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Headphone monitoring

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Unregistered, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    I am thinking of doing some monitoring using in ear headphones.
    I was wondering if anyone has ever had the oppurtunity to compare
    the in ear Monster copper headphones with the Sennheiser IE 8 in ear
    headphones? These two contenders I have not been able to seperate
    thus far. Does anyone have an opinion? Thanks for any info you could
    relate. Thanks, Greg
  2. JohnTodd

    JohnTodd Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2010
    Standing right behind you!
    If it is an option....skip the in-ear headphones and get the big circumaural type. Generally better sound quality, build quality, and isolation. As a bonus, they make you look like Princess Leia!

    If it's not an option, then don't listen to me! :smile:
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Moderator

    Feb 23, 2005
    Because many people ask "live sound" questions in this section, I will ask you this:
    Are you considering in-ears for a stage mix or recording?
    I agree with JT for recording applications...
    For live sound stage monitoring, go with Sennheiser or Shure.
    Stay away from anything Monster. Their buds are over-priced, over-hyped crapola.
  4. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    Boulder, Colorado
    Never buy anything from Monster. Their business practices are atrocious and their stuff is grossly overpriced.

    I like my Sennheiser HD280 Pro headphones for the price. I suspect they make decent IEMs. I work with some guys who have had good luck with the affordable Shure SCL2 IEMs (including studio work). The Shure stuff higher in the line is even better. There are plenty of other brands to choose from so don't limit yourself.

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