Headphone system for studio

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by michaiel, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. michaiel

    michaiel Guest

    I have the opportunity to build a new studio and am looking for a quality headphone amp system for recording. Any recommendations?

  2. dpaton

    dpaton Active Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Furman makes one I use and like, and Aviom has some cool stuff, especially for digital based studios. If cash is an issue, Rane makes a 6-fer headphone amp and you can just run cabling everywhere.

  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    My favorite is the RANE HP 6. 6 channels of high powered headphone amps in a one space case. Each channel has its own input or you can drive all 6 channels from a common source, which ever you choose. Very powerful, flexible, quiet and reliable. I have 2 that I have had for several years now and they just keep on working. Enough power to hurt your ears if you are not careful.

    Kurt Foster
  4. sdevino

    sdevino Active Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    I have a Rane HC-6 and a Simon Systems SB4 Soak that runs off the output of a 100 Watt Poweramp.

    The beauty of the Simon system is that it has lots of beautiful clean headroom, and you can daisy chain the soaks to add extra headphones.

    My HC-6 is going up for sale soon since it has been relagated to the closet.

  5. michaiel

    michaiel Guest

    Thanks for the reply, I will look into the Simon

  6. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    All good systems...dont forget the Oz Audio system...they make several models...I have one and its great...
  7. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Distinguished Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Oberlin, OH
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    I just purchased a really nice Presonus 4 headphone unit for under $100.00 It works and sounds GREAT! I had a Behringer but it did not sound too great. I also use a Symetrix unit for remotes. I too like the RANE but it is pricey.

    Hope this helps....

  8. Barkingdogstudios

    Barkingdogstudios Active Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    I can off a suggestion on which one NOT to buy ... the Behringer.

    Probably no surprise to anyone here but it simply won't drive the headphones (AKG 240S) well enough, especially if people are in the same room as the drums (like the bass player).

    I am looking for a replacement as well .....

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