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studio headphones

Post by jeer » Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:13 am

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I'm looking for a set of studio headphones and tbh I don't really know what to go for
I'd like a pair of sennheisers but I'm not too sure what to look for in them, or which ones will be better.
Also, are pro-audio any good? On my visit to Maplins I saw what looked like a decent pair with decent cancellation, but I don't exactly know what I really need.

I'm also not that rich so can only probably go up to £100 if that

Any advice/tips/help'd be greatly appreciated!
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Post by rob_booth » Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:42 am

Best value STUDIO headphones by a country mile are:


AKG K 271 STUDIO


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As monitor headphones go .. for the price they are awesome.


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For smooth warm bass, I always choose





GRADO SR60 today .... fuck me they are good


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Post by espritrecords » Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:51 am

whatever the headphones just remember to do your mixdown on studio monitors instead.

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Post by espritrecords » Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:53 am

I use Sennheiser HD25 and Sennheiser HD212PRO and they are both alright, except HD25 are much better of course;

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Post by vadarfone » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:26 am

I will see your HD25s, and raise you a brand new set of HD650...

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Post by pangaea » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:47 am

vadarfone wrote:I will see your HD25s, and raise you a brand new set of HD650...

:lol:
ooh i'd love a pair of hd650s. and a nice shiny headphone amp to go with em...

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Post by martello » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:24 am

I ordered AKG K 271 STUDIO after long research;)

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Re: studio headphones

Post by High_Plains_Drifter » Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:31 pm

Sorry to bump an old thread but it saves making a new one to ask virtually the same question.
Looking to buy a pair of studio monitoring headphones. Have narrowed it down to Sennheiser HD650's, Beyerdynamic DT880's or Audio-Technica ATH-M50. Thought I would ask here before making an investment as you'll likely be using them for the same purposes.
Budget is a maximum of £250 ($400).

Cheers anyone who can help!

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Re: studio headphones

Post by AxeD » Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:25 pm

Best monitoring headphones atm are Focal Spirit Pro's. They are closed and even
low impedance, but still.
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Re: studio headphones

Post by High_Plains_Drifter » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:17 pm

Cheers for the shout. Hadn't come across these previously, could only find one bad review and I reckon they were just being fussy. Have ordered a pair and will let you all (anyone else buying headphones) know how I find them.

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Re: studio headphones

Post by Sinastac » Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:11 am

i just found the GRADO SR60's for $150 today.......how do they compare to the pricier model?

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Re: studio headphones

Post by cyclopian » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:43 pm

Im not sure what your location is Sinastac, but the SR80i's are usually $99 here and the 125i's are $150 (usd)

$150 for the 60i's is pretty expensive!

I've tried the 60i, 80i, and 125i before. I heard a big sound quality jump from the 60i to the 80i, but not as big of a difference between the 80i and 125i. I think the 80i is the best choice $$$-wise.

Just a word of warning, they will probably be really uncomfortable at first but the pad's soften up after some use and your ears get used to the feeling pretty quickly. They sound incredible though.
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Re: studio headphones

Post by Milaflore » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:28 am

Just to stir things up a bit, I do highly rate the Beyer 880 pros.
Semi open backs, Apparently it's good for studio/production use, creating a flat response by letting the sound bleed out slightly so you don't over/under do it with low end stuff etc.

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Re: studio headphones

Post by Electric_Head » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:53 am

DT 990 Pro is the best.
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Re: studio headphones

Post by outbound » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:25 am

For that price some HD280's are doable
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Re: studio headphones

Post by hirszu » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:20 pm

I've been using HD202s all my life, time for an upgrade.
HD280s look sick, can not afford anything better at the moment, so I think they're perfect :)

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Re: studio headphones

Post by Sinastac » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:11 am

forgot about this thread.....i decided to opt out for a pair of audeze LCD 2s...best decision i ever made!

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Re: studio headphones

Post by SanKtum » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:13 am

what im using right now is a pair of ATH-M50x's and they're unbelievable, they're affordable so i picked up a Topping TP-30 DAC and the difference is night and day with it. I almost prefer that setup over my Yamaha HS50M/HS10W's

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Re: studio headphones

Post by bRRRz » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:19 am

Well might be a very mainstream suggestion but I got the ATH-M50s as well and they sound incredible to me. However, I don't have any previous experience with other good quality headphones but I know their sound well and I can produce well on them. My room setup is less than ideal, so you can really hear that they bring out stuff I can't hear with my monitors.
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Re: studio headphones

Post by _Agu_ » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:27 pm

I've been using AKG-240 MKIIs for about 2 years now. My room is damn small and has really shitty acoustics, so I use my monitors for 1% of the time and headphones for 99%.

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