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Best headphones for tracking
Old 21st December 2013
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Best headphones for tracking

Looking for a really get set of cans for home recording. I'll be doing a lot of direct, some live (loud) guitars, and vocals - drums I'll do elsewhere. Music style is rock, with some acoustic as well. I'll use the cans almost exclusively for tracking, not mixing, and I'd like to stay in the $100-200 ballpark. Would love some suggestions based on your experience.
Old 21st December 2013
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I love the ATH-M50's for tracking. Not so much for mixing. The sound is very pleasant and full, which I find to be beneficial when tracking. They allow me to feel comfortable and not preoccupied with the sound in the cans, which can affect performance.
Old 23rd December 2013
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I use Sennheiser Hd280 for isolation capability.
Also AKG 240M is very reliable.
Not too much low end extension but quite linear for the rest of the spectrum.
Old 23rd December 2013
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Sony mdr 7506/ ath m50 would be good
Old 23rd December 2013
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Do you all find it helps later for the mix to use very neutral cans, or does it matter?
Old 24th December 2013
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Sony mdr 7506/ ath m50 would be good
My 7505s are bleed monsters what are the 7506's and m50s like in that regard
Old 24th December 2013
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Looking for a really get set of cans for home recording. I'll be doing a lot of direct, some live (loud) guitars, and vocals - drums I'll do elsewhere. Music style is rock, with some acoustic as well. I'll use the cans almost exclusively for tracking, not mixing, and I'd like to stay in the $100-200 ballpark. Would love some suggestions based on your experience.
Based on what you are saying, I would get the Sennheiser HD280.
They are well built, comfotable, good isolation, and they sound good.
I have a various sets of cans for tracking, sony mdr7506, akgk171, yamaha, radio shack, etc..., but I always go with the HD280 as first choice.
I think you can get them for $100, including shipping if you shop online.

I hope that helps.
Old 24th December 2013
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Do you all find it helps later for the mix to use very neutral cans, or does it matter?
For tracking, it doesn't really matter. Isolation is more important.
Old 24th December 2013
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I use DT770s, but I don't know how they compare to the others mentioned in the thread.
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