Neumann – Berlin, Germany’s premium microphone export – chose NAMM 2019 to debut its first-ever studio headphones. Meet the Neumann NDH 20, a set of closed-back cans fashioned out of sleek and lightweight aluminum. The manufacturer is touting flat frequency response, natural stereo image, and high fidelity as its key advantages that make it suitable for monitoring, editing, and mixing in noisy environments; or audiophile entertainment.
The NDH 20 implements newly designed 38mm driver with high-gauss neodymium magnets for high sensitivity and low distortion. According to Neumann, these drivers eliminate the need for a dedicated headphone amplifier as they can be just as easily powered by mobile devices like smartphones and laptop computers.
Describing the headphones’ construction, Neumann flaunts a flexible spring steel headband, aluminum ear cup covers, large and soft memory foam ear pads, and a foldable design which aids portability. The headphones work with detachable cables, with two of them (straight and coiled) included in the box together with a 1/4-inch adapter.
The cans’ frequency response is rated at 5Hz to 30kHz, which sounds great for reliably checking the spectrum’s upper and lower extremes. With the NDH 20’s addition, Neumann’s line-up of studio gear, which also includes studio monitors, comes complete.
Price and availability information isn’t immediately available at this point, so feel free to ask your local Neumann dealer. A complete spec sheet is available on the NDH 20’s dedicated product page.