Headphones for music production

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KVRer
1 posts since 16 Sep, 2021

Post Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:17 am

Hello i recently started producing edm music with fl studio and i decided to buy headphones. I searched for headphones but the only headphones everyone recommends are the beyerdynamic dt 770. I don't have that much money so can you suggest me a pair of headphones for 80$ or should i give some more money to purchase something better?

KVRian
517 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Post Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:45 am

Sony MDR 7506.

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KVRist
191 posts since 25 May, 2012 from Sunny Philly

Post Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:17 am

If you are going to buy Sonys make sure theyre from an authorized dealer as theres plenty of fakes on the market…I have a pair 😁

I have the 770s, the 250ohm version so you have to make sure you have a headphone amp or interface otherwise look at the 80ohm version, which Ive heard arent quite so good??

I have a few pairs of budget cans, tascam, presonus, marantz and probably my faves AKG K420s..super comfy, great for tracking as theres not too much leaking and very budget friendly

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KVRer
7 posts since 22 Sep, 2021 from Kraków, Poland

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:31 am

I would say there Beyerdynamic DT 770 has no competition in EDM-like genres. Make sure to stick with 80ohm version.

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KVRAF
13123 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:35 am

Superlux headphones have a crazy price-quality ratio.

The price is so low, you can afford the risk of a mistake, but the audio quality is just superb.

Make sure you select the model you need: half-open or closed cans depending on your environment.
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KVRAF
20134 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:37 am

AKG K240 can be had for cheap... maybe $60-$70

Plenty good enough to start with and very comfortable even after long hours of use.

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KVRAF
2383 posts since 5 Jun, 2011 from Preston, England, UK

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:50 am

BertKoor wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:35 am
Superlux headphones have a crazy price-quality ratio.

The price is so low, you can afford the risk of a mistake, but the audio quality is just superb.

Make sure you select the model you need: half-open or closed cans depending on your environment.
Very true.
If I wanted to spend £300+ on headphone's I could. But, I have 2 pairs of Superlux, HD681 & HD681 F.
Fantastic sound quality and pretty flat freq resp. Not the most comfortable cans but they are tough and last. For the price they are a complete bargain.
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KVRAF
30853 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:52 am

I recently bought a pair of AKG K275s for only £39 from Amazon. Good sounding, well built, close backed & comfortable.

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KVRAF
4241 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:59 am

I'm still in my Sennheiser HD 25-C MK II for 7 years now, recently replaced earmuffs in them.
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KVRAF
2885 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:59 am

Superlux and look into Realphones.

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KVRAF
7025 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:00 am

I can't speak for the DT770s, but I have the much more expensive DT880 Pros and love them. That said,...
pdxindy wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:37 am
AKG K240 can be had for cheap... maybe $60-$70

Plenty good enough to start with and very comfortable even after long hours of use.
Big +1 to this. In the $80 price range, the K240s are an excellent value and, yeah, very comfortable and light weight for long periods of use. I use my K701s and DT880s for serious mixing, and keep the K240s at my synths for long periods of jamming, sound design, etc., and for another source of checking mixes. But, I'd also consider the K240s good for mixing and they are by far the most comfortable cans that I own. :phones:

KVRist
50 posts since 27 Sep, 2021

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:54 am

I researched this issue comprehensively, about 2-3 months ago, for 3-4 days straight before making a decision. I eventually arrived at the AKG K271 MKII headphones. These are without a doubt, among the best you can get on a budget. By no means are they the best, but I would HIGHLY recommend them. They are incredibly comfortable, pretty flat response, and all around good quality and diverse.

A lot of people had pretty negative things to say about much of the budget headphones on the market, and one guy I happened across even gave a full technical breakdown (paragraph after paragraph after paragraph) about the various shortcomings and idiosyncrasies with almost every budget headphone on the market (he allegedly tried them all). All in all, my decision was pretty well-rounded, and I would definitely recommend the AKG K271 MKII.

Let us know what you finally bought!

KVRist
104 posts since 14 Apr, 2019

Post Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:11 am

LCD X for the overall soundstage presentation and I-sine 10 for micro detail.
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KVRAF
1848 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Post Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:36 am

cryophonik wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:00 am
pdxindy wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:37 am
AKG K240 can be had for cheap... maybe $60-$70

Plenty good enough to start with and very comfortable even after long hours of use.
Big +1 to this. In the $80 price range, the K240s are an excellent value and, yeah, very comfortable and light weight for long periods of use.
That'd be my shout for around the $80 mark too. Was my first 'proper' headphones, and was a definite step up from my previous plastic-y hifi 'turn the bass and treble to 11' tye 'phones.

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KVRAF
2582 posts since 26 Jul, 2015 from Philadelphia

Post Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:41 am

Skyfall72 wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:11 am
LCD X for the overall soundstage presentation and I-sine 10 for micro detail.
Which are both clearly in the $80 range. ;)

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