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I'm a noob, so excuse me. If i'm gonna buy studio headphones, do i want them to be perfectly flat? I'm gonna be using them to make Electronic/Dubstep. If they aren't flat, i'll mix the songs incorrectly, right? On that note, any recommendations for said headphones? Looking to spend no more than $300. Also, I'm looking for headphones that look really badass (lol). Around $200?
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Check out the Shure SRH840s.

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Check out Sony MDR-7506/MDR-V6 or Sennhesier HD-280 PRO.

Edt: There also is a Sennheiser HD-380, but I am not sure if it as flat as the HD-280.

Edit 2: On the HeadRoom graphs the Shure SRH840s(I haven't heard these) have a huge hump in the 100Hz range. Not sure if this is a wrong measurement or if it is a way to make the headphones not sound thin.

Also stay away from headphones with angled drivers when mixing. Like the Ultrasone S-Logic headphones, because it makes certain sounds just fade away in the background in my experience.


Edited by LithosZA - 6/19/12 at 11:19am
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If you're on a budget, you might want to consider AKG K240 Studios.  My AKG K240 Studios just arrived earlier this afternoon, and they're quite literally sounding better by the hour.  Fairly neutral, bit heavier on the low end than I expected, but fairly good all-around.  The going price for these seem to float between $79.99 and $99.99 depending on seller and time-of-day.

 

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I'm not sure if they look bad ass enough for you, but I dig the Fatherland-inspired radioland aesthetics myself.  My own AKG K240 Studios just arrived earlier this afternoon (listening and breaking them in right now) and they're literally sounding better by the hour.

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I'm a noob, so excuse me. If i'm gonna buy studio headphones, do i want them to be perfectly flat? I'm gonna be using them to make Electronic/Dubstep. If they aren't flat, i'll mix the songs incorrectly, right? On that note, any recommendations for said headphones? Looking to spend no more than $300. Also, I'm looking for headphones that look really badass (lol). Around $200?

What source(s) are you plugging the headphones into?

Heard the KRK KNS 8400 make good studio headphone.

I own the KNS 8400, (have no idea on what studio sound is like?)

Maybe the AKG K240/242.

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