Recommend me some home studio headphones

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by dmaji1, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. dmaji1

    dmaji1 Member

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    good evening gentlemen, im looking to spend about $100-$200AUD on a good pair of headphones for my home studio, i need a good pair of closed headphones that doesn't leak sound out. i have a pair of M-Audio Studiophile DSM2's for mixing so i wont be needing my headphones for mixing, just for tracking really. currently im using a pair of Icemat Siberia's (from my gaming days lol) they are alright but i found they leak a fair bit of sound, and after having them for nearly 3 years they are on their way out (left headphone drops in and out)

    so can anyone recommend me a good pair of tracking headphones in my pricerange?

    im looking at these 3 in particular

    Sennheisser HD280 Pro's
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    http://headphones.com.au/psingle?productID=72

    The Shure SRH440
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    http://headphones.com.au/psingle?productID=445

    Sony MDRv600
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    http://www.sony.com.au/product/mdr-v600

    cheers,
    Dale
     
  2. Mattbedrock

    Mattbedrock Silver Supporting Member

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    I have both the Sennheisers and the Sony's. I think the Sony's sound a little more balanced but the Senn's are really tight and quiet for tracking. I'm using those right now.
     
  3. OctalSocket

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    Of the models you listed, I haven't heard the Shure's, but the Sonys and Sennheisers are both good. You may also want to look into the Audio Technica ATH-50s - they're more like $140, but they're the best that I've heard in that price range.

    Also, the Beyer headphones are very good - I've got a few pairs of the DT150's around here, and they're very good at isolation.
     
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    i think im leaning towards the sony's for some reason

    remember leakage is of utmost importance
    sound quality comes second.

    as i said before im not mixing with them and
    in this price range i dont expect anything but good sound quality.
    its not like im buying a pair of $15 cans from walmart.
     
  5. Curt

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    I spent a few hours comparing the mics you mentioned at GC.
    A couple salesman and even some walk in customers tried them all along with us.
    We all agreed that the Shure 440's sounded the "best".

    That's what I bought and couldn't be happier.
     
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    I dig the 280's for tracking. Good isolation and decent sound. When I comment on isolation, i'm talking about them keeping outside sounds out. I'm not sure how they are for sound leaking out of them. I'd think it would be the same both ways.
     
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    AKG K271 mkII's
    http://www.zzounds.com/item--AKGK271MKII

    zero audio bleed (closed back), extremely comfortable, sound automatically cuts when you take them off

    and the cord breaks away via mini xlr- very easy to replace or swap between straight or coiled (both are included).
     

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