Superlux HD-681 Evo BK

Studio Headphones

  • Dynamic
  • Circumaural (full size)
  • Semi-open
  • 50 mm Driver
  • Peak SPL: 98 dB
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Frequency Range: 10 - 30000 Hz
  • Maximum Power: 300 mW
  • 3,5 mm Stereo mini-jack
  • Weight (excluding cable): 276 g
  • Colour: Black
  • Includes 1x 1m cable, 1x 3m cable, 6,3 mm Stereo mini-jack adapter, carry pouch and one extra pair of velour earpads

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Design / Construction Over-Ear
System Semi Open
Impedance 32 Ohms
Frequency range 10 Hz – 30000 Hz
Adapter Yes
Replaceable Cable No

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Incredible bang for the buck

Matt001, 23.03.2018
The Superlux HD-681 was the first over the ear headphone that I bought for music production. I read a lot of positive reviews and decided to give it a try. I wanted a budget headphone quite neutral (allowing to mix at late night) but with a good bass response, since I mainly produce electronic music. I now also have more expensive headphones from Audio Technica and Beyerdynamic. A direct comparison would not make sense, since the price does vary, but they provide me with some references to write the review. Summing up:
+ very good comfort, actually it is the more comfortable headphone that I have (for my head shape)
+ Nice sound. Thanks to the 50mm driver and its eq shape, bass sounds very full and it makes fun to listen music with them.
On the other hand I would not really recommend to mix on these (but I generally would not recommend to mix on headphones if possible), but for "sketching" or creating a beat they will get the work done, and you can fix the mix later on monitors
+ you get 2 cables, adapter 3.5 to 6.3mm, and a bag! The shorter cable is really practical if you work with a USB audio interface that is close to you
+ they work also with low power output (a mobile phone, just crank the volume up). With a proper amp (or with a standard sound card) of course they sound better
- nothing for the price. Maybe, if you care the look... They are very "studio" (AKG look) and probably they look funny if you plan to use them in the subway. They are however not designed for that (they are semi open).

I would definitely recommend them. In their price range they are difficult to beat.
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An Improved HD681

IanC, 15.05.2013
I have the HD681 as well as the HD681b. The Evo is imo, the best vesrion of the HD681.

The bass is on about the same level as the HD681 but the treble seems more refined and less edgy.

The sound itself is wrapped on top of a big hearted bass. The bottom end is ramped up, very similar to the HD681 of old. However, the treble is less edgy so the headphone seems warmer and more bass focused. However, there is also a peak in the treble giving the top end a nice 'bite.'

The comfort is ok. I would suggest changing the pads for velour pads. A little more comfortable and less 'hot' for the ears.

I'm not keen on the shiny plastic finish on the sides. They are fingerprint magnets and I will be using a fine wet and dry cloth to rub this finish down to a matt look.

It comes with two cables that are easily attached to the headphone. One is nice and short for using with portable equipment and another to lengthen the lead.

For this kind of money, the HD681 evo is an absolute bargain if you like a bass led sound with good clarity and reasonable sensitivity for portables. It works exceedingly well with an amp and the bass is perhaps a tad more controlled.

Worth every penny.
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