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Best monitor/mixing/music headphones for under $150

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Before anyone says "there are lots of post just like this" i want to say the reason i am asking is because no one comes up with a final answer people are pretty much just listing off headphones. And with my limited knowledge of such things its hard for me to make a decision because i dont know what is better.  Now with that said lets continue!

 

  • Im looking for a pair of headphones for under $150 for monitoring at live events (church events) and mixing my own music that i record! along with listening to music.
  • I would like these headphones to be well suited for all of these tasks.
  • I would also like them to be comfortable so i can wear them for hours on end without pain!
  • I would like them to fit completely over my ears,
  • Have a well ballenced audio but with some nice clear bass.

 

I have bean thinking about the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 but i wanted to make sure there wasn't anything else that was better than them and in the same price range. I am willing to buy items off amazon, ebay etccc 

 

Thanks 

post #2 of 11

Heya,

 

Shure SRH840

KRK KNS 8400

AKG K271 MKII

Brainwavz HM5

 

Very best,

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

So you wouldnt recommend the audio-Technica ATH-M50? 

post #4 of 11

From what I've heard, the Shure SRH840 and Brainwavz HM5.

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Why those over the other two? 

post #6 of 11

I haven't heard the other two.

post #7 of 11
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So you wouldnt recommend the audio-Technica ATH-M50? 

I wouldn't. Not for mixing. Go with the Shures or the HM5s.

post #8 of 11

HM-5 is supposed to sound pretty close to a closed hd600 FWIR. There's also the sony v900hd which is supposed to be very 'flat'. I have the non HD version which I like a lot other than over the top bass. If you can go a bit higher budget wise, the Beyer dt250 may be as good, or better, than the HM-5. Never heard the Brainwavz, but I did have the Beyer....very nice for a closed phone....and very balanced.


Edited by lejaz - 9/12/12 at 4:58pm
post #9 of 11

hmmm...i would gun for the shure440...or akg271mk2...these are clean clear neutral sounding cans at a great price..imho.

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

Im kinda leaning towards to the shures, The HM5s are kinda big for my liking. 

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

Double post 


Edited by mixoman - 9/15/12 at 6:46pm
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