Best studio headphones 2023 | MusicRadar

When creating a studio set-up, a lot of emphasis is placed on the quality of your monitors and acoustic properties of your room, but we’d argue that a pair of the best studio headphones is equally important. Any credible producer or mix engineer knows how important it is to A/B a mix on different listening devices, and in many ways your headphones and monitors should be seen as two sides of the same coin.

While it’s a slightly controversial opinion, we’ve encountered plenty of producers that prefer using headphones as their primary tool for making creative and mix decisions. However you prefer to work, headphones are essential for assessing stereo image, low-end and fine detail within a mix. Just like speakers, it’s important to choose the right pair of studio headphones, but it is a very personal choice.