Professional headphones are designed for use in recording studios, on stage or in broadcast applications. These generally fulfil one or more of the following features:
- particularly robust, durable design
- simple and quick replacability of parts
- easy to repair
- coiled cable
- rather simple, timeless design
- very specific transmission characteristics
Compared to professional headphones, hi-fi headphones, for example, provide a little more balanced sound quality. If professional headphones are used, e.g. for studio recordings, certain audio ranges are emphasized.
The design aspect is the biggest difference. The design of professional headphones and their cables is primarily based on function. For use at home or on the go, there are often other requirements regarding the visual appearance of the headphones and the connection cable.
To display the detailed differences between certain models, it is advisable to compare the respective product pages or data sheets. These provide a clear list of the features of the respective products, which allows you to make a quick comparison.