8 Best Studio Headphones Under $500


Studio Headphones / Rating

Shure SRH1840

Total of 4.88/5


One of the absolute best open back headphones out there right now.

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Sony MDR 7520

Total of 4.80/5
A professional set that has proven its worth numerous times by now.

Etymotic Research ER4SR

Total of 4.80/5
A stunning new iteration of a legendary high-end IEM.

Shure SRH1540

Total of 4.88/5
Closed back member of a very successful series of professional studio headphones.

Focal Spirit Professional

Total of 4.83/5
A somewhat different but ultimately refreshing take on high end studio monitoring.

Ultrasone Performance 880

Total of 4.80/5
Advanced features and solid hardware make these among the more capable ones.

Audio-Technica ATH-E70

Total of 4.68/5
Quality critical listening from this pair of lightweight IEMs.

AKG K702

Total of 4.67/5
Big comfort and spacious sound from this stylish open-backed pair.