One thing we have discussed multiple times now on Headphone Charts is that certain headphones are better at playing different styles of music than others, and classical music is no exception! Traditionally, those who are interested in listening to classical via headphones are looking for tonal accuracy, neutrality, and a large open soundstage. Brands that we love for bass, like V-MODA, need not apply when we're looking for headphones for classical! See our list below to discover our picks for the most neutral, accurate, reasonably priced headphones for classical music available!
Philips X2/27 Fidelio Premium Headphones
Headphone Charts Score (?) : 79.2
Philips has been a trusted name in electronics for over 100 years, and you can virtually *hear* their experience and expertise whenever you put on a pair of X2/27 Fidelios!
Dedicated cable management clip for tangle-free ease
Deluxe memory foam ear pads for long-wearing comfort
Double-layered ear shells engineered for sound precision
Acoustic open-back architecture for pristine audio fidelity
Powerful 50mm neodymium drivers for wide yet precise range
The HD 598 headphones combine impeccable sound quality with unrivaled comfort. This elegantly styled over-ear, open back headphone features ear cups with high-gloss burl wood detail complementing premium metal mesh
Delivers incredibly natural, detailed and balanced sound
Lightweight with luxurious velour ear pads for extreme comfort
Designed for professional audio engineers and musicians, the SRH840s are optimized for studio recording and critical listening. A precisely tailored frequency response and 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers combine with total comfort and durability to provide the ultimate listening experience.
40mm neodymium dynamic drivers
Ergonomic, comfortable fit
Precisely tailored frequency response
Memory foam earpads provide increased sound isolation and comfort
Designed to deliver extraordinary sound quality to satisfy the most discriminating listeners, the ATH-AD900x is ideal for music lovers who prefer the spacious quality of open-back headphones that combine involving sound with long-wearing comfort.
Clear, natural vocal and instrumental reproduction
Large-aperture 53mm drivers
CCAW voice coils for superior sound
No sense of pressure on the ears, very comfortable
3D wing support offers a vibration-proof mechanism
The higher frequencies of the DT-880 Pros are crystal clear with a very smooth sound. The precise balanced mid frequencies are analytical and supportive and the bass is voluminous without being too obtrusive.
Semi-open, diffuse-field studio headphone
Comfortable fit due to rugged, adjustable, soft padded headband
Robust, easy serviceable construction
Less bass-heavy than other Beyerdynamic headphones
With the HD 650, audiophiles will experience truly unique natural sound. With sound this good, long concerts in the comfort of your home are a certainty, so the HD 650 also sets standards in comfort and convenience.
Hand-selected matched driver elements
Improved frequency response is 10 - 39,500 Hz (-10 dB)
Specially designed acoustic silk ensures precision damping
High power neodymium magnets deliver maximum efficiency
Lightweight aluminum voice coils for very fast transient response