iSK HP-980 Studio Monitoring Headphones - Closed Back
By: Vic on 20 November 2014I bought these on a punt off a Swamp eBay auction and paid much less than list price. I thought that I might use them for a while and maybe sell them on for a bit of profit or pass them on to my son to use. Wrong. These are keepers. I already have AKG K271s and yes, the AKGs are better than the the HP-980s but as others have mentioned, the differences between the two headphones in terms of sound quality are more one of colouration. The AKGs are as flat as piss on a plate; the HP-980s have a bit of a disco smile. The HP-980s come with ear pads that scream out "upgrade me!" though thankfully they also come with two discs of foam to install over the drivers to dampen the shrill highs that are a bit overdone. This is a thoughtful and in my mind necessary inclusion. There are other differences too; the AKGs are much better made but they should be at almost three times the price. If I only had one set of headphones (God forbid) and they were these HP-980s, I wouldn't feel too hard done-by. I am very glad I bought them, and Swamp shipping was VERY fast.
By: Vic on 27 July 2014I purchased this headphone for vocal recording and I'm very happy with the result. For the price it is great value. I would recommend for people on budget. You will get great sound Here is my review. http://recordingstudio9.com/?p=269
By: Vic on 16 February 2014I have bought 3 sets of these now. Excelent 'phones at an unbeatable price.
By: Vic on 29 November 2013Very good product. The sound is awesome!!! mixing or just listening music This headphones are the best I ever tried. Definitely a very good bought
By: Vic on 9 November 2013Broke after a year of taking really good care of them. Right earpiece stopped working. For the price I expected them to last a little more than a year. :(
iSK HP-980 professional stereo closed-back headphones are ideal for studio monitoring applications. Featuring a flat frequency response and high power output. New generation of XXL membrane high definition driver delivers an accurate and exquisite sound.
Automatic size adjustment and soft leatherette ear cushions make the headphones comfortable to wear and large ear pieces enclose the ear to prevent ambient noise. Perfect for long studio sessions.
- Automatic size adjustment
- Best suits recording studio's, personal monitoring, ipod use etc.
- Loudhailer Diameter: ￠50mm
- Impedance: 32Ω
- Sensitivity: 95dB±3
- Frequency Response: 10Hz-36kHz
- Max. Power: 1500mW
- Cable: 3 meter XLR female (mini) to 3.5mm jack
- Adapter plug included: 3.5mm to 6.35mm screw-on stereo adapter
- Weight: 250g (without cable)
- HP-980 Manual
Custom Label: HP-980
Shipping Weight: 0.7000