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 Carsten Kaiser 3 weeks ago

Hörluchs HL4330

Balanced-Armature In-Ears with a 3-way driver for an excellent audio soundscape

The HL4 series from the Franconian manufacturer Hörluchs includes several models with a 3-way driver, as indicated by the number "3" in their product designation. In this test, it’s the model HL4330 which is being put through its paces on the kopfhoerer.de test bench. So...

4.8

In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 3 months ago

Sennheiser IE 400 PRO

Bass-strong In-Ear-Monitoring

The Sennheiser IE 400 PRO are based on the model IE 40 PRO and aim to impress with a powerful sound. According to the claims of the North German manufacturer, with them, studio sound should reach the ear on stage. Due to the numerous competitors...

4.6

In-Ear by Maike Paeßens 4 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

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

The Hörluchs HL4330 performed brilliantly throughout the test, providing a richly detailed sound, even at high volume levels, while offering high wearer comfort as well as a sophisticated package which also includes replacement filters. Acoustic isolation is ultra-efficient and the audio response is first-rate with plenty of depth and a powerful three-dimensional quality. The HL4330’s 3-way solution is convincing, despite the relatively strong response across most of the mid-range. The price-performance ratio of this model is therefore top-quality and the device goes beyond being merely competitive in its price range, but sends a clear message to the competition that Hörluchs is a real force to be reckoned with on the in-ear market. In my opinion, these headphones are especially suitable for monitoring speech signals as well as for listening to classical music in a hi-fi context.

Carsten Kaiser
Carsten Kaiser 24. September 2019