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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.

    dona
    http://www.latierrita.net
     
  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.
    http://www.linkwitzlab.com/reference_earphones.htm
    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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