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Which Headphones is best for mixing tune?

Permanent link to this post Posted by charles008 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:28 pm

I need headphones for mixing tunes but I am not satisfied with the mic performanc of my current headset. Which one should I buy?
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Re: Which Headphones is best for mixing tune?

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Re: Which Headphones is best for mixing tune?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:50 am

The go-to Hollywood headphones are Sony MDR-7506. Their claim to fame is the ability on a live shoot, to show you something wrong with the sound before anybody else hears it. If you ask for headphones on a shoot, there's just short of 100% chance somebody will hand you a pair of these. Not only are they ubiquitous, but they're all over the place.

But I wouldn't want to listen to a movie or concert with them. Wrong task.

I think the all-time champs are still the Koss Pro4s. I think they're up to AAA now?? Perfect reproduction, but they're hot, sweaty and weigh as much as a Land Rover. I have a set of these and the slightly lesser quality Pro3.

My personal favorite for private listening is Sennheiser eH-150. I find them very pleasant to listen to, but I have to be careful because they have smooth but powerful bass boost. There is another forum personal recommendation of Sennheiser. I need to look it up.

Behringer makes two headphones. I have the HPS3000 that I got in a swap deal instead of a purchase price adjustment. I later found Behringer makes a higher end unit that I probably should have requested. Mine sounds very much like the Koss units.

I gotta go for a while.

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Re: Which Headphones is best for mixing tune?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:07 am

Yeah. I keep oozing back to the Sennheisers. I found the original set left for trash after a studio building move. They had the usual broken cable and everything else worked fine. Trivial to fix. Then I bought a second set. I can listen to both for hours (one at a time).

I think it was WaxCylinder who has his own favorite Senniheisers.

Searching.

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Re: Which Headphones is best for mixing tune?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:19 am

He likes Sennheiser HD25-1.

I think I'm retreading a posting we did a while ago.

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Re: Which Headphones is best for mixing tune?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:32 am

I do have notes on earbuds. I found a config I very much like.

No picture yet, but it's the Apple model just after this one.

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I can mess with them enough to make them semi-seal in my ear canal and they sound OK. Then I found someone selling foam covers that build out the diameter of the driver for an almost perfect koz-fit.

OK!! I can do this.

I can't stand the current earbud design..

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.. and the sealed ear canal units are very uncomfortable. When I'm walking around the neighborhood, I take them in and out frequently and the sealed units feel like I'm sucking my brains out through my ears. I can't spare that much, thanks.

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