My brother is going to be recording an album soon and he is looking for a pair of headphones that will be good for mixing and mastering. In the future he will be using studio monitors in a treated environment and as such will be making final decisions there. But for the meantime he needs headphones (he lives in an apartment).
He asked me about the Shure 840, Denon D2000 and the Beyerdynamic DT 770. I said that I have heard the 840 is too bass-heavy and that the same applies to the D2000 but as for the Beyer I don't even know. To be honest I have never listened to either of those headphones.
I am assuming he will want a neutral (flat frequency response) pair of headphones that have a realistic (not flashy) sound stage. Would I be correct in that assumption for the sake of his purposes?
What do you guys think? What should he get? What factors could come into play here (impedence, sensitivity, etc)?
FYI his budget is approximately 300 dollars but of course if there is something cheaper that is superior he'd go for that.