headphone purchase query

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by grantmantooth, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. morning

    first time on here! hello to you

    im after some studio headphones, nothing to flash just yet.
    beyer dt100 seem to be the standard and have been for a while,

    should i go fo them as a starter pack or can anyone recomend others around that price bracket.


  2. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Frozen Tundra of CT
    Welcome to RO
    There are endless headphone threads

    I think if you read these you'll see headphone choices are a personal choice and there is no overwhelming agreement. The best way to buy is to try. Take recordings that you are very familar with and test them out. BTW if you want an opinion on things in a similar price bracket you might tell what that bracket is I for one am not going to look up your particular headphones, either that or set up a link so we can see what it is you are trying to purchase. What is a starter pack?
  3. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    And I'd delete your poll since it has nothing to do with your subject and more importantly, attracts net bots that we don't want here.
  4. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    I know you were trying to be funny and attract attention to your question but dont ever put something like that up again. Kids read these pages as well as moms and grannys and the like.
  5. Todzilla

    Todzilla Active Member

    May 12, 2003
    Neuse River Watershed
    Home Page:
    I personally think AKG phone kick all others to the curb.

  6. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Rainy Roads WA USA
    Man.....kids with Xmas money already burning holes in their little pockets....Hehe
    I thought maybe they'd be coming in here next week!

    ATH-M50's or
    Sony MDR-7506

    Santa says:
    Every good little boy and girl should get high quality, which lasts longer and then you'll be able to use them for a long long time...

    but then again kids these days just use stuff and throw it away and buy something else...just as cheap!

    Merry Xmas! HO HO HO!
  7. sheet

    sheet Well-Known Member

    May 28, 2003
    Kansas City, KS
    Home Page:
    I would consider looking hard at the Sennheiser 800s, AKG 701s, etc. Most of the Jap phones (Sony, AT, etc are just musical. They are harsh and have bass response issues. Grados are honky, which makes them great for the broadcasting boys. PASS for music! The Sennheisers can be zippy on top for some people. The Denons are a bit undefined on the bottom for most people. You really have to listen on a proper amp with lots of swing to hear what your phones are capable of. Most people use wimpy, slow amps which is a shame.
  8. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    someone said it

    a fast amp with a bit of swing
    that's the way to do it
  9. Synetos

    Synetos Guest

    I use Beyer Dynamics DT 770 Pro 80ohm closed. I love them. You can get them for under $200 if you shop around. They work wonderful for studio cans. Very comfortable and sound isolating.

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