Im an electronic music producer making breaks, techno, house and the like. I use KRK VXT8's in my studio and love them.
I am going to live in bangkok, and cant transport my monitors there, so Im looking for seom very good headphones. I understand that no headphones will substitute monitors, but its my only choice. I do intend to check and fix mixes on my monitors before releasing anything, but it would also be nice to be able to finish things just on the headphones.
Im looking for something that is honest and close to neutral, but as with my VXT8's I want a bit of vibe to the sound, as because Im trying to be creative and make music I dont like it being too sterile. I also need them to have enough Umph in the bass end! Dance music is generally quite bass heavy, and so its quite important to have slightly more than neutral bass, without going to hyped HD25 style bass!
I have a pair of Senhessier HD-25's for Dj'ing, which arent ideal for production/mixing, partly due to comfort and also because they dont exactly give an accurate representation of whats going on!
I also have some Shure 535 In ear phones, and these are great but again not perfectly comfortable for long, and I just dont think any in ear monitor can do what and over ear can.
So I would be checking my mixes on all of these, but really want to get some Go to's for production.
I may be able to get a good deal on Shure stuff, so would be inclined to go that way, looking at the SRH840, SRH940, and SRH 1840.
Ive also been looking at Beyerdynamic and Senheisser alternatives, but just cant narrow it down.
I am looking to spend up to £500, and will try and listen to some when I have a shortlist, i live in the middle of nowhere so its hard to get to a decent shop!
Srry for the long post, just wanted to be descriptive to start out
Any help greatly appreciated :)