Originally Posted by magiccabbage
A friend of mine is looking for a headphone for monitoring. I have a pair of HD280 pros and i have suggested that he take a look at those. His budget is between 100 - 300 dollars. I had a look on the headgear section on this site but there does not seem to be a drop-box for monitoring,
the closest is closed-back.
Maybe you guys have could help. What other cans do you think he should consider?
I do mess around with Ableton and Logic and I have found that my fav cans for mixing are the same cans I like to kick back and listen -- but then I think I listen when I relax the same way I listen when i mix (OCD). Since, I assume you friend does not wonna drop the $$$$ on HD800, i would suggest AKG Q701 or K 702 anniversary edition. Used these cans can be had for quite a bit below MSRP. The reason I like these cans is because they are super revealing and IMO that's the most important thing your HPs can give you when you are mixing. You wonna hear the details so you know what you're putting down. But that is me, and others may have other priorities.
Actually, having said that, I think it actually matters the kind of music your body is playing with and the type of sound he likes his masters to have. I love working with HD800. The recordings come out with a bit more bass, but only just a bit more, and since i know that, I can control for it if I don't want as much.
Anyway good luck!