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2023 Best wired on-ear headphones £100-£200
"Comfortable fit paired with an eloquent, revealing sound make this a winning start for Rode headphones."
Audio as it's meant to be
First and foremost, a headphone needs to sound excellent. The NTH-100 Professional Studio Headphones deliver on this requirement to a T. Meticulously crafted to deliver sonic perfection, the NTH-100's are exceptional headphones for referencing, mixing, mastering, podcasting, streaming or any other critical listening situation. Powered by two custom-matched 40mm dynamic drivers that have been tuned to perfection, the NTH-100 delivers a full-range frequency response from 5Hz – 35kHz. Their design is based around a custom voice coil with a four-layer ultra-high-tension aluminium alloy as its core, which is coupled to an ultra-stiff triple-layer Mylar® diaphragm. For optimal performance, the NTH-100's feature a rare-earth neodymium magnet for extremely low levels of distortion across the entire frequency range at all volume levels.
Premium audio components are combined with exceptional earcup design to provide an isolated and immersive listening experience. These design elements culminate in a headphone that boasts a remarkably natural sound with a similar sonic signature akin to open-back headphones but with all of the advantages of closed-backs. Smooth mid-range, full-bodied lows and sweet and articulate highs are what you will expect to hear with the NTH-100's, in other words, audio how it was meant to be.
In order to be the best in class, the NTH-100 needs to be both immaculate sounding and extremely comfortable. Thankfully, RODE has used a slew of premium materials to create one of the most comfortable headphone experiences available. Even during long and late sessions, the NTH-100 delivers superior comfort and reduces any listening fatigue to keep you focussed for longer.
Starting with the earpads and headband, a luxurious Alcantara fabric is used to provide ultimate comfort. This high-end fabric is typically reserved for premium sports car manufacturing thanks to its durable construction and extremely soft feel. Alcantara is renowned for possessing excellent aeration qualities, meaning it won't get hot like leather, or spongey like cloth materials making it perfect for professional studio headphones. Coupled with this premium fabric in the earpads and headband is the CoolTech gel, allowing for even more cooling properties. CoolTech absorbs and dissipates heat extremely effectively, ensuring your head stays cool even after long listening sessions, helping to reduce the effects of fatigue. This feature is invaluable for creators who often find themselves in long, arduous sessions – from mixing engineers to podcasters.
It's not just the materials that are made for comfort. The Rode NTH-100 have been ergonomically designed to contour to the shape of your head for the perfect fit. Contoured to perfection and featuring bi-directional movement, the NTH-100 will fit on any head shape or size, even over a pair of traditional glasses that sit on your ears. When you have the perfect fit for your head, use the FitLok locking mechanism to secure the earcups in place and return to your NTH-100 in the same position as to where you left them.
Highly functional for all creative uses
Designed to blend functionality with classic aesthetics, the NTH-100 Professional Studio Headphones gives every creative the tools they need. This includes a cable attachment port on both earcups, allowing you to position your cable wherever is more convenient to your equipment. Each connector is fitted with a high-quality lock to provide complete security if the cable is accidentally knocked or pulled.
Each NTH-100 comes complete with one 2.4m cable to ensure a long enough cable length to connect to equipment that's outside of your immediate vicinity. For universal compatibility, a thread adapter is also included. An extremely useful accessory for podcasting or studio work, the NTH-100 also comes supplied with eight colour ID rings that can be used on cables and your headphones to give a visual representation of your headphones and cables for quickly identifying where you are plugged into.
Built for endurance
As a content creator, musician or producer, days are often longer than your typical 9-5 job. Squeezing in the maximum amount of time necessary to complete your work to a tight deadline or simply flexing your creative muscle when inspiration strikes - no matter what time of day. To cope with this demand, the NTH-100s have been precision-engineered in RODE's state-of-the-art facilities in Sydney, Australia using only the finest components and parts available.
Everywhere you look across these headphones you can see the quality and attention to detail come to fruition. A stainless spring steel headband is double-coated for extra rigidity under stress and has been tested under extreme pressure over 20,000 times during testing. Alcantara earpads and headphone cushions provide additional protection against daily wear and tear and are also replaceable should they ever become damaged in your lifetime of use. Not only that but the TRRS cable is also shielded in a highly flexible and protective casing to protect from any fraying or breakage and is itself also replaceable.
Using innovative solutions across the headphones, the NTH-100 Professional Studio Headphones are not only practical, excellent sounding but durable enough to meet the rigors of touring musicians and producers. The bi-directional earcup adjustment is fitted with FitLok locking mechanism to ensure no excessive movement occurs, keeping your headphones in excellent shape when not in use. A handy storage pouch is also provided to keep your headphones safe when on the move.
Robotic technology was used to pull, bend, and weigh down the headphones thousands of times to ensure they will be able to withstand several decades worth of use and still go strong. After testing the NTH-100's passed with flying colours and can even withstand a drop force of up to 25KG direct to the earcup itself.
- Incredibly detailed and accurate frequency response through custom-matched drivers
- Ideal for a wide range of applications from mixing, mastering, editing and much more
- Combines classic aesthetics and cutting edge design
- Cooltech Gel earcups keep your ears cool even during long listening sessions
- Enjoy a perfect fit every time with a unique Fitlock locking mechanism
- Fully adjustable design contours to your head perfectly and isolates outside interference
- Comprised of several patented designs for maximum sonic performance and comfort
- Left or right earcup cable attachment
- Precision-engineered for optimised audio clarity
- Superior comfort through Alcantara earcup and headband cushions
- Designed and made in RØDE’s state-of-the-art facilities in Sydney, Australia
- Rugged and hard-wearing construction provides ultimate durability for heavy usage
- Transducer Size: 40mm
- Operating Principal: Dynamic
- Frequency Response: 5Hz – 35kHz
- Impedance: 32 ohm
- Sensitivity: 110dB
- Max SPL: 126dBSPL
- Ear Coupling: Circumaural
- Ambient Noise Attenuation: 20dBA
- Connection Type: Locking Dual TRRS Cable Attachment
- What's included: 1x NTH-100 Headphones, 1 x 2.4m Black Cable, 1 x Storage Pouch, 1 x 3.5mm to 1/4" Adaptor, 8 x Colour ID rings
- Product code: NTH100