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Old 25th January 2009
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Best mixing heaphones

What some highj end monitoring headphones with enough bass for hip hop mixing?
Old 25th January 2009
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For at least 15 years I have used these and for 15 years they have stayed the same price for a reason.

I knew I picked the right headphones when I saw a video of Dr. Dre using them also.

Simply the G.O.A.T of mixing headphones, get them and thank me here:

MDR-V600 | Studio Monitor Series Stereo Headphones | Sony | SonyStyle USA
Old 25th January 2009 | Show parent
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CDS,
Have you ever compared them to Sony 7506s? I'm curious because I have the 7506s and I am on the look out for something better.
Old 25th January 2009 | Show parent
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i tired the sony, akg , shneiser...the winner is the beyerdynamics dt 990 pro !

You have to consider the fact that if you take a closed haedphone , your hear will get tired quicker than with an open or semi open headphone ...

closed are good for takes and recording or to isolate from noise , if your place is silent go with the dt 990 PRO , you will not believe your hears!!

i'm telolin ya 7506 &7509 are good for singers and rappers to spit on the mic but for serious mixing and spacialisation ,the beyer rules !
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the 7506's are great headphones. i wouldn't mix on them but they are my go to. i have many pair's laying around here!
Old 25th January 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by wubbzy ➑️
CDS,
Have you ever compared them to Sony 7506s? I'm curious because I have the 7506s and I am on the look out for something better.
Yes of course, 7506 are the pair the musician stores sell, I should know as I used to sell them when I worked in a music store 12 years ago. 7506 are ok as in booth studio phones due to the flexible ears, though most in booths are Sennheisers or AKGs.

The MDR-V600s are THE best for "mixing" as they blow the 7506 away... funny how the 7506 will cost you $20 more because they are targeted for the studio demographic.

I have tried many headphones and the V600 are 20-20,000 feq range, perfect bass, mid and high response.. I usually buy a new pair every year because I love the crisp response of them new.

They keep outside noise out, and sound like you are listening to actual room monitors because they are lightweight (good for hours of wear) and can crank so loud without distortion, you may find yourself using them as desk speakers lol. Trust me, the best headphones you will ever buy.
Old 25th January 2009 | Show parent
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umm no....those sonys shall not be used for mixing wtf?
they cant be that good??

they arent even in the high end price range
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the 7506s are fine for every situation you may need a set of headphones.

mixing is NOT one of them.
Old 25th January 2009 | Show parent
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well im tryna upgrade from my beyerdynamic dt 770


how much higher can i go?? whats better?
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what are you using them for? what aren't you liking about them? really the best thing to do is go try out a lot of them.
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i tired the sony, akg , shneiser...the winner is the beyerdynamics dt 990 pro !

You have to consider the fact that if you take a closed haedphone , your hear will get tired quicker than with an open or semi open headphone ...

closed are good for takes and recording or to isolate from noise , if your place is silent go with the dt 990 PRO , you will not believe your hears!!

i'm telolin ya 7506 &7509 are good for singers and rappers to spit on the mic but for serious mixing and spacialisation ,the beyer rules !
Does that mean the headphones are 'adding' to the sound; 'coloring' it a bit? I'm basically looking for the something that will aid me in translating my mixes better (who isn't), something flat. Accuracy over a sweet sounding headphone is what I'm after. It might be impossible to do, but I would like to get as close as possible.

BTW- to those that feel the need to lecture on why mixing through headphones is bad, I already know all about it. Thanks though. I'm only doing this due to my current circumstance of making sure my 3 yr old gets a good nights sleep and doesn't have to listen to my bass rumbling the house. tutt
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umm no....those sonys shall not be used for mixing wtf?
they cant be that good??

they arent even in the high end price range
They only $99... get them and if they not the best for your mixing, return them, come back here and say I'm lying...

You won't return them lol...

Genelecs are the highest priced studio monitors but how many people actually mix on them? Don't take a product's worth according to price, judge it on how it gets the job done. Sennheisers has cost $300 and up for years and they always sound like a transistor radio: Sennheiser USA - HD800 - Product Details <--- $1300 and no good bass response for Hip Hop mixing!

The Korg OASIS is $8000 on a good day, I have yet to know a single person with one.
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Don't take a product's worth according to price, judge it on how it gets the job done.
Aint that the truth!! I paid $1500 for a Kenmore Elite washing machine. One day I took it apart due to a water drain clog and to my surprise just about everything inside was made out of flimsy plastic!! There was nothing special about the internals to justify the high price; I paid for the name I suppose. I probably could have spent half the price for something just as good, if not better, thus your point at hand
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The Korg OASIS is $8000 on a good day, I have yet to know a single person with one.
I own two of these actually..




just kidding Damn it felt cool to say that I own that expensive ass thing! Back to reality...
Old 25th January 2009
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equation audio rp21... since a lot of fools just go with what's priciest on gc shelf or for what their favorite producer is using most don't know about these. peep this thread..

Equation Audio RP-21 Review - Head-Fi: Covering Headphones, Earphones and Portable Audio
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The new Denon AH D5000 and AH D7000 are expensive and worth every penny. Probably the best dynamic headphones made.

...and they're more neutral than almost anything out there.
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I didn't look at the other responses to your thread, but here's some advice given to me from some professional engineers. Don't get headphones with a lot of "bass" as they are colored (they give you an altered sound). You need to know the TRUTH of how it's really sounding.

I heard an interview with Jimmy Douglass (timbaland's engineer) and he says he doesn't even mix with a subwoofer, which was shocking! I used to have some really bass heavy monitors and when I played the track back in my office, it would sound like crap.

my suggestion on headphones would be the dt-770! I love them! remember mixing with headphones is different than monitors, while good headphones are better than cheap monitors and a bad room, nothing beats a well tuned room and quality monitors.
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my suggestion on headphones would be the dt-770!
Are you using the DT-770 pro-80 or the DT-770 M?
Old 25th January 2009 | Show parent
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I used DT770pro, AKG , sony 7506, etc.. and I feel the Beyers are the best. But NOT FOR MIXING. I just use them to double check spatial coherence, reverb tails, etc.

Do not ever ever ever mix on headphones. You're better off getting some low end speakers if you had to choose one or the other.
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Are you using the DT-770 pro-80 or the DT-770 M?
I have pro
Old 25th January 2009 | Show parent
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Good referencing headphones ----> Audio Technica ATH-M50
but dont just mix on headphones, use it with your monitors
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The new Denon AH D5000 and AH D7000 are expensive and worth every penny. Probably the best dynamic headphones made.

...and they're more neutral than almost anything out there.
$1000.00 for headphones,that sh*t better rub my back and give me neck when Im listening 2 them.
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Ultrasone Pro 650s... The low end is excellent and so far they've translated amazingly well.

Ultrasone
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Yeah Ultrasone are great, I got the Proline 750's, so damn comfy and very nice low end.
Old 26th January 2009 | Show parent
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AkG's are good.
Old 26th January 2009 | Show parent
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I don't mix through headphones but I use Sennheiser 265 closed-ears for tracking because they fit around the ears so I can wear them all day.

The ear connection cables on the HD265s wear out easily, does anyone know any other brands of headphones that cup around the ear like Sennheisers?
Old 26th January 2009
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The Beyerdynamic DT770 has a bass boost and is a very good sounding headphone. But I use headphones only for some checking (spatial coherence, levels, sub-bass) and not alone for mixing. For this the DT770 /990 are top.
Old 26th January 2009 | Show parent
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I like dre beats headphone a lot. Not for mixing(i hate mixing on headphones)but to check how my stuff will sound on an average end user Hi Fi sytem. S3A+Beats work very well IMO
Old 27th January 2009 | Show parent
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Sennis HD600... Hands down! thumbsup
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Ultrasone Pro 650s... The low end is excellent and so far they've translated amazingly well.
Yup.
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