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Killer headphones for monitoring mixes

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by audios, Jun 15, 2011.

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  1. audios

    audios Active Member

    A very dear friend and co-engineer of mine in Austin, got a pair of these some time ago and kept bugging me to get a pair for my room. The headphones in question were the Product: Grado Labs Alessandro Music Series

    These cans are magical. Clarity, frequency roundness, air.... All the parts that were missing come alive again. I have used SONY MDR-80's for years in the studio (control room and studio) and loved them for the frequency response. These blow them away.

    check them out.
     
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Very interesting. Where are they in this link?
    Grado Labs | Headphones

    The Professional Series look stellar gradolabs.com/page_headphones.php?item=a33a8e366e8b62c64b0322121a086a2f I want !!!

    I wonder how they compare to the Senneiser HD 800
    sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_en.nsf/root/private_headphones_audiophile-headphones_500319
     
  3. audios

    audios Active Member

    I got the lowest end pair. The Music Series 1. $99.00 Remember too that these are monitoring cans and not for studio players while recording.

    My friend in Austin said that the other two are great too but not really a huge difference for the $$$. The $99 pair work great. But don't go into that old habit of cupping your hands over the outside to press them closer to your years. All H-E double hockey sticks brakes loose. These are "Open Diaphragm" cans and use the air to give you space in the frequencies, air and "breathability" (if that's a word). I have used the HD 800's before and they are great but as with so much in analog sound reinforcement, its subjective. For the money, I'd go with Grado Labs honestly. Plus Sennheiser doesn't need the cash flow.

    They make some of the best speaker cabinets and components for guitar amps I have ever heard. period. These guys know sound.

    I don't work for the company or have any special interests other than i like to support the Mom & pop guys who make great products when i find them. This is one of those times.
     

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