Neumann NDH 30 is the Berlin audio stronghold’s second pair of headphones. Announced today, the NDH 30 is an open-back reference-class model made for editing, mixing, and mastering inside studio and low-noise enviroments. The manufacturer homes in on wearing comfort and linear audio reproduction ‘similar to a perfecty calibrated Neumann loudspeaker system’ as standout features of the NDH 30.
Neumann NDH 30
The NDH 30 is a circumaural, open-back design developed with the goal to make the reference sound of a Neumann studio monitor setup available from headphones. The NDH 30 is also intended for checking headphone compatibility and creating binaural mixes for VR, gaming and other mediums. Linear audio reproduction and realistic stereo panorama are promises on which the NDH 30 will most likely deliver. More poetically, Neumann speaks of ‘extremely fast transient response, dry bass, uncolored mids, and transparent highs.’
Sound quality aside, the headphones boast a foldable steel and aluminum build with dynamic 38 mm transducers working as acoustic dipoles. This approach is deemed optimal for the model’s intended use and sound characteristics. Frequency-selective absorbers eliminate the high frequency overemphasis which is a typical headphone mixing problem. The NDH 30 is also supplied with an internally balanced, cloth covered cable alongside a 6.3mm adapter and carry pouch.
Price and availability data
The headphones are available for pre-order now, priced EUR 629 (incl. VAT). Unfortunately, we have no shipping time information at the time of writing.
- Frequency range: 12 – 34,000 Hz
- Impedance: 120 ohms
- Sensitivity: 103 dB SPL/1kHz/1Vrms
- 38mm neodymium transducers
- Maximum power handling: 1000mW
- Rated power: 200mW
- THD at 1kHz and 100db SPL <0.03%
- Replaceable ear pads made of fabric-covered foam
- Interchangeable cable with 3.5 mm jack connector
- Weight (without cable): 352 g
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