Can anyone suggest a pair of headphones with exaggerated lows and low-mids (and perhaps lacking in high-mids too!)?
ie not an accurate pair of headphones
that might sound like an unusual request. But, basically, I need a pair of headphones for some mixing late-at-night, when I can't use my monitors (Adam A5s).
I know that when I mix, I err towards the muddy side. I'm trying to train myself, but my ears just seem to love mud. (Listened to too much lo-fi stuff growing up I guess, and too much old 1930s blues.) I figure if I have a headset that really exagerrates that end, it'll compensate for my undiscerning, bass-loving, treble-hating ears. I can then mix properly on my A5s.
I have a pair of Beyer DT770s which I occasionally use for editing and rough mixes, but those rough mixes still come out a lot muddier than I'd like, even while obsessively A/Bing with a (bright) reference track imported into my project. (Ironically, I've done better mixes just using a pair of cheap Skullcandy in-ears I found at work!)
So, can I have your recommendations for a pair of dark headphones, a pair that you might even think are quite crap! Max price £150 or $200