recommend me some decent yet affordable studio headphones

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  1. pete_c

    pete_c New Member

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    looking to invest in some headphones so i can work on beats on my lunch break/on the go etc i have a pair of those shitty 7 quid numark ones which sound racked off
     
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    What's your budget?
     
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    pete_c New Member

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    no more than 80-100 i reckon, they dont need to be shit hot as i have monitor speakers at home
     
  4. Triple M

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    I too am after some new studio headphones... Need to go round my ears to stop them hurting for long sessions!
     
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    krk kns-8400. they're cheap, they sound really really close to krk monitors (as close as headphones can), and they have memory foam around the ears so you can wear them for a whole month at a time.
     
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    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    sennheiser HD25, 215, etc, around that price, theres nothing better than sennheiser cans imo
     
  7. JReilly

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    I like the Beyer DT770's - Bit more expensive but worth it IMO.

    AKG & AudioTechnica do some good studio quality Headphones but Sennheiser are probably the best value in your price range. A lot of guys recommend the HD 25's. I haven't used them myself tho.
     
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    I was gonna recommend the Beyer DT770's too,
    you should save a little extra, because these cans are really worth it.
     
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    the Senn HD25s really ARENT good studio headphones...
     
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    I was looking at these as well! My HD25's I keep for DJ'ing only.
     
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    sony mdr xb 500
     
  12. JRG

    JRG Eat, Sleep and Breakbeats

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    consider this an investment man and dont go affordable just wait until you can afford ones that will do the best job and have more lastability. HD-25s all the way sir
     
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    JRG Eat, Sleep and Breakbeats

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    I beg to differ. however no producer should just use headphones to produce imo.
     
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    Camo and Krooked swear by there 25s. I have 25s and the 203s I prefer the 25s for DJing and the 203s for production as I find the bass response better.
     
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    to those who think 25s are good for producing, why?
     
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    H*product Heavyweight product

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    770's are well nice, def worth the extra. i've got some 990's i picked up cheap (luckily) and can't really fault them. I'f i'd had the choice i would have got 770's though as there a bit more versatile than the 990's
     
  17. EvezDroppin

    EvezDroppin how to change name,......

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    I'd have to agree with u on this one.... but then you should always be mixing down on monitors anyway... i find headphones are to get the ideas down when u cant have ur monitors on....

    plus if you know the basics of where to cut frequencies etc then you wont be far off when you bring your tune to monitors!

    Someone mentioned about the HD25's not being great on bass, agreed... they don't give out enough!
     
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    YES!
    love these headphones, although I use them for listening music instead of producing.
    But it is a great cheaper alternative to Beyer Dynamics, and a lot better than budget Sennheiser.
     
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    mixed opinions then?
     
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    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    clear sound reproduction up and down the spectrum, reasonable sub/bass response without being to flabby/weak/warm/colored, good midrange detail. Personally I prefer the 215's, although the bass isnt as tight, i prefer the rest of the sound, and I only use them for refrence, headphones should only be used if theres no other option anyway imo