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Recommend me headphones

My birthday is coming up soon & I'm looking to get a good set of headphones for late night sessions. They would only be going into my synths or most likely, my Zoom r16 so I'm looking for a set that will let me hear as much as possible.

I know very little in this area however, can anyone suggest/recommend a set? Say a budget up to £200 if that's feasible.



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I've been happy with my Audio Technica ATH-M50's. I think they are a fairly popular choice for budget headphones. A few of my buddies use them for DJing and general listening, and are happy as well.
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With this budget look over Senhizer's HD series. Open type headphones are only way to go when mixing otherwise your ears are burned in 3 hours.
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I'm pretty happy with my Beyerdynamic DT-880
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Beyerdynamic DT 880
These are absolutely amazing. A classmate of mine has them. I have a pair of the DT 770 Pros. If I had the money I would have a pair of both. The DT 770s are closed back, and the DT 880s are semi-open. My classmate complained about outside noise at school, and not being able to concentrate with the 880s, and said he wished he'd gotten the 770s. I love my 770s, but the 880s are much easier on the ears for longer periods of use. Also, Beyerdynamic makes the most comfortable headphones ever...in my experience.
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+1 for DT-880 but remember they need a good amp so I'm not sure how they will go plugged directly into your gear.

-1 for Sennheiser HD-650s
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+1 for DT-880 but remember they need a good amp so I'm not sure how they will go plugged directly into your gear.

-1 for Sennheiser HD-650s
-1 for the 650s? Why? Those headphones are incredible.

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Open type headphones are only way to go when mixing otherwise your ears are burned in 3 hours.
I have to disagree. I find the isolation pleasing and don't have any problems working long sessions with closed back headphones. I have the SH940's and they are extremely comfortable and don't fatigue like you suggest.
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+1 for DT-880 but remember they need a good amp so I'm not sure how they will go plugged directly into your gear.

-1 for Sennheiser HD-650s
Hmmm, they would most likely only be used in the zoom r16 so I don't know. The current crappy headphones I use have the volume dial barely above minimum with them so I would hope if necessary cranking it up would be sufficient.

Also, forgive my noobness on the issue but what exactly is the difference between a closed pair and an open pair?
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I am with Myrok on this one. HD 650 all the way for some nice headphones.
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Also, forgive my noobness on the issue but what exactly is the difference between a closed pair and an open pair?
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Best Headphones I have used.

I also have Sennh. HD600, Sony MDR 7509 hd , but imho. the ATH m50 sound the best

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-1 for the 650s? Why? Those headphones are incredible.
I know right, maybe I got a ripoff pair or it's something else in my chain (Komplete Audio 6, Auditor) but after several months, and having now compared with the Beyers, I just don't like the response. It's a shame because they're very good in other ways like detail, separation.
I'll be giving them another serious go but it does surprise me that two pairs of headphones both respected for mixing (and therefore relatively flat right?) can sound so different. Anyone else got or had both?
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I bought a pair of Sennheiser HD202 recently and am over the moon with them. They are Sennheiser quality and cheap as chips.

If you want better quality, Sennheiser HD25 are always a great bet.
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DT880Pro are easily the best value for money. Extremely flat and unhyped. As I always say, they force you to mix well.
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DT880Pro are easily the best value for money. Extremely flat and unhyped. As I always say, they force you to mix well.
I was never able to get a good mix with these, low end is muffled
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DT880Pro are easily the best value for money. Extremely flat and unhyped. As I always say, they force you to mix well.
Meh... I'd take the ATH M50 over the DT880s every single time.
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Thanks for that, very clear to understand.


I think I'm leaning towards the ATH M50's. I assume these will be good with my Zoom r16?
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I like my Sennheiser HD 600. Haven't had them for long, but I think they sound very uncolored. I also have the Sony MDR-7506, they're great too, not as detailed as the HD 600 perhaps, but I think they are excellent to mix on.
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I bought the Sennheiser HD-650 to use them at home. In the studio I use the HD 580, about 12 years old now. I did an A/B test and found it very hard to notice any differences. The HD-580 was even lighter to wear. So if you can pick up a second hand HD-580, don't hesitate. Great headphones!
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I would recommend the AKG K702 or Q701. They are the same headphone basically, it is a matter of which you can find at the best price. I have been using them for years, and absolutely love them
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I've been happy with my Audio Technica ATH-M50's.
Me too. They are good inexpensive headphones. Just make sure you don't buy knock-offs.
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Audio Technica ATH-M50's
Also the best I have tried, and very comfortable to wear for long periods.
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I would recommend DENON AH-D2000
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Sennheiser HD-25 is very good for portable and in studio use!, Beyerdynamic DT-990 Edition, Love them for pleasure listening!

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