Bass Heavy + all around freq. Studio Monitor Headphones??
Aug 27, 2015 at 10:57 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 10


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Aug 27, 2015
So first thing I would like to ask is, I have a pair of Sony MDR-XB90EX, and they are AMAZING, but those are consumer headphones I wouldn't think you should be using the as mixing reference headphones... maybe not but I need to know if they would be good to mix in because i'm on a tight budget already and can't afford to use too much money. Anyhow, so let's say I'm this Trap music hip-hop producer and in trap music there's a TON of low end and really hard hitting bass and really really punch kicks, That's the type of music i'm making and i want headphones that can really hit hard in the low end but I also wanna have everything else balanced and standout nice along with my low mids, mids & high mids and highs, anyone know where to get some Flat frequency response studio mixing headphones that can do that? my limit is $200 and maybe just a tiny bit over, I would be so happy if anyone could find out for me. These KRKs almost have me convinced but the reason why i say almost is because of the people saying these are NOT bass heavy headphones but they go down to 5hz
Aug 28, 2015 at 6:32 AM Post #2 of 10
I'd go with a DT770 80-ohm. They'll be in your budget, they'll bring the bass, and they're durable as hell. They are slightly V-shaped in the signature, but the mids are still decent. 
A headphone many people love for DJing is the V-Moda M100. Those can be had in your price range if you go with a gently used pair.
Aug 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM Post #3 of 10
Your title says, "Bass Heavy + all around freq. Studio Monitor Headphones."

Studio monitors are not bass heavy. So either you want bass heavy headphones, or studio monitor headphones.
Aug 28, 2015 at 6:13 PM Post #4 of 10
The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is a bass-heavy headphone marketed as a studio monitor. (Just look at these measurements.) But any bass-heavy headphone is going to cover up some of the rest of the frequencies, and when you are doing studio work, you could end up making a thin mix, because you're hearing more bass than is actually there. Bass-heavy and a flat (aka neutral, balanced, etc.) frequency response are two different things. Anyway, just use EQ to get better results.
Aug 28, 2015 at 6:49 PM Post #10 of 10
Look into M-Audio Q40, it has strong Bass , clear mids and smooth highs.
if you want quality bass, take a look at HE400/400s/400i's or DT990's
if you want skull vibrating bass try the JVC SZ2000's

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