range: 20Hz–20kHz
  • Rated impedance: 50 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%2: 138 dB
  • Requires +48V phantom power

Neumann TLM 107 Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone – Matte Black

The Neumann TLM 107 multipattern condenser microphone is the workhorse mic your collection is missing. Equally at home in pro and project studios alike, the TLM 107 gives you the ultra-clear and delightfully smooth Neumann sound plus the multipattern flexibility you need to tackle any recording situation. Because of its remarkably flat frequency response, the TLM 107 lets you capture any sound source with stunning accuracy. A switchable highpass filter lets you cut out lows at two frequencies, and a pair of pad settings allow the Neumann TLM 107 to handle a wide volume range.

Neumann TLM 107 Multipattern Condenser Microphone at a Glance:

  • Flat frequency response delivers true-to-life sound
  • Five polar patterns for recording in any setup you can imagine
  • Simple navigation switch provides access to all essential settings

Flat frequency response delivers true-to-life sound

Neumann knows that the key to capturing sound accurately lies in a frequency response that won’t unnecessarily color your sound. That’s why they developed a special capsule for the TLM 107 based on their D-01 model, which provides you with an impressively flat frequency response all the way up to 8kHz. A slight presence boost thereafter brings out vocal clarity, without either inviting sibilance or brittleness. At the same time, the TLM 107’s large diaphragm smooths over some sonic roughness and adds the silky smoothness Neumann mics are famous for.

Five polar patterns for recording in any setup you can imagine

There are as numerous mic techniques as there are microphone applications, and your Neumann TLM 107 will be ready for any of them. Far from the classic condenser microphones Neumann is known for, the TLM 107 is throughly geared for modern studio work, in which you might need a cardioid pattern to isolate a vocalist one moment and an omni room mic for ambience the next. In all, the TLM 107 gives you five patterns including omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure 8, plus the steps in between. And best of all, it sounds totally consistent from setting to setting, allowing you to get the polar pattern you need, without compromising on sound.

Simple navigation switch provides access to all essential settings

Who really enjoys fumbling with inset toggles and buttons you have to push with a bent paper clip? Neumann makes accessing all of the TLM 107’s settings easy, thanks to the brilliantly simple central navigation switch. Using just a single control, you can select from the TLM 107’s three highpass and three pad settings, or switch between all five of its polar patterns. LED indicators provide visual feedback for your settings, and all of the controls are on the back of the microphone to avoid distracting your talent.

Neumann TLM 107 Multipattern Condenser Microphone Features:

  • A true all-purpose condenser microphone built to for professional recording
  • Advanced sound transducer inspired by one of Neumann’s D-01 delivers outstanding impulse fidelity
  • Smooth frequency response up to 8kHz ensures accuracy, while a slight presence boost brings out clarity and vocal intelligibility
  • Five selectable polar patterns include omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure 8, as well as the two intermediary settings
  • Three selectable highpass settings and three selectable pad settings let you handle a wide range of recording scenarios
  • Innovative navigation switch with LED indicators lets you control all microphone settings easily
  • Acoustically engineered grille blocks out pops
  • Static microphone mount and wooden presentation box included
  • Requires +48V phantom power

Capture clear and accurate sound in any setting with a Neumann TLM 107 condenser microphone!

Neumann U 87 Ai Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone – Matte Black

The Neumann U 87 Ai is the modern incarnation of a classic microphone. Introduced in 1967, the U 87 gained instant favor with engineers, producers, and their clients; by the mid ’70s it was a staple in every world-class recording studio. And it still is. Walk into a session, and you’ll see 87s everywhere. On piano, vocals, toms, overheads, guitar cabs, brass, strings, congas — you name it. The mic’s popularity is easy to understand: it ushered in a new era of audio fidelity and reliability, and with three selectable polar patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8), plus a switchable highpass filter and 10dB pre-attenuation pad, the mic is incredibly versatile, and an ideal choice for a broad range of recording techniques. The Neumann U 87 Ai is the industry-standard large-diaphragm condenser mic. Read on to find out what it can do for you.

A great choice for most any source

When you’re striving for fidelity, clarity, and authoritative presence, the U 87 Ai — with its ruler-flat midrange and gentle presence boost — is your go-to mic. We all need vocals to shine in the mix, and the 87 was born for this. It’s not right for every vocalist, but you will find it the vocal microphone of choice on innumerable iconic recordings. Piano? Grand or upright, when you need an acoustic piano to sit pretty in a thick track, a couple of 87s will get the job done.

Switchable polar patterns

Offering a choice of three switchable polar patterns (omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-8), the U 87 Ai gives you impressive flexibility when it comes to exploring different recording techniques. With two 87s, you can implement stereo techniques such as spaced pair (A/B), X-Y (including Blumlein), ORTF array, and mid-side (M-S). For full orchestra, add a third 87 for the minimalist — and highly effective — Mercury Living Presence technique: three spaced omni 87s across the orchestral soundstage, centered above the conductor’s podium.

Updated with modern circuitry

Neumann produced the original U 87 from 1967 to 1986, when it was replaced by the current version, the U 87 Ai. The U 87 Ai features upgraded electronic components; however, the capsule design remains unchanged. The modern circuitry increases the mic’s operational headroom by reducing the resistance through which the capsule bias voltage is supplied. This gives you 10dB higher sensitivity for identical sound pressure levels and improves the signal-to-noise ratio by 3dB.

Filter and attenuation

If you’re using the U 87 Ai to capture a loud source, the microphone’s switchable 10dB pre-attenuation pad comes in handy. With the pad activated, the mic accepts sound pressure levels up to 127dB — perfect for miking tom toms or a dimed guitar amp stack.

An additional switch engages the mic’s low-frequency cutoff, which reduces undesirable mud and rumble at the input of the microphone amplifier. This setting also compensates for proximity effect, the bass boost that all pressure gradient transducers exhibit when placed very close to a source.

Neumann mics are not assembly-line products

In 1928, Georg Neumann founded the company that bears his name and introduced the first mass-produced condenser microphone, the CMV 3, a.k.a. the Neumann Bottle. Ever since, the Neumann badge has stood for unwavering quality. Neumann’s instantly recognizable diamond is more than a corporate logo — it is a quality seal. Every microphone that bears it is testimony to this proud tradition. This level of excellence requires rigorous quality control to maintain Neumann’s status as a leading manufacturer of studio microphones. Neumanns are not assembly-line products; they’re handcrafted in Germany by highly skilled technicians.

Precision crafted for world-class performance

The distance between membrane and electrode of a mic capsule is 35 microns — less than the width of a human hair. The layer of gold applied to a U 87 Ai capsule diaphragm is just 0.03 microns thick, equivalent to 208 atoms of gold. Even minute levels of contamination can adversely affect sonic characteristics, which is why Neumann mics are assembled in a state-of-the-art clean room with monitored dust levels under 100 particles per cubic foot — suitable conditions for the production of semiconductor chips and heart catheters.

At Sweetwater, we know what it takes to become a world-class manufacturer. It’s not enough to build one great mic; the real trick is to be able to supply the pro audio industry — year after year — with units that all sound identical. To this end, Neumann sets the tolerances of each microphone to the minimum possible variance as compared with an equivalent Neumann product. This is what some mic manufacturers do with matched pairs — but Neumann does it for all their microphones. So when you use two 87s to capture an accurate stereo image, you can do so with confidence.

Neumann U 87 Ai Features:

  • Large-diaphragm FET condenser microphone
  • Pressure-gradient transducer with double-membrane capsule
  • The studio microphone classic
  • Three directional characteristics: omni, cardioid, figure-8
  • Switchable low-frequency roll-off
  • Switchable 10dB pre-attenuation pad
  • Ideal as main and support microphone in practically all recording situations
  • Requires +48-volt phantom power

Neumann TLM 102 Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone – Matte Black

You get Neumann quality and a great value, with the amazing TLM 102 MT transformerless condenser microphone! It sounds absolutely stunning, especially when you put it on vocalists. If you’ve been waiting for a great-sounding yet affordable large-diaphragm condenser that approaches Neumann quality, you’re in luck; the TLM 102 MT is a true Neumann through and through, and its priced right for your budget. Plus, it doesn’t just excel on vocals. Thanks to its high-SPL handling, this mic can stand up to louder instruments. The TLM 102 MT puts that dream Neumann mic in your studio!

That distinctive diamond-shaped Neumann badge lets you know you’re in for impressive mic performance right out of the TLM 102’s box. We see a lot of mics on a daily basis here at Sweetwater, and Neumann consistently stands among the best of the best — and this amazingly affordable TLM 102 is no exception. You get great sound across the board, and this mic’s compact format, transformerless design, and reliable build quality make it perfect for all kinds of applications in your studio.

Though it’s frequency response is perfectly tailored for vocals, the TLM 102 is no one-trick pony. If you like to use your mics for multiple purposes, this one’s up to just about any task you throw at it. You don’t have to baby this Neumann when it comes to louder instruments; it can handle SPLs of up to 144dB! That means you can park the TLM 102 in front of everything from kick drums to amps to strings. And, its suspended capsule and integrated pop screen keep surface noise and plosives to a minimum. Just think: now you can have real Neumann quality in your own recording space! Call us today and find out more about the TLM 102.

Neumann TLM 102 MT Transformerless Cardioid Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Color: Black
  • 144dB maximum SPL
  • Cardioid pickup pattern
  • 20Hz-20kHz frequency range
  • 132dB dynamic range
  • 50-ohm impedance
  • Weight: approximately 260g
  • Diameter: 52mm
  • Length: 116mm
  • Requires +48V phantom power