Status Audio CB-1 review


The Status Audio CB-1 headphones’ generic looks don’t do justice to their audio quality. Frankly, after not being overly impressed with the company’s HD2 premium over-the-ear consumer headphones, we almost passed on reviewing the CB-1s. That would have been a mistake.

True to the company’s claims, the closed-back, over-the-ear headphones sound flat or neutral, which is typically what you want for studio work. They’re well balanced, making them a good choice for listening to a wide variety of musical styles. Also, their neutrality allowed me to use them all day without fatigue. For their $79 cost (about £55 or AU$110), I doubt you’ll be disappointed.

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