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KRK KNS 8400 Studio Headphones Review

These days, recording studios can be set up just about anywhere. For the producer, a home studio offers high-quality equipment just a few footsteps away and eliminates the need to travel to an outside location. Artists, along with their team of songwriters, musicians, producers, and engineers, even record on the road – sometimes on a tour bus or even in a hotel. But just as top-notch equipment and a record out in a reasonable period of time are necessary for the artist, so is silence for everyone else not involved in the process, be it housemates, family members, or even hotel guests.

When a monitor can’t be used to replay the sound of a track-in-progress, headphones just have to do. Often, on the other hand, headphones are viewed as an inferior alternative, one that compromises quality for convenience. If you’ve ever made a recording, or even listened to a night’s tracklist for that matter, you and I both know that inferior quality results in hazy, muddy tones, and you say to yourself, “It’s better than nothing.”

The KRK KNS 8400 studio headphones, on the other hand, closely approach monitor quality, and essentially are perfect for such on-the-road recording situations. Made for both commercial and personal studios, the KRK KNS 8400 offers one of the highest and most honest reproduction qualities and response out there.

KRK KNS 8400 studio headphones are more than a convenient alternative. Rather than force you to listen through the fuzz, each indicates precisely what’s on each track – an out of tune note, tone that’s not quite right, and any innumerable yet subtle factors that make a recording less than professional quality.

And, when it comes to listening to tracks of all types, KRK KNS 8400 studio headphones do not discriminate. No matter if you’re making a recording with natural instruments, putting together a setlist, or simply listening to an assembled track to finely polish it up in the studio, these headphones provide the needed sonic details. Bass, especially for the DJ and EDM producer, is not harsh and, instead, has a rounded quality to it.

Sound quality and accuracy, while essential, are only part of the equation for the “perfect” adaptable headphones. The KRK KNS 8400 features an extremely durable and lightweight design that’s as transportable as it is designed for hours of wear. Isolating memory foam in the ear cushions not only provide better low-end response, they also mold naturally to the shape of the head. As studio professionals know, there are days in which you’re in the studio for 12 hours, if not longer, and KRK KNS 8400 studio headphones never feel cumbersome during the ordeal.

Going beyond the foam, KRK KNS 8400 studio headphones are composed of materials that hold up in transport. While, from a basic feel, these headphones feel lighter than those from other brands, this first impression is rather deceptive. Impact-resistant materials, instead, last through extensive wear and tear while providing the wearer with the grip strong enough to stay on yet comfortable enough for several hours of use.

By | 2016-12-02T15:00:22+00:00 November 30, 2012|Reviews|0 Comments