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yahmaha rh-5ma / grado sr60i

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hey guys i have a pair of yahama rh-5ma headphones that i use for mixing tracking when its time to use headphones, aside from my jbl lsr 305 monitors. LOVE the jbls, but sometimes i feel like i have some difficulty translating the shrill/high frequencies, so i turn to the yamaha cans. to my ear they're flat/unforgiving/accurate, but i also feel like they're shrill and fatiguing after a bit of use. but for the 60 bucks i paid for them im in no way complaining, they do me justice when judging my mixes especially the higher frequencies. anyway, been looking into the grado sr60i's - mainly for mixing purposes. how do these hold up and how do the compare to the rh-5ma's? im totally open to other suggestions, i just dont have all that much of a budget (100 bucks or so). thanks!

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Grados are not neutral; not good choice for your intended use.

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Grados are not neutral; not good choice for your intended use.

Agreed. Grados are fun for listening to rock, but not good for mixing at all.
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Oh, just realized your budget is $100. Check out the Fisher Audio FA-003 and Brainwavz HM5 which have been popular in the $125 to $150 class of closed headphones:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/585281/review-brainwavz-hm5-a-new-neutral-champ
http://www.head-fi.org/t/491632/review-fischer-audio-fa-003-a-neutral-champ
One manufacturer makes the drivers and cups, and then they are rebranded by different companies. They are fairly neutral, very comfortable headphones. Should work fairly well for mixing. Right now, you can get the NVX Audio XPT100 version of the same headphone for $80. biggrin.gif
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awesome, thank you i will for sure check those out!! 

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