Originally Posted by UCLA 15
KRK KNS 8400s. Best inexpensive monitors.
So I would definitely get these, they sound literally like the answer to my headphone prayers, except for one little thing: they lack bass. Since their sole purpose will be the recording and producing of rap music, they're kind of immediately off the table.
That review both tempted me, hooked me, and unhooked me. The thing is, the consistent surprise at their level of comfort was the one thing I so long for. Wearing my 840s for hours on end can really suck, and something lighter is really exactly what I need, but I can't have that come at the expense of bass. The most tragic thing about these lacking bass is that they're easily powered sin-amp, which I will probably be doing sometimes.
I am running out of an M-Audio MobilePre, so I guess I could find a model requiring the added power, but I feel like it's a compromise of versatility. Then again, since bass is a compromise I really can't allow, perhaps it is time to consider amp-necessary cans. However, if possible I'd like them to work okay sin-amp because it would be nice to be able to work with them on the go. No essential, but nice.
It seems like the Fostexes require a bit of modding to make them comfortable, which frankly I have no desire of dealing with. Brainwavz/clones..toooooo big!
Hmmm...if I were to change mandatory criterion to:
1. Accuracy, without lack of bass
2. Comfort and lightness
How would that change recommendations? The Sony ZX MD700s look pretty good...not so sure on the 7506 since I'd like to avoid a 10' cord, if possible! Given the new criteria, are the Superluxes still a viable option? Those 661s look pretty nice, but don't seem good on comfort.Edited by cnote678 - 8/15/12 at 2:10am