Voice Optimized Headphones
- Studio Monitoring Headphones: closed back, over-the-ear design
- Comfortable padded leather headband
- Leather covered memory foam ear pads
- 45mm 40Ω large aperture drivers w/ efficient neodymium magnets
- 98 +- 3dB Sensitivity W/10kHz-26kHz frequency response
- Incredibly strong & lightweight at only 8.4 oz.
- Combination straight /coiled cable stretches from 5 to 10 feet
- Gold plated mini plug with 1/4" adapter
I'm thrilled to introduce the first studio monitoring headphones optimized for voice work by a voice over performer, my Signature Series VO HP 'Cans' - The Voice Over headphones.
While musicians and many consumers choose headphones because of their eardrum rattling bass, open back and on the-ear-design they are a poor choice for voice work. We need to hear the clear, transparent & honest sound of our voices without artifice and affectation. Because we take direction while speaking we need a closed back, completely over-the-ear design so no leakage or feedback ruins a performance. And we need an extra degree of wearing comfort since voice talents spend many hours with headphones on; performing, narrating and often, editing.
These Voice Optimized HP headphones provide that accurate transparent sound AND the creature-comforts voice workers deserve.
The over-the-ear closed back ear shells are crafted of aluminum - not the more common plastic - to prevent sound "leakage." These phones are amazingly comfortable even in long sessions thanks not only to their weight (barely more than half a pound) but also becasue the soft supple leather - not vinyl - ear-pads filled with eyeglass-friendly Memory Foam. The padded leather-lined headband, stainless steel telescopic arms and auto adjusting non-magnetic manganese steel frame hugs - not hurts - your head.
A non-tangling left side connected combination straight to coiled cord stretches from 5 to 10 feet terminating in a gold plated 3.5mm mini plug and the included a 1/4 inch screw-on adapter let's you connect to virtually any audio gear. Because many pros - including me - prefer to monitor their performance with only one ear, both earpieces rotate up 180 degrees. An included leatherette storage tote completes the package.
Finally, headphones designed with voice performers in mind - detailed, accurate voice reproduction without a booming bass or shrill high end - coupled with engineering that makes them an absolute joy to wear.
I received the Headphones today....Great Customer Service. Over the years I done On Air, Studio Tracking, VO, and about every situation where you would use Cans. I've tried them all,,,,,,trying to get that perfect fit. These are exceptional for VO & studio Tracking. The one thing I really like is that I can tell when I'm slightly off mic. I'm more aware of room noise. Good Job Harlan, you've come up with some great products. Keep it up! I'm still using my U87 for most VO's, but I may give your mic a try one of the days. Have a Great Day!
I'm so glad to have found these,... they're a lot more comfortable than the Sony MDR-V700 I was using!! Definitely up to Harlan Hogan quality!
Signature branded headphones are all the rage right now, so when Harlan showed up with his entry into the field, I was naturally a bit skeptical. However, these truly are studio grade headphones that I would use on a daily basis without reservation. I am married to another set of cans (10 years and counting, happily), so for these to be in any way at all useful for me they'd have to sound similar. I have to say they do sound as good as my other German made cans that cost nearly twice as much! The VOH's sound great on EVERYTHING, not just voice, with a very pleasing EQ curve that extends very deep, without getting boomy, and high without sounding harsh (like some Japanese cans that are pervasive in the studio world). The ear pads are large, soft, and seal out noise effectively, without clamping like a vise. Attention to detail is everywhere, with apparently very few costs spared, or wasted on "bling". Harlan, you've got another winner on your hands, the VOHP "Beats" the competition.
They're comfortable like no other phones I've worn. That's because Harlan used actual leather for the pads. Its like putting on a pair of Isotoners for your ears! They're also very light for their size as H2 had them made from aluminum instead of plastic. The headband is flexible like a Twisto-Flex watch band. It hugs your head like the phones are not even there.
Sound: Clearly different from traditional studio headphones. The upper mid and highs are clear as a bell. No muffling or cross bleeding between frequencies; like a pair of studio monitors. The low is there, but at the same level as the rest of the spectrum. Very nice, and that cures the endorphin producing deep bass of your own voice. Yet, yet, the extreme low end - 200 Hz and below - is amazingly clear. I could hear my son running up the stairs from the basement 2 floors below so clearly, transparent and "dimensional" that it was startling!
They clearly define the noise floor. You can hear the detail of anything that is not your voice. My mustache could be heard as I smiled ear to ear.
Harlan, like your Porta-Booth series, and the VO: 1A studio condenser mic, you've hit a home run. (Expect a call from the Cubs). The Home Studio Master gives the Harlan Hogan Signature Series Voice Optimized Headphones two thumbs WAYYYY up. The perfect headphones for a home voice over studio!