Originally Posted by atma
i'd look into the audio technica ath-m50s or even the krk 6400's. you can find both for 100$ and they have a relatively flat frequency response. even with those, you really have to learn to use them properly, which means learning what a balanced mix actually sounds like on them. one problem with headphones is it can be really easy to crank bass levels because it won't necessarily sound unbalanced with excess bass even if it is.
probably the best thing you could possibly do is download voxengo's free SPAN plugin, and spend enough time to learn it thoroughly. if you can understand all of its settings and how to properly use it, it can be an invaluable tool for your situation and you can use it as a reference to check if your levels are balanced or way off.
Those KRK headphones look nice, I have the extra $$ so I might even get the 8400.
I looked into the SPAN Plugin and it looks similar to the spectrum plug-in on Ableton. I think O_O not sure. Im not gonna lie, I have no idea what it does...or how I would use it.
I'm guessing it shows the visual read out of the frequencies and I would EQ visually along with the headphones??
Also should I re-eq after I compress and limit?
again thanks for all the help