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Cheap Headphones that don't Suck? Studio Headphones
Old 16th September 2007
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Originally Posted by ultrasource View Post
+1 for grados. they are nice, cheap, and make you look like you're taking a hearing test in 1978.
they are totally rad looking but sound awesome
Old 16th September 2007
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Originally Posted by fivestarstudios View Post
...numero uno for my money in real studio wear and tear are Fostex Headphones, the T-20's and T-40's, these things are like cockroaches, they will not die, or at least they last quite a while-
My $.02
Fostex T20/40 +1 thumbsup
Old 17th September 2007
Gear Head

My main pair of phones are Beyer DT250 - I find them comfortable, non fatiguing and suitable for tracking (closed design), editing and mixing (or at least as much mixing as you can do on phones) They have a decent bass response compared to DT100s etc

I also like the AKG K240s although they have a slightly bumped low end response and are semi-open so they are not really suited to tracking acoustic sources but they are arguably superior when it comes to critical listening.

The Sony 7506 are ok and I use them for tracking but I'm not sure I'd use them for much else as they are a bit forward sounding and also seem a bit lightweight in the build department - I certainly wouldn't pick them over DT100s for drummers!

I also use Beyer DT770s for tracking but I don't find them very comfortable and most people we have in the studio prefer the DT250s for comfort and sound.

My personal recommendation are the DT250s - I think they are very underrated.
Old 17th September 2007
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Originally Posted by Dickens View Post
Fostex T20/40 +1 thumbsup
Are you talking about the old T20 or the new "RP" series?

Old 17th September 2007
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