Good studio headphones?

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by ORL, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. ORL

    ORL Active Member

    Mar 20, 2005
    can someone give me some input on which studio are good for home recording? My drummer and I are trying to mix drums, guitar and vocals in a small room and need to cancel out the sound as best we can.
  2. Johnjm22

    Johnjm22 Guest

    Sennheiser HD280's.

    I wouldn't recomend mixing on headphones though.
  3. JonLewis

    JonLewis Guest

    Most studio's I have worked in use the Sony MDR 7506; I would go so far as to say they are standard. They are closed back as to cause little bleed, sound good and are loud.

    It is not clear if you are using them to mix with or for musicians to monitor while tracking. But, I'm with Johnjm22; don't mix with cans (headphones). If that is your intention, I would recomend putting your money into a good pair of near field studio monitors.

  4. ORL

    ORL Active Member

    Mar 20, 2005
    Keep in mind that this home studio is one open room about 12 by 24ft and the mixing is done while or between playing. I know there is most likely nothing that can provide complete isolation, but whatever can provide the most isolation I will have to settle for, thanks.
  5. sproll

    sproll Active Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    You definately want the HD280's then for isolation, they give 32 db of attenuation... great for what you are looking for! (And they're very comfortable too, I own a set)
  6. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    Hey sproll, we are on the same wavelenght again! Where is Dave french, he didn'r show this time... I third the HD 280's- great for recording with no leakage in the tracks- takes a bit getting used to them- its so quiet!
  7. ORL

    ORL Active Member

    Mar 20, 2005
    Thank you for your input guys, I believe I have made my decision.
  8. sproll

    sproll Active Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    Hehehe... yeah Dave would for sure 4th the 280's - he's the one that convinced me to go with them and I'm really glad I did!
  9. axel

    axel Guest

    sony 7506 or 09 are very good, but i don't like the japanese all glued together craftmanship, sennheiser's hd 280's are very good for session monitoring, no leakage, damn good isolation... and modular, you trash a part you replace a part...
    akg studio 240 are worth looking into as well... also modular for the 'every day use' and there are both comfortable to wear long hours or even days!!

    but in terms of sound / price/ comfort & functionality ratio the 280's remaining a great choice......
  10. I haven't used the Senn's but i own a pair of 7506's. They're ideal for tracking. They're quite neutral sounding, and are very good for blocking out noise, and are amazing where low signal leakage is required. They are very comfortable, and EXTREMELY well built. They will easily last 10 years+. They aren't glued together at all as previously stated. They're snaped and even screwed together, and the breakdown diagram is included with the cans. (every part can be ordered from sony if it breaks.) The cans fold down and even come with a bag to keep them in. I'm sure the Senn's are good too but you can't argue with that fact that the 7506's are the industry standard when it comes to tracking.
  11. axel

    axel Guest

    i never argued that the 7506 / 7509 are very very good sounding, pretty much neutral headphones, but for 100 dollars sound / quality / isolation / ratio the sennheisers are a winner...
    ever waited for a sony replacement order?? i did.
    and wonder that i am not still waiting...... for the damn part.

    but hey if you have the money to spend, in terms of sound i agree, but i would rather buy two pairs of 280 for everyday use...
  12. LCD

    LCD Guest

    AKG K271.... better then those Sennheisers by far.
  13. JBsound

    JBsound Guest

    I really like both the Sony MDR-7506's and the Sennheiser HD-280's. You might want to read this article about why you shouldn't mix with headphones:

    Why Can't I Mix with Headphones?
  14. dabhoys

    dabhoys Guest

    I'm a big fan of the 280's too. There great for everything. Going to pick up another pair or two soon :)

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