#1
Anyone want to share which cheapest but best studio headphones they've used?
I've been hearing Audio technica MH50 is one of the best. Anyone have something cheaper and better alternatives?
#2
What's your budget?
Do you need them to be closed back (no sound bleed, more noise isolation)?
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#3
I have a set of Sennheiser HD201s that are really good. They can be had for less than £15.
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#5
I can probably afford MH50 but I just think I'm doing overkill with the price. I prefer closed types. I'm also looking at the AKG 912 and Senheisers like the HD201 or higher models. I wouldn't want to spend too much if I can get something cheaper with the same quality.

Anyone tried AKG912 or the 77s or 99s? or maybe the Audio Technica MH30?
#6
I play through an AKG K240 sometimes. They're OK, but honestly, I haven't found any headphone that really sounds very good for guitar. The only time I use them is when I can't bother the room next door. As soon as I'm able, I pull the headphone cable and play with the speaker. It always sounds way better to my ears. There might be better choices, but the K240's run around $100 and they're decent.
#7
I have large, over the ear Sony headphones, purchased at a Sony outlet store for $5- they were refurbished. They're not quite as big as true studio monitors, but they're close.
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I have large, over the ear Sony headphones, purchased at a Sony outlet store for $5- they were refurbished. They're not quite as big as true studio monitors, but they're close.


I use these.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/gear-one-g100dx-isolation-headphones

I got 3 pairs for $27 on a SDOTD sale a couple of years ago. Given my limited playing skills, worrying about precise sound quality and reproduction in my headphones would be cork-sniffery of the highest order...

Well, that and the fact that I seldom use them, much preferring to simply crank that shit UP!
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#9
If for whatever reason you prefer closed back headphones, def get a pair of M50 or M50x.
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#10
Generally, you're looking at around $100 for good studio-quality headphones (these do NOT include Beats). Sony 7506, Sennheiser 280, AKG 240, BeyerDynamic 770 are all examples of studio-level headphones. Pick the one you like the best. I've got the AKG and Sony versions, FWIW.

You're not overspending at those levels, but if you're spending beyond $200, you're probably not getting value for the money. Avoid the headphones designed for DJ work or for emphasized bass response.
#11
For guitar practice I often use a set of $15 Sony headphones. Cheap shit headphones have no low end and no high end. This means I’m not distracted by hiss, hum, or a tiny speaker resonating with low notes.