#1
I didn't really know where to put this so its in here.

I need to get some good studio headphones for the course I'm doing at Uni. The tutor recommended Sennheiser HD 202's, but he said if I were to go further they wouldnt be good for long.

So I have had a look, I want to stick to the Sennheiser HD range. I just dont know which ones to get. The 3 I am debating over are the HD 515's, HD 555's and HD 595's.

Could you please help me out?? I am pretty darn keen on the HD 595's but are the other ones better? Im just not sure.
#4
I read great reviews about the AKG brand and decided to buy one. I dont know if it's well known or not, but they sound amazing.

The bass is great and it's more than what you need for recording and monitoring. It picks up sounds that my 2.1 system doesnt. I'd definitely recommend them. I got the K44 model for around 40 dollars (I dont remember exactly).


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#5
What purpose are they serving? This is the biggest question you should be asking yourself. Then decide from there.

If you are mixing audio, best way to go is near-field monitors.

if you are just using them for tracking, then headphones are the perfect solution.
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#6
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I've heard good things about the M50's, and Beyerdynamic DT770's are always a good choice.
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What purpose are they serving? This is the biggest question you should be asking yourself. Then decide from there.

If you are mixing audio, best way to go is near-field monitors.

if you are just using them for tracking, then headphones are the perfect solution.



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#8
We all got asked to get them because we will be doing stuff in the studios at Uni. Will be doing everything, recording, mixing, tracking. And I will be using them at home also for recording and just general listening.
#10
senheisser hd25s would be aporopriate for you
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#11
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mixing... tracking....just general listening.


Three entirely different purposes. You need at least two different pairs for this.

Basically, you can track with anything. For tracking I have a pair of $20 phones that have a mono/stereo switch and are loud as bombs. They're also closed phones, which helps to minimize leakage into the studio. Very heavy on the mids, but you're tracking, so... who cares?

But a great pair of phones is a pair that you will not enjoy general listening on, and a pair that you will really enjoy general listening on will be crap for mixing.

That all said, I should caution you that mixing on headphones should be a very distant second choice behind mixing on proper monitors.

My 'surgical' phones are AKG K240's, which run a little over $200. They're not flattering for listening, (very very flat = very very boring) but if there is a rough spot in your edit... you'll catch it with these or you won't catch it on anything.

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