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Open Back vs Closed Back Headphones: There's a Clear Winner

Open back vs closed back headphones... the eternal question for all of us who are looking to buy our first set of professional quality cans. What's the difference? Why do companies even make open back headphones at all? Are there certain uses where one type is more beneficial over the other? Well as a matter of fact there are and we'll cover all of that and more...