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(Monitor Headphones Review) Classic Pro CPH7000: Excellent monitor headphones at a low price. Even without any modifications, these headphones will satisfy everyone from DTM beginners to studio engineers

Classic Pro CPH7000

Classic Pro CPH7000




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  • People who want to start DTM
  • People on a tight budget but want studio-grade high-quality monitor headphones
  • Mixing Engineers
  • Recording Engineer
  • People who like studio tuning
  • Detail-oriented people


Overview of Classic Pro CPH7000

This review will give an overview of Classic Pro CPH7000. A complete review of this product can be found here.


audio-sound Score

  • Total Score: 8.8 / 10.0
  • Package: 7.5 / 10.0
  • Build quality: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Fitment: 8.5 / 10.0
  • High range: 9.5 / 10.0
  • Mid range: 9.0 / 10.0
  • Low range: 7.0 / 10.0
  • Less distortion: 8.0 / 10.0


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Basic Specifications
  • Frequency response: 10Hz to 30kHz
  • Impedance: 64Ω
  • Sensitivity: 108dB/mW


Features of Classic Pro CPH7000

Monitor headphones completed with feedback from sound engineers and musicians. In addition to sound quality, the large ear pads provide a comfortable fit. The headphone part can be flipped 180 degrees, designed for use in the field. The plug part is a screw-in type that prevents it from falling out, with a conversion adapter to a standard phone plug also included.

  • Ear pads that do not cause fatigue even when worn for long periods of time.
  • Headband for a comfortable fit.
  • High-quality diaphragm with no compromise for high sound quality.
  • Stereo mini plug. Phone plug conversion adapter included as standard equipment.
  • Single-sided cable for ease of use.



The packaging is simple for a commercial product. It is made of paper, eco-friendly, and easy to dispose of.


Package contents

There is no shortage of accessories. The package includes the following:

  • Classic Pro CPH7000
  • 3.5mm to 6.35mm adapter


Classic Pro CPH7000
Classic Pro CPH7000
Classic Pro CPH7000


Build quality

Build quality is above price standard. They are lightweight, the ear muffs are comfortable, and the ear cups are flexible enough to allow for single ear monitoring.

However, they are not foldable. Also, some of the cable is exposed through the headband, which is a concern.


Classic Pro CPH7000
Classic Pro CPH7000
Classic Pro CPH7000
Classic Pro CPH7000
Classic Pro CPH7000
Classic Pro CPH7000
Classic Pro CPH7000
Classic Pro CPH7000



The earmuffs are reasonably thick and quite comfortable to wear.


Classic Pro CPH7000
Classic Pro CPH7000
Classic Pro CPH7000
Classic Pro CPH7000


Sound quality

The CPH7000 is an excellent monitor headphone that is tuned fairly faithfully to the Harman Target OE with the exception of the lower midrange to low frequencies, reproducing the sound of monitor speakers almost perfectly. They are bright-neutral and reproduce musical detail well, making them excellent for mixing, recording, and DTM.


The following review was tested with a FiiO M15.


Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.


Sound quality general comment
  • Original Sound Fidelity: A+
  • Recommendation: S+
  • Personal preference: A+


If you want low-cost studio monitors that can stand up to serious recording and DTM, the Classic Pro CPH7000 is one of the first headphones you should consider. In terms of sound, the CPH7000 has the potential to compete with many excellent monitor headphones priced at $100 or more, and for listeners who value the Harman sound in particular, it is even more appealing because it is as close as you can get to it with just a little tweaking with the EQ.


These monitor headphones are ideal for beginners and can be used for a long time, and can be recommended without question. These are excellent studio monitor headphones that can be proudly said to have been made by Soundhouse, a company that has long supported the studio and event scene in Japan.


Classic Pro CPH7000


Sound quality features
  • High resolution
  • High quality details
  • Subtlety
  • Sound image based on excellent speaker localization
  • Detailed and beautiful vocals
  • Sufficient airiness
  • Shiny guitars and snares


  • Too less low frequency
  • Lack of warmth, aggressive sound
  • Vocals tend to sound shouty
  • Prone to sounding dry
  • Prone to sounding metallic
  • Tends to have a slightly stronger grinding sound
  • Easy to get tired of listening


General comment

After years of supporting the Japanese music scene, Soundhouse has created one of the best monitor headphones made in Japan, the CLASSIC PRO CPH7000. The CPH7000 is the ideal model to help DTM beginners manage their initial investment. You can spend your money on other equipment. Equipment for less than $50 that can be used by beginners until they become professionals is rare, but the CPH7000 is one of the few such equipment.