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SenalSMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
 
4.6

(based on 172 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (116)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

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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4.0

Decent sound, replaceable cable and plug.

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Decent budget priced headphones. Replaceable cable was a real godsend when I tripped over the cable and trashed one end of it. I was able to replace the cable for a small price.

 
5.0

Fantastic headphones under light or heavy use!

By Aaron

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I use these headphones for quiet listening from my iPhone and laptop, and also as monitors for my small recording studio. As of this review, I've used them heavily for over a month. These are magnificent headphones with quality construction, and the soft over-ear cups are very comfortable even after an hour of use.

 
4.0

Yes I'd buy again...

By Bob

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

These are cool and sound pretty clear. Good for the price.
Like the longer cord that comes with it.

 
4.0

Making better work possible

By Dennis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

These headphones provide precisely the true sound quality I need to make certain my audio projects -- done primarily for broadcast -- are properly edited. In the past, I simply plugged in earbuds and they allowed too much extraneous sound to pass by without being caught. These headphones have upped my game.

 
4.0

Using

By Philip

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

The sound is crisp & bright. The fit is comfortable!

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Kevin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

For the money, this is a great purchase. Sounds great, comfy adjustable fit and folds up small.

 
5.0

My new go-to studio headphone

By Frederick

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great set of cans. I consider the Sony MDR-7506 the 'gold standard' for phones, and was a little skeptical this would live up. Honestly? As good if not superior! The new 'standard' for me. Very well constructed, comfortable, and most important, they sound GREAT (and by great I mean 'clean' so suitable for editing dialogue).

 
3.0

could be better designed for field monitoring

By gStudio

from Northern NJ

Verified Buyer

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

Maybe it's my head, but the headphones are a little too loose for my head and the sound seal with ear cups were too shallow and did not seal ambient noise enough

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great headphones. very comfortable.

By schalykh

from Chantilly VA

Verified Buyer

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

sound quality is really good. you feel like you're in really high end headphones with the price tag over $300

 
4.0

Senal SMH-1000 Studio Monitor Headphones

By Jcook3434

from Undisclosed

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

Hey if you're looking for some top quality headphones for listening to music or editing videos. The Senal Studio Headphones are an excellent choice for the price. These headphones are comfortable and well made. I often use them for listening to my favorite music genre or monitoring sound on my camera. I'm sure glad I bought this and you will be too.

 
5.0

I like them.

By flbill

from SW Florida

Verified Buyer

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

Over the ear work great for me. Sounds great also. No complaints.

 
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.

     
    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!

       
      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.

         
        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.

           
          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.

             
            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.

               
              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.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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