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Member Since: Apr 10, 2006

ok, so I know you're not supposed to mix in headphones, and I want to get monitors, but I'm under the impression that good flat headphones are cheaper than good flat monitors. Also, I'm currently headphoneless, and I need something to record in that won't bleed into the mic (I'm starting to notice all of my other recordings have the faint sound of and the rest of the recording in the vocal tracks). If you can convince me that I can get a perfectly good, flat set of monitors for the same price as a perfectly good, flat set of headphones, then recommend me some well sealed cheapo headphones for tracking.

As of now I'm looking at:
Sony 7506, Audiotechnica ATH M40/M50, AKG 141, AKG 271, AKG 240, Sennheiser HD280, Beyerdynamic DT 770, Roland RH-50, and Sony MDR-V600

sorry if i've posted this question before, it's something ive been agonizing over for a while

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Since: Feb 07, 2005

Feb 13, 2008 10:58 am

Ya, this has been asked many times before. This is where everyone chimes in on what kind of headphones they have.

If you are able to listen to any of them first then I would purchase the ones that YOU think sound best.

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Feb 13, 2008 11:09 am

From what I've read I want the AKG 271's. I tried some Sennheiser and honestly did not like them as they were horrible for tracking drums. Currently I use my wifes Bose Triports as they are closed ear and block much outside noise, I would not mix with them though.

Ne'er ate 'er
Since: Apr 05, 2006

Feb 13, 2008 01:30 pm

Be sure that they've been tested for durability.


Since: Feb 07, 2005

Feb 13, 2008 01:42 pm

Yup, durability is of upmost importance. Looks like this particular brand is best suited as it looks like the same brand used in both pix.


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