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Motorman

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Does anyone here know of any really good headphones for tracking/recording? Don't worry about budget, just trying to explore options and gather research first. I just want great headphones and isolation that are durable (a huge factor, cuz I hate little speaker cone tears because I accidently set the volumeto be realy high on my comp by accident...surely there's gotta be headphones with speakers that can handle really loud shit?). Any ideas? Thank you!


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Beats.


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Shure SRH840 are great headphones. I believe that Beyer DT770s are used quite a lot too.


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I've enjoyed my Sony MDR-V600s for a few years now, but I don't think they make them anymore. Really even and honest frequency response, comfortable, beefy, durable; basically everything you'd want in studio monitor headphones.


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Are you Evil? JOEEE wrote:
Beats.


hahahaha

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Beats sound really good and handle volume well but do NOT cancel out external noise very well....

The best IMO for the $$$ are Bose...

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http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/headphones/noise_cancelling_headphones/quietcomfort_15/index.jsp

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beats colour the sound too much - they're made for a market that's only interested in bass. Great for listening, but not honest enough for mixing.

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meticadpa wrote:
Shure SRH840 are great headphones.


This. I have the SRH440's and they're awesome.

LOL @ Beats.

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Awesome guys, I'll def. check out those Shures.

BTW, why is Beats so funny? I don't get it haha


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I meant Beats in jest hahaha. I'm glad someone caught on to it.
Misstreater is right, Beats are just a marketing ploy for incredibly overpriced headphones that supposedly offer the greatest sound quality in the universe for a whopping 300$.
They are pretty good, I'll say that much, but they are directed towards a market that is only interested in bass bumping Rap music. 300$ is a ridiculous price for these things and I'd much sooner put the money towards a new iPod or something rather than friggin' headphones. My recommendation is Bose; I've been in the studio alot lately and this is the brand they go with. I can't remember the exact make and model, but I'll be sure to ask and get back with you.


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Thank you! Please do!


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Are you Evil? JOEEE wrote:
I meant Beats in jest hahaha. I'm glad someone caught on to it.
Misstreater is right, Beats are just a marketing ploy for incredibly overpriced headphones that supposedly offer the greatest sound quality in the universe for a whopping 300$.
They are pretty good, I'll say that much, but they are directed towards a market that is only interested in bass bumping Rap music. 300$ is a ridiculous price for these things and I'd much sooner put the money towards a new iPod or something rather than friggin' headphones. My recommendation is Bose; I've been in the studio alot lately and this is the brand they go with. I can't remember the exact make and model, but I'll be sure to ask and get back with you.

Good! I was going to say something, but I decided to just leave it out (wasn't sure I could word it without being an ass - was in a bit of a bad mood). I've listened to them and they're OK. Nothing more, nothing less. I've got headphones that cost a fifth of the price that are far better.


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I'd love a pair - but ultimately, theyre a status thing, just like Skull Candy.

best you can buy are the Beyerdynamic ones - the DT-770 or the 880 pro's

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyerdynamic-DT ... 479&sr=8-1

not tried the 990's, i'm sure theyre great

Expensive, sure. I'm currently using some Sennheisers

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could buy Ultrasone's if you have disposable income....

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Sony MDR-7509 here. Could be a bit more comfortable for multi-hour use, but sounds awesome and can be seen in studio footage of all sorts of bands for whom money is no object.


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Sennheiser HD25sare awesome. They provide excellent background noise attenuation and sound fantastic. I use AKG K242HDs because I don´t really need the noise attenuation features and they fit my head better, if you´re a guitar player you´ll be happy with them too. :)

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Booligan, those Sennheiser HD25s look sweet. I really need good isolation because I record my drummer and I'm in the same room as him and its really hurting my ears after 5-6 takes. So these look promising.

However I also need to use them for tracking, listening back, and mixing. Now I usually don't trust headphones in general for mixing and I have studio monitors to help me with that BUT I want to be able to have headphones that are very honest just in case the monitors are not available to me for some reason.

Do these Senns fit the bill?


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They are designed to suit studio professionals needs, so they sound very natural without really boosting any frequencies. You can use them for mixing, no problem. It´s an honest pair of headphones. :)

I´ve seen drummers use them as ear-monitors as well, they should attenuate those cymbals etc well enough to prevent your ears from bleeding!

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Sorry to resurrect this thread, but I have a question about badass headphones for out of studio use, casual studying or traveling headphones that get rid of a lot of external noise and give a lot of integrity towards the music. I'll probably be listening to a lot of rock/jazz/fusion/acoustic so I'd like headphones that can cut into those EQs pretty well. Any thoughts/suggestions?


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Are you Evil? JOEEE wrote:
Sorry to resurrect this thread, but I have a question about badass headphones for out of studio use, casual studying or traveling headphones that get rid of a lot of external noise and give a lot of integrity towards the music. I'll probably be listening to a lot of rock/jazz/fusion/acoustic so I'd like headphones that can cut into those EQs pretty well. Any thoughts/suggestions?


beats.


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