Electronic Dance Music, or EDM, is a genre enriched with a range of sounds. Depending on the artist you listen to, their focus may be on car shaking bass or a score of complex mids and highs. For a genre with such a dynamic range in sound what are great headphones that can capture all of this? We are going to help you out with that. Listed are the best headphones for listening to EDM.
1. Audio-Technica – ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones
Audio-Technica is a brand that caters to a lot of genre specific listeners. They are a favorite amount the EDM fanbase and for good reason. The Auido-Technica ATH M50X Monitor Headphones are praised and rated very highly by audio engineers and pro audio reviewers alike. They are equipped with 45mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper clad aluminum wire coils. A benefit of the ATH-M50x’s is its ability to retain its clarity through an extended frequency range. Whether you are listening to a song with deep bass or a house song with a lot of highs the ATH M50x will provide great quality throughout. The circular design shapes around the listeners ears for great sound isolation in noisy environments. The 90° swivel earcup makes it easy for one ear monitoring. The pads are very comfortable the headband is very durable. The headphones come with a coiled an straight cable as well.
2. Sennheiser Momentum On Ear Headphone
The Senheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones are beautiful. They are Sennheiser’s approach to a lighter, smaller and more fashionable headphone. Senneheiser still delivers the great sound quality they are known for. The compact closed back, on ear design isolates ambient noise. Both the headband and layered foam ear pads are covered with super soft and breathable Alcan Tara. This makes the Momentum’s very comfortable and a perfect fit for most head sizes. The 18 ohm operating independence provides impressive bass response, range and overall output level with portable audio devices. They are equipped with a metal in-line three button control. The microphone does support Apple devices and Android devices. It also comes with a 2 year global warranty.
3. V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Over-Ear Noise-Isolating Headphones
V-Moda is a brand that the EDM community loves and for good reason. The M class is an award winning class reviewed and rated by many top audiophile aficionados. The V-Dmoday Crossfade M-100’s are equipped with their patented 50mm dual diaphragm drivers to separate bass from mids and highs. While they V-Moda’s may be more bass heavy than some of the other options they still provide vivid mids and ultra extended highs. Their unique CLIQFOLD design is for compact storage. The M-100’s also come with an exoskeleton carry case featuring the V-Strap system
4. Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium 32 OHM Headphones
The Beyerdynamit DT 880 Premium 32 OHM headphones boast true sound production. They are equipped with their “Bass reflex” system for excellent audio performance. EDM lovers will appreciate their natural, vibrant sound while still retaining its excellent spacious reproduction of your music. The DT 880’s attenuates ambient noise but doe not completely exclude it. This conveys for a harmonious sound experience. Due to it’s semi open design ambient noise is allowed to penetrate and escape. Overall these are great headphones for the person that wants to dissect the track they are listening to and not have too much of one thing (bass, mids or highs).
5. Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, 250 ohms
The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO‘s are possibly my favorite headphones on the list. They are equipped with their closed, diffuse-field systems “Bass reflex” technology for improved bass response. The DT 77- PRO’s focus on the mid and high reproduction and equipped with a rugged headband for durability. The velour ear pads are also replaceable and Beyerdynamic provides great customer service. The headphone cable is coiled and stretches out to 9.8ft