Closed headphones have sealed ear cups that keep most air – and sound – from entering or exiting the ear cups. This makes closed headphones ideal for office and other environments where your music should not be heard by everyone in the room. The trade-off is that closed headphones weigh slightly more than open headphones and have a slightly less open and airy sound. They can, however, generate much more powerful and resonant bass. The Teufel Massive is the ultimate closed over ear headphones for enjoying music with serious bass.
Semi-open headphones strike a compromise between open and closed constructions. Teufel’s Real Z, for instance, offers a semi-open design that allows for some movement of air in and out of the ear cups. The result is a transparent sound without too much sound leakage. The Real Z is also able to offer great bass playback -- comparable to the Teufel Massive.
Some of Teufel’s closed headphones offer Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX codec for high definition sound. An optional cable can also be used in between battery charges or on flights. The closed over ear headphones, the MUTE BT, comes with both Bluetooth and Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) technology for the effective blocking of noises like the roaring of a jet engine or background commotion during a commute. With the MUTE BT, you’ll be able to enjoy your favourite music within a peaceful sonic oasis.