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Superlux HD-681

Studio Headphones

  • Semi-open
  • Circumaural (full size)
  • Dynamic
  • Self-adjusting headband
  • Peak SPL: 98 dB
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Frequency Range: 10 - 30000 Hz
  • Maximum Power: 300 mW
  • 2,5m Cable with 3,5 mm Stereo mini-jack
  • Weight (including cable): 278 g
  • Weight (excluding cable): 230 g
  • Including 6,3 mm mini-jack adapter and a bag

Further information

Design / Construction Over Ear
System Semi Open
Impedance 32 Ohms
Frequency range 30000 Hz – 10 Hz
Adapter Yes
Replaceable Cable No

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Superlux HD-681 The New industry standard ? could well be !

Brian1047, 08.12.2016
Superlux HD-681 The New industry standard ? could well be !

I run a studio and i am at the moment recording and mixing tracks for the 13 piece funk band "Funkafonix" some of their tracks are getting toward 48 tracks!,
Now, thats alot of clutter too make sence of.
while doing the keyboard tracks, i gave the keyboard player a pair of Bayer DT100, and after a few seconds
he took them off and said they sounded "Horrid" he then plugged in a pair he had brought with him, a pair of HD-681 i played the track and the nod of his head confirmed all was better, he took them off and let me try, i did an A,B test against the DT100, and must admit i liked the HD 681better,
Now i know the thought behind the DT100s as monitor headphones, build quality, parts, industry standards ETC, ETC,
But if others pref the Superlux who am i to try and tec talk them out of their comfort zone ?
If they know how they sound in them then thats just perfect.
On the back of all that, i purchased a few pairs and having lived with them for while now, i have just Purchased another few pairs from Thomanns for the studio, People like them, and if they are happy i am happy and i am even more happy about the price, £16.35 does not buy you alot now days,
I am sure you will like these for what you will pay,
i really dont think there is alot out there that comes close for up to triple the price, and there can't be
ANYTHING at the same price or less.
They seem abit bass heavy, and i can hear the very lows in them, which is a good thing i have tried this taking low freq on the Eq which seems to respond better than my AKGs,
But i also got a pair of HD-681B which have a flatter bass response, but i still like the normal HD681.

So, you are now thinking, "ok, do i take the chance ?"
i dont think at £16 it is a chance,

try them, and if you hate them, its no big loss against getting another pair for £100+ and you hating them.
Because at the end of the day it is still how YOUR ears
hear things.


Me ? i like them, i am going to use them to mix the next "funkafonix" single release, as i am now used to them and know how things sound in them to alter for sounding good on CD,
So, fingers crossed, we shall see
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These are great

28.01.2017
These are the first set of studio headphones I have ever owned so I have no frame of reference but to me, these are amazing. I typically use in ear, come with phone type phones. I plugged these into my phone to test and heard parts of a tune I had never noticed before, amazing.

I'm mostly using these for guitar playing. The sound, as I said, is incredible. They're a comfortable fit but I find I get a bit sweaty around my ears, I've docked them 2 start for comfort for that.

I gave them a total of 5 start because while they get a little uncomfortable after an hour of use, they sound amazing and I bought them for < ¤20!!! The cheap phones that came with my phone cost more than that retail, they don't even compare in sound quality. Before writing this review I checked the top 10 on Thomann. These are still 2, where as 1 & 3 cost ¤139!!! Unless you need better than these for professional use or something, just buy these, you won't regret it.
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