Categories: Musician

Perfect for musicians – headphones for playing instruments

If you love to play with your digital piano at night, you may have already become acquainted with your neighbor’s rhythmic broomstick beating. As nice as this duet sounds, for the sake of peace in your house you should buy a pair of headphones.

Some e-piano manufacturers offer their own headphones to match their instrument. This is not only “insanely clever” marketing, but has quite its purpose! After all, the manufacturer knows his instrument better than almost anyone else and can tune a headset exactly to this. Most of the time the sounds are played as clearly and balanced as you wish. Above all, the bass does not stand out unpleasantly, as you might hear when listening to your e-piano with your regular studio or hi-fi headphones.

But even drummers should consider a headset that has been specially optimized for this genre: high level stability, no distortions and robustness should be the deciding purchase arguments.

The latest Musician Headphones Reviews

In-Ear by Maike Paeßens 2 months ago

EarSonics ES-PRO

3-Way In-Ears with Emphasised Bass and Strong Spatial Imaging

French manufacturer EarSonics is a specialist in professional in-ear headphones and hearing protection systems and, with the ES-PRO, they deliver a genuine 3-way model with three high-performance drivers per side. The headset, intended for universal use, is also optimised for mobile devices.

3.9

In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 7 months ago

Sennheiser IE 40 PRO

High-Volume In-Ear Monitoring for Professionals

The Sennheiser IE 40 PRO offers the cheapest entry into the new in-ear series from the manufacturer, which Sennheiser has specially designed for monitoring use on stage. These headphones aim to meet the demands of professional applications, without proving too much of a hassle when...

4.5

In-Ear by Maike Paeßens 9 months ago

InEar StageDiver SD-5

Universal 3-way In-Ear Monitor system with excellent sound characteristics

The top-of-the-line StageDiver SD-5 series comes with five drivers per side, offering an excellent seated fit, high isolation and huge output. At the same time, the Hessian manufacturer InEar has created an impressive monitoring system for the stage, which is both elegant and powerful.

4.6

Editor's recommendations: Musician Headphones

Ultimate Ears haven’t done things by halves here. With the Ultimate Ears 18+ Pro, the music lover can look forward to premier in-ear headphones tailored by audiologists. In addition to the numerous plate and case personalisation options, they guarantee everyday and stage-compatible production values, effortless handling and, last but by no means least, a well-balanced sound experience. In addition, these in-ears are ultra-light, comfortable to wear and provide a huge amount of isolation against external noise. Therefore, not only do they make superb stage monitors, but they also serve recording and mixing sessions well. More simply, they can be utilised by any self-respecting audiophile looking to enjoy their music on the go. Most likely, classical music fans will find a new favourite pair of in-ears with these.

As high as the recommended retail price of approximately 1,785 euros might seem, reviewing the huge benefits of these in-ear headphones quickly shows how much the Ultimate Ears 18+ Pro has to offer. What’s more, as soon as you listen to the tonal abilities of these in-ears, the price-performance ratio suddenly seems very reasonable indeed. If you have the budget enough to stretch and want quality headphones with superior sound, you should not overlook the Ultimate Ears 18+ Pro.

Carsten Kaiser
Carsten Kaiser 19. September 2018

The Shure SE846 makes a big promise of well-appointed in-ears with professional applications, while also ensuring those after everyday audio enjoyment are catered for. First-rate workmanship, not to mention an immense range of accessories, make these earphones a fun and flexible choice, especially for the purchase price. Noise cancellation and wearing comfort are also top of the class, while the adjustment possibilities of the frequency range means these in-ears can cope with almost any playback situation and musical genre. If you want to treat your ears to real sound luxury and have the funds to make the purchase, the Shure SE846 is a worthwhile consideration.

Carsten Kaiser
Carsten Kaiser 27. March 2017

It is not easy to develop a comfortable, stage-suitable in-ear monitor system with a high sound level that is universally applicable. Nevertheless, there is nothing to complain about in the InEar SD-5. The flagship of the StageDiver series has a high price but is still recommended as a very high quality, uncompromising all-rounder for professional use, which also has great hi-fi qualities.

Maike Paeßens
Maike Paeßens 14. November 2018