KRK Studio Monitoring Headphones

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KNS-8400

Your Price: $199.00 CDN

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You demand a lot from pro headphones, and the KRK KNS 8400 closed-back monitor headphones deliver. Voiced to remain true to the character of KRK's class-leading studio monitors, the 8400s are designed to be a true reference monitor, allowing you to record and mix the same way you would using speakers. Exceedingly accurate, the 8400s have a natural, wide frequency response with a silky, articulate high end, as well as extended low-frequency definition that ensures that the bass component of your music is accurately reproduced. And the robust dynamic range exhibited by the KRK KNS 8400s serve up consistent low-distortion detail and clarity.

Traditionally, having to switch from speakers to headphones has represented a disconnect of sorts in the recording process. You often find that those comfortable, ruggedly built headphones you love bear little sonic resemblance to your trusted monitor speakers. Drawing upon their 20-plus years of experience in studio sound, KRK has solved this dilemma with their KNS series headphones. Happily, going to headphones is no longer a jarring experience!

The KRK KNS 8400s usher in a new standard in headphone comfort - even over extended periods of use. The 8400's circumaural design employs high-tech memory foam ear cushions, allowing them to conform to your ear to help ensure a comfortable fit during marathon sessions. KRK has thoughtfully spec'd these 'phones with replaceable parts, including a detachable high-durability oxygen-free copper cable with an in-line volume control. Delivering accuracy, comfort, and reliability, these puppies are designed from the ground up for pro monitoring so you can trust your headphones as never before.

KRK KNS 8400 Closed-back Monitor Headphones Features at a Glance:

• Voiced to remain true to the character of KRK's class-leading studio monitors
• Adjustable, foldable driver enclosures provide comfort and portability
• Replaceable cable, head, and ear cushions ensure long product life
• Closed-back, circumaural, dynamic design
• Detachable 8.2' straight oxygen-free copper cable with gold-plated 1/8" stereo connector and 1/4" screw-on adapter
• Copper-clad aluminum wire voice coil
• 1.57" low-weight neodymium driver
• Acoustic memory foam ear cushions
• Premium leatherette headpad finish
• 5Hz-23kHz frequency response
• Up to 30dBA of ambient noise isolation
• Replaceable in-line volume control
• Antimicrobial/antibacterial cleaning cloth and soft carrying case included

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
I own too many headphones, from PortaPros to the HD800. I bought these for tracking because of their useful inline volume control and favourable reviews. But I found them disappointing, especially at their $200 price point. The most positive thing I can say is they're light and comfortable. Beyond that, the first thing I noticed was the excessive cable noise. The cable is stiff and made of cheapish plastic and anything it brushes against is amplified in the phones like a string and tin (plastic) can device. Second, they're less efficient than many in their class. You need more volume to drive them. Third, they have a pronounced bloom in the upper bass that makes them sound muddled and boxy. Pass on these unless you absolutely need the inline volume control, which seems to be their only distinguishing feature. There is better at this price.
Posted by Henry on Jun 22, 2019
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Excellent value4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
I trust these 100% for judging the timbre of instruments and voices and things like the accuracy of delays and reverbs. If you're looking for bass-hyped "DJ" headphones, these are not for you. If tracking and mixing is your focus, these are a steal. Or if you simply enjoy music that's portrayed accurately, these are a great choice. Scott McKone Music for film and TV
Posted by Scott on Sep 25, 2017
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Best Headphones I have listened to over my 65 years7 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
You really have to hand it to KRK and Long and McQuade who sold me thes gems. I thought I would never find headphones as flat as the KRK 8400, best ever by a long shot. Thank you so much Sean
Posted by sean fleming on Jan 17, 2016
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