Status Audio CB-1 Review and Specs

Status Audio CB-1 are closed back headphones for audio monitoring intended for music recording, mixing and casual use.

They have over ear design with a detachable cable and wired use only.

Status Audio CB-1 review

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Features

These headphones have a low impedance of 32 Ohm that makes them quite compatible with mobile devices without any extra amp. The frequency response declares 15Hz-30KHz that does not make them high end but above average hi-fi headphones decent for critical listening. The clear and strong sound at high volumes is supported by sensitivity of 97 dB.

Status Audio CB-1 review

Sound

I like the clear imaging and sound balanced at all ranges. It sounds naturally and suits all music genres without sharpness or muddines at any scale. The soundstage is not spacious, but over average for the closed back cups. The transparency is its first claim for audio recording and mixing.

Connectivity

It is used with a cable only. There are two cables in a set, coiled and straight. They are detachable. I find it good for safety and interchangeability if you require or prefer another length and type. There is also an adapter for ¼ (6.35 mm) jack connection.

Comfort and design

375 g/13.2 oz is quite acceptable to wear the headphones comfortably without fatigue. The headband is thick padded and adjustable. It may feel tight on the head for long sessions. The large cups with soft suede padding reduce a little clamping force. They are foldable and are great for carrying. Unfortunately the closed cups can make your ears sweat so I would not recommend them for long listening or just make breaks once in a while.

Pros and cons

Status Audio CB-1 pros and cons

Pros

  • Seem durably built with premium materials and nice black and golden pattern
  • Two cables in a set, coiled and straight, plus an adapter make them more compatible and usable professionally with most devices
  • Passive noise cancelling for the tight sealing over the ears with padding on large cups and their closed back
  • Portable for the foldable cups and detachable cable
  • Good for mixing and casual listening for the neutral sound but not for bassheads

Cons

  • A bit bulky and sweaty for long wearing

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Overall
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Common features

Product

Status Audio CB-1

Model

CB-1

Brand

Status Audio

Reviews

1461

General

Wearing style

over ear

Enclosure

closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

50/1.9

Impedance, Ohm

32

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-30KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

97

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

375/13.2

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not

Bluetooth version

has not

aptX

has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not

Battery life, hrs

has not

Charging time, hrs

has not

Charging port

has not

Charging cable

has not

Speed charge

has not

Battery free listening mode

has not

Battery level indicator

has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Status Audio CB-1
Status Audio CB-1

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