Superlux HD-681 Evo WH

Studio Headphones

  • Semi-open
  • Circumaural
  • Dynamic
  • Self-adjusting headband for comfort
  • 50 mm drivers
  • Peak SPL: 98 dB
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Frequency Range: 10 - 30,000 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 300 mW
  • Detachable cable
  • 1 m and 3 m cables with 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Weight (including cable): 291 g
  • Weight (excluding cable): 269 g
  • Colour: White
  • Includes: 6.3 mm stereo jack adapter, carry bag and one pair of Velour earpads

Further Information

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

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Tim2787, 29.05.2015
What can I say? They're a sub-?30 pair of Superlux headphones.

Having tried the old HD-681s which were an amazing pair for the price, I can say that the Evos are that and bucket-loads more!

I was pleasantly surprised upon opening the packaging to find two cables; a short one, perfect for use with a portable device and a longer one, perfect for use with, well, anything that's a little further away. The headphones themselves have a male 3.5mm jack on a short cable extending from the left ear cup. This allows you to replace the cable with any after-market cable should you so desire. As both cables are female on one end, they can be combined to create what is possibly the longest cable I've ever seen on a pair of headphones out of the box!
Also included is a small clip which helps ensure that the attached cable does not come lose, but use without it was not an issue in the slightest.
A 1.4 inch jack is thrown in for good measure along with a second pair of pads made form a soft, breathable fabric which is extremely comfortable and is great for longer wearing sessions.

If you've owned or read/watched/heard reviews of the old 681s, you'll have heard many say that they had quite sharp and fatiguing treble. A common fix was to place a cotton pad in the ear-cup to act as a sort of filter. This has be addressed in the Evos and adds even more to their great sound. I primarily use these for light gaming at times when I'm not at liberty to use my surround setup and as such, the semi-open build lends itself quite well to my needs.
The sound-stage is excellent without sacrificing isolation and without having to fork out a few hundred euros for a much higher end pair of cans. On top of that, the detail throughout the spectrum is great, with clean highs, warm and 'full' sounding mids and deep, mud-free bass.

Overall, these headphones are hands-down the best pair I've yet to use in this price range and are a must have if you're looking for a great value pair to add to your collection, or maybe to start it!
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Great sound, irrespective of the phenomenal value for money
guitargeek62, 05.06.2020
I picked these up as something to use for late-night practice/recording, and to add to my collection for another soundsource for mastering. I'd heard good things about Superlux, but I'm genuinely astounded at how good these are for the price.

The response from the drivers is very clear and articulate, with no noticeable colouring at any level or frequency. They simply reproduce the sound exactly as it was intended.

In terms of fit & finish, the Evo is well made and feels robust enough to last for a good while. Generally they're very comfortable to wear, even for extended periods of two hours or more, but I do find the headband slips a little bit from time-to-time - that could just be me though, and is far from a dealbreaker.

I would recommend these to anyone looking for a good all-round pair of headphones for playback, recording, mastering, or even gaming!
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Affordable general-purpose stylish headphones
10.12.2016
These headphones are good all-around phones, very cheap for their quality. As a general rule of thumb, you will notice a difference when you compare these ones with most big brand ¤150++ phones but for any budget under say roughly ¤80 you won't so you'll save quite a lot. Just equalize them to your liking, but out-of-the-box it's also good. I use them often to practice guitar, bass and keyboards, and compose songs, without any significant hurdles.

Comes in black and white and I must say even though I usually prefer black, white is quite stylish on these!

The most notable con is that others will hear your music, but you'll have to shell out more for good sound isolation anyway. I use them in a studio and not in public so that hasn't been a problem, ever.

The installed pads can get hard on the ears after 1-2 hours, but the included replacement soft pads are somewhat better. It can vary from person to person (my head circumference is about 59 cm).

It's a 3.5 mm socket on the phone, and an included 3.5 mm cable running to my interface, which is then feeds into my monitor with an included 3.5 to 6.35 mm adapter.
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Excellent overall!
01.06.2015
These are my first headphones, previsously i was using only earphones. First thing, i am blown away from the sound quality. I cant believe that there could be such a big difference, i hear details and the sound has suddenly come to life!

At the begining they sounded trebly but after 1-2 months they got balanced. The cord is somewhat rubberised meaning it will get stuck at times on clothes etc. They are quite comfortable and the more you use them the more comfortable they get. 2 sets of pads, 2 cords, 1 and 3 meters, excellent sound quality, at that price its a must!

Edit: 1/2017 the jack started to cut the sound and i should find certain position in order to work properly, finaly it was unsuable. Also the thing over the head that adjusts and keeps the headphones in place was cut but i didnt mind wearing them without it. I admit i was not the most careful user but i expected a lot more duarabilty especially from the cord since its a crucial part. -1 on quality
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