Neumann just released their first headphone, model NDH 20 for $499. The closed-back, over-ear studio headphones feature newly designed 38mm drivers with high-gauss neodymium magnets that ensure high sensitivity and low distortion. No dedicated headphone amplifier is needed, so it’s convenient to use with mobile devices such as laptop computers.
The Neumann NDH 20 combines excellent isolation with a carefully balanced sound image and outstanding resolution. It is suited to all applications that require high sound isolation such as monitoring for musicians and engineers in the tracking room as well as FOH work. It is also an excellent choice for critical listening, free from disturbance from the outside world and, vice versa, without causing disturbance to people nearby due to leakage. Thanks to its extended frequency response ranging from 5 Hz to 30 kHz the NDH 20 is particularly helpful to check the upper and lower extremes of the audio band.
“Unlike most other closed-back headphones, the NDH 20 is also suited to mixing purposes. An unusually flat frequency response and natural stereo image allow for mixing with confidence and ensure compatibility to all playback systems. The NDH 20 is a dream come true: reliable studio-grade monitoring – even on the road,” said Wolfgang Fraissinet, President Neumann.Berlin.
The NDH 20 exude Neumann’s typical high quality of construction. The headband is made of flexible spring steel while the ear cup covers are machined from lightweight aluminum. Large and soft memory foam ear pads make the NDH 20 comfortable to wear for long periods without fatigue. For easy transportation the headphone is foldable and can be placed into the supplied soft cloth bag. Two detachable cables (one straight, one coiled) and a 6.3 mm (1/4”) adapter are also included.
- Linear sound balance, like Neumann’s acclaimed studio monitors
- Excellent isolation allows working in noisy environments
- High long-term comfort, easy transportation
- Two detachable cables (straight/coiled)
- Closed, circumaural design
- 38 mm, 150 Ohms dynamic transducers
- Frequency range: 5 – 30,000 Hz
- Sound pressure level: 114 dB (1 kHz, 1 Vrms)
- Power handling of 1000 mW (peak), 200 mW (cont.)
- Adjustable and foldable headband
- Detachable and replaceable single-sided spiral and straight cables
- Stereo screw-on 6.3 mm (1/4”) adapter
- Replaceable ear pads
- Weight: 390 g (without cable)
- Neumann article no. 508585
Price and Availability
The Neumann NDH 20 studio headphones are available now for $499.
Georg Neumann GmbH, known as Neumann.Berlin, is the world’s leading manufacturer of studio microphones and the creator of recording legends including the U 47, M 49, U 67 and U 87. Founded in 1928, the company has been recognized with numerous international awards for its technological innovations. Since 2010, Neumann.Berlin has expanded its expertise in electro-acoustic transducer design to also include the studio monitor market, mainly targeting TV and radio broadcasting, recording, and audio productions. Georg Neumann GmbH has been part of the Sennheiser Group since 1991, and is represented worldwide by the Sennheiser network of subsidiaries and long-standing trading partners.