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KRK KNS-8400 vs Sennheiser HD-280 Pro vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs Sony MDR7506

Poll Results: Which studio headphones?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 62% (5)
    KRK KNS-8400
  • 25% (2)
    Sennheiser HD-280 Pro
  • 12% (1)
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
  • 0% (0)
    Sony MDR7506
8 Total Votes  
post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I am very confused over which pair of headphones to choose, and I think that I have limited it down to the four models in the title.  Price is not an issue, only the sound quality and fit.  I will mainly be using these in the studio to produce house and trance.  Therefore I would preferably want these headphones flat/neutral, and not bass heavy or bass light.  Also, take in to consideration that comfort matters a lot because I will be using these for a couple hours a day, and sometimes for 7-8 hours in a row, and the fact that I wear glasses.  If anyone with glasses has had discomfort with any of these please tell me.  Also don't suggest any more models because I have done my research, and there is a reason that I didn't put more up here.  Thanks!

post #2 of 5

i currently have the ATH-M50 and they are pretty good for the price. they do have elevated bass and slightly recessed mids, but for your application i dont see it getting in the way. as far as comfort they do get hot though iv never noticed untill i took them off. i have listened to both the sony MDR and the Sen hd-280. i only tested both for about a half hour each and in my opinion the m50's sound a lot better. the sony's were way too bass heavy and seemed like they were trying to be the m 50's and the 208's just didn't seem to hit it. the mids were great and forward and the trebble was decent  but the reperduction of the lows were choppy. i have not heard the kns 8400 but i looked at them for a while before getting the m50's and they seem like a good set of cans. if it were me i would go between the kns and the m50, being i have not actually  heard the kns i cant say which would be better but they are supposed to be more nutral sounding than the m50. if $200. is not too much soundmagic hp100 is they way to go. i listened to my friends and they are a little more comfterble than the m50, have a better soundstage and are flatter. hope this helps. 

post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by Frosty3258 View Post

i currently have the ATH-M50 and they are pretty good for the price. they do have elevated bass and slightly recessed mids, but for your application i dont see it getting in the way. as far as comfort they do get hot though iv never noticed untill i took them off. i have listened to both the sony MDR and the Sen hd-280. i only tested both for about a half hour each and in my opinion the m50's sound a lot better. the sony's were way too bass heavy and seemed like they were trying to be the m 50's and the 208's just didn't seem to hit it. the mids were great and forward and the trebble was decent  but the reperduction of the lows were choppy. i have not heard the kns 8400 but i looked at them for a while before getting the m50's and they seem like a good set of cans. if it were me i would go between the kns and the m50, being i have not actually  heard the kns i cant say which would be better but they are supposed to be more nutral sounding than the m50. if $200. is not too much soundmagic hp100 is they way to go. i listened to my friends and they are a little more comfterble than the m50, have a better soundstage and are flatter. hope this helps. 
post #4 of 5
I just heardthe kns 8400 they don't do great with rock like the heavier stuff from ozzy or Lincoln park and have slightly recessed bass, other than that they blow the other headphones out of the water. They still have great extension just less punch, great female vocals, strong highs, amazing detail, good sOundstage
post #5 of 5

I wear glasses and own the HD 280s (the only reference headphones I have) and I found that they become uncomfortable relatively quickly. I definitely can't use them for hours of mixing or recording, because the sides of my head right above the ears start hurting very badly where the earpiece of the glasses are squeezed in tightly.

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