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best headphones for low end monitoring
Old 4th March 2007
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best headphones for low end monitoring

in some control rooms it's difficult to hear the "real" low end in the mix because of poor acoustic design, standing waves, bad monitors etc.

good headphones could help.

what headphones can you recommend for monitoring the low end?
Old 4th March 2007
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there could be many. i use Beyerdynamic DT-770 pro, goes down to as low as 10Hz. i'm quite happy with them!
Old 5th March 2007
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Headphones don't tell bass, bass is a combination of what u hear and what u feel, so there aren't any headphones who will truly give u a realistic bass response.

U'll have to check your bass on different systems or find a studio that has decent bass response.
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out of all the headphones I have, the akg k44's have the best low end... But i am having reliablity issues with them... I have had almost all of my pairs die... So i don't recommened them really, but they do have a nice bass response
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Originally Posted by UnDeFiNeD View Post
Headphones don't tell bass, bass is a combination of what u hear and what u feel, so there aren't any headphones who will truly give u a realistic bass response.

U'll have to check your bass on different systems or find a studio that has decent bass response.

sure, you're right. i don't want to mix with headphones (i never do), i only want to use them as one of "different systems".

so far - DT 770 pro, i know they rule.

what about sony MDR7506? some engineer recommended them to me.
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Headphones don't tell bass, bass is a combination of what u hear and what u feel, so there aren't any headphones who will truly give u a realistic bass response.
Can't agree with that, some do give realistic representations. If in addition "feeling" it's important, that's easily done by leaving monitor volume at low to medium level while listening to headphones, thereby covering all bases excuse the pun.

IMO just get good neutral headphones. I like Sennheisers. Grados aren't particularly neutral, have a lot of coloration. AKGs are good but can be bright and harsh on the ears after prolonged listening.
Old 5th September 2016
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what about sony MDR7506? some engineer recommended them to me.
theyre the best!
Old 5th September 2016
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Don't listen to those guys. Sennheiser HD 600 and a HeadRoom Standard Amp.
Old 5th September 2016
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Headphones and this:


http://www.eich-amps.com/cms/content/bassboards
Old 5th September 2016
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Ive never been able to accurately monitor bass in any headphones Ive had. The reason for that is mixing headphones seem to sound really good, and sound balanced a lot easier than a pair of speakers with woofers large enough to hear all the bass. Many times Ive thought I had the low end sounding great in the headphones, then when i put it in my car, which has a subwoofer in it, I find that the bass was too loud, which I could only hear when it was magnified by a powerful subwoofer.

One way I can judge the low end is by limiting the 2bus into like 9dbfs rms, if the track is distorted badly then i know i have too much low end. Its a good little trick to help your mind re-evaluate the balance of your mix in headphones
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