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SenalSMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
 
4.6

(based on 57 reviews)

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    (37)

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    (17)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (45)
  • Lightweight (35)
  • Compact (32)
  • Easy to use (31)
  • Versatile (27)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (26)
    • Professional recording (26)
    • Amateur recording (20)
    • Outdoor events / games (13)
    • Performances (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (35), Novice (8), Professional musician (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    SMH-1000 Senal Headphones

    I have had my pair of headphones for about 2 weeks and i can't get over the quality of the sound and music you can hear through them. I also own a pair of...Read complete review

    I have had my pair of headphones for about 2 weeks and i can't get over the quality of the sound and music you can hear through them. I also own a pair of very popular over the ear headphones, beats, however the difference sound quality is unimaginable. The Senal headphones reveal parts of the music that you might not notice before, and allow you to hear the crispness of a singers voice that no other headphones allow you to do. The headphones are light and comfortable for any size or shape head you could imagine, and they fold up into a perfect size to stick into a bag. I wouldn't trade these headphones for anything. Nothing can beat the sound, price or design.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A step in the set of stairs

    This product is useful on field or in studio, depends on where you're work takes you. These headphones are decently lightweight and durable, it also collapses into itself which is a plus. I...Read complete review

    This product is useful on field or in studio, depends on where you're work takes you. These headphones are decently lightweight and durable, it also collapses into itself which is a plus. I have taken these into a studio environment and I won't say they are 100% true, and for a professional these are minor, but they have a good range and and for the price I would recommend them.

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    5.0

    Solid Studio Phones

    By Chad

    from Midwest

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Interchangeable Audio Cab
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Audio Editing

      Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

      These have been great headphones so far. I've been using them for editing audio on a feature documentary I'm cutting, both at home and while on the road. Good quality, and they seem to be well-built.Huge plus is the interchangeable audio cables!

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      5.0

      Super pair!

      By aniallator8

      from Melbourne, Australia

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

        Very good all round sound for studio monitors. They'll be a little on the non-bass side if you listen to music with them, but a clear acoustic-like sound. Perfect price for a budget->pro recording kit. Good sound is essential!

        Cables provided are perfect, the twist lock is a great design note, they also pack up rather well. As a bonus, get the leather carrying pouch too - everything oozes quality.

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        5.0

        Great Bang For The Buck Headphone

        By Chuckie

        from Western Washington State

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • 10' Coiled 3' Reg Cord
        • 10' Coiled 3' Reg Cords
        • Clear Sound
        • Collapsible
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Foldable
        • Lightweight
        • Very comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home And Pc Audio
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

          Considering the excellent price I give the Senal SMH-100 headphone a 5 star rating. Excellent price/performance! It does not include (optional) the nice carry bag that comes with the similar Sony MDR-V6. B&H did throw in no charge as a combo special a pair of the super nice sheepskin earpads.These phones have very defined low distortion sound and extended FR with a slight mid range emphasis and slight bass emphasis. (I prefer this in a headphone, no laid back, warm sound here). This headphone is very well built, extra comfortable, folds up into a very compact form when not in use if desired, and comes with two detachable cords, one coiled and one short straight cord, a very nice feature. These are quite similar in price/performance to the also excellent Sony MDR-V6. So far (several weeks testing) I might give it an ever so slight edge over the Sony MDR-V6 which I have owned 4 pair over 20+ years. Time will tell if the Senal continues the excellent performance, build and sound wise. Superb service from B&H as always! Highly recommended.

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          5.0

          Awesome product.

          By Amateur Photog

          from New Jersey

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          Verified Buyer
          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Use

            Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

            These headphones are amazing for the price. They pick up all the lower frequencies and the build quality is second to none. I would definitely recommend this product to a friend. I am actually considering getting a second pair.

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            5.0

            Great Headphones

            By Abe

            from NY

            Verified Buyer
            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                This is just a great headphone, it's crystal clear and very very comfortable.

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                5.0

                Great headphones

                By Ear4VangGogh

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                  I just got these headphones and am really enjoying them so far. The removable cord is a huge plus.

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                  5.0

                  Worth it!

                  By Kitty Katz

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video

                    Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                    I like that these high quality headphones can fold up and easily stored.

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                    3.0

                    NOT a studio Monitors headphones

                    By Val

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Poor Sound Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                    they feel good, some nice options however, the sound is not as good for monitors. Terreble mids and highs - not realistic compare to other sets I have. Not for electric drums if you looking to get some netural sound...

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                    5.0

                    Great Value

                    By CM Video

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breakaway Cable
                    • Clear Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Field recording

                      Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                      Super solid, well balanced. The sound on these is quite accurate, little or no coloration. Great for field recording and mixing. Standard cable is a little short but the flexible cable is fantastic. For the money can't go wrong. Also quite comfortable... have worn for many hours mixing with no fatigue.

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                      5.0

                      The field recorders headphone

                      By Neo Esquire

                      from Detroit, MI

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                        Great frequency response, really isolates speech from other noises. The removable/replaceable cable is an awesome feature on set as you can just unplug your cans instead of wrapping them. Comfortable for extended periods, might check out the optional ear pads just because I'm sure I'll have these around for a while.

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                        5.0

                        Good sound

                        By Anchors

                        from Vermont

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                          I'm new to videography (though not cameras or computers) and I've been outfitting myself with midrange pro-sumer video equipment (not high-end stuff, but definitely not low-end either). Just to give you an idea of my level, I spent about 2 grand on camera, 2 grand on computer and editing software, 2 grand on lav, sound recorder, tripod, lights, stablizer, odds and ends. I'm not trained in sound mixing, so it's a waste for me to spend too much on headphones. I saw these Senal's on sale and after learning about specs/quality of sound, etc, I decided these would be good enough. Turns out they were better than my inexperienced ears could have imagined, to the point where I can actually hear the piano player's fingers hitting the key just before the piano note (which also sounds very good to me). So, for my level of field and editing work, these are good value for the money (though being on sale helped:) I also liked the detachable cords, the fact that the earphones folded up, and the pouch.

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                          4.0

                          Accurate sound

                          By morrobayboy

                          from Morro Bay, CA

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                              Accurate sound, as noted, excellent quality, and interchangeability of cord is great. Slightly down-rated because the phones themselves are a little tough on the ears. Not sure whether it's because of excess tension on the spring steel making the structure, or inadequate padding of ear cups. Suspect it's inadequate padding, since after-market pads are also sold by B&H for [$] They're ordered; but since they seem mandatory, there should at least be mention of them on the description of the headphones...now having to pay shipping and endure delay to get the ear cup pads. Also might play into value, since with the added cups, the real cost is [$].

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                              5.0

                              Awesome!

                              By Curt

                              from Virginia

                              Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                              Great sound for a low price.

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                              5.0

                              Headphones to suite your budget

                              By Kiltman

                              from Sunnyvale, CA.

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Affortable
                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Limited Functions
                              • No volume control

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Independent Films
                              • Mobile DJ
                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording
                              • Radio
                              • Studio Broadcasting

                              Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                              I have been searching for headphone for a period of time and bought a few that were reasonably good, UNTIL, I ran into this one from a site that had a video from the manufacture about the product.
                              I was impressed with what it can do, so I bought it and gave it a try. AND now... I will never buy another or different headphone again. WHY? Because this will be the only brand headphone I will always from now on.
                              I was very please and impressed with noise reduction, earmuff, the coil cord(My Favorite), the bag it came with and the straight cord and the plug adapter.
                              The bag is ve4ry durable too.
                              On the downside, They could add the volume adjustment to hear louder for low noise
                              In all that has been said, I give it a five for out construction ability and the fold ability also it's features and highly recommend this product for every Broadcaster from independent filmmakers to TV to Radio broadcast which what I also use it for.

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                              3.0

                              A step in the set of stairs

                              By Red

                              from saint louis,missouri

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Limited Functions

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events

                              Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                              This product is useful on field or in studio, depends on where you're work takes you. These headphones are decently lightweight and durable, it also collapses into itself which is a plus. I have taken these into a studio environment and I won't say they are 100% true, and for a professional these are minor, but they have a good range and and for the price I would recommend them.

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                              5.0

                              awesome headphones!!!

                              By SG

                              from Brooklyn NY

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer
                              Staff Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio

                                Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                                love the headphones how they include both regular and coiled cables that you could detach and how neatly it folds.

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                                5.0

                                GOOD HEADPHONES FOR THE MONEY

                                By Number1dp

                                from Central Oregon Coast

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                                    I bought these headphones to use with my Nikon D4 for recording movie files. I'm sure audiophiles will tell you there is something better out there, but all I need is verification that the sound is clean going into my camera. For that purpose, these work just fine.

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                                    4.0

                                    Sound comfort

                                    By TahoeJim

                                    from Lake Tahoe, NV

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Events
                                      • Home Studio
                                      • Performances
                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                                      I use this headset at my computer for producing videos or listening to music selections. It's comfortable and easy to adjust. Also, with the shorter cable it's ideal for use with a portable device especially during air travel. An adaptor for a standard mic connection is included.

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                                      4.0

                                      Good Headphones

                                      By Alex

                                      from Boston

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Sound

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Professional Recording

                                        Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                                        Decent pair of studio monitors comparable to the similar sonys. These however have a detatchable cord! Nice, clear sound, esp. for the price. I use them mostly for manageing sound while shooting DSLR video. Not the best headphones for listening to music if you like a lot of bass, but nicely balanced for video recoding. They are fairly comfortable as well.

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent headphones for studio editing

                                        By Bob

                                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Sound
                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • none

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Studio
                                        • Professional Recording

                                        Comments about Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones:

                                        I use these for video and audio editing. Nice over the ear design, lightweight feel for over the ear headphones. I don't feel fatigued after hours of editing audio and video. Excellent for the price. Nice interchangeable coiled or flat cords that lock into place on the headphone. Also with the cord detachable, it has less chance of getting knotted or twisted up.

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