CB-1

Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 1750 reviews

Closed Back Studio Monitors

Meet the new studio workhorse. Designed for audio professionals who make their living with their craft and demand absolute sonic neutrality and the utmost clarity.

30-Day Guarantee | 1-Year Warranty
$59 $79

The Status Audio CB-1 headphones are affordable excellence"

Steve Guttenberg, CNET
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  • CB-1 — Reference Grade
    Reference Grade

    50 mm drivers reproduce audio without additive bass, mid-range, or highs. A neutral sound signature for professional monitoring.

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  • CB-1 — Professional ergonomics
    Professional ergonomics

    Designed for professional audio use. Premium overstuffed ear pads and a sumptuous headband provide a comfortable fit for those long sessions.

  • CB-1 — 2x detachable cables
    2x detachable cables

    Coiled cable and extended-length straight cable for multiple studio applications. Both are detachable from the headphones via a keyed locking mechanism.

  • CB-1 — Foldable
    Foldable

    Substantial, yet highly portable. A unique bi-fold design collapses into a small form factor, ideal for travel and commuting.

  • CB-1 — Volume discounts
    Volume discounts

    We've outfitted some of the finest recording studios in the world with CB-1s, and offer deep discounts for customers purchasing 5 or more.

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  • CB-1 — Made for makers
    Made for makers

    The CB-1 headphones are a cult favorite among musicians, producers, audio engineers and audiophiles.

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average rating 4.8 out of 5
Based on 1750 reviews
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1750 Reviews
Reviewed by Dave
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Perfect quick reference headphones for the $$$

These have been my go to cans that constantly live in my backpack. The best money I’ve spent on a set of closed back headphones in many years. Build quality is great and audio quality is perfect for my live sound solo usage. Highly recommend if you can pick a pair up while they are in stock!

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Reviewed by Shaiah W.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Absolutely Magical

These are amazingly precise. I use these to mix on the go and it’s so much easier to make decisions on low end and how it translates to the speakers! I need another pair. RESTOCK NOW!!

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Reviewed by Thorsten-Tobias H.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

comfy dead neutral headphonea

These headphones have 3 things for me

1) absolute dead on non colouring reproduction like a Genelec speaker

2) include subwoofer range depth

3) I can wear them for hours without tyring

And they do that all at any volume level thrown at them mightily impressed

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Reviewed by Remi
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

5 Stars

the earphones come off sometimes and are a pain and a half to get back on but still reliable and very good sound quality and great for making bangers

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Reviewed by Brandon S.
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I don't recommend this product
Rated 2 out of 5
Review posted

Decent…

To be honest, they sound great when they work. I bought two sets about two months ago. I was pleased with the price and needed to replace a couple sets of headphones in my vocal rooms. The headphones sound great! Close to the audio technica m50x… but the cables are not good at all… total junk. They hardly keep connection and I have waisted too much time fiddling with them during recording sessions.

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Tech Specs
  • Over-ear
  • Closed Back
  • 50 mm Driver
  • 15 Hz – 30 kHz
  • 32 ohm
  • 97 db +/- 3 db
  • 1,600 mW at 1 kHz
  • 3 m Cable
  • 3.5 mm Plug
  • 13.2 oz
  • 1/4" Adapter
Unboxed
CB-1 Unboxed

– Closed-Back Studio Monitor headphones
– Detachable straight cable (3 m)
– Detachable coiled cable (3 m)
– 1/4 inch adaptor
– Status Audio warranty card

Shipping

U.S. customers can choose between standard and expedited shipping. We ship internationally to Canada, United Kingdom, and the entire EU. International customers will be presented with a delivery timeline at checkout, along with VAT charges (if applicable).

Returns

30 Day Performance Guarantee: We give our customers a full 30 days to try our products out, to make sure they meet and exceed expectations in all manners of comfort, style, and sound. If for whatever reason they do not, our customers are entitled to a no-questions-asked refund. U.S. customers will get free return shipping. Customers outside the U.S. are required to pay for return shipping costs.

Warranty

1 Year Warranty: Status Audio is responsible for defects in materials and workmanship for one year after date of original purchase. If the defect is Status Audio's responsibility (e.g., sound is lost in one side of the headphones), the customer will be furnished with a replacement unit. User-inflicted damage is covered with a partial credit towards a replacement unit. After one year, all claims will be handled on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of Status Audio.

FAQ
Are the CB-1 Headphones wireless?

No. They use the standard 3.5mm connector, and include a ¼ inch adapter for professional A/V gear.

What’s the fit of the CB-1?

The CB-1 headphones are “over-ear”, a.k.a. “circumaural” headphones. They completely enclose the ear, and will reduce the amount of outside noise that can leak in. They are extremely comfortable for long-term use.

Are the earpads removable? Can I replace them with aftermarket earpads?

Yes, the CB-1 earpads are removable. We don't recommend the use of aftermarket pads. If you are in need of replacement OEM earpads, please contact us.

Are the cables removable? Can I use aftermarket cables?

Yes. If you are having trouble removing the cables from the headphone, please note there is a locking mechanism - a quarter turn clockwise will lock them, and a quarter turn counter-clockwise will unlock them.

You can use just about any 3.5mm cable with the CB-1, but it will not have the locking mechanism of the original cable.

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