Introduction

So you need to buy headphones for audio work. You compare the spec sheets of a few popular models and you’re not sure what each of the parameters means and if they even matter. We hear you! 

We at Sonarworks have measured more than 800 different headphone models and have compiled our favourites in this guide. Customers have asked us for years: I have X euros, my use case is Y, what are the best headphones to use with Reference? This guide will try to answer that question and help you find the best tool for your task and budget, in a simple, straightforward manner.
In the guide you will find our top headphones for:
– Production / Mixing / Mastering in studio
– Production, Mixing and Mastering on the go
– and tracking!