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April 3, 2015
Best studio headphones for mixing | SOLID OPTIONS!
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Also check out this other post on the absolutebest studio headphones for mixing! It goes into some higher end models that are specifically made to deliver the flattest and most neutral sound.
As for today..
I’ll be coming at you with a quick and dirty list of 2 of my favorite low-budget mixing cans, specifically the Audio Technica ATH M50’s and the Sony MDR 7506’s! These are some of the best studio headphones for mixing at an affordable price!
1) The Audio Technica ATH M50x’s
One thing to note: Audio Technica has since come out with the M50x’s, which are basically the same exact model with a few upgrades
A choice of different colors
contoured ear cups that seal tighter for improved isolation
I’ve talked so much about these that I almost have ran out of words to say. They are in my opinion (and the opinions of many) the best headphones you can buy for the price. They take the best of both worlds (mixing and casual listening) and combine it into a great package. The headphones are extremely comfortable, durable, and can withstand a ton of abuse. I’ve had mine since January of 2013 and they have withstood my computer chair running over the cable at least a couple hundred times. The straight cable ends with a gold plated 3.5 mm jack that can be fitted with a 1/4″ adapter. To prevent damage, the end of the cable also has a spring attached.
The bottom line is that I could mix on these until I die. I’m really spoiled by them though. After listening with them for this long, the wow factor has died off, but the headphones remain truly remarkable at their price point.
These are monsters in the industry as well. Everyone from Dan Patrick to your effing grandma wears them. They are an industry standard, and perform as true workhorses.
They will also blow you away and then some. I wasn’t too fond of the coiled cable when I owned them, but the sound really impresses, especially upon first listen if you’ve never heard anything better than cheap headphones and earbuds.
When I was first starting out, these really helped improve my mixes, and sounded like nothing I had ever heard before. They will really impress you and open up a whole world of possibilities in regards to better sound. You will know what you’ve been missing..
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