Neumann NDH 20

NDH 20

Monitoring, editing, mixing – in the studio, at home, on the road.

  • Linear sound balance, like Neumann’s acclaimed studio monitors
  • Closed-back construction allows working in noisy environments
  • High long-term comfort and easy transportation


  • Neumann KMS 104 BK NDH 20

Studio Grade Monitoring - Wherever You Go

Neumann’s first-ever headphone is bound to become a milestone: The NDH 20 offers uncompromised linearity and definition, just like our acclaimed studio loudspeakers, while its excellent isolation allows you to work anytime, anywhere.

More about the NDH 20

Veteran experts may tell you that closed-back headphones sound are no good for mixing as they sound too “boxy.” That’s true. And then the NDH 20 happened. Neumann’s engineers took great care to rid the NDH 20 of those nasty resonances in the midband in order to create a smooth and “honest” sound image. The NDH 20 is a dream come true: reliable studio grade monitoring in a handy package.

Linear Sound, Classy Look
The NDH 20’s newly designed 38 mm drivers with high-gauss neodymium magnets ensure high sensitivity and low distortion. In other words, you won’t need a dedicated headphone amplifier; the NDH 20 sounds just as great on mobile devices such as laptop computers. Want to mix your new record on the night train to Paris? Now you can! The NDH 20’s excellent isolation makes sure you won’t be disturbed by snoring passengers, nor will sound spill wake them up.


Thanks to its over-ear construction and large memory-foam cushions the NDH 20 feels extremely comfortable. Its entire construction is true Neumann quality: The headband is made of flexible spring steel while the ear cup covers are machined from lightweight aluminum. For easy transportation, the NDH 20 is foldable. A great sounding, classy looking headphone for music production … and listening to your favorite tracks!



  • Studio quality sound with outstanding resolution
  • Excellent sound isolation with high long-term comfort
  • High quality metal construction



  • Monitoring, editing, and mixing in the studio, at home, on the road
  • Working in loud environments, including FOH applications
  • Music listening
Technical Data

Transducer technology: 38 mm dynamic drivers with neodymium magnets

Impedance: 150 ohms

Frequency range: 5 Hz – 30 kHz (–3 dB)

Peak power handling: 1000 mW

Continuous power handling: 200 mW

Sensitivity: 114 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1 Vrms)

Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.10% (1 kHz, 100 dB SPL

Weight: 388 g (without cable)

Delivery Scope

The NDH 20 is foldable and comes with a soft cloth bag for easy transportation. Two detachable cables (straight/coiled) and a 6.3 mm (1/4”) adapter are also included.

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WARNING (for California residents only): This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm. For more information go to:


Field Report: Neumann NDH20 Headphones


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Sound & Recording, 03/2019
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