Most of us wouldn't be able to function during the day without a set of headphones. Think about it: when was the last time you even left your house and intentionally didn’t bring at least one set with you? That’s just how crucial they are in every conceivable way to how we live our lives now.
But as standard as headphones just are nowadays, not every set is actually suited for that 9-5 office life. Noise-canceling headphones, for instance, might seem like the best option because they muffle out unwanted noise and can help you zone in and tackle projects easier.
However, noise-canceling headphones can keep you too zoned in, so you might actually be missing out on some crucial conversation or questions on account of how good your headphones are. In that way, open-back headphones are the only way to go, and right now, you can get one of our favorites for a really great low price.
The Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX are available at Drop for only $220. These innovative headphones are mostly based off the $400 Sennheiser HD 650 over-ear headphones, which are a cult favorite because of that totally distinctive open-back design. They're also on sale on Amazon right now for $319, but that's still $100 more than this model.
Yes, these headphones will absolutely spill noise. They won’t block out any sounds around you, either. But for the office, as crazy as it sounds, that might actually be a good thing. Our Editor-in-Chief David Kender loves using them at work for that very reason.
These bad boys offer the same high sound quality as the 650s, and they also come with a detachable 6-foot cable (the 650s had a 10-foot one, which tangled easily). They feature thick earpads made out of “acoustic silk” instead of pleather, which just makes them feel smooth and more luxurious to wear. Because of how lightweight they are, they’re perfectly portable and great for travel, too.
This is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen for these headphones, and to get them at this low cost, all you have to do is sign up for a free account with Drop. Whether you’re looking for an extra set or you’re shopping for a Father’s Day gift for Dad, these headphones are a really terrific option that are worth checking out.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.