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About these Superlux HD681 Studio Monitoring Headphones

The HD681 features an exceptionally deep low frequency. As for the sound image presented by these headphones, the HD681 gives you the feeling of actually being on stage with the artists.

These headphones deliver excellent balance and clarity. The ergonomically-designed vinyl earpieces combined with the light weight and self-adjusting headband of these headphones make them very comfortable. Whether you're monitoring, tracking, mixing, or just listening to an MP3 or another audio source, you can expect comfort and sonic accuracy from your HD681 series headphones.

Deep low frequency "On stage" sound, perfect for enjoying the beauty of classical music & other large ensembles. The HD681 present a bright and clear sound. When playing classical music, the HD681 will surprise you with its breadth, clarity and dynamic presence.

The Tech Features

Brand: Superlux

Model: HD681

Features:

  • Dynamic, semi-open circumaural earphones
  • Accurate and detailed sound greatly enhances your listening experience
  • Single sided, straight cable
  • Outstanding quality and value
  • Environmentally friendly packaging, great for displays and ease to store

Specifications:

  • Type: Dynamic, semi-open
  • Driver: 50 mm, Neodymium
  • Sensitivity: 98 dB SPL (1 mW)
  • Frequency Response: 10-30,000 Hz
  • Max. Input Power: 300 mW
  • Rated Impedance: 32 Ohms (copper-coated aluminium wire)
  • Ear Pads: Leatherette
  • Cable: 2.5-meter straight, single-sided
  • Connector: Screw-on gold-plated stereo mini plug
  • Headphone Caliper Pressure: Approx. 3.5 N
  • Net Weight 276 g

Accessories:

  • Furnished Soft carrying pouch, Screw-on gold-coated 3.5 mm to 6.3-mm stereo adapter

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Reviews (79)

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Great value headphones

By: on 29 June 2022
Found this over at RTINGS as "Best Budget Studio Headphones" and thought I'd try. I record song covers in my room as a hobby and thought I'd get a budget/entry level studio headphones, and I think these are perfect! I was surprised to see the packaging isn't a box but I guess I get what I pay for. The plastic cover was torn when it arrived but the headphones weren't damaged or anything. They sound awesome! They fit comfortably too. The reviews don't lie for this one and I'm glad I got one for myself. Highly recommended for the price.

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Superlux HD681 Headphones

By: on 29 June 2022
I bought the Headphones for my Electronic Drum Kit. Good sound and quality. They are perfect for my needs and at such a great price.

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Great Pair for the price

By: on 20 June 2022
Overall these headphones are sooooo worth the money, the sound quality is superb, and listening to songs sounds great. If you were to use these for long periods of time they may become a bit uncomfortable for your ears, especially big ones, but I can't complain because of the budget-friendly price. Thanks, Superlux!

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SATISFIED E-DRUM DRUMMER

By: on 10 June 2022
Wow...Great headphones. I use them playing my Roland e-drums and they just sound so amazing in them. For the price I would highly recommend these headphones. Buying another one soon.

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Unbelievable value

By: on 6 June 2022
I recently purchased a set of the Superlux HD681 Studio Monitoring Headphones. I can't believe the quality of these headphones for the price. They are sturdily made and sound fantastic. The extra long cable is a bonus.

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Late

By: on 4 March 2022
I really like these headphones!

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Studio Headphones

By: on 7 February 2022
Bought the Superlux headphones for just a backup set pf cans, pretty much using them all the time. Great fit & sound, for the money try & find better, don't think you can. Highly recommended.

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Rich sound and quality

By: on 19 January 2022
Rich sound and quality. Great headphone for a affordable price.

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Quality at a low price

By: on 22 December 2021
If you are looking for a quality studio headphone at a budget price, this will not disappoint you. For the price it may come off as an average headphones, but it will surprise many for the quality that it can be credibly compared to any other studio headphones.

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head phones

By: on 20 December 2021
good selection quick delivery

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Superlux HD 681 Studio Monitoring Headphones

By: on 16 December 2021
Amazing price performance ratio. Seriously deep and articulated bass, clean middles with a bright top end peaks around 10k. Drives easily from your phone/notebook. Feels quite comfy on my bulky head. The product arrived very quickly. Thank you Artist Guitars!

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HD681 Headphones

By: on 19 November 2021
Comfortable enough to wear for long periods. Great frequency response. Recommended to a friend.

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Brilliant

By: on 15 November 2021
What excellent product and service. Great value for studio use. Five stars is not enough.

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Does the job for the right price

By: on 29 October 2021
Shopping for headphones that would let me do some guitar practice without disturbing the neighbours I came across the Superlux HD681 Studio Monitoring Headphones for a fraction of the price of the more expensive brands. I ordered them expecting to be disappointed but so far they're great.

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Good headphones

By: on 11 October 2021
Good quality for the price and prompt delivery.

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Nice earphones

By: on 14 September 2021
These earphones have a good solid presence. They are even better than the sennhaiser earphones I am using. My wife confiscated them so now I will be buying a second pair. Great for the price. I was very surprised

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Wonderful Headphones

By: on 14 September 2021
I received my headphones a few days ago…I’ve been incredibly busy but I got a chance to try them out yesterday.Wow! I listened to Little Feat’s “Dixie Chicken” and “ Rock and Roll Doctor”…they’ve never sounded better and I heard things on the recordings that I’d never heard before. Not only are they great headphones, but incredible value. I love them.

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Wonderful Headphones

By: on 11 September 2021
I received my headphones a few days ago…I’ve been incredibly busy but I got a chance to try them out yesterday.Wow! I listened to Little Feat’s “Dixie Chicken” and “ Rock and Roll Doctor”…they’ve never sounded better and I heard things on the recordings that I’d never heard before. Not only are they great headphones, but incredible value. I love them.

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Superlux Headphones

By: on 8 September 2021
For the price , these headphones are built solidly, fit comfortably and sound great especially lower frequency response. I am very happy with this product and I congratulate Artist Guitars on their customer service whether it be online or in store. Thank you Artist Guitars! One Happy Customer!

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Superlux HD681

By: on 7 September 2021
After reading a heap of reviews for a great entry openback option I decided on the HD681. Ordered them cheap from Artist Guitars and can't be happier with the speed and ease of delivery and the sound quality of these headphones. The build quality is inline with the price but the sound is amazing. I picked up some XL velour pads to replace the stock ones (which weren't as bad as people said online). If you're looking for an entry pair of open back headphones these are hard to pass up. Cheers guys.

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Amazing

By: on 4 September 2021
This headphones is better than I expected! The product arrived on time, and in a perfect situation as described. I woudn't exitate to buy it again.

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An excellent pair of quality headphones

By: on 1 September 2021
Bang for buck. These aren’t flashy headphones, but what you are paying for them is a steal. They are light but sound great and have relatively good noice canceling. Mostly plastic and the audio quality is just good. Do recommend these headphones

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Excellent value

By: on 30 August 2021
Great sound and very comfy. They make me look like a Cyberman, which is cool

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Comfy

By: on 27 August 2021
My purchase was assisted by the team letting me know when they had more stock in. The headphones arrived within a few days I wore then for 4 hours during a Webinar. They were very clear and comfy. Highly recommended.

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Great value headphones

By: on 27 August 2021
I don’t know how Superlux can make these headphones at the price. The build quality is good but more importantly they sound great. I prefer these to my Grado SR80’s at a fraction of the price. An absolute bargain.

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Seriously Good Headphones

By: on 26 August 2021
These are seriously good headphones. I tried them on various musical styles from classical (Holst's The Planets) through to a very ordinary audience recording of Flo & Eddie live. With the classical, every note and nuance in the music came through with amazing clarity. With Flo & Eddie it was almost like being on stage with them. I heard things I'd never heard before when listening to this. If I had to quibble, it would simply be that I'm not a great fan of open or semi-open headphones and found I had to turn the volume up just a tad. But that's probably more to do with my hearing than these headphones. I've already recommended to some friends that they should check these out. And you can't beat the price!

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All good

By: on 25 August 2021
These are good headphones at a super price. Well presented and packaged. Very happy with Artist Guitar.

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Superlux HD681 headphones

By: on 24 August 2021
I ordered these headphones after reading a review in the SMH & they have surpassed my expectations. I listen to a lot of classical music from the Baroque period where there is a wide range of timbres & instrument volumes,the harpsichord in particular shines. They also work wonderfully with more modern masterpieces from Pink Floyd to Santana to Stevie Ray Vaughn. Did I mention the outstanding value? A big shout out to Artist Guitars for the impeccable customer focus from order to delivery to post delivery - absolutely excellent.

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Artist GNOSIS6 Electric guitar

By: on 23 August 2021
The blue finish on the body was flawless and looks like a much more expensive Superstrat. Neck & binding is also quite nice for a guitar at this price. Tuning pegs are ok, but not consistent. Having said that the guitar does surprisingly stays in tune. Humbuckers aren't bad and I get some serious hard rock and metal tones. Great value alternative to a ESP, Schecter or Ibanez.

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Artist TC59 Electric Guitar

By: on 23 August 2021
Never owned a telecaster style guitar, but very impressed with the TC59. Nice maple neck with satin finish, Amercian ash body that has a solid feel and humbucker pickups that have balls! What's even better is you can coil split the humbuckers and you have a single coil tele with the classic tele sound in the bridge- what's not to like! Only flaw was the tone control was a bit off centre. Apart from that, great value tele.

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Wonderful Headphones

By: on 19 August 2021
I received my headphones a few days ago…I’ve been incredibly busy but I got a chance to try them out yesterday.Wow! I listened to Little Feat’s “Dixie Chicken” and “ Rock and Roll Doctor”…they’ve never sounded better and I heard things on the recordings that I’d never heard before. Not only are they great headphones, but incredible value. I love them.

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Great value for money !!!

By: on 19 August 2021
Great value for the sound you got !!!

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Excellent quality audio, highly recommended

By: on 19 August 2021
Comfortable for long periods, light and with quality sound, they’re well worth it.

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Wide and rich sound for unbelievably low price!

By: on 19 August 2021
I was amazed when I tried on these headphones, it had a wide soundstage and very rich sound for the price that you pay! Sits very comfortably on my head and I could wear it for hours. Few things to note: the cable is very long and since it's an open back, everyone and their mum is going to be able to hear what you're listening to so I'd advise against using these in eg. public transport, library. Overall solid headphone.

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Awesome headphones

By: on 18 August 2021
I really like these headphones. Though the plastic feels a bit cheap, the ingenious headband design more than makes up for it. It also sounds great aswell. The open back nature makes the music sound more “real” If that makes sense. Pretty hard to beat for 40$!

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Superlux HD681 Headphones

By: on 18 August 2021
Exceptional sound range and separation. Excellent value for the price.

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Superlux HD681headphones

By: on 18 August 2021
I love these headphone, comfortable, low priced and fabulous sound quality

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For the price these are amazing

By: on 18 August 2021
Not the best of impressions on first handling. They felt very plasticky and cheap. However the cable is substantial and the screw fit adaptor is a step up from usual. They fit well due to the auto adjustable headband and remain pleasant to wear. Have used them for both movies and music and so far very good at both.

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HD681 Superlux

By: on 18 August 2021
I bought these out of curiosity, from a Green Guide review, not really believing headphones this cheap (economical?) could sound this good. You learn something new all the time, as I have, and although I have other ‘phones costing upwards of $500, these were a real surprise. And for $39 delivered? , you can’t go wrong. Too bad they’re not Bluetooth, but at the price, I suppose that’s asking just a bit too much. Cheers.

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Brilliant

By: on 18 August 2021
I have been a presenter on community radio for over 20 years and I can honestly say these are the most comfortable headphones I have ever had. What a fabulous product at an unbelievable price.

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John

By: on 18 August 2021
A great product at a great price Good quality product Great service. Recommended to a friend who also bought a pair.

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Excellent headphones, great value

By: on 18 August 2021
Quality of the sound is very good, even better considering the price

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Bargain!

By: on 12 August 2021
after waiting to arrive (pre order) , the phones sound great for it's price.. only use to listen music/demos from my PC. A excellent buy! Thanks AG..

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Surprisingly Good!

By: on 22 July 2021
After having several pairs of Sennheisers, Audio Technica, Sony’s, Technics, AKG etc I must admit I read reviews of these very inexpensive headphones with some scepticism but at $39 inc postage, what was there to lose? 1-2 months on, am very impressed. Played via a NAD amp and iPhone and with both they sound terrific, much better than many more expensive ones. I’m not an audiophile, so I can’t give anyone the details of what makes them great ... it’s not the look, the unashamedly use of lots of plastics or the bold name across the head band, but they do sound really good. Any dislikes, beyond aesthetics? Well after listening for 2-3 hours they can feel marginally uncomfortable and a bit sweaty, that’s the plastic to thank for that but they are definitely worth a 4 star if you didn’t know the price and a 6 or 7 star when you do. Thanks Artistsguitars!

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Good product

By: on 2 July 2021
Happy with purchase and vendor. Exactly what it said it was. Good quality sound

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Great price, hope it lasts!

By: on 2 July 2021
It's hard to fault this product on the basis of sound quality but what would have been great is if the over-ear sponges were made of better material. For this price we can't expect too much for a product that does it's job.

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Better than expected

By: on 1 July 2021
I was pleasantly surprised by the Superlux HD681 Headphones. They look a bit dated in appearance I would you would call it a retro look. But once you get past the look, they are fine. Lots of plastic so they are light. The ear covers are over sized and fit any head and comfortable to wear for extended periods. Ideal for monitoring audio.Great value for money. As they say buy some today.

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Superlux HD681 Headphones

By: on 1 July 2021
Impressive sound quality, and comfortable to wear. These headphones lived up to the good reviews I had seen prior to purchasing. Good communication from Artists Guitars, and no problems with delivery.

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Superlux HD 681 Headphones

By: on 16 June 2021
Absolutely brilliant sound and better than expected quality

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Comfortable and cheap, good depth of sound

By: on 28 May 2021
Pretty comfortable, which I wasn’t expecting because they are super cheap.The sound quality is very good, particularly for classical music. The cord is nice a land long; it would be good to be able to disconnect the cord via a connector though.

Yeah Nice!

By: on 27 May 2021
Nice and comfortable. Good all round sound. Plugged them into my Fiio DAC E17 running from my MacBook Pro and listening to SLAYER, Raining Blood! Yeah Nice. Price doesn't matter, they are very good in my opinion, let's see what they are like in 6 months.

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Superlux super good

By: on 24 May 2021
Having read an online review of the HD681 headphones in the SMH my curiosity was piqued. Nothing gets my audio attention like mention of the word bass. Let me explain, I have a two channel hifi set up that includes a subwoofer. Not for muddied doof doof rather finger-plucking standup acoustic - and four string electric of course. So I was excited to get this baby in the mail today (super quickly as well) and I hooked it up firstly to my CD player. I put on Herbie Hancock’s Dis Is Da Drum. Bang, right there deep clean bottom end, nice mids and crisp tops. Next came Trapezoid’s Handy Farm another bass heavy recording. Same deal, bottom, mids and top. Next I put on a record or three. St Germaine, Massive Attack v Mad Professor Part ll and some Blue Note - Lee Morgan’s Sidewinder. All insanely good with these super good comfy headphones and I might add at an insane price...

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Superlux super good

By: on 24 May 2021
Having read an online review of the HD681 headphones in the SMH my curiosity was piqued. Nothing gets my audio attention like mention of the word bass. Let me explain, I have a two channel hifi set up that includes a subwoofer. Not for muddied doof doof rather finger-plucking standup acoustic - and four string electric of course. So I was excited to get this baby in the mail today (super quickly as well) and I hooked it up firstly to my CD player. I put on Herbie Hancock’s Dis Is Da Drum. Bang, right there deep clean bottom end, nice mids and crisp tops. Next came Trapezoid’s Handy Farm another bass heavy recording. Same deal, bottom, mids and top. Next I put on a record or three. St Germaine, Massive Attack v Mad Professor Part ll and some Blue Note - Lee Morgan’s Sidewinder. All insanely good with these super good comfy headphones and I might add at an insane price...

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Superlux super good

By: on 18 May 2021
Having read an online review of the HD681 headphones in the SMH my curiosity was piqued. Nothing gets my audio attention like mention of the word bass. Let me explain, I have a two channel hifi set up that includes a subwoofer. Not for muddied doof doof rather finger-plucking standup acoustic - and four string electric of course. So I was excited to get this baby in the mail today (super quickly as well) and I hooked it up firstly to my CD player. I put on Herbie Hancock’s Dis Is Da Drum. Bang, right there deep clean bottom end, nice mids and crisp tops. Next came Trapezoid’s Handy Farm another bass heavy recording. Same deal, bottom, mids and top. Next I put on a record or three. St Germaine, Massive Attack v Mad Professor Part ll and some Blue Note - Lee Morgan’s Sidewinder. All insanely good with these super good comfy headphones and I might add at an insane price...

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Thanks for the detailed review of the headphones. We are glad to hear that you are happy with them. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns

Audio headphones

By: on 1 December 2020
After looking for suitable and suitably priced headphones that I could use to practice guitar without ticking off the neighbours, I decided on these. I find them comfortable to wear for the longer periods of practice and the sound is fine.

Superlux HD681 - Really Super

By: on 17 November 2020
I purchased these from Artist Guitars a few weeks back for use as monitoring cans in a radio studio. I am impressed with the sound quality which has a good amount of bass but not overwhelming. Vocals are very clear and there is little if any sibilance. The HD681s are comfortable to wear for a few hours without your ears getting too warm and are quite light, yet they seem well made and look and feel more expensive than they are. There is a good amount of adjustment in the headband and the cord, at 2 metres or so, is plenty long enough when sitting at a console. All in all, they look, feel and sound great and are a good buy.

Great Product

By: on 13 October 2020
What can I say. These studio headphones are amazing quality & value for money. Will be buying more in the future

Bought as a gift

By: on 29 September 2020
Bought it as a gift for my son kept complaining he's been thru so many and hasn't found 1 he liked till now will definitely buy another for my nephew

superlux hd681

By: on 18 September 2020
these head phones are a lot like mono-price retro in sound, big fun bass,( bass head heaven), but you have to change the pads they are like rocks its softer with out them, they are so bad i gave them to my kids to play quoits with, but if you do two things to them they go from original form rubbish to modded gold. get brainwavz XL pads hybrid $39 same cost as headphones i know but well and truly worth it as you will hear, easy to fit and perfect fit, also put the padding that comes with the ear pads behind new ear pads it quells the sibilant highs, then you will have one of the best sounding headphones under $200 dollars i have modded lots of headphones, and this one is one of the best for sound changes, and comfort ever, also you can lighten the clamping force a bit just bend the headband up a touch. 5 stars for value 4,5 stars for sound 5 stars for super quick delivery and service, 0 stars for comfort and 6 stars after modded.happy listening.

Wicked value!

By: on 2 September 2020
I was curious when I purchased these cans, and boy was I rewarded! They're a great cheap solution for monitoring mixes and for use when dubbing tracks over, does the job and leaves the wallet grinning.

Wow. Just WOW

By: on 16 August 2020
I bought these as a present for my sibling and picked up a pair for myself too because well they are $39... Oh my god these are legitimately amazing sounding! My Audio-technica ATH-M20x headphones do not have the range these do. It is extremely rich sounding and brought a whole extra dimension to my music files. The low ends are balanced, the high ends have extra depth to them. These are seriously worth 4x the price for the audio quality. Just... wow 100% recommend for pleasure listening and referencing. I have just put them on my head and just... they are so good!

JUST BUY IT..DON'T THINK FURTHER

By: on 15 July 2020
JUST BUY IT...DON'T THINK FURTHER By: Pramod Vittal on 3 July 2020 ( already posted on 3/7/20 but re submitting with a few minor changes ..) AMAZING Value for 39 bucks. Cannot get any better. Just buy it ! They are bright, clear & unbelievable value for the price.There is a sea of overanalysed opinions about these set of cans on the net...some people say it's too sharp.... but hey !... one can find faults even with a two thousand dollar pair of head phones. On an average these headphones are clear ,bright and perform better in many categories than cans costing 5 - 10 times the price . They have amazing sound stage. With any form of listening or monitoring - the listener's taste quiet subjective. Mainly it depends on the sound mix,your type of audio file (sampling rates) ,the standard of recording, the mastering, the type of music player or amps being to used to plug these set of headphones into. You will be surprised of the value the HD681s offer for under $40. I own headphones that are 20 times costlier than the 681s but I still love these for many reasons. The staff at Artist's Guitars are super helpful and super professional. Their postage and deliveries are on time and prompt. I am very happy with my purchase.

JUST BUY IT...DON'T THINK FURTHER

By: on 3 July 2020
AMAZING Value for 39 bucks. Cannot get any better. Just buy it ! They are bright, clear & unbelievable value for the price.There is a sea of overanalysed opinions about these set of cans on the net...some people say it too sharp.... but hey !... one can find faults even with a two thousand dollar pair of head phones. On an average they are clear and bright and perform better in many categories than headphones 5 - 10 times the price With any form of listening or monitoring - it depends on the mix,your type of audio file, the standard of recording,mastering, the type of music player and amps being to used to plug these set of headphones into. You will be surprised of the value the HD681s offer for under $40. I own headphones that are 20 times costlier than the 681s but I still love these for many reasons. The staff at Artist's Guitars are super helpful and super professional. Their postage and deliveries are on time and prompt. I am very happy with my purchase.

BANG FOR THE BUCK! BETTER THAN SAMSON SR850/SR950

By: on 12 June 2020
clear flat sounding, definitely usable as studio monitoring headphones. If youre on a budget, then this is strongly recommended

Bang for your buck

By: on 5 June 2020
Plenty of bang for your buck with these headphones. Perfect for listening to yourself playing your Artist guitar. Good for listening to music but lacks depth of field but hey, for the price...

A good choice!

By: on 26 May 2020
These headphones are comfortable, with a reasonable length cord and I believe that they look very pro, as well. I've run them through my studio desk, and even an iPad, and they just do a great job. The fact that they only cost $39.00 shouldn't deter anyone! I have purchased other different brands of headphones (as you do over the years!) and these are comparable to my other more expensive models. I guess that technology has increased in leaps and bounds, because years ago you would've had to pay a lot more for gear of this quality! Thanks, AG!

good quality

By: on 22 May 2020
nice design, good quality

nice headphones

By: on 20 April 2020
i am using this for home recording. it is good size and decent quality headphones. cable is long enough to keep the headphones on while you play instruments like guitar or bass. highly recommend.

Super

By: on 10 March 2020
HD681's, Great sound and seperation of high and low frequencies. Quite comfy for big earmuffs/caps and a nice long lead. For the price and value 5 stars. Another 5 stars for Postage. Thanks once again to the Artist Crew.

OUTSTANDING

By: on 23 January 2020
Super fast delivery (2 days). The comfort is nothing special but the sound quality totally exceeded my expectations. Value to quality ratio big time...you'd he hard pressed to find a better sound for $40. I broke these in watching 'It Chapter Two' thru a Yamaha receiver...the soundstage/layering produced was impressively immersive...made me laugh how good the sound quality was compared to how littlle I spent. If you're thinking of purchasing these...DO IT!!!

Superlux HD 681

By: on 20 November 2019
These headphones have replaced my old worn out Sennheiser 201and they do a very good job. They sound slightly better, actually. I use them for monitoring when I record and mix music in GarageBand. Very happy with this purchase.

Headphones

By: on 15 May 2019
I've purchased a number of items for my business - Studio 57 Recording. Artist always give A Grade support & outstanding after sales service. Recently had an issue with some headphones, swapped out for me on the spot. I cant recommend AG highly enough! Marc Scully / Studio 57 Recording. www.facebook.com/groups/277212382485912

Great buy!

By: on 4 April 2019
These headphones are excellent. The sound quality is great and the headphones are durable. They’re also quite comfortable and light. A great buy and more than worth the money.

Great Sounding Headphones

By: on 21 September 2018
I got these h/phones with the Medeli A300 keyboard pack. Very good audio clarity, clear, bright and well balanced sound with a tight solid bass. Excellent monitoring headphones. If you were buying them as a separate item they represent good value. Thanks for the tip below about the velour pad covers, I will try some of those for extra comfort.

Great headphones

By: on 19 July 2018
Very high good headphones that can compete with other high quality headphones for a fraction of the price.

Great value

By: on 2 June 2018
Using these to monitor my bass practice. Excellent tonal range and general sound

Sounds So Good

By: on 24 May 2018
My grandson is very hard on headphones, I saw these @ Artist Guitars and thought I would give them a go. Like everything from Artist they arrived on time and as described, I must say they are far better than I expected and my grandson loves them. They provide good sound and are comfortable to use on his PC, now all we need is another pair for his amp. :)

Good but need modification

By: on 30 May 2017
Insanely cheap and very bright, a huge bump in the high end and fairly awful to begin with. I used some thin foam packing material and put it behind the OEM ear foam - much fllatter and I'm very happy with them, have solid low end out of the.. bag/box but it does drop off somewhat as they burn in. I have a small head and found them to sit way too tightly to begin with, had to remediate that with some gentle counter bending. Very comfy now but the earpads are a bit sweaty on warmer days - the AKG velour ear pads fit (k240) and there are even options offered on Ebay that state with specificity the HD681. Great headphone for the price if you are getting old or are able to modify.

Extremely good value for money

By: on 24 May 2017
I'd read lots of reviews of these extremely cheap headphones and must say that I, like many others, think that they're extremely good value for money. For sure there's a hint of treble brightness on some recordings and this can be a little annoying (say with some violin recordings). However these headphones present music in a very detailed and engaging manner. I find they provide me with a relaxing listening experience. There's enough detail and balance with enough base and mids to present music in quite an accurate manner. My mention of the treble is really only a minor bit of pickyness. I might be tempted to make up a simple capacitor arrangement to tame this. I only mention this because some reviews make the treble sound overbearing, it isn't. Indeed it might be that these headphones are simply accurately presenting what's coming off my CD player. I listen to these headphones with a CMOY amp attached to the line out of an old base model Sony CD player. At 32 ohms these headphones certainly don't need a headphone jack as they're easy to drive but I don't have a headphone jack so ...If I was using an amplifier I might knock the treble down a notch. But... It is being picky and complaining about the sound quality of of these headphones is a real first world problem. In terms of comfort I have a large head (63cm hat size) with fair sized ears and these headphone fit me comfortably and their very large ear pads cover my ears which is much more comfortable than the old Sennheiser HD202's that I was using. My ears can get a little sweaty from the pleather pads so I've order some 6 buck velour replacements. I listen for about an hour or so at a time. Mostly in the evenings. These headphones are semi-open so they don't shut the world out and people can hear what you're listening to. I mention this in case as I'm not sure that this would be appropriate for true studio monitoring use. Build quality seems solid. Can't complain at this price. The red accents look much better in real life than they do online - less garish, more muted. The cable seems to be of good quality. I haven't noticed the cable or headphones picking up any microphonic sounds or interference from mobile phones, WIFI routers, etc. All of these are nearby in the room where I listen. Overall I've listening to better headphones, but not better for <$40. I think you'd have to spend a lot more to better these headphones which seem to have developed a bit of cult following online.