We will be looking at two popular products, the Philips SHP2600/27 Over Ear ClosedBack Headphones and the Status Audio CB-1 Closed Back Studio Monitor Headphones. You might think it all comes down to the price, but frankly there is a lot more to it. This product comparison article is just one in a series titled Best Closed Back Headphones of 2018
Let's get started by taking a close look at the Philips SHP2600/27 Over Ear ClosedBack Headphones. Have a low budget but still need some good headphones? Feast your ears on the SHP2600/27 by Philips. This guy won't empty your wallet but still makes sure your basic headphone needs as met.
Next up is the Status Audio CB-1 Closed Back Studio Monitor Headphones. Meet the source of the new hype in the pro headphones market, the CB-1 Status Audio. It redefines the monitoring experience with a variety of features. 50mm drivers reproduce audio without additive bass, mid-range or highs, so you get that neutral sound signature for professional monitoring. Ergonomic earpads support the area behind the ears to eradicate inward pressure.
The over-ear design contributes to creating the best sound isolation out of any product on our shortlist. Freedom of movement is enhanced by a long 1.8m cable and of course, a fully adjustable headband.
It comes with a two cable choice, coiled and extended length straight cable for multiple recording studios and other uses. Both cables get easily detached by a keyed locking mechanism.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Philips SHP2600/27 Over Ear ClosedBack Headphones||Status Audio CB-1 Closed Back Studio Monitor Headphones|
+ 32mm neodymium drivers resulting in a clear yet natural sound.
+ Adjustable headband.
+ 1.8m cable.
+ Over-ear design for noise isolation.
+ 50mm drivers produce a neutral signature sound.
+ Detachable wires.
+ Ergonomic ear-pads for providing the comfortable feel even in long sessions.
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|You get more than you pay for with these headphones! The SHP2600/27 by Philips fulfills all your closed back headphone needs while keeping things affordable. With 32mm neodymium drivers, long cable and a fantastic price, these headphones are a must for bargain hunters who love good quality.||The Status Audio CB-1 truly re-writes the definition of a happy customer. With 50 mm drivers, comfortable ear pads, and its easy to fold factor, these headphones have all the features a professional musician looks for.|
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