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 Over-Ear
System Semi Open
Impedance 32 Ohms
Frequency range 10 Hz – 30000 Hz
Adapter Yes
Replaceable Cable No
Color Black

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Not exactly Pro standards, but superb for music and gaming on a budget!
Nate in Belgium, 07.06.2020
I bought these to listen to music and for playing PC games after reading online recommendations. I have them connected to a Monolith Liquid Spark headphone amp connected to my PC's onboard DAC line out.

My main decision was based on sound quality, imaging and price. I liked the noted sound signature listed on the Superlux website and from reviews I've read. I have to say I'm actually blown away with how they sound! These have a nicer sound signature than my old Sennheiser HD580s. Yes they are cheaply built, but look how much they cost. I'm sure if you look after them and treat them with respect they will last long enough. My biggest complaint is the clamping force and thin earpads. Very uncomfortable, I've ordered thicker velour pads from China to compensate.

Pros: Spacious sound with good clarity, depth and punch making them ideal for gaming. Gorgeously musical. Ridiculous price.

Cons: Treble forward. Not going to compete with high end headphones (but snapping at the heels of phones costing 5-10x as much). Clamping force is probably the worst I've encountered. Build quality fits what you pay for...cheap.
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Decent affordable open headphones
Richard0401, 28.12.2020
Pros:
-Affordable
-Decent quality, doesnt feel as cheap as the price would suggest
-Pretty flat sounding

Cons:
-High frequencies are not very defined
-Cable not removable


I got these headphones as a backup and to try out what open headphones have to offer as I've only used closedbacks before. I mainly used it for gaming and for silently practicing guitar and for those purposes these headphones are great. Sound is decent, its fairly flat, not too much bass and not very bright either, nicely balanced. The soundstage (stereo separation) is great, not perfect but definately usable for most situations, especially if you are on a budget. Comfort is not the greatest but I can wear it for an hour or two without discomfort so its not too bad. The padding is very stiff but the clamping force on your ears is not that strong so it cancels out. You dont need a good seal for open headphones afterall...

If you are on a limited budget I can highly recommend these headphones. They sound flat enough for basic mixing and the open design also helps a lot.
However... I can't recommend these headphones for outside or public use because of its open design.
Also if you are lookign for a very high quality professional monitor then I recommend you spend a bit more money...
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Great quality for the price
Abdelrahman, 29.10.2018
I bought this headphone as a recommendation from rtings.com under the cheap option for critical listening and i was really surprised how this headphones sounded good. Of course there is better headphones out there but you have to pay for them. (I am student so i can't afford to but high priced headphones)
I am no expert in audio production and technicalities, but i like to hear some decent sound. I am pleased with the quality of the audio production.
I found the that sometimes the high notes or the treble may be sometimes be off in certain songs, but it can be ignored.
One thing i have to mention is the ear caps. The only thing that bothers is that you have to perfectly put them around your ear, because if they are slightly shifted, there will be a loss of audio, but this can be fixed quickly by adjusting the headphones on your ear. And if you wear glasses you may loose some of the audio through your ear.
Overall i recommend this headphone for people who doesn't want to pay a lot and get some good audio.
I hope you find this review helpful.
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How is this even possible!
Wietse Willemse, 30.08.2019
First, a quick shoutout to Thomann for handling the order perfectly and delivering the headphone to the Netherlands within two days.

This headphone is worth every penny and puts my much more expensive JBL E50BT to shame. Great sound stage and replacable earpads.
The earpads themselves are decent, but if room temperature is above 25 degrees your ears will start to sweat.

If you like bass you will need an amp and an equalizer for these cans. Without amp the bass distorts quite fast, even at low volume.
On a desktop pc I’ve used APO equalizer with 15 bands and the following settings to get the best results;

25hz +10
40hz +10
63hz +10
100hz +10
2500hz -5
4000hz -5
6300hz -5
10000hz -5
16000hz -5

Bottomline; I could never recommend these headphones enough!
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