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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

Looking to get some closed headphones for a home studio i am setting up, isolation must be good plus good sound quality and comfort.

 

Interested in DT770, HD25 II and ATH-M50.

 

How do these compare for use in the studio?

 

Cheers, Neil

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Looking to get some closed headphones for a home studio i am setting up, isolation must be good plus good sound quality and comfort.

 

Cheers, Neil


You can try the GMP-8.35 @ 35 ohm, here is more info: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/406658/the-german-maestro-gmp-8-35-d-monitor-in-the-studio-serious-about-audio-indeed

post #3 of 22
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Very interesting, never heard of German Maestro before.

 

Anyone know how they measure up to the headphones I mentioned above?

post #4 of 22

i love my akg 240 studio. very natural sounding with a very nice soundstage. even tho semi open they have great isolation. another to look at is maybe the fostex t50rp. the fostex  been getting lot of rave lately and selling out for being unbelievable natural sounding headphone.  

post #5 of 22

i heard of'em but never actually had a chance to audition any cans by that company but i heard lot of great things about'em.
 

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Very interesting, never heard of German Maestro before.

 

Anyone know how they measure up to the headphones I mentioned above?

post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the suggestions Rexaeterna but i really require fully closed phones in order for no sound to leak into the mic when recording.

post #7 of 22

I use the HD 25-1 IIs for tracking, they are great because they don't leak much sound, otherwise, some IEMs are good too depends on what your are recording.
 

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Originally Posted by Neil27 View Post

Looking to get some closed headphones for a home studio i am setting up, isolation must be good plus good sound quality and comfort.

 

Interested in DT770, HD25 II and ATH-M50.

 

How do these compare for use in the studio?

 

Cheers, Neil

post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 

I record piano, guitar, vocals.. maybe drums in the future.

post #9 of 22

I find the HD25s good for vocals because of the small earcups, I had complaints with some vocalists that headphones with bigger earcups would sometimes obstruct the movement of their jaws when they sing. IEMs leak less sound and some have better sound isolation, but with some universal models and some vocalists, the sound signature changes when they move their jaw bones, which can be distracting.

post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 

Ok. good point about vocalists. If i go for the hd25's which version would you recomend?... There seem to be so many.

post #11 of 22
I have HD25-1 II and HD25 SP II, the SPs are less clamping but are quite bass heavy, I much prefer the sound of the HD25-1 IIs. They come with straight or coiled cables, coiled are better for guitarists I think.
post #12 of 22

I would trust Acix's opinions and suggestions on this. His/their productions are very tight. Full of detail and intricacy.

Personally, I would say stay away from DT 770, even to test the bass on your tracks, as I find them muddy and unappealing to work with.

EDIT: Would be great if GMP-8.35s were available to Australian residents. Know of any trustable stores / sellers who ship down under? Cheers!


Edited by Teoman - 12/16/10 at 8:41pm
post #13 of 22
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I would trust Acix's opinions and suggestions on this. His/their productions are very tight. Full of detail and intricacy.

Personally, I would say stay away from DT 770, even to test the bass on your tracks, as I find them muddy and unappealing to work with.

EDIT: Would be great if GMP-8.35s were available to Australian residents. Know of any trustable stores / sellers who ship down under? Cheers!



I know, I was taking a listen to Rabbit Deam, it sounds great.

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Originally Posted by Teoman View Post

I would trust Acix's opinions and suggestions on this. His/their productions are very tight. Full of detail and intricacy.

Personally, I would say stay away from DT 770, even to test the bass on your tracks, as I find them muddy and unappealing to work with.

EDIT: Would be great if GMP-8.35s were available to Australian residents. Know of any trustable stores / sellers who ship down under? Cheers!



I know, I was taking a listen to Rabbit Dream, it sounds great.


 

Thanks guys! I The M-50 is the closest one to the 8.35 that are the most balanced on this list, second will be the 770s and the last option will be the HD-25ll ( on the ear hps). All of those hps on the list are manly for tracking and maybe for mixing/Dj hps. For more advanced mixing and mastering with better dynamic/instrument separation and sound stage, to be able to pinpoint the sound source and to hear clearly any EQ'ing/ fx in the mix, I'll highly recommend on a second pair of open hps like the K702, or the HD-600.

 

BTW, don't forget to trust your speakers...


Edited by Acix - 12/17/10 at 2:08am
post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 

Thats interesting, I was under the impression that the HD 25's were quite neutral phones and the m50 and 770 were more bass heavy. Would this be the same for micro-detail's in a recording? what phone would show the most detail?

 

I got to say i am still tending to like the senn's design as they are mostly metal and can double as portables.

And tracking IS what i want them for. I have a pair of hd650's and warfdale 9.1 speakers for mixing/editing.

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