Open-back headphones are regarded as having a more open sound. They’re recommended for everything from mixing and mastering to gaming and listening to music. What exactly is it about open back headphones that makes them sound so different from close-back style? Closed back headphones create a seal between the driver and the outside environment. Open back headphones can maintain constant pressure on both sides of the driver eliminating the differential and thus a source of resistance on the driver. This allows the driver to move more freely it can better recreate subtle details like faint reverb tails.

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