Recording musicians — from first-timers to seasoned pros — rely on their ears to guide them in the studio. Those ears would be lost without a great pair of headphones to feed them accurate sound. That's the crucial role filled by the KRK KNS8400. These full-size headphones are designed with musicians, engineers, and producers in mind, so they can hear nuances that might escape less attuned ears. They offer fine detail across a broad frequency range, giving equal attention to deep bass, warm mids, and clean highs. These headphones can help you identify what is missing from your recording as well as pinpoint any noise that shouldn't be there.
Excellent noise isolation
The KNS8400 headphones feature a closed-back, circumaural design. That means the soft, cushioned earpads fit completely around your ears, forming a seal that keeps sound from leaking out of or into the headphones. This allows you to clearly hear your monitor mix in the headphones without other live instruments bleeding in. Also, sound from the headphones won't leak out into live mics. This makes them ideal for performers who depend on good headphone monitoring to deliver that killer take. Plus, they're comfortable enough to wear for hours for all those retakes and overdubs.
In-line volume control
Normally, if you want more volume in your headphones, you need to reach for the mixing board or get the engineer's attention. But with the KNS8400 headphones, you can maintain volume control with the in-line remote. It's removable if you'd rather let the control room handle your monitor levels. The headphones also come with a screw-on 1/4” adapter, so you can plug them into a mixing console or use the cable's miniplug connector with your smartphone outside the studio.