Mastering grade open back headphones designed with optimum clarity for critical listening. Also perhaps the most comfortable headphones we've used for extended listening.
The SRH 1440s are the perfect monitoring solution if you're working in a room with poor acoustics or just don't have the resources to pick up a pair of $1.5k+ monitors. I was truly blown away the first time I put these headphones on. The first thing I immediately noticed was the comfort and lightweight, which after about 10 minutes of listening, I practically forgot I was wearing them. While the comfort is a strong plus, it's the depth and detail it provides that is the real strength. Open back headphones are known for their natural sound and impeccable detail, and while there are headphones out there that cost over a grand, it's hard to imagine needing more than what the 1440s provide to make your mixes sound excellent. The stereo imaging is very defined, allowing you to not just broadly pan a instrument left, but precisely nest it exactly where you want it within the stereo spectrum. Even if you own an exceptional pair of monitors from Focal, Neumann, or Genelec, having a pair of headphones to reference your mixes in a more controlled environment less affected by room acoustics is incredibly valuable. As either your reference headphones or your primary monitoring source, the SRH 1440s are one of the absolute best open back headphones within this price point.