>My Studio

Gear I’ve owned, still own or have tried

I will be frequently adding to this page as I review the stuff I haven’t already, as well as acquire more gear! Check back periodically!


  1. JBL LSR 305 Review


  1. Sony MDR 7506 Review
  2. Sony MDR V150 Monitor Series Headphones


  1. Sennheiser HD 280 Review
  2. Sennheiser HD 201 Review
  3. Sennheiser HD 202 Review
  4. Sennheiser HD 25 Review
  5. Sennheiser HD 600 Review


  1. HIFIMAN HE400i Review (Coming Soon!)

Audio Technica

  1. Audio Technica ATH M50 Review
  2. Audio Technica ATH M40x Review
  3. Audio Technica AT LP60 Review
  4. Audio Technica AT2020 Review


  1. AKG K553 (coming soon!)
  2. AKG K240 Studio Headphones Review


  1. Grado RS2 Review (Coming Soon!)

Audio Interfaces & Amps

  1. Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Review
  2. M-Audio Fast Track Pro USB Audio Interface
  3. Schiit Magni Review (Coming Soon!)
  4. Schiit Modi Review (Coming Soon!)


  1. Samson CO1 studio condenser review
  2. Samson Go Mic compact USB microphone review
  3. Samson Meteor mic review
  4. Samson Meteorite USB condenser mic review


  1. The KORG padKONTROL
  2. Akai MPD18 Compact Pad Controller


  1. Philips SHP9500 Review (Coming Soon!)

Skull Candy

  1. Skull Candy Uproar Wireless

Headphone Reviews involving extensive research

Please keep in mind there is no substitute for trying this stuff out for yourself. My goal here at Home Studio Basics is to come up with a precise and accurate consensus for each and every one of my reviews. As a consumer of gear myself, I take great pride in researching a product until I come to a point where I feel like everything has been covered, good or bad. Contact me if you have any requests! Also check out my About Stu page!


  1. Sennheiser HD 650 Best price
  2. Sennheiser HD 800 on sale!
  3. Should you buy the Sennheiser HD 598?


  1. AKG K550 Review


  1. Sony MDR V6 Studio monitor series headphones
  2. Sony MDR V700 Review


  1. Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro headphones, 250 Ohm
  2. Beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium 600 Ohm headphones
  3. Beyerdynamic DT 770 Review
  4. Beyerdynamic T1 Best price


  1. Shure SRH 440 headphone review


  1. Numark Red Wave DJ mixing headphones

Headphone Comparison Reviews


  1. AKG K240 vs. K240 MK II
  2. AKG K550 vs. K551
  3. AKG K701 vs. AKG K702
  4. AKG Q701 vs. K701
  5. AKG Q701 vs. K712
  6. AKG K702 vs. K712
  7. AKG K612 vs. K712
  8. AKG K612 vs. K701
  9. AKG K451 vs. K452
  10. Audio Technica ATH M50 vs. Pioneer HDJ 2000
  11. Audio Technica ATH M50 vs. Shure SRH 840
  12. Audio Technica ATH M50 vs. Grado SR80i headphones
  13. Audio Technica ATH M50x vs. M50
  14. Audio Technica ATH M40x vs. M50x
  15. Audio Technica ATH M50 vs. Bose AE2
  16. ATH M50 vs. HD 598
  17. ATH M50 vs. HD 558
  18. ATH AD 900x vs. M50x
  19. ATH AD900x vs. HD598


  1. Beyerdynamic T90 vs. T1
  2. Beyerdynamic T1 vs. T5P
  3. Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro vs. Premium
  4. Beyerdynamic DT 770 vs. 880
  5. Beyerdynamic DT 990 vs. DT880
  6. Bowers & Wilkins P7 vs. Sennheiser Momentum
  7. Bowers & Wilkins P7 vs. Bose QC15


  1. Grado PS1000 vs Sennheiser HD800
  2. Grado SR60e vs. SR80e
  3. Grado SR60i vs. SR80i


  1. Oppo PM3 vs. B&W P7
  2. Oppo PM3 vs. Sennheiser Momentum


  1. Sennheiser HD 419 vs. HD 429
  2. Sennheiser HD 518 vs. ATH M50
  3. Sennheiser HD 380 vs. HD 558
  4. Sennheiser HD 598 vs. Momentum
  5. Sennheiser HD598 vs. Beats
  6. Sennheiser Momentum vs. Beats
  7. Sennheiser HD 518 vs. HD 558
  8. Sennheiser HD 201 vs. 202
  9. Sennheiser HD 202 vs. 203
  10. Sennheiser HD 595 vs. 598
  11. Sennheiser HD 600 vs. 650
  12. Sennheiser HD 600 vs. HD 700
  13. Sennheiser HD 650 vs. 700
  14. Sennheiser HD 650 vs. AKG K701
  15. Sennheiser HD 280 pro vs. ATH M50
  16. Sennheiser HD 800 vs HD 650
  17. Sennheiser HD 598 vs HD 600
  18. Sennheiser HD 558 vs. 598
  19. Sennheiser HD 800 vs. Beyerdynamic T1
  20. Sennheiser HD 600 vs. ATH M50
  21. Sennheiser Momentum vs. Amperior
  22. Sennheiser HD25 vs. Momentum
  23. Sony MDR V6 vs Audio Technica ATH M50
  24. Sony MDR V6 vs MDR 7506
  25. Sony MDR 7506 vs Audio Technica ATH M50
  26. Sony MDR V55 vs. 7506
  27. Shure SE846 vs. Sennheiser HD 800


  1. V Moda Crossfade M100 vs. Sennheiser Momentum
  2. V Moda M100 vs. LP2
  3. V Moda Crossfade LP vs. LP2

In-ear monitor comparisons


  1. Sennheiser IE80 vs. Shure SE535
  2. Shure SE425 vs. SE535
  3. Shure SE530 vs. SE535
  4. Shure SE846 vs. SE535

“The Bests”

Keep in mind, some of my opinions have changed slightly from when these were posted. For example: In my first “best studio headphones for mixing” I had the ATH M50 as an option. I still think it’s a phenomenal headphone, and it does well studio, but it’s more for the average consumer looking for audiophile type quality at an affordable price. My writing style has also evolved since Spring of 2015. Regardless, these will still serve as a nice starting point, as they are all still relevant.


  1. The best studio headphones for mixing (Version 1)
  2. The best studio headphones for under $200 (Old)
  3. The best headphones under $100 (Old)

Newer (2016 & beyond)

  1. The best headphones for mixing under $100
  2. The best closed back studio headphones
  3. The best headphones for mixing (Top Recommendation Overall)
  4. The best headphones for mixing hip-hop
  5. The best headphones for Jazz
  6. The best headphones for classical
  7. The best open back headphones for mixing
  8. The best headphones for mixing beats
  9. The Top 10 best headphones under $100
  10. Top 10 USB Microphones


  1. The best studio headphones for mixing (Definitively the 3 best mid-fi offerings)


  1. The best mics for podcasting
  2. The best USB microphone for podcasting
  3. The best dynamic microphone for vocals
  4. The best condenser microphone under $500
  5. The best recording microphone for rap
  6. The best cheap USB microphone
  7. The best USB microphone for voiceover


  1. The best affordable studio monitors
  2. The best studio monitors under $300
  3. The best studio monitors for mixing
  4. Adam A7 vs. A7X
  5. Adam A7X Best Price


  1. Yamaha HS5 vs. KRK Rokit 5
  2. Yamaha HS80M vs. HS8
  3. Yamaha HS8 vs. HS7
  4. JBL LSR 305 vs. Yamaha HS5
  5. Adam A7X vs. KRK VXT8

Audio Interfaces

  1. The best budget audio interface

Microphone Reviews


  1. AKG perception 420 condenser microphone
  2. AKG C214 condenser microphone
  3. Audio Technica AT4040 cardioid condenser microphone
  4. Audio Technica AT2035 large diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone


  1. MXL 990 USB powered condenser microphone
  2. MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount
  3. MXL V250 Condenser Microphone Review
  4. MXL 770 cardioid condenser microphone review
  5. MXL V63M Condenser studio microphone


  1. Rode NTK Tube Condenser Microphone


  1. Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone

Microphone Comparison Reviews


  1. AT2020 vs. Blue Yeti
  2. AT2020 vs. Rode NT1A
  3. AT2020 vs. AT2035
  4. AT2020 vs. Blue Snowball
  5. AT2020 vs. MXL990
  6. AT2020 vs. 4040
  7. ATR2500 vs. Blue Snowball
  8. ATR2500 vs. AT2020
  9. AKG C214 vs. AT4040
  10. AKG C214 vs. C414
  11. AKG C214 vs. Shure SM7B
  12. AKG C214 vs. Bluebird
  13. AKG P220 vs. AT2020
  14. AKG P220 vs. P420
  15. AKG P220 vs. AT2035
  16. AKG C214 vs. Blue Baby Bottle
  17. AKG C214 vs. Rode NT2A
  18. Audix i5 vs. SM57


  1. Blue Snowball vs. Yeti
  2. Blue Yeti vs. Blue Spark
  3. Blue Yeti vs. Nessie
  4. Blue Yeti vs. Blue Yeti Pro
  5. Bluebird vs. Blue Spark
  6. Blue Nessie vs. Snowball
  7. Blue Snowball vs. Samson Meteor
  8. Blue Snowball iCE vs. Normal


  1. CAD U37 vs. Snowball
  2. CAD U37 vs. Samson Go Mic


  1. Electrovoice RE20 vs. RE27


  1. Heil PR40 vs. Shure SM7B


  1. MXL 770 vs. Blue Yeti
  2. MXL v67g vs MXL 770
  3. MXL V63M vs. V67G
  4. MXL 990 vs. 770
  5. MXL 770 vs. AT2020
  6. MXL 990 vs. V67G


  1. Rode NT1A vs. NT2A
  2. Rode NT2 vs. NT2A
  3. Rode NT1 vs. NT2
  4. Rode NT1A vs. AKG C214
  5. Rode Podcaster vs. Heil PR40
  6. Rode NT5 vs. M5
  7. Rode NT5 vs. KM184


  1. Samson C01U vs. Blue Yeti
  2. Shure SM57 vs. SM58
  3. Shure Beta 58A vs. SM58
  4. Shure SM7 vs. SM7B
  5. Shure SM7B vs. SM57
  6. Shure SM7B vs. SM58
  7. Studio Projects B1 vs. AT2020
  8. Samson Meteor vs. Blue Yeti
  9. Samson C01 vs. Behringer C1
  10. Samson Go Mic vs. Blue Snowball
  11. Samson Go Mic vs. Blue Snowflake
  12. Samson Meteor vs. Meteorite
  13. Samson Meteor vs. C01U
  14. Sennheiser e609 vs. SM57


More to come, stay tuned..

All the best and God bless,

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