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Status Audio CB-1 Closed Back Studio Monitor Headphones
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|Headphones Form Factor||Over Ear|
About this item
- STUDIO STANDARD: Praised by top musicians, producers, and audio engineers, the CB-1 headphones are an industry standard in recording studios around the world. The CB-1s have received critical acclaim from the most discerning audiophiles on the web as well as top technology editors.
- 50MM Drivers: Large 50mm drivers deliver studio quality audio with a wide, expansive soundstage that puts you in the room with your favorite musicians. Hear music the way the artists, producers, mix and mastering engineers intended.
- DESIGNED FOR COMFORT: The CB-1’s padded headband and overstuffed earpads were designed to be comfortable during multi-hour recording sessions. Its over-the-ear design fully encloses ear, offering passive noise cancelling without putting extra pressure on your head. The CB-1’s adjustable headband ensures a snug fit on your head, and clicking ridges allow for full customizability. .
- TWO CABLES INCLUDED + ¼ ADAPTOR: The CB-1 comes with two 9-foot audio cables - one coiled, one straight. Both have a custom locking mechanism that keeps them attached to the headphones, eliminating the risk of dislodging the cable. The CB-1 is compatible with any 3.5mm audio cable, but it will lack this locking feature. We also provide a ¼ adaptor plug for use with professional audio equipment.
- UNDERSTATED STYLE: The CB-1’s minimalist, unbranded aesthetic will never lose its luster or fall out of fashion. A slim frame doesn’t awkwardly protrude sideways, and the CB-1 can be folded to become compact for travel.
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Meet the new studio workhorse.
The Status Audio CB-1 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones are quickly becoming an industry standard, go-to critical listening headphone.
Praised by tech editors and members of the pro audio community alike, the CB-1 sit atop numerous "best of" lists, with consistent high marks from some of the most discerning ears in the industry.
The feedback is consistent: The CB-1 headphones are becoming the new standard for recording, mixing, mastering, and any other applications that demand "critical listening". Reviewers and customers alike have further praised the CB-1's ergonomics and long-term comfort, as well as their clean and unbranded aesthetic.
But don't take our word for it. Check out the many reviews here and across the web - and take comfort in the renowned service Status Audio extends to its customers.
Versatility - both inside the studio and out.
In the studio:
- mixing audio - for music, film, voice-over, and more
- live tracking/recording of vocals and instrumentalists
- music production with DAWs such as Pro Tools, Logic, and Ableton
Outside the studio:
- audiophile playback, paired with external DACs and Amps.
- office use - for professionals seeking long-term comfort and noise isolation
- mobile use, for listeners seeking reference quality sound on-the-go
A professional solution, at a game-changing value.
- 50mm drivers provide incredible detail and massive sound-stage
- overstuffed memory foam earpads ensure long-term comfort
- 2x detachable cables are included, 1x coiled and 1x straight
- around-ear, circumaural design
- authentic gold metal accents
- folding earcups collapse the headphones into a small form-factor
- rugged, minimalist design that can withstand the rigors of professional use
- adjustable headband accomodates virtually all head sizes
Whatever your needs, the CB-1 delivers.
Great for tracking vocalists, voice-overs, and podcasting.
Over-ear design provides excellent passive noise isolation, ideal for instrumentalists.
Pure audiophile enjoyment - you'll hear details in your music you've never noticed before.
|Status Audio CB-1 Closed Back Studio Monitor Headphones||Status Audio BT One Wireless On-Ear Headphones||Status Audio BT Transfer Dual Driver Wireless Earphones||Status Audio BT Structure Dual Driver Wireless Earphones||Status Audio IEM-2X Dual Driver Micro Buds - 3.5mm Cabled Connection|
|Connection type||Wired (3.5mm)||Wireless||Wireless||Wireless||Wired (3.5mm)|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX||Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX||Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX|
|Battery Life||No Battery Required||30 Hours||8 Hours||12 Hours||No Battery Required|
|Driver system||50 mm Dynamic||40 mm Dynamic||Dual Driver - 9mm Dynamic + Balanced Armature||Dual Driver - 9mm Dynamic + Balanced Armature||Dual Driver - 9mm Dynamic + Balanced Armature|
|Suitable Uses||Recording, Mixing, Audiophile, Music, Casual||Commute, Casual, Travel, Music, Podcast||Exercise, Commute, Casual, Travel, Music, Podcast||Sports, Exercise, Commute, Casual, Travel, Music, Podcast||Casual, Audiophile, Travel, Music, Podcast|
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|Sold By||Status Audio||PHOTOTECH||Web Offers||GearNuts||AnkerDirect||OneOdio USA|
|Headphones Form Factor||Over Ear||On Ear||Over Ear||Closed||Over Ear||Over Ear|
|Item Dimensions||6.54 x 3.62 x 8.00 inches||6.70 x 7.90 x 3.90 inches||1.00 x 1.00 x 1.00 inches||9.64 x 7.36 x 3.30 inches||7.68 x 7.09 x 3.07 inches||7.72 x 3.50 x 6.69 inches|
|Item Weight||0.50 lbs||0.66 lbs||0.50 lbs||1.28 lbs||0.58 lbs||0.57 lbs|
|Special Features||Foldable||Lightweight||foldable||stereo||Hi-Res Audio, Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation, BassUp Technology, Crystal-Clear Calls, Foldable, Noise Cancellation, Volume-Control||Over ear headphones, Adapter-free-cord, Stereo Monitor, Studio Monitor & Mixing, DJ Style, Shareport Technology, In-line microphone, Foldable|
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First off, I'm a music producer, a mixing engineer, recording engineer, mastering engineer, and a songwriter myself. I do the whole works in the studio that I built myself, and I work with quite a few different clients. When it comes to hardware and equipment, I don't buy the most expensive gear, only because you don't need to, to achieve the best results. It's all in how you research and review the gear to determine its quality. I don't buy the cheapest gear either. I know better than that.
So here's what I like about the headphones:
- Durability. The headband can be bent pretty far and show no signs of breaking or cracking. The can padding seems well stitched, and the 3.5mm input jack with the twist lock is a nice feature. You don't have to worry about internal wiring issues inside the headphones.
- Very Comfortable! Some headphones become uncomfortable after wearing them for a short period of time. I myself along with my clients love the comfort of these headphones. The cushioning on both the headband and the cans themselves is well padded. You almost forget you're wearing them!
- Isolation Factor. This factor was one of the biggest reasons for me considering a good set of closed back headphones. I didn't want any leakage from the headphones bleeding into the microphone during vocal recordings. I was impressed with these! No leakage into the mic, even at high volume levels while the vocalist is doing an intimate, close micing recording! (though with a trained ear, you could hear the song faintly playing through them if you were in the same room sitting close to the person wearing them, but if the mic doesn't pick it up, it doesn't matter.)
- Sound quality. These headphones have a flat frequency response, which is exactly what I was looking for! The frequency response matches my JBL studio monitor speakers almost exactly, which is very helpful and desirable. Also, the clarity and detail is very distinct, and the low end sounds crisp, rich and balanced with the mids and highs. I'm impressed with the playback quality.
- My buddy has a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M40x headphones (and they do sound good, but don’t have a flat frequency response, and weak low end), and he wishes he had these Status Audio CB-1. We’ve also compared the Status Audio CB-1 to Vic Firth Stereo Isolation Headphones (Which are the best for isolation, but tend to break. Not very durable. Must take special care with them. Ok sound quality) and Sony MDR7506 Pro Large Diaphragm Headphones (Which are ok at isolation with little leakage, better than Vic Firth at sound quality and durability). Overall, the Status Audio CB-1 Closed Back headphones are better.
- Cables included. I love the fact Status Audio included a coiled cable, a straight cable, and a 1/4" jack adaptor. The cables appear to be good quality, and none are faulty. The jacks are gold plated, which offers the best signal processing and durability. There are springs behind the jacks to help prevent strain on the cords themselves. The cables were a bonus feature that made me lean towards these.
I only have one concern, and that's how well the actual foam/cushioning inside the can padding will hold up. If they start to scrunch up over periodic use, it may become an issue either with the isolation factor or the comfort factor. But so far, they seem like they retain their full shape.
I recommended these to a few of my music enthusiasts. Unfortunately, these headphones are temporarily unavailable on Amazon right now. I'm hoping Status Audio will continue to sell these. With as good reviews that it had on Amazon, I would think it would be an unwise business decision to discontinue them.
I would definitely like to buy another pair of these headphones! Make it available again!
Top reviews from other countries
At first I found these to be too bright with a slight sibilance to voices, but after many hours burn-in they sound better than more expensive headphones I own from Sennheiser, Audio Technica etc. Give 'em time, and they will reward you!
The main thing that strikes you when you listen to these for the first time is the stunning clarity of the sound. Other headphones sound veiled in comparison. Once the initial sibilance dissipates, voices are crystal clear, and lyrics that once you struggled to follow, are now in perfect focus.
The other standout is percussion. Drums are amazingly realistic compared to other headphones, and really hit home, as if the drummer were actually in the room with you. Brass instruments too sound so much more realistic.
For a closed back pair of 'phones, the soundstage is reasonably wide, although not as wide as a good set of open-back cans. Instruments are accurately placed within the soundscape, although depth is not as good as the best.
These are not for bassheads. Bass is decent and reasonably extended, but not full and boomy as some people prefer. However, you can follow basslines more easily with these because of the sheer clarity on offer.
For £70 you just can't go wrong with these.
Even more amazing sound quality when I upgraded with cables from Forza Audioworks... Check 'em out online.
The sound of these is something I still really love. Being studio monitors, they have a much flatter response than most consumer headphones like the Sennheiser HD series or gaming headsets like the HyperX Clouds, so depending on the style of music you listen to, you may prefer something with brighter or bassier sound signatures. It will all come down to personal preference in the end, but if you're into music production then getting a good pair of flat-response headphones is always a good idea (the idea being that if your song sounds good on studio monitors, it'll sound good on anything).
The noise cancellation is good but you can still hear what's going on around you. I actually prefer this, but again - personal preference.
Sound does leak out a little bit when you're wearing them, but it's not too bad.
As you can see in my photos, my headphones have been through a lot. I've traveled with them to studio sessions and LAN parties, and I'm ashamed to admit I've dropped them more than a few times.
The blue cushions are custom ones which I purchased less than three months ago. The original cushions lasted a good 15-16 months before they started deteriorating and leaving little black specks on my head whenever I wore them. Luckily they are a semi-universal shape and I could just buy a pair of cushions designed for ATH headphones.
The ear cups can rotate just over 90 degrees to better fit on your head. After about 22 months, the screws holding this part together fell out and left my earcup hanging loose. I managed to screw it back together, but since then it keeps falling out as if the screws have rounded off. In the photo you can see my elegant solution to this problem: a cable tie. I've been meaning to replace this with a black one, but I don't really care how it looks at the moment.
The headphones came with two cables: one springy, one long and straight. I used the springy cable for the first 6 months but then one ear stopped working, so I switched to the straight cable which I've been using ever since.
One of the best things about these headphones is that the cable is detachable, so I've also purchased an in-line mic attachment for gaming which I use all the time.
The sound quality is amazing, especially for the price. The build quality is better than average: I've owned these for over two years and other than the usual wear-and-tear that comes from daily use, they're only just starting to fall apart. I've paid more for headphones that have died in less time. Easy to customize with different cushions and cables, but the cushions and cables that come with it are also excellent.
All in all the best pair of headphones I've ever owned.
EDIT AUG 2020: Almost exactly 3 years to the day since purchasing these headphones and using them every single day, one ear has finally died. They served me well and I highly reccomend them for people looking at this price bracket.
I've replaced them with a pair of DT770 Pro's which have a significantly higher build quality than the CB-1's and noticeably better frequency response (certainly in the bass).
There's also an unexpected amount of cancellation of external noise, which is great for the office, and, after a few hours continuous use, I'm completely satisfied with the sound even in comparison with my other, much more expensive studio monitors.
These are great headphones that I would happily have paid two or three times the price for given the reviews on which I based my purchase.
The sound quality is better than anything I have ever heard on my PS4 and I have tried a few different headsets. My previous pair (Turtle Beach Elite 800) we good but had background hiss that I didn't realise until now was actually very intrusive.
With my setup (note I am using the G6 amp) the sound is crystal clear and I can hear everything very distinctly. Nothing gets muddied together.
I love these headphones, I would buy again.