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Old 11-08-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Good headphones for mixing and monitoring whilst recording

I need 30ish headphones that have:

Good isolation
A flat eq

I will be using them for

Personal recording projects (eg recording songs i have wrote to send to the rest of my band).
Larger recording projects as a refence whilst mixing
Monitoring whilst tracking recordings

At the moment i can't choose between the Superlux HD661, Superlux HD660 and the Superlux HD662 F (the ones with flat eq). Which set of those headphones would be better for my needs in your experience? Alos I have heard good things about the behringer HPS5000 headphones. Thank you
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:48 PM   #2
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I've tried the HD660... Honestly, I'm no fan. Nothing that cheap can sound good, even for mix troubleshooting. Save the cash, get something within the 50-70 range at least, like the Sennheiser HD 205, 210 and 215.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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Simply for tracking, pretty much anything with a closed back that gets loud as bombs is perfect. Accuracy... meh. Doesn't matter much.

I have a couple pairs of MoreMe headphones - http://www.mercenary.com/moreme.html

They are just what I described - closed backed and loud as bombs. They sound "okay." I'd never mix on them, though.

When I need more, every now and again I pick up a pair of cheapies at the surplus store made by "Chateau" or something for $5-10. For tracking, they're fine enough - loud enough and closed-backed, and cheap as hell so you don't want to cry when they break.

In fact, I'd just never mix on headphones - not even my AKG K240's.

Tracking and mixing are different jobs, and thus require different tools.

Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

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Old 11-09-2012, 07:05 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by axemanchris
In fact, I'd just never mix on headphones - not even my AKG K240's.

Tracking and mixing are different jobs, and thus require different tools.


Don't worry too much about flat response in tracking headphones - better to focus on getting good isolation and plenty of output.

A nice pair of balanced, flat headphones will be a pain in the arse if they constantly bleed through onto the vocal track...
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