Need advice on studio headphones...

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by koban4max, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    I know there was a thread about headphones...but i need something for me...
    I'm not sure what kind of headphones i would need if i want to hear the actual sound... i have sennheiser....old type 280 pro...but i would like to purchase that professional type...not like 1000 dollar type...but probably 300 dollars...i would be using it if i'm doing home studio or whenever I make music but can't use my monitors....
     
  2. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I know sennheiser HD25-1 II are the go to ones for all my audio type mates.
     
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  4. koban4max thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i'll check that out today...thank you

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    thanks man. how is that?
     
  5. Diastro macrumors member

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    Depends on the application, really.

    Do you need closed back headphones for tracking?
    --> Sennheiser HD-25, Shure SRH-840, Audio-Technica ATH-M50X, Beyerdynamic DT770

    Or maybe open backs for mixing and critical listening?
    --> Sennheiser HD600/650/700/800, Shure SRH-1440/1840, Beyerdynamic DT990

    These are the usual suspects. Check head-fi.org for reviews.
     
  6. koban4max thread starter macrumors 68000

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    when it comes to this 2 requirements...what the difference? Aren't both for critical/mixing/tracking? sorry i'm confused...i know i need to use it for mixing...and i guess critical listening....

    it's just that i won't be using monitors for while....and i need to hear it via headphone...so i'm not sure...
     
  7. bwhli macrumors 6502a

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    Open headphones like the HD600 are usually better at judging soundstage. My number one recommendation would actually be the Sony MDR-7520. It's an AMAZING headphone for mixing, and my mixes on them translate very well to my Genelecs. They're also pretty flat, so great for mixing and critical listening.
     
  8. koban4max thread starter macrumors 68000

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    oh yeah...somebody recommended me that but told me the durability sucks.

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    that's what i'm looking...flat....
     
  9. bwhli macrumors 6502a

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    Were the talking about the MDR-7520 or the HD-600? The HD-600 isn't really meant to be used on the road. The MDR-7520 is definitely the opposite of not durable. It's built like a tank, and probably the best case of a hidden gem in the headphone world.
     
  10. koban4max thread starter macrumors 68000

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    oh thank you...i'll check it out.
     
  11. TheBeastman13 macrumors regular

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    I use my AKG Q701 to edit videos. Love the fit for extended periods of editing, and the sound quality is crisp.

    I never got around to it(financial inability), but I was once recommended pairing the Q701s with a DAC for the best results. Try looking into it.

    Regards,

    B Eastman

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    I second the recommendation on the Sony MDR. For production class at school, the boom operator was given those to use when boom op on set. Very durable closed-back phones.
     
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  13. koban4max thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Personally: that you'll never look back, I tried many headphones and I love the HD650. Great quality, extremely comfy (you can wear them for hours) and excellent sound.

    In terms of specs, you can use the graph builder at headphone.com and compare the models yourself. I built one for you: [​IMG]

    As for closed or open, taste is subjective...
     
  15. koban4max thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks a lot....i'll check it out.
     
  16. mannix87 macrumors 6502

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    I use both a Sennheirser HD 380 Pro & the Audio Technica ATH-M50.. the Senn has a flatter response but the AT has better isolation. So i usually interchange the 2 when doing the mix
     

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