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Studio Monitor Headphones Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by HaGa11aZ, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. HaGa11aZ

    HaGa11aZ Guest

    Hay guys,

    Got any tips for a good pair of monitor headphones for under $80? I'm looking for a pair that has no frequency exaggeration at all. It's really got to be an even tuned, flat sound. Not that I don't want them to sound GOOD or anything, but I need to make any equalizer adjustments on my computer, and not automatically through the headset. So if i can get an excellent sound outta the headphones, then it would sound even better with stereo and surround sound systems that do have exaggerated frequencies.

  2. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    The best cans I have for EQ are Senn HD280pro - but they're a little flat on the high end and lack bass.

    If I need to work with headphones, I check the top end with Grados and the low end with Future Sonics EM3s. Can's aren't the last word - it all needs to be confirmed in the monitors.

    Working with headphones is not the answer - and $80 is not enough.
  3. eldona

    eldona Guest

    I suggest you the Sony MDR 7506, they can cost a little more but are the way to go.

  4. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    I can't stand sony cans. So bright they hurt.
  5. AlTheBear

    AlTheBear Guest

    I'm not a big fan of Sonys either. I agree with zem on the Senn HD280s though. I think they'll work fine for what you're trying to do. But a flat frequency response in headphones can't be found in that price range.
  6. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    I didn't hate my 7506 headphones, but I am more pleased with my
    AKG 240S headphones.
  7. HaGa11aZ

    HaGa11aZ Guest

    What are "cans?"

    Studio headphones?
  8. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    It's just slang for headphones.
  9. Dizzi45Z

    Dizzi45Z Active Member

    Another vote for the HD 280 Pro. You can find them for $99 which is way worth the extra $20. I think they are way accurate and I would feel fine doing a mix with them as long as I got to check them with my studio monitors later. Mine are just a hair bright above the 6k range but that is the only complaint I have about them. These headphone have helped me catch excessive lows below 45 hz that I couldn't hear on my ASP8's. Save up the extra $20. It's worth it.
  10. HaGa11aZ

    HaGa11aZ Guest

    awesome guyz, thanx a lot!
  11. I use these, and they sound really well balanced.

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    For the price, it's really hard to beat.
  12. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Hi, I think you should know that every set of ears is different. We all have different resonance peaks due the physical size of ear cavities. So when you put on a set of headphones it may work for you but not me. Also it’s really hard to judge depth in a recording with headphones. They tend to make the stereo image appear wider than it is.

    Check out this site for more info.
    This guy is the best possible source for what you want.
    Best of luck
  13. BRH

    BRH Active Member

    Those Senn 280 sound good, but I can't stand them on my head.... very uncomfortable, IMHO.

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