Headphones

Discussion in 'Production' started by destrier, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. destrier

    destrier New Member

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    In your opinion, what are the best headphones for monitoring?
     
  2. Affliction

    Affliction thought size didnt matter

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  3. sook

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    spend a little or a lot
    the difference in quality between cans $50au and $150au
    is that great but diff between $150au and $300au is huge
    read the freq specs
    listen to some different pieces music you know through them
    generally pick......
    one track with accoustic guitars (will be able to pick how well it handles transients by listening to pick noise on the strings amongst other things)
    one track with female vocals
    one classical track
    one full spectrum dance track (dnb works perfectly)

    listen to other ppl advice... but in the end let your
    own ears make the decision..
     
  4. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    ive got the sennheiser 25h (or something like that) and theyre useless and they were double the price of the ones you got affliction. i dont recommend them.
     
  5. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    mine are budget audio-technica ath-m40fs. semi-closed. good for the price i paid (80€ from thomann) but the midrange is colored and it pumps the sub too much. dont forget to listen with other than headphones too from time to time, gives you perspective and is dead important when your cans are new, so you get familiar with their sound.