Looking for good studio headphones

Discussion in 'Production' started by Mania, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Mania

    Mania i fukin wot m8

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    So... due to some awful decision making and general stupidity, me and the fam are moving to a two bedroom unit for a while.

    I have a little bother that i would have to share the very small room with, which would be very impractical to run the studio in. So the caregivers decided a cheap caravan would be a good option for me to stay in for a while. This means i wont be running any proper setup, and will have to get a pair of studio grade headphones.

    I'm not necessarily looking for flatness, more resolution and general clarity. The studio stuff I auditioned at JB (with a song a was familiar with btw) were around au200 and didnt have the accuracy and crispness that my speakers have which seems to be common with headphones. I heard open-back's would be more of what i'm looking for in that sense.

    My budge is between au400 and 500 (bout £170 - £300ish). If you've had a good or bad experience with any kind of studio headphones, tell. That'd be crazy helpful.
    On the other hand, if you dont know what you talking about, dont talk about it. Cheers all.
     
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  3. Caldeth

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    I own Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 Ohms, and I must say I like them alot, and I would definitely recommend them, but seeing as your budget range goes beyond this I would instead recommend looking at DT 880 Pro's. They cost like 250-ish euros and the sound quality is amazing. For example Mefjus and Cruk do their mixdowns on the said cans, so.. can't go wrong with these ones really...!
     
  4. lewis797

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    I also own the DT 770 80 ohms, would also definitely recommend them and have also heard nothing but good things about the DT 880s!
     
  5. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    I own the Beyer's DT880 Pro, pretty good pair of cans.
     
  6. MisterApe

    MisterApe 8bit junkie

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    DT 770/880's are amazing headphones, running a set of 770's here myself : ).
    Can't recommend either of them enough!
     
  7. Menosance

    Menosance aka OSOI

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    Audio Technica ATH-M35 are mine. I did get tracks signed just using these cans.
     
  8. Krispy

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    For that price range I enjoyed using Sennheiser HD 25-1 II for a couple years
     
  9. alz

    alz compress to impress

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    DT770's.

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  10. Binary_UK

    Binary_UK Binary.

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    That must make them awesome m8


    DT880 Pros are what I use too , flatter frequency response than the 770s , due to their open back design, sick cans
     
  11. Eternaloptimist

    Eternaloptimist Active Member

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    i have the 770s 80ohm .... over hyped - really hard to make out what's happening in the bass . also have the hd25 ii, wouldn't recommend them for production. they are too tight on the ears when used for long sessions. bass also seems exaggerated
     
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    Deekay[AUS] Buffy's Bedtime Slayer

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    Audio Technica or AKG are pretty solid.
     
  13. Breaknz

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    I have Audio Technica ath m50's - they are amazing!! have lasted over 2 years with daily use , the only noticeable wear is on the padding , would higher recommend them
     
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    I've been doing my research and im torn between the audio technica ath m50's and beyerdynamics dt990's.

    Anyone tried the 990's? I like the idea of open backed phones, theyre the same pricepoint as the 770's too.
     
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    Serum Well-Known Member

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    I've got these, very happy with them
     
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    I have Beyerdynamic DT 990 pro's. I love them. When they finally go. I'll get them again.
     
  18. Norax

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    Using Shure SRH 840 headphones; they're an option too if you want rather neutral cans
     
  19. Interruptor

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    I also use DT770s, and Im really pleased with them. If you can get an used pair of Sennheiser HD600s, they are really good - basicly studio reference standards.

    Lähetetty minun HTC One SV laitteesta Tapatalkilla
     
  20. kieran t

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    They are dj headphones not production headphones. You Should not use them for production seriously.


    I have sennheiser hd650 they are great imo
    But I also don't like producing in headphones my track don't sound the same i just use them for a nother reference