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Good headphones for modelling amps alert

stratotone

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...and actually pretty good IMHO for actual mixing too, if for whatever reason you can't use actual monitors...

KRKs. I have the KNS8400, they have a cheaper pair too. I believe they are $99 and $149 at guitar center.

They sound good, are incredibly comfortable, and the headphone cable is detachable. I've worn them for hours with no irritation, usually after about 1/2 an hour headphones start bugging the hell out of me.

Anyways, check em out. They also isolate outside noise too, which is nice - I've used mine a few times for profiling with the Kemper with great results.
 

suckamc

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I'll def find some to check out.

Only thing is that the audio technica ath-m50's are $160 (cheaper with any coupon gc has). Those things are extremely impressive. I'd be stunned if the krk's were in that league, and with such a small price difference...
 

Kirr

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For about $160 Sennheiser HD 558 are really comfortable and nice sounding (after a tape mod). Very unfatiguing, although these are open type. I'm still looking for similarly comfortable closed cans, need to check KRKs.
 

CJDM

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I have the KRK's - really comfortable. Need a decent headphone amp to drive - the ones in the Axe or 11Rack (and probably most interfaces) are sufficient, but don't expect the output of a iphone to do it with those.

Highly recommend for the price.
 

Glenharris1971

Silver Supporting Member
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I use the Bose QC3. Not exactly economical but they sound great. When creating a modeling patch they are pretty good at giving you what the FOH sounds like.
 

evildik

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I haven't tried the ATH-M50's, but I do like my ATH-M30's a lot if you are looking for something a bit lower on the price scale. My only beef with them is that I almost have to squish my ears into cups and my ears aren't all that large.
 

AndrewSimon

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I would take the ATH-M50 over the KRK.
That said, my Sennheiser HD580 (budget version of the HD600)
blows both of them out of the water, too bad they stopped making them, if they break I will be forced to go to
the more expensive HD600

:beer
 

aleclee

TGP Tech Wrangler
Staff member
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I actually had good results with the ATH-M2X. Had to go up more than 10x in price before I found something I liked much better.
 

jeff5x0

Member
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I would take the ATH-M50 over the KRK.
That said, my Sennheiser HD580 (budget version of the HD600)
blows both of them out of the water, too bad they stopped making them, if they break I will be forced to go to
the more expensive HD600

:beer
I have the HD 650's....just for the studio and they are amazing. I love them. However, I would like to get a cheaper pair to knock around with. Might have to check out the ATH-M50's. Thanks for the tip!
 

o0Ampy0o

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I would take the ATH-M50 over the KRK.
That said, my Sennheiser HD580 (budget version of the HD600)
blows both of them out of the water, too bad they stopped making them, if they break I will be forced to go to
the more expensive HD600

:beer
Not a budget version of the HD-600, the 580 was the predecessor of the 600. Sennheiser released a commemorative 580 that was later released as a production model with a few improvements and called the HD-600. I own a pair of each. The most noticeable difference between the two is in fit rather than sound. Either are absolutely great headphones.

BTW, order the cable for the HD-650 to go with your 580's or 600's. It is vastly superior.
 




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