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SenalSMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
 
4.6

(based on 161 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (111)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (126)
  • Easy to use (96)
  • Lightweight (96)
  • Compact (83)
  • Versatile (65)

Cons

  • Limited functions (4)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (78)
  • Professional recording (64)
  • Amateur recording (60)
  • Outdoor events / games (35)
  • Performances (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (102), Novice (25), Professional musician (11)

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

 

Good sound, doesn't last in field

I wanted a reliable headset for monitoring in the field. This gives a good clear sound. I like the coil cable and it's ability to fold into a compact package. It is comfortable...Read complete review

I wanted a reliable headset for monitoring in the field. This gives a good clear sound. I like the coil cable and it's ability to fold into a compact package. It is comfortable to wear with glasses. However after a few months of use, the audio started cutting in and out. At first I thought it was my camera, but then I realized it was the loose coil cable connection to the headphones. The coil cable does come out and had what I thought was a clever locking mechanism so it doesn't yank out in the field. However, I can see that after a few uses, it doesn't sit properly. So overall I give it a low rating for what I needed... which was reliability in the field. My old $ Sony headset has performed better in this regard.

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5.0

Loving the Headphones

By Sarah

from Denver, CO

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Professional Recording

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

    I use the Senal headphones for documentary film shooting and editing. They are comfortable and work great. They aren't 100% noise canceling headphones, but they do a good job. I actually don't want 100% just so I can know if someone is talking to me when I am not recording. The coiled cord is quite long and that was becoming annoying then when I later looked in the box I found that they come with a smaller non coiled cord. I haven't tried it out yet, but I will be sure to next time I am out shooting. I also tied the cord and that helps.

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    4.0

    GREAT AND AFFORDABLE STUDIO BALANCED HEADPHONES

    By A fellow consumer

    from Auckland, NZ

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Editing
      • Field Audio Monitoring
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

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

      I cant stress how much the headphones have helped and supported my art (sound design and audio engineering). At such a great price and quality I have yet to find anything wrong with them, well done Senal!

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      4.0

      Very Even Sound

      By Biggzipp

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

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

        I'm using these as both a daily headphone for music and as monitors for dslr video recording (plugged into a Zoom H4N). The sound is very even, balanced, and crisp. For music I wish it was a tad more bass heavy, as monitors for video recording they're perfect.

        I love how they fold up easily, and have replaceable parts. And I love, love, love the comfort of these phones. I'm fairly sensitive to things being tight on my head (I couldn't even wear a pair of Beats for 5 minutes w/o a massive headache). But these are comfy and fit lightly without being loose.

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        5.0

        First Rate

        By Switeacher

        from Woods Hole, MA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

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

          Love these.
          Comfortable and great audio.
          I love the chord.
          I buy them again.

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          5.0

          Great

          By Zubi

          from NYC

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Interchangeable Cables
          • Leather

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sound Editing

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

            I bought them for my daughter who is studying film and she needed some headphones that reproduced accurately for sound editing. We chose this because they were recommended by of one of the employees in the showroom. My daughter loves them and says they are a huge improvement over what she was using before. You probably can get better ones at a different price point but in this price this pair sounded very good and didn't exaggerate any of the frequency ranges. Another plus was getting the leather earpads for free.

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            4.0

            Impressive Package

            By Guzzie

            from Sydney, Australia

            About Me Novice

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

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

              Heard a lot of good stuff about SMH-1000 and it was really good timing bhphotovideo offered some very enticing freebies. Great build and materials used. Especially liked the detachable cable feature. Honestly comfortable. Stock ear pads are good but the free giveaway Auray sheep skin is a lot more plush/less hot spot which is why I bought a few more. Sound is good, there is low end probably just barely enough, mid range is alright while the highs are somewhat strident but not in a piercing way.. could depend per listener. Overall I do like the way they sound and the comfort, accessories that comes with.

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              4.0

              Good product

              By SBF

              from Tremont, IL

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I haven't used the headphones much yet, but they seem to do the job well. Only complaints are the headband puts pressure on the top of my head causing a little soreness and the earpads don't fit tightly. But, sound quality is good.

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                  5.0

                  Nice gift

                  By Aha

                  from Columbia, MD

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

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

                    I gave this headphone to my brother and he is impressed with the sound. Sound is nice and very comfortable. I will buy another pair once it goes on sale again.

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                    5.0

                    Great sound!!!

                    By Artisan711

                    from Altoona,PA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording

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

                      Bought these for my wife's keyboard. She can now hear every little detail.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect for me

                      By Chebacco Jim

                      from Essex, MA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Block Ambient

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Professional Recording

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

                      I like the sound quality but they don't block ambient noises. If a TV is on, I can hear it. These go over the ears and are comfortable. If I look at the floor, they don't fall off or shift at all. The cable is removable which is handy for storage. Also I mostly use the short cable. I put an iPod in my shirt pocket and use the short cable while I putter around the house or go outside. Forget Blu-Tooth headphones and batteries. These headphones are simple and light and don't digify the sound. They seem well made. I'm happy with my purchase.

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                      5.0

                      nice piece

                      By Tom

                      from Perth WA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

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

                        light headphone, good sound. the removable cable is a great feature for storing the headphones. additional storage bag a benefit.

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                        4.0

                        The best price performance...^^

                        By Playstone

                        from Republic of Korea Seoul

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

                        When recording in an outdoor shooting is sharp voice seemed a little advantage, but the bass part is weak, but has the best price-performance! Because I think a good product.

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                        5.0

                        Good Quality Headphones

                        By IEHD

                        from Chino, CA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Professional Recording

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

                          I did not have high hopes for these headphone but they proved to work well and have very good sound for monitoring recordings.

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                          5.0

                          Remarkably nice for the price

                          By Amateur sound technician

                          from Buffalo, NY

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio

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

                            These headphones fold nicely, have a secure attachment for the removable cords, and are built well. The earcups are probably on the smaller side but cradle my ears perfectly and are appropriately soft. I am probably a headphone purist -- someone very sensitive to sound quality, especially when so close to my ears. I find that these rather inexpensive headphones sound very neutral and are good portable headphones.

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                            3.0

                            Okay

                            By Ddjozone

                            from Philly

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

                            These came as an added bonus for anothe product purchase. After using them for over an hour my ears did hurt. The sound reproduction is clear mid to high tones are crispy leaving much to be desired for the low end. If you like your bass this isn't the pair for you.

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                            5.0

                            Nice Headphones

                            By Kelley

                            from Ocala, FL

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio

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

                              I bought these headphones because they had a student discount and were well rated. I mostly use them for listening to spoken voice audio/narration. The ear pieces are comfortable.

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                              2.0

                              Good sound, doesn't last in field

                              By Chris Docu Filmmaker

                              from Calgary, AB

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact

                              Cons

                              • Breaks Easily

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events
                              • Home Studio

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

                              I wanted a reliable headset for monitoring in the field. This gives a good clear sound. I like the coil cable and it's ability to fold into a compact package. It is comfortable to wear with glasses. However after a few months of use, the audio started cutting in and out. At first I thought it was my camera, but then I realized it was the loose coil cable connection to the headphones. The coil cable does come out and had what I thought was a clever locking mechanism so it doesn't yank out in the field. However, I can see that after a few uses, it doesn't sit properly. So overall I give it a low rating for what I needed... which was reliability in the field. My old $ Sony headset has performed better in this regard.

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                              5.0

                              Great Set of Headphones

                              By Dave

                              from Lake Mills, WI

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I'm very please with these headphones. Great using while editing and in the field. I highly recommend this model of headsets.

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                                  5.0

                                  First Rate Headphone

                                  By Bob

                                  from Lanesville, NY

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Professional Recording
                                    • Run And Gun Filmmaking
                                    • Travel

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

                                    This will get daily use in my doc film work, post-production, & watching movies on my iPad. I am an instant fan of the short straight cord, the perfect length. The collapsable design was a must-have for camera bags and travel. The ear muffs are comfortable. Overall design is sturdy, and the sound quality is first-rate. It's a knock-out for the price. The inexpensive carrying-case is a must have.

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                                    5.0

                                    Would recommend... a real workhorse

                                    By Joe

                                    from SW USA

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Events
                                      • Home Studio
                                      • Performances

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

                                      Have used these in the studio and out in the field for over a year... they handle both types of work environments nicely. Durable... and decent sound quality for the price.
                                      The only negative is how they fold up... and unfold... a real nuisance even after you get use to using them. Other than that... they are a solid workhorse of a set of headphones.

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