Good headphones for under $150

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Good headphones for under $150

Post by DoReMiFa » February 3rd, 2013, 11:51 am

I currently have some dollar-store headphones and when I'm playing/recording my practicing, the bass is super-exaggerated and the sound is a little distorted - so sometimes I can't hear how badly I'm singing... I can't use my amps or monitor often since I have a newborn at home so investing in good headphones is ok... I was looking at these (local store)

http://www.long-mcquade.com/products/58 ... iption-tab

I can stretch my budget and get these: http://www.long-mcquade.com/products/83 ... iption-tab

Those are the two I'm looking at. I don't mind paying a little more knowing I will be using these for a long time. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Good headphones for under $150

Post by Nuno » February 3rd, 2013, 2:03 pm

I have a Sennheiser HD 555 and I am very happy. They feel confortable and sound good to me. Could you try them before buying? It could help to decide, some headphone are most responsive to the bass.

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Re: Good headphones for under $150

Post by DoReMiFa » February 3rd, 2013, 3:20 pm

Nuno wrote:I have a Sennheiser HD 555 and I am very happy. They feel confortable and sound good to me. Could you try them before buying? It could help to decide, some headphone are most responsive to the bass.

Thanks, I'll check these out. I just want a "flat" sounding one with no options so it's as close to what's being played as possible. I heard Sennheiser is the best value for money.
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Post by Alan Green » February 3rd, 2013, 3:29 pm

Sennheiser get my vote too - I've got a pair permanently plugged into my Hard Disc recorder
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Re: Good headphones for under $150

Post by Moonrider » February 4th, 2013, 1:39 pm

Ok - I'm gonna be the wierdo here. I've got two pairs of AKG K 240 headphones I use in my home studio. I've had them for quite a while, and they're an excellent set of reference headphones. They're a bit above your price range though.

That being said, mixing with JUST head phones will give you a distorted separation and can make the stereo balance of your mix sound off. They will also make you tend to mix the bass a bit low no matter how flat they are. Always check your mixes on a set of studio monitors if possible, or on as many different types of speakers and environments as you can if you don't have at least a decent set of near field monitors.
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Re: Good headphones for under $150

Post by DoReMiFa » February 4th, 2013, 2:13 pm

Moonrider wrote:Ok - I'm gonna be the wierdo here. I've got two pairs of AKG K 240 headphones I use in my home studio. I've had them for quite a while, and they're an excellent set of reference headphones. They're a bit above your price range though.

That being said, mixing with JUST head phones will give you a distorted separation and can make the stereo balance of your mix sound off. They will also make you tend to mix the bass a bit low no matter how flat they are. Always check your mixes on a set of studio monitors if possible, or on as many different types of speakers and environments as you can if you don't have at least a decent set of near field monitors.
Not weird at all!

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Re: Good headphones for under $150

Post by EzraplaysEzra » February 5th, 2013, 8:01 am

I like all things Sennheiser as well, but I have four sets of Panasonic RP-HTX7 - at $30/ea they are a steal and you could have 5 of them at your price.

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Re: Good headphones for under $150

Post by DoReMiFa » February 6th, 2013, 7:27 am

Thanks folks, I'm going to the local shop to see what I can find :D

Edit: I got these: http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/s ... 0-pro.html

I tried these and they seemed the best for me.
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Re: Good headphones for under $150

Post by Art_Gear_Track » May 19th, 2013, 9:15 pm

I'm glad you got the 770s! I was going to suggest those. The studio I work at primarily uses those. They are flatter than flat!

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