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post #1 of 8
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Location: At home, and mixing recordings on a board, outside with my phone (if the headphones require an amp, I can get a Fiio E5 or whatever cheap solution would more-less fit the budget)

Budget: 120 USD (Prefer to keep it under, but I'd like to see any recommendations really. )

Music: As mentioned before, for mixing recordings, so slightly flat is helpful, but I won't make it a deal breaker so long as the FR is reasonable. But I will be listening to music for leisure, includes bass heavy electronic and more full band type music.

Headphone 'specs' request:

- Full Sized circumaural phones (large drivers is a plus, won't get nitty gritty on those specs though)

- Closed cans

- detachable cable preferable.

- Good build quality.

- Size again, the bigger the headphones the better, I don't want my ears to hurt after extended use like my current cheapos do. clamping force is not a big problem if it will adjust over time.

 

I've looked at the Audio-Technica ATH-M50s, Shure SRH750DJ, Senn. HD 280 (and 380) Pro, and a few others. But need other suggestions.

 

Thanks,


Edited by cloudbinary - 9/1/13 at 1:53pm
post #2 of 8

The ATH-M50 is build much better than the HD280 Pro.

 

The Sony MDR-V6 should not be overlooked either.

 

Here is what HeadRoom recommends for DJ/Studio work:

 

http://www.headphone.com/selection-guide/dj-and-studio.php

 

I think you will be very satisfied with the ATH-M50, but it is a tad uneven sounding compared to the V6, but the M50 is built much better and will last your many years.

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Is the M50 really the best headphones for the budget? How does Superlux or KRK  8400 compare?

 

Oh, and thanks for the link! :D
 

post #4 of 8
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Is the M50 really the best headphones for the budget? How does Superlux or KRK  8400 compare?

 

Oh, and thanks for the link! :D
 

Not sure if the Cable is detachable but I really enjoyed the Koss Pro Dj 200 headphones. I found them to be very resolving, with a nice balance of details and very good bass response. Amp wise I'm confident they do not need to be amped at all 

 

I found the koss Pro DJ 200 to have a sound signiture to my own Beyerdynamic Dt 880 Pros. I think they would really suite your needs 

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Location: At home, and mixing recordings on a board, outside with my phone (if the headphones require an amp, I can get a Fiio E5 or whatever cheap solution would more-less fit the budget)

Budget: 120 USD (Prefer to keep it under, but I'd like to see any recommendations really. )

Music: As mentioned before, for mixing recordings, so slightly flat is helpful, but I won't make it a deal breaker so long as the FR is reasonable. But I will be listening to music for leisure, includes bass heavy electronic and more full band type music.

Headphone 'specs' request:

- Full Sized circumaural phones (large drivers is a plus, won't get nitty gritty on those specs though)

- Closed cans

- detachable cable preferable.

- Good build quality.

- Size again, the bigger the headphones the better, I don't want my ears to hurt after extended use like my current cheapos do. clamping force is not a big problem if it will adjust over time.

 

I've looked at the Audio-Technica ATH-M50s, Shure SRH750DJ, Senn. HD 280 (and 380) Pro, and a few others. But need other suggestions.

 

Thanks,


M-Audio Q40 - you said "flat" which this isn't but if you're considering the ATH M50 and a Shure DJ can, these are really good sounding phones with great bass when called for and about $130 or less in cost. 

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the recommendations guys. Doing a bit more research along with these suggestions, I've found a Senny HD 380 Pro in my price range, that + a cheap amp, would it be worth it vs getting the m-audio or koss pro?

post #7 of 8

Honestly I can't say 100%. but in the past I have not been a fan of entry level Senn cans, my best advice is to see if you can get a return policy for them so that if you don't like you can return! 

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Thanks for the recommendations guys. Doing a bit more research along with these suggestions, I've found a Senny HD 380 Pro in my price range, that + a cheap amp, would it be worth it vs getting the m-audio or koss pro?

Gemini HSR-1000 (Takstar Pro 80) closed headphones, $50 on eBay.

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