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Stefanob 12th November 2019 12:05 PM

High-end headphones for producing
 
Hello,

I am in search of a pair of high-end headphones for long production sessions in an acoustically non-treated room.

I was looking into the Audeze LCD-X, but any other reccomendations are appreciated.

Also, I would be connecting the headphones directly to a RME UCX interface, or to my Midas Venice 160 mixer. Would I need and/or benefit from an individual headphone amp with either configurations?

Thank you very much!

johannburkard 15th November 2019 01:15 PM

Headphones are really subjective from what I've seen. I would go to a place that has many models (including cheap ones) to try.

Stefanob 15th November 2019 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johannburkard (Post 14324151)
Headphones are really subjective from what I've seen. I would go to a place that has many models (including cheap ones) to try.

Will do! Thanks for the reply :)

Robo 15th November 2019 01:56 PM

Headphone types to look at are:

Electrostatic (eg. Stax)
Planar Magnetic (eg. Audeze)
Bio Cellulose Dynamic (eg. Beyerdynamic, Sony)

You will need a good HRTF/crossfeed plugin as well as a good EQ to correct the response independently left and right.

Done correctly, this will provide a revelatory listening experience, however, even with this kind of setup, headphones can never show the stereo image in such a way that good speakers can mixing sound in open air - but they get pretty damn close.

Stefanob 20th November 2019 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robo (Post 14324208)
Headphone types to look at are:

Electrostatic (eg. Stax)
Planar Magnetic (eg. Audeze)
Bio Cellulose Dynamic (eg. Beyerdynamic, Sony)

You will need a good HRTF/crossfeed plugin as well as a good EQ to correct the response independently left and right.

Done correctly, this will provide a revelatory listening experience, however, even with this kind of setup, headphones can never show the stereo image in such a way that good speakers can mixing sound in open air - but they get pretty damn close.

Thank you for your answer! I’ll definitely do some deep research.

As for the stereo image, I would anyways have a pair of monitors for that :)

Amroth 21st November 2019 10:59 AM

When I get some spare cash I'm so buying the Focal Clears. They just seem like the best bang for buck monitoring and listening headphones right now :cowbell: