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Best Headphones for mixing? Studio Monitors
Old 20th February 2012
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Best Headphones for mixing?

I produce electronic music and was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas on a great pair of mixing/studio headphones. To be honest my monitoring situation sucks at the moment (m-audio bm5a's in an untreated room) but due to my current living conditions (lack of available space), a proper room treatment is not possible at the moment. Even though the bm5a's suck I still am able to work with them. I have a limited budget as I will be picking up the DSI Tempest, Thermionic Culture Vulture, and the Waves analog classics collection. That leaves me between $500 - $750 for either new monitors (was thinking of the HS80m's) OR a nice pair of studio headphones and get the monitors later.

Any advice? I know monitoring on speakers would be preferred, but I feel like I would not be adding anything to my setup as my room will still not be treated.
Old 21st February 2012
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I really like my Beyerdynamic DT770s for dance music mixing. I also really like my Sony MDR-7506s. I think even if you have an untreated room and are limited to low volumes, a set of speakers is essential. The Yamaha HS-80s are nice for that price range.
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