Neumann NDH 20 Closed-Back Studio Headphones

Incredible audio quality merges with comfortable, padded design to make Neumann's NDH 20 studio headphones an excellent choice for long mixing sessions.

The Neumann NDH 20 is a closed-back headphone combining excellent isolation with the carefully balanced sound image and outstanding resolution you'd expect from a Neumann product. The NDH 20 is thus ideally suited to monitoring and mixing tasks, even in loud and noisy environments. Circumaural memory foam ear pads offer high long-term comfort.

While many other closed-back headphones are marred by nasty resonances in the midband, making it difficult to come to reliable mix decisions, the NDH 20 offers an astonishingly detailed, well-balanced sound image, similar to Neumann's acclaimed studio loudspeakers. Superior sonics along with large memory foam ear pads make the NDH 20 a pleasure to wear for long periods without fatigue.

The NDH 20 uses newly designed drivers (38 mm/1.5") with high-gauss neodymium magnets to ensure high sensitivity and minimized distortion, thus allowing the user to listen to the pure audio signal without unwanted coloration. The mechanical construction, too, meets the highest standards. The adjustable headband is made of flexible steel while the ear cup covers are machined from lightweight aluminum. For easy transportation the headphone is foldable and can be placed into the supplied soft cloth bag. Two detachable cables (one straight, one coiled) and a 6.3 mm (1/4") adapter are also included.


The NDH 20 is suited to all applications that require high sound isolation such as monitoring for musicians and engineers in the tracking room as read more well as FOH work. It is also an excellent choice for critical listening, free from disturbance from the outside world and, vice versa, without causing disturbance to people nearby due to leakage. Thanks to its extended frequency response ranging from 5 Hz to 30 kHz the NDH 20 is particularly helpful to check the upper and lower extremes of the audio band.

Unlike most other closed-back headphones, the Neumann NDH 20 is suited to mixing purposes too. An unusually even frequency response and natural stereo image allow for mixing with confidence and ensure compatibility to all playback systems. The NDH 20 is thus an indispensible tool for working on the road. Of course, it is also an excellent headphone for audiophile entertainment.


- Closed, circumaural design
- 38 mm, 150 Ohms dynamic transducers
- Frequency range: 5 - 30,000 Hz
- Sound pressure level: 114 dB (1 kHz, 1 Vrms)
- Power handling of 1000 mW (peak), 200 mW (cont.)
- Adjustable and foldable headband
- Detachable and replaceable single-sided spiral and straight cables
- Stereo screw-on 6.3 mm (1/4") adapter
- Replaceable ear pads
- Weight: 390 g (without cable)
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Acoustic principle: Closed-back
Fit: Circumaural
Frequency Response: 5 – 30,000 Hz
Transducer: 38 mm dynamic drivers with neodymium magnets
Impedance: 150 ohms
Power Handling: 1000 mW (peak), 200 mW (continuous)
Sensitivity: 114 dB SPL (1kHz, 1 Vrms)
THD: 0.10% (1 kHz, 100 dB SPL)
Weight excluding cable: 390 g
Replaceable earpads: yes
Foldable: yes
Detachable cable: yes
Cable length: 3 m (10 ft)
Accessories included: Two cables (one straight and one coiled), 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter, cloth pouch, quick guide, safety booklet
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Neumann NDH 20
Shipping Weight: 2.41 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 399003

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 860-598-7555

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted January 3, 2020 by Thomas L in Huntsville, AL

"Outstanding Closed Back Headphones!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I do a lot of livestream and church monitoring in my media room. We used to have people come up there and sit to listen. They would get loud sometimes. So, I decided to get these headphones and am sooo glad I did! The sound quality is SSSOOOOOO GOOD! Plus, since the headphones are closed-backed, I can cut a lot of background noise while listening to the audio feed. These headphones are so good that sometimes I get a little irked because they auditorily show when the choir isn't quite singing in tune. Anyway, yes, they are expensive, but oh so worth it and are also very comfortable for long usage too.

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