We have a little saying here at Headphone Charts “Once you go open-back, you never go back”. We firmly believe that once you experience the true-to-life soundstage and clarity that only a pair of open-back headphones can offer, you will never want to own a pair of closed-back cans again! Our Best Open-Back Headphones Under $600 list has compiled the best sounding, most durable pairs we have encountered.
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!
Headphone Charts Score (?) : 85
The flagship headphone from Shure, the SRH1840 feature individually matched drivers for unparalleled acoustic performance with smooth, extended highs and accurate bass!
Headphone Charts Score (?) : 86.2
Never listen to vocal music performances the same way ever again! These warm headphones offer mind-bendingly precise sound throughout the vocal spectrum and look impressive while doing it!
Headphone Charts Score (?) : 87.4
The HIFIMAN HE-400i is a high quality, full-size planar magnetic headphone designed for critical listening in the home or studio.
Headphone Charts Score (?) : 88.2
AKG K7XXs have been a mainstay in recording studios for years, and the K712s are the latest and greatest in the AKG open-back reference class. Perfect for mixing and recording!
Headphone Charts Score (?) : 89.2
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.
Headphone Charts Score (?) : 91.2
The SRH1440 provide full range audio with rich bass and virtually no distortion at any volume. The premium-padded headband with steel frame provides hours of listening comfort.
Headphone Charts Score (?) : 91.6
What can we say? The HD 700s are maybe the single most beautifully designed pair of headphones that we have ever seen! Their soundstage and near-flawless audio reproduction are just icing on the cake.
Headphone Charts Score (?) : 92.2
The MH40s offer sophisticated design, premium leathers and machined metals for unmatched style and durability, featuring custom tuned 45 mm neodymium drivers for rich sound!
Headphone Charts Score (?) : 93.2
The AD2000X combine elite audio performance with the comfort of an open-air design. With honeycomb casings and magnesium alloy components, these headphones give you hours of stunning stereo listening, without fatigue!