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Studio Monitor Headphones Suggestions?

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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.



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Dizzi45Z Tue, 01/23/2007 - 10:52
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.

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zemlin Sun, 01/21/2007 - 04:44
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.

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Link555 Sat, 03/31/2007 - 18:55
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

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MadTiger3000 Mon, 01/22/2007 - 00:59
AlTheBear wrote: 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.

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