Tone is Paramount
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I have been using some HD280 Sennheiser phones for a number of years but was wondering what would be a better headphone for mixing these days?
And mixing on 240s are worse then NS-10s. I'd use em for balancing instruments but that's it. No way would I use those while eq'ing..What's the best high gain 100 watt head for my coffee house acoustic duo?
Save yourself some frustration and get some monitors. Mixing in headphones is a waste of time and effort.
+1. these are comparable to the Sennheiser HD650's but cost less.Beyer dt880 are very good
great points emdub, thank you..... yea, I always check my mixes the next day on my car stereo. It certainly helpsWhether you use monitors, HD280s or the high-dollar headphones you're probably still going to burn the mix to a cd and listen in the car or whatever your process is. I've found that after mixing through my Sony MDR7506 phones then burning a disc and listening in the car for a while, I know where to compensate. Less reverb, back off on the vocals, bring up the kick, etc. It's totally true that you can't trust the mix you get through the phones, but the other side of the story is that the phones are CONSISTENT. They are off in almost exactly the same way every time. That's not to say that you won't waste CDs, but at least they're cheap and at least you can mix when the kids are asleep.