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09-10-2010, 09:55 PM
Currently I am doing research of what kind of headphones would suit me better for audio production. I am seeing there are close, semi-open and open headphones. This kind of make it harder to me to think what would be the best option for me.
I would like to know what people here use for audio production and what suggestions you have of headphones, experiences and things I should pay attention in the headphones.
Budget is not so much of a problem, but I rather stick under the 1,000 dollars.
I am also doing research of professional monitors. But I will leave that for later, since I will be moving in a few months, and I want to avoid extra heavy things to ship to another localization.
Thanks in advance! :)
09-11-2010, 12:27 AM
There's a pretty recent thread about this but it was for a smaller budget in mind. Though it got a little out of hand in the end with the recommendations. I myself like Sennheisers and open headphones in general as I believe open is the way to go when even considering mixing with headphones. The ones I have are Sennheiser HD 600 and I am using them with a dedicated headphone amp, the Creek OBH-21 SE.
But as your budget is that huge, I must say I don't really have much knowledge in that high end headphones. But I still say make it open ones.
09-11-2010, 08:53 AM
I just saw one right now in the hardware section. I probably missed that one when I searched in the forum.
What are the disadvantages of an closed, semi-open and open headphone would have while working in your audio track?
This are the headphones that I was recommended:
Ultrasone Proline 750
Ultrasone Proline 2500
Beyerdynamic DT 880 2005*
09-11-2010, 02:03 PM
AKG 701 / 702
09-11-2010, 02:40 PM
I have reduced the list of the headphones after doing a lot of research. I think this is between the AKG 701 / 702 and the Sennheiser HD600 / HD650.
09-11-2010, 03:34 PM
Swings and roundabouts, I think you'll be happy with either. One difference being how clamp onto your head. Also the K702's are high-bandwidth.
09-13-2010, 03:48 AM
Some day, when I have more to spend, I will go for the Grado's - top levels.
09-15-2010, 10:40 AM
The Grados are hi-fi audiophile cans, but not reference cans, meaning they provide a listening experience and space. I would go with the Senn HD800 over almost any Grado, personally, if I were going to blow serious money on cans.
09-15-2010, 03:38 PM
The funny thing is they aren't really advertised as reference headphones although going by their specifications and cost, they might just give you the best of both worlds. Still I can dream a bit longer.
09-15-2010, 03:40 PM
OK I take that back, "The new reference class in audio headphones" from the PDF.
09-19-2010, 12:29 PM
I would like to go for the HD800, but that goes over $1,000, plus amp.
I am stuck between the AKG K702 and the Senn HD650.
Any more thoughts?
09-20-2010, 01:16 AM
If the headphones are indeed for transparent monitoring you may be better going for the K702's, alas for a more musical sound the HD650 would be better IMO. The AKG tend not to have too much low-end however plenty dynamic headroom.
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