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Neumann NDH20 Closed-Back Studio Headphones

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Gearank Recommendation

The NDH20 appeared on our recommended list for Closed Back Headphones from January 2021 until January 2022 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other models.


The Neumann NDH20 are closed-back headphones engineered to eliminate the disadvantages of closed-back designs.

Being a closed-back design, isolation from outside noise and leakage is a given. But where other headphones sacrifice soundstage and frequency response, the NDH20 shines with an expansive soundstage, balanced frequency response and great resolution thanks to its high-gauss neodymium magnet drivers.

The earcups are made of machined lightweight aluminum while being able to fold into a compact form factor allows it to be transported with the included carrying pouch.

If you’re looking for a top of the line headphone for tracking, mixing and mastering but want one that provides you great isolation, the NDH20 is a great pick. The sound quality, sound stage and resolution rivals many open-backed designs without the leakage.

Although these were previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Studio Headphones Under $500.


  • Driver Size: 38mm
  • Magnet Type: high-gauss neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz-30kHz
  • Impedance: 150 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 114 dB SPL
  • Max Input Power: 1000 mW
  • Weight:390 g (13 3/4 oz)
  • Connectivity:3.5 mm (1/8″) TRS jack plug (straight), adapter for 6.3 mm (1/4″)

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