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Recommended headphones for acoustic guitar studio recording?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

My dad has setup a thing to record acoustic guitar, and I would like to get him a pair of headphones for a present.  I am looking at probably a $100 limit, and here are the following headphones I have in mind so far:

 

 

Sennheiser HD-280 PRO

 

Sony MDR7506

 

AKG K240

 

Shure SRH440

 

Sony MDR-V6

 

Please let me know if you have any suggestions regarding full size headphones.  

 

Thank you,

John Reimer

post #2 of 6

Try to get a used K-240MKll.

post #3 of 6

KRK kns 6400 or 8400. You need a closed headphone with as little leakage as possible and good isolation to get the mic placement right.

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Acix View Post

Try to get a used K-240MKll.

 

Okay, why used though?  I heard that AKG's are now made in China for the newer models.  Is this true?  

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Okay, why used though?  I heard that AKG's are now made in China for the newer models.  Is this true?  

 

You can get the 240MKll used for around $100, and I'm not sure if the MKll models are made in China.

post #6 of 6

You might be able to find a k240S for under $100, new....same drivers as the mkII. They leak very little. At over a foot away I have to really strain to hear anything at all from the back of them. If he's going to also use them for listening to music as well, they might be your best choice. I'd take them over the v6 any day for listening for pleasure. Haven't heard the KRK's. though, but the akg mids are hard to beat.

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