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CB-1

Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 1757 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.

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$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 — 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 1757 reviews
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96% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
1757 Reviews
Reviewed by Tony C.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Nice for the price!

These are my go-to 'budget' cans. I've purchased at least 4 pair over the years. I mainly use them as my vocal booth & engineer monitoring headphones. All my clients like the sound quality & comfort. I've actually mixed many songs with them & they translate pretty good. My only gripe is the plastic adjustable headband. They all crack/break over time. I would love to see a metal headband version (CB1 Pro???). The cables are nice & high quality too!

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

2 Stars

Junk

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Reviewed by Anran
Verified Buyer
Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

Pretty good sound, cheap plastic

I have 2 pairs of these headphones and they sound pretty good. The bad thing is that they break easily. Both had plastic parts that broke with minimal use/handling. The first one lasted about 2 years and the second is also falling apart within a year. I would pay a little more for the headphones to not break so easily and have better parts. I would also like to be able to replace parts that would break or be able to have them fixed, so that I don't end up buying new ones to replace them frequently. Please consider updating the headphones, so that they can last longer. Also have better quality testing/control, so that people won't complain about the build quality as much.

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

5 Stars

Very nice. I can listen to the music 🎶 for hours without any fatigue. Worth every penny and then some!

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

Yall must be joking

I loved the cb 1 so much. I just found it after going through some old stuff. So much that I have to come back to leave a damm comment. This is for sure the best bang for buck, value, QUALITY headphone I have ever used. Superb Comfort, I dont know what yall are on about, by far the softest, and most comfortable earcup I have ever owned, and I own a lot of headphones, from low to high end. All rounded, whole sound that I personally prefer for general listening use as well. Hope this gets brought back because mine have been worn down after lots of usage and a long period of non-usage, which I might add will wear down any headphone. Amazing product status.

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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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