Status Audio’s CB-1 closed back, over-ear headphones are among the most comfortable and best-sounding I’ve tested in the sub-$100 category. They typically retail for $79, but you can snag them for $55 today with promo code SKIMSTATUS.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to audio, and there’s nothing flashy about the CB-1s. They’re wired, they don’t actively cancel noise, and they’re completely unbranded. What they are is far more comfortable out of the box than their competitive set, with better sound than a lot of cans a lot of people have paid more for. With a flat frequency response and a good seal, they’re well-suited to all day Spotify at the office, but ready to take on some editing as well.
The CB-1s include detachable coiled and straight cables which twist to lock, which is a nice touch, especially in this price range. I’ve had my pair around since 2016.
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