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(Open Box) Closed back, lightweight headphones for afforadable, effective monitoring.

TASCAMs TH-200X closed-back, mixing headphones are the latest addition to TASCAMs acclaimed line of headphones. These headphones are tailored perfectly for recording and mixing, but they also fit nicely into everyday music listening needs. These headphones come in the industry standard black design and supply users with supreme audio quality, versatile fit and extreme comfort for long usage periods.

The TH-200X headphones offer an extremely lightweight yet durable design. Tightly stitched around a stainless steel frame is extra cushion to ensure a cozy fit. Also equipped is an elongated cable for users who need to utilize all areas of the room while recording and mixing. In regards to the sound, users will be surprised to here such a clean honest representation of their audio. The new 40mm neodymium magnet drivers inside the closed back, oval ear-cups deliver a true, balanced sound that engineers, musicians and everyday listeners can all respect.

The headphones ship with a 3.5mm to 1/4" screw-on adapter. Simply plug the TH-200Xs into any audio-listening device or pair them with TASCAMs portastudios, interfaces (like the US-366, sold separately) or any other home recording setup for an impressive audio reproduction.

FEATURES
  • Lightweight and closed back design
  • Tightly-stitched, padded headband and ear bands for stylish comfort
  • Stainless steel framework and adjustable arms
  • Brand new 40mm neodymium magnet driver
  • Dynamic transducer
  • Honest-and-true audio reproduction
  • Screw-on 1/8 (3.5mm) to 1/4 (6.3mm) adapter
  • Driver diameter: ‹ 40mm
  • Impedance: 32W
  • Sensitivity: 95dB ± 3dB
  • Frequency response: 15Hz “ 22kHz
  • Max power: 400mW
  • Cable length: About 9.8' (3m) when fully extended

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TascamTH-200X Studio Headphones
 
4.0

(based on 133 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (81)
  • Good audio (72)
  • Easy to use (57)
  • Durable (45)
  • Comfortable (25)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (15)
  • Not durable (10)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Limited functions (4)
  • Unreliable (4)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (70)
  • Amateur recording (51)
  • Professional recording (16)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (15)
  • Home audio (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (63), Professional musician (33), Gear head (9), Audiophile (7), Novice (7)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good tracking phones

These are clearly designed to appear similar to Sony's 7506 model. To compare them to that, would clearly be unfair. These are entirely plastic, have a straight cable an do not sound as...Read complete review

These are clearly designed to appear similar to Sony's 7506 model. To compare them to that, would clearly be unfair. These are entirely plastic, have a straight cable an do not sound as good.

BUT....

They do have a nice screw on style adapter, they do sound good with a slight scooped sound. The low mids are a little boomy and the high mids are a bit scarce. The highs are fairly clean and seem pleasing. They seem to pass volume at an acceptable level. I wouldn't mix on these but they aren't bad.

My overall impression of these phones is that while on sale, they are an exceptional value. It's not going to kill you if a guitarist leaves them on the ground and steps on them when they cost about the same as a drum head or two.

I am using 4 pair in my studio for musicians to track with and for that, they work very well. Good isolation, acceptable sound quality and fairly disposable. Also, it's good to note that while I prefer coiled cables, the straight cable on these seems fairly rugged and quite long. The molded jacks may short out eventually but replacing them with a more quality connector when they do would be an easy mod.

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Good for about 4 months

Bought a pair of these with a package deal, and at first I thought they sounded pretty good. Didn't last long though.

First, the bass on one of them started to...Read complete review

Bought a pair of these with a package deal, and at first I thought they sounded pretty good. Didn't last long though.

First, the bass on one of them started to distort badly in the left channel. Then, both of them started having crackling sound problems. Jiggling the cord sometimes solved it, which tells me there's a bad connection in the cord itself, or a bad solder connection at the jack or earphone.

Shortly after that, one pair quit completely, and the other seems to have a bad connection somewhere in it as well.

All in all, I got barely 4 months of light usage out of them before retiring them to the garbage can. They were being used in my home studio, and handled with the utmost care.

A bit surprising, since I own other Tascam equipment which has been very reliable. But, if you can't find better headphones than these for the asking price, you'd better hang it up.

You "should" get what you pay for, which in this case was far too much. I'd avoid these if I were you.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good tracking phones

By STSHOTS

from Utah

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

    These are clearly designed to appear similar to Sony's 7506 model. To compare them to that, would clearly be unfair. These are entirely plastic, have a straight cable an do not sound as good.

    BUT....

    They do have a nice screw on style adapter, they do sound good with a slight scooped sound. The low mids are a little boomy and the high mids are a bit scarce. The highs are fairly clean and seem pleasing. They seem to pass volume at an acceptable level. I wouldn't mix on these but they aren't bad.

    My overall impression of these phones is that while on sale, they are an exceptional value. It's not going to kill you if a guitarist leaves them on the ground and steps on them when they cost about the same as a drum head or two.

    I am using 4 pair in my studio for musicians to track with and for that, they work very well. Good isolation, acceptable sound quality and fairly disposable. Also, it's good to note that while I prefer coiled cables, the straight cable on these seems fairly rugged and quite long. The molded jacks may short out eventually but replacing them with a more quality connector when they do would be an easy mod.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    I guess I got a about what I paid for....

    By LowJack

    from MA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

        I received the headphones and put them on my head to adjust the sizing, then I heard it....
        A rattling BB like sounds that was within the right earpiece.
        Just great, I have purchased an instantly limited headphone...
        Obviously something was loose in the ear piece on the right side.
        Is that why it was the Stupid Deal of the Day? Hey Stupid, We have a deal for you...a set of headphones that you will constantly hear a rattle in the ear while attempting to listen to music. Thus Reason 101 for shopping at a Brick and Motor shop. Try it, Buy it, and go home....

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Good for about 4 months

        By The Muffster

        from Florida

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Bass Distorts Badly
        • Breaks Easily
        • Cable Problems
        • Poor Sound Quality
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

        Bought a pair of these with a package deal, and at first I thought they sounded pretty good. Didn't last long though.

        First, the bass on one of them started to distort badly in the left channel. Then, both of them started having crackling sound problems. Jiggling the cord sometimes solved it, which tells me there's a bad connection in the cord itself, or a bad solder connection at the jack or earphone.

        Shortly after that, one pair quit completely, and the other seems to have a bad connection somewhere in it as well.

        All in all, I got barely 4 months of light usage out of them before retiring them to the garbage can. They were being used in my home studio, and handled with the utmost care.

        A bit surprising, since I own other Tascam equipment which has been very reliable. But, if you can't find better headphones than these for the asking price, you'd better hang it up.

        You "should" get what you pay for, which in this case was far too much. I'd avoid these if I were you.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Cord shorted out almost instantly! Beware of the No-Brainer

        By Monkey Man

        from Berkeley, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

            I bought these for very cheap as one of the No-Brainer Deals. The end of the cord has been funky almost from day one. Jiggle it and you can get both channels to work if you hold it just right. My suspicion is there was a bad run of these with this problem and that's why they were selling them at that price, figuring (correctly in my case) that they were cheap enough that people wouldn't bother to return them. WATCH OUT for these No-Brainer Deals. I bought three very cheap mic clips that are USELESS. Plastic is so soft the mic slides right out unless you have it at just the right angle. Grrrrrr.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Like 'em so far!

            By xpansion

            from Overland Park, KS

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Learning Cover Songs

              Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

              I purchased these as a "Stupid Deal of the Day" a few weeks ago. I've only really started giving them a workout over the last week of so. If you are looking for a pair of standard listening headphones, these are NOT a good choice. The overall response is very flat and transparent, JUST what you look for in a good pair for tracking and/or mixing. The comfort is fantastic. I've been wearing these for approx 4 hours a night for the last several nights and have not felt any head or ear fatigue whatsoever.

              I've been doing a combination of learning and practicing new songs for my performing band as well as recording. It has been very easy to pick out parts in songs through these headphones. The initial results of some mixes I've generated late at night with these as my only monitors has shown positive results via playback later through speakers and earPods.

              Overall, very pleased so far. My only concern is if they will last. They are so light weight that I do wonder a little about the overall durability but only time will tell.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great sound with a long cord.

              By Frank

              from Mobile, AL

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

                I needed a sound reducer with a long cord. The sound is great and the quality is excellent !!! This was a great buy !!!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Heads Up!

                By Jonne B Goode

                from Portland OR

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

                    I have and use Tascam products in my studio, and I have had good experiences with Musician's Friend.
                    However, I was disappointed last week, when I opened a brand new box of these headphones, and discovered there is an intermittent issue at the connector. I bought four of these too long ago to return them. Unfortunately, his kind of problem renders them useless. So far, one pair seems to be fine; one has the issue described, and the other two have not been opened.
                    If you are strapped for money, I would say these may still be okay for mixing, except they are a little "boomy" on the lower end. They are great for studio musicians and listening to some good tunes. A better choice for mixing would be to save on your monitors, then apply your savings on a set of AKG K701 Reference Headphones. They're very flat and clear.
                    Just wanted to give you a heads-up.
                    Remember: It's important to support the Arts.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good Solid Phones - Distort at High Volumes

                    By DJ Dave

                    from Boston

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events

                      Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

                      I got these as part of a promo with a pair of studio monitors - so I did not need/want these at first. BUT my regular headphones broke, and there these were.

                      I give it a solid 4/5 - it does most anything you want. Sound is even and consistent, comfortable to wear, and seems durable. My biggest criticism is that they distort too easy at high volumes. I use these while DJing (and also have ear plugs in), so my head phones are LOUD, and with these guys, they distort at high volumes. Still very usable and comfortable, but which they held together better.

                      Again, overall good solid product.

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Hit or Miss I guess???

                      By Tascam / Bah!!!

                      from Wellington Fl

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Breaks Easily
                        • Pricey / Poor Value

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

                          Stopped working after 2 days of use. Although, they sounded good while they were functional!!!

                          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Were not functioning properly...(Open-Box)

                          By Shave

                          from Evans, GA

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                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Poor Sound Quality

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

                              The headphones were an open-box purchase. The headphones were performing

                              poorly, so I contacted customer service. I have other headphones in this line and

                              they work fine, so I'm thinking these headphones were bad initially from the factory

                              since they were actually returned at least once before. I ran them on numerous

                              devices just to make sure, however the sound quality was grainy and distorted on

                              every device tested - NO CHANGE IN QUALITY.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Not a good headphone

                              By Mecca

                              from NYC

                              About Me Professional Musician

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                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Breaks Easily
                              • Poor Sound Quality
                              • Unreliable

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

                                The left side of the headphone was broken fresh out of the box. It distorts when the bass is loud. almost sounded like it couldn't handle the bass. The right cup of the heaphone works fine. Even without this defected problem, the over all sound is very harsh, way too much high freq. Can't imagine using this in studio on recording or mixing for hours. The quality of the headphone feel very cheap. The only good thing I can say about it is that the sound isolation is pretty nice. I called musiciansfriend and they helped me setup return, painless, thank you.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                If these would break, I would buy them again

                                By Led

                                from Ohio

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                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

                                    Exactly what I expected thank you

                                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    2.0

                                    Rattle rattle, I must be dreaming...nope, Stupid D o' Day

                                    By LowJack

                                    from MA

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                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Breaks Easily

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

                                      Busted on delivery.
                                      A loose something in the headset.
                                      I could not pick something to be more annoying when getting headphones.
                                      Waste of time when you get busted stuff via online ordering...would have been time and cost neutral to just buy at a music shop....

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      I would buy these again!

                                      By Noah Ohne

                                      from Arizona, USA

                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Sound
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Amateur Recording
                                        • Home Studio
                                        • Mobile DJ

                                        Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

                                        I wish I had bought a few more sets of these headphones. At the Stupid Deal Of The Day price it was a real bargain. The fidelity is very good and they are very light weight. The only con is that they don't fold or collapse for easier storage.

                                        I would buy these again.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        3.0

                                        Good for tracking. I would not use them to mix.

                                        By Don B

                                        from San Antonio, TX

                                        About Me Professional Musician

                                        Pros

                                        • Good sound isolation
                                        • Long cord

                                        Cons

                                        • Mediocre Sound Quality
                                        • Small size

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Studio
                                        • Tracking

                                        Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

                                        These are a OK sounding headphones. Not great. Though the packaging says, "Mixing Headphones" I would not want to mix with them. Two reasons: (1) the sound is not nearly as detailed as would be needed for mixing, and (2) I can't see them being very comfortable for a long mixing session. The space for the ears--the ear cup area--is kind of small. They will likely sit on top of your ears, unless you have small ears. My ears aren't particularly large, but I have to squeeze them into the ear foam areas, or simply place the headphones on top. I prefer the ear cups to fit comfortably around my ears, covering the entire area. These do not. They are small.

                                        As I said before, the sound quality is OK. It's underwhelming. The detail is not there. Compared to high quality headsets, these are not even in the same league. (I have a pair of Denon and a pair of Sennheiser that make these sound like toys.)

                                        All that said, these work great for tracking, where high detail sound is not essential. These do have very good sound isolation. They do have a good frequency balance. Plus, the 3m (9.8ft) cable is very useful for such situations. I got a couple of pair as a "Stupid Deal of the Day" to have them around for tracking. I do not plan to use them for everyday listening. I would not pay full price for these. Not worth it.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great sounding and a great value

                                        By Xansky

                                        from Woodinville, WA

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                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Sound
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Great value
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Amateur Recording
                                          • Events
                                          • Home Studio
                                          • Mobile DJ
                                          • Performances
                                          • Professional Recording

                                          Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

                                          These headphones sound great and are comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I often use them to rehearse bass using a Vox headphone amp for hours at a stretch. I also use these at my desk at work. The closed back design does a great job of sound isolation so I don't bother my coworkers when I'm rocking out.

                                          When they go on sale you simply can't beat the value. You should buy them. I own 4 pairs of these and recommend them to my musician friends for home recording.

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Excellent Quality at price

                                          By GH

                                          from Boston, MA

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                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Sound
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Amateur Recording
                                            • Home Studio
                                            • Mixing
                                            • Monitoring
                                            • Tracking

                                            Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

                                            Relatively new to Home Recording but been playing for 15 years. Bought as stupid deal of the day which made it an incredible value. Couldn't be happier. Haven't tried many professional models but these are much improved over the Tascam TH-02's.

                                            Oval ear cups fit nicely and are very comfortable. Can pick up more nuances than the lower model as the closed back isolates sound nicely and the speakers are a little higher quality. Cord is solid and well attached and the screw down 1/4" adapter works very well.

                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            2.0

                                            Plenty of lows and mids but poor upper end

                                            By Warren-xBBrR

                                            from SF Bay Area

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                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Poor Sound Quality

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

                                              I was disappointed in the upper end response of these headphones. They had plenty of low end reponse but sounded kind of like being in a tin can.
                                              I expected more from Tascam.

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              Not fit for purpose.

                                              By Lizard

                                              from Utah

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                                              Pros

                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Low Price On Offer

                                              Cons

                                              • Poor Sound Quality

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

                                                Very disappointing sound quality. Poor clarity and overall soft muddy sound. Hard to understand why a reputable company like Tascam would allow these on the market. I wanted them for home recording but I doubt I'll ever use them.

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                2.0

                                                Right side failed within a year

                                                By Telecaster72

                                                from Highlands Ranch, CO

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                                                Pros

                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                • Durability
                                                • Poor Sound Quality
                                                • Unreliable

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home Studio

                                                Comments about Tascam TH-200X Studio Headphones:

                                                I bought two of these. One has performed well, but after about ten months of VERY intermittent use, the other started 'buzzing' when low bass notes were played. Unfortunately, I did not call Tascam in time - the headphones were 25 days over the standard warranty period when I called. The TASCAM service lady just said "good luck". The parts department does not sell one replacement driver - "just get another pair" was their suggestion. Grrrr.

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