Wearing headphones for guitar amps is a win win. You get to jam all you want without bothering your neighbor while also getting a luscious and smooth sound experience. Headphones are clutch!
For this reason, we understand how crucial it is for you to make the best possible decision on your headphones and make you a happy customer.
So, let’s get started!
Top Music Spot's Pick
These headphones are great! They hit every feature with flying colors. Theres no area where these headphones are lacking. It’s great sound goes way beyond it’s affordable price. Its got everything you are looking for in a headphone. We will explain more. Keep reading!
Why Trust Us?
We spent an entire week researching the best headphones so you can make the best choice.I actually have headphones myself so I know the little nuances that make headphone buyers happy.
Our team has a lot of experience with sound quality. I myself spent a lot of time mixing audio and with that its crucial to have great headphones to pick up frequency differences and stuff like that.
Best Headphones For Guitar Amps (list)
These headphones acquired a great name mostly due to its extremely clear sounds. Its got a lot of impedance which helps it sound insane! Its pretty clear people go after the best sounding headphones thats why these headphones has a great advantage over the others.
These headphones are also stacked with many great features. Its got a bass reflexive system, gold plate jack plug, single sided cable and many more. another great reason to go for these headphones
Just by the look of it you can tell its comfortable. Its soft headpad and spring steel headband makes them one of the most comfortable headphones.
After everything mentioned above you would think these headphones are a fortune. But really these headphones are not the most expensive pair on this list which shocked me. with these headphones you are really getting your money’s worth which is huge in declaring this the beat headphones in this list
These headphones are known for its ability to mix audio. This is because of its accurate sound it gives off to the mixer. It’s clarity helps the mixer spot any problem in a mix. Its circumaural design seals around the ear for deep and accurate bass and more.
Its got some features nothing crazy though. If you buy it on sweetwater it comes with a headphone bag. My favorite feature is its circumuaral design.
Another reason it’s great for mixing is because of its comfort. mixers can spend hours on their mix and an uncomfortable headphones can be a nightmare thats why these headphones were designed for long mixing periods.
The price is also great its around the same price as the Beyerdynamic mentioned above. It may be a little more if you get it with the extra cables and headphone case
These headphones are a favorite. Its got many reviews on Sweetwater and Amazon. They are known to preform great for DJs. Everyone loves the sound quality on these. They are extremely accurate across the whole frequency range and have a lot of isolation.
These headphones are flooding with features. Most of its features help these headphones get superior sound quality. Aside from its sound, its foldable design makes it easy to take on the go. On Sweetwater you can get these with carry pouch
The comfort on these headphones are exceptional nothing really crazy about it. The only thing to appreciate is the fact that its comfortable while still being extremely durable
These headphones are the most expensive on this list. There is a good reason for that its got a lot of great things to it but its not like you got a bargain. You got what you paid for
There is nothing really crazy about the sound quality on these headphones. There is one thing to mention though: these headphones are semi open which gives the headphones accuracy while still isolating outside noise.
What really stands out for these headphones is that they are a favorite brand with many reviews so we know these headphones aren’t letting anyone down.
The features are Ok. They are for sure not the best when it comes to its features. It’s pretty simple so if you’re looking for simplicity this is for sure something for you.
The headband is adjustable which makes these comfortable for a many head sizes. The headband itself tho doesn’t really have so much padding which may bother some people but they aren’t terribly uncomfortable.
The price really hooked me. It’s the cheapest on this list. So you are getting exceptional sound, some comfort, and a brand name for very cheap.
These headphones have on Ok sound experience. its got great isolation which is great for recording.
The features are also Ok. Most of its features support its comfort. Its lightweight and foldable which makes traveling with it much easier
These headphones are very comfortable. It’s got wide ear cups and 2 pads on the headband. Its swiveling ear piece makes it great for single ear monitoring
These headphones are also pretty cheap in comparison to the top 3 in this list but I don’t think its cheap enough. I feel like I would be getting more for less in the AKG K240. But if comfort is detrimental to you then these headphones will do.
The sound on these headphones are Ok. Theres no specific area where these headphones shine. They work good in any music field weather is studio monitoring or DJing it can handle anything. It has a copper cord which makes the sound transmission great.
Features aren’t crazy either its got everything it really needs to consider it a normal pair thats not lacking. One thing to mention though is that on Sweetwater it comes with an adapter so it can fit into 1/4 and 1/8 jacks.
If you plan on wearing headphones for a long time these are NOT for you. With the little features that it has, none of them support its comfort.
The price is second to cheapest on this list which is great. I know there is nothing super special about these headphones but I added it because its got a great brand name, lots of reviews on amazon, cheap and hits all the requirement to be considered a normal pair of headphones so these are really great to have as a back up pair or for a visitor in studio
What to look for
Impedance is the opposition to electrical flow. impedance is measured in ohms. Basically, the lower the impedance, the lower amount of energy needed for it to sound good. For example: if you were to plug headphones into a phone (lower energy) you would go for a pair of headphones with a low impedance.
On the other hand, the higher the impedance, the more energy you need for it to sound good. So in our case where you are plugging you headphones into a guitar amp (lots of energy) you would want a high impedance pair of headphones to get the most out of your sound.
You can never go wrong with brand names. There is a reason their name is considered a “brand name”, it means their product has made many happy costumers. If they’re still in the business must be theyre doing something right.
No, tube amps don’t have headphones outs like in regular amps.
For practicing: $50-$200
For recording: $150-$300
For preforming: $100-$200
It is how it sounds. In-ear headphones are something like airpods or earbuds that go in the ear. Over-ear headphones are any headphones that are cupped around the ear.
Usually for preforming you would go with in-ear headphones. But for practicing and recording you should definitely go with the over-ear headphones since it sounds so much more full and rich.
Open back headphones are headphones that allow some sound to leak in the the ear cup of the headphones. These headphones are used mainly for the pleasure listening since it gives the listener a more natural sound. It feels like the music is coming from the room around you.
Closed back headphones on the other hand, blocks out the noise around you. This is great for recording since it doesnt let any outside noise interrupt your audio, this you get just pure audio and nothing else.
As mentioned above our pick is the Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro. Its well-rounded it wont let you down in any area. Sound is great, comfort is great and theres nothing more you can ask for at that price.