Looking for studio equipment advice.

Discussion in 'Production' started by STΞRΞO.NΞT, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. STΞRΞO.NΞT

    STΞRΞO.NΞT Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2014
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    4
    So I picked up producing as a hobby a couple years back, and made the mistake of using Dre Beats studio headphones for the longest time.

    Currently I've pretty much tossed them in the trash after doing some research on their frequency spectrum, and have been using the earbuds that came with my iPhone. The end result has amazed me in my sound design and mix downs. Everything is so much cleaner from when I used the Beats headphones.

    Now onto the point, though I'm pretty content with the improved quality of my tracks I want to upgrade. I'd really like to get studio monitors, but finances are tight and I want to save up for that purchase. So I've decided to get studio headphones. Price range around $300 is feasible for me. Any recommendations?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  2. MisterApe

    MisterApe 8bit junkie

    Joined:
    May 3, 2012
    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Fortress Europa
    Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro 250ohm + an amp/Audio Interface with it's own power cord. (I'd advise the latter if you want to get monitors down the line.)

    That's the setup I use when I'm not mixing on the monitors :).
     
  3. STΞRΞO.NΞT

    STΞRΞO.NΞT Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2014
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    4
    Yea an audio interface is definitely on the list. I've heard a lot about Beyerdynamics so I will definitely be checking them out. Thanks for the recommendation man.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  4. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    6,260
    Likes Received:
    885
    Location:
    BH1
    Nothing to add except im well jelly of your username. Looks badboy.

    That's all.
     
  5. STΞRΞO.NΞT

    STΞRΞO.NΞT Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2014
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    4
  6. Quotec

    Quotec Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    38
    I am very happy with my ATM M-50´s, you can work in them all day long and no signs of ear exhaustion. But ofc above mentioned DT 880 are widely appraised.
     
  7. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    4,090
    Likes Received:
    888
    Location:
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Beyer's DT 880 are pretty good for producing.
     
  8. alz

    alz compress to impress

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,533
    Likes Received:
    63
    Location:
    Oxford
    focal spirit pro, better than anything else out there for the price
     
  9. Zippolisko

    Zippolisko New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2013
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Finland
    +1 for the beyerdynamic dt880 pros. Just bought them myself a couple of weeks ago and they sound fantastic. I haven't had any ear fatigue and the sound is crystal clear. And you can actually hear what your bass is doing :D
    Just my 2 cents!
     
  10. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,397
    Likes Received:
    189
    Location:
    Washington DC
    ^ This. For the price & quality, you can't go wrong.