METERS® OV-1™ Headphone With ANC & VU Meters

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$ 299.99

METERS® OV-1™ Headphones With Stunning VU Meters & Automatic Noise Cancelling

Deep, dynamic, articulate, detailed.

These are just a few of the words that describe the OV-1. We don’t throw these words around lightly here at Meters, having designed and engineered instrument amplification for some of the world’s biggest bands under our Ashdown Engineering subsidiary.

We know what great tone sounds like. We also understand the importance of quality. The Meters OV-1 headphones are an over-ear design that features the latest technology with dynamic ANC (Automatic Noise Cancelling) function, making even the loudest environment a place of solitude.    “…massive, stunning, deep, tight, and controlled bass” Trav Wilson, Sept 2017

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The VU meters featured in the left and right earcups of the Meters headphones are a line-level signal indicator, designed to give the headphones a retro-chic, professional look as people around you can ‘see’ the level of the music you’re enjoying.

They work exactly like the meters on a studio mixing desk, bringing a touch of the studio to your everyday listening life.




A more sustainable alternative to real leather. Protein leather can be produced to the same standards every time with out the problems you get with real leather. The material is breathable unlike real leather where sweat from long periods of use can course unnecessary  wear and tear


All the cables you’ll need are included.


Keeping things neat and tidy the moulded jack  socket allows the user to plug in and play with ease time after time. The USB socket is there with an LED indicator for charging your headphones with the provided USB cable. Ensuring hours of Meter rocking music.



Industrial design is very important but materials that can bring your design to life are what makes them special. With OV-1 we designed our own well-damped aluminum alloy bracket for light weight construction to ensure hours of comfortable listening. Designed to stand the test of time.

Unboxed Therapy

We had been huge fans of Lewis Hilsenteger’s YouTube channel Unboxed Therapy for quite some time and on the off chance we decided to get in touch to see if he would be interested in UnBoxing one of our OV-1 headphones for the show, to our surprise he got back to us straight away and we sent him the headphones to review and cast his eyes over….

Fast forward a couple of weeks, we were away visiting customers and got a notification from YouTube saying UnBoxed Therapy had a new video ‘I bet your headphones cant do this’ so intrigued we logged into view the video and lo and behold it was our OV-1 headphones…

Needless to say we were blown away by the video going live and the response Lewis had about them could not have been better, we honestly couldn’t have made the video or covered us any better ourselves, he got the whole project even included one of our favourite drummers in the video unbeknown to us.. Massive thank you to Lewis and all at Unboxed Thearpy..


Additional information

Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 7 x 8 x 6 in


Type: Closed, Dynamic,
ANC Background Noise Reduction: 82%
Acoustic Driver : 40mm dome
ANC micImpedance : 32 Ohms @ 1kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Sensitivity : 94dB/mW
Mic Sensitivity : -60 +/- 4dB
Cord : 4 ft. Straight Cord
Plug : 3.5mm Stereo Gold-Plated
Weight: 380g

2 reviews for METERS® OV-1™ Headphone With ANC & VU Meters

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Trav Wilson,, Sept 2017

    The Ashdown Engineering Meters OV-1 headphones are unlike anything else I have owned. I regard them as a conscious choice by the designer, true to their lineage, both in aesthetics and sound signature. Ashdown describes the OV-1 as “Deep, dynamic, articulate, detailed.” They assert, “We know what great tone sounds like. We also understand the importance of quality.”

    The sound quality is infectious. Put on your favourite Prince track and I challenge you to keep your feet from tapping and your head from nodding along. In a land of flashy, unrefined and plastic cars sporting fart-cannon exhausts, the OV-1 is a purring Bently with a trunk full of immaculately installed subwoofers. A pleasure to behold, touch and experience.

    Unique looks. Powerful sound. The Meters OV-1 delivers the intended experience. Trav Wilson,, Sept 2017

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rob Maugh, Daily Mail UK, March 2017

    “…the OV-1 headphones are seriously good – the company behind them makes instrument amplifiers for big-league rock stars (U2 and Jamiroquai, among others), and the 40mm dome drivers sound fantastic. Rob Maugh, Daily Mail March 2017

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