Budding audio engineer needs a quality pair of headphones for lab work and down time
Sep 12, 2007 at 1:09 AM Post #16 of 27

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Ok, thanks for the recommendations so far guys I'll check into those. Someone over at AVS just recommended the Fostex T20RP mkII headphones, thoughts on them?


The new fostex suck, hands down.
 
Sep 12, 2007 at 1:35 AM Post #17 of 27

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the sony mdr V6

I think theyre the most used headphones in the audio industry



That answers for why 95% of the recordings are so poorly mastered.
 
Sep 12, 2007 at 10:59 AM Post #18 of 27

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Nobody mentioned AKG K271 or ety er4,both very neutral and isolating.Great sound quality,if you ask me!
 
Sep 12, 2007 at 11:12 AM Post #20 of 27

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Take it from another "Budding audio engineer" - get the HD600's at the very least.

If you have some time to spare and can save more money consider getting some IEM's like the UE-10's. If you can save more money and have less time to spare - get some E500's.

I know they are out of your price range but the sound they provide is just what an audio engineer needs.
 
Sep 12, 2007 at 11:13 AM Post #21 of 27

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That answers for why 95% of the recordings are so poorly mastered.



I agree. However, it's always good to check your work on the crappy stuff so you know what those 95% of people will be listening too.
 
Sep 12, 2007 at 3:00 PM Post #23 of 27

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you can get the 750 for about $265 from Northern Sound and Light. You'll need to call them to get a quote. I got mine from them. I think most people here did.. also, my experience with the 750's differs from MaloS' with 2500s. Yes, they're low impedance so you don't 'need' an amp. They actually do sound good without one.. but, they're fantastic with a good amp. Really brings their potential out. (2500's and 750s share the same driver btw).
 
Sep 12, 2007 at 4:19 PM Post #27 of 27

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Why hasn't anyone recommended IEMs? Aren't IEMs supposed to be detailed and revealing? (I would think what is needed for monitoring)..


Accurate and clear sound stage positioning is also important, in which case IEMs automatically fail (they can be accurate, but soundstage is so small you can't really tell easily enough).
 

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