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  • adj. Surrounding the pinnae or external ears, as in circumaural headphones.


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From Latin, "around the ears".


  • Closed back headphones are also known as circumaural headphones.

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  • The term "circumaural" refers to how the ear cups of the headphones cup your ears.

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  • The headphones are a circumaural set so it will go fully around your ears though no mention was made if it is an open or closed set.

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  • The closed circumaural cans feature large stereo drivers and very thick, soft pads.


  • Crafted for a secure yet lightweight feel, the circumaural design provides a comfortable fit for hours on end, letting you keep your style on lock in all situations whether it's in front of your gaming rig or jamming out to your MP3 player.

  • These closed-ear circumaural dynamic headphones are Sennheiser's top-of-the-line headphones for DJ and studio use.

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  • The circumaural design enhances the gaming experience through carefully adjusted sound reproduction.


  • Other special features include a detachable microphone boom for easy transport and a comfortable circumaural construction, all in a gaming-optimized design inspired by the

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  • DescriptionHigh isolation circumaural stereo DJ headphones with Stereo/Mono selector and Bass Boost switches 3D-Axis professional folding mechanism with reinforced hinges allows DJ's freedom of monitoring position. - Today's Deals

  • Features closed semi-circumaural headphones with removeable earcups, and replaceable ear cushions.


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