What is another word for open-back headphones?
3 synonyms found
[ ˈə͡ʊpənbˈak hˈɛdfə͡ʊnz], [ ˈəʊpənbˈak hˈɛdfəʊnz], [ ˈəʊ_p_ə_n_b_ˈa_k h_ˈɛ_d_f_əʊ_n_z]
Open-back headphones are also referred to as open-ear headphones or open-air headphones. These headphones are designed in a way that keeps the back of the ear cups open, allowing the sound to leak out in a controlled manner. This feature creates a more natural and spacious sound for the listener, making them particularly suitable for critical listening and mixing. Other synonyms for open-back headphones include circumaural headphones, which completely enclose the ear, and over-ear headphones, which sit on top of the ear. On the other hand, closed-back headphones, or sealed headphones, are the opposite of open-back headphones and are designed to prevent sound from leaking out for noise isolation.