Neumann add the NDH 30 to their impressive range of products

At the NAB Show this year participants were introduced to a couple of new products from Neumann, and then sworn to secrecy as the product wasn’t officially launched until late May.

They were among the first to see Neumann’s latest headphones, the NDH 30, a reference-class studio headphone for mixing and mastering applications in both stereo and immersive formats.

Following the success of the award-winning NDH 20, the NDH 30 was developed with the aim of making the reference sound of a Neumann studio monitor setup.

Unlike its predecessor, the NDH 30 is an open-back headphone, which means, according to Neumann, that its dynamic 38 mm transducers work as acoustic dipoles.

Neumann says the NDH 30 is perfectly compatible with a loudspeaker system that has been optimally calibrated using Neumann Automatic Monitor Alignment.

Mixes begun at home or on the road using the NDH 30 can be seamlessly continued in the studio using KH-Line loudspeakers – and vice versa.

At the same time, the NDH 30 is recommended as a headphone sound reference and is ideal for checking headphone compatibility and creating binaural mixes of immersive content (including VR and gaming).


  • Outstanding linearity and transient response
  • High spatial resolution
  • Sound and mix compatibility with KH-Line speakers
  • High long-term comfort
  • Internally balanced, cloth covered cable (detachable)
  • Foldable for easy transport