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What is the best "Budget" Studio Mixing Headphone set?
« on: October 08, 2015, 04:40:52 PM »
Yeah, we've all heard the "Don't rely on headphones" admonition. But I think we all know it happens a whole lot more than is admitted. So I'm short on resources, ::)  but I could start saving up if I had to, I suppose. I seem to remember Pascalis did an article on this not too long ago.

I've been using the FOSTEX T50RP headset on someone's recommendation. But I don't think they are very accurate and I don't see they are highly talked about, let alone highly regarded as studio monitors.

Does anyone here have experience with studio headphones on a tight budget, and if so - what would you like to recommend? I'm all ears. Preferably covered with a good set of cans  :D


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Re: What is the best "Budget" Studio Mixing Headphone set?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 11:27:55 PM »
I use Sony MDR7506?. Worth the money and very good for monitoring when you cant use speakers.

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Re: What is the best "Budget" Studio Mixing Headphone set?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2015, 01:35:03 AM »
I use Sony MDR7506?. Worth the money and very good for monitoring when you cant use speakers.

Wow, and the price is right! :) How long have you used them?
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Re: What is the best "Budget" Studio Mixing Headphone set?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2015, 02:22:22 AM »
I use Sony MDR7506?. Worth the money and very good for monitoring when you cant use speakers.

Wow, and the price is right! :) How long have you used them?
Over a year now. No issues and you hear everything you need to.

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Re: What is the best "Budget" Studio Mixing Headphone set?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2015, 07:04:02 AM »
I'm going to leave this here...  ::)

Best Studio Headphones For Mixing & Mastering

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Re: What is the best "Budget" Studio Mixing Headphone set?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2015, 03:13:17 PM »
I'm going to leave this here...  ::)

Best Studio Headphones For Mixing & Mastering

I just read that - after talking about the 7506s with dappledrawing!  ;D
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Re: What is the best "Budget" Studio Mixing Headphone set?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2015, 12:19:40 AM »
But the REAL question is... how willing are you to buy used:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-MDR-7506-Circumaural-Closed-Back-Professional-Monitor-Black-Headphones-/291607152015?hash=item43e524058f:g:jD4AAOSw~bFWMkVU
Always a risk i suppose, but if you have an opportunity to try before you buy or there is a return policy, i would take the risk if price was right.

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Re: What is the best "Budget" Studio Mixing Headphone set?
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2015, 04:07:06 AM »
But the REAL question is... how willing are you to buy used:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-MDR-7506-Circumaural-Closed-Back-Professional-Monitor-Black-Headphones-/291607152015?hash=item43e524058f:g:jD4AAOSw~bFWMkVU
Always a risk i suppose, but if you have an opportunity to try before you buy or there is a return policy, i would take the risk if price was right.

Try before you buy on Ebay? ;-)
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Re: What is the best "Budget" Studio Mixing Headphone set?
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2015, 04:40:31 AM »
Yeah down the phone! just ring up and have them play your favorite tune through the cans.
Works like a treat lol  ;D
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Re: What is the best "Budget" Studio Mixing Headphone set?
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2015, 04:56:34 AM »
Yeah down the phone! just ring up and have them play your favorite tune through the cans.
Works like a treat lol  ;D


Mmmm yeah... okay? :D
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Re: What is the best "Budget" Studio Mixing Headphone set?
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2015, 05:15:51 AM »
But the REAL question is... how willing are you to buy used:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-MDR-7506-Circumaural-Closed-Back-Professional-Monitor-Black-Headphones-/291607152015?hash=item43e524058f:g:jD4AAOSw~bFWMkVU
Always a risk i suppose, but if you have an opportunity to try before you buy or there is a return policy, i would take the risk if price was right.

Try before you buy on Ebay? ;-)
Did you notice i said if?
And i have bought on ebay locally where you did have opportunities to try gear that was used, but you know, it's your call.

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Re: What is the best "Budget" Studio Mixing Headphone set?
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2015, 05:19:09 AM »
But the REAL question is... how willing are you to buy used:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-MDR-7506-Circumaural-Closed-Back-Professional-Monitor-Black-Headphones-/291607152015?hash=item43e524058f:g:jD4AAOSw~bFWMkVU
Always a risk i suppose, but if you have an opportunity to try before you buy or there is a return policy, i would take the risk if price was right.

Try before you buy on Ebay? ;-)
Did you notice i said if?
And i have bought on ebay locally where you did have opportunities to try gear that was used, but you know, it's your call.

Yeah, I noticed... it's just that my experience has been that Ebay is where you go when shopping for the best deal locally might be too much of a pain. Like for me, music stores that sell good used stuff are kinda spread out.
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Re: What is the best "Budget" Studio Mixing Headphone set?
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2015, 04:30:33 PM »
Okay, so I noted there was a year warranty that could be had for only $10 so I went ahead and added that & ordered the cheapie! We'll see how it goes   8)
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Re: What is the best "Budget" Studio Mixing Headphone set?
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2016, 08:46:08 PM »
I see you got some headphones. Please let us know how they turn out for you.

For any one else;

I bought my AGK 702 cans used on eBay. They were like brand new and paid 1/2 price what they would have been as a good new price. They are awesome but I have not used for tracking with any other background music. I have used for tracking live guitar and Vox where what comes out of the cans is what's going into the mic anyway. So bleed is a non issue in that case.

I do have a pair of Sony closed back cans MDRV900 that are from the late 90's still going strong. One driver can be overdriven if I crank it way up and the ear pads are a remnant of what they were (I'm going to replace them soon) but they've been great for keeping the bleed out of the mic while giving a clear sound of what's going on.

The reason I got the AGK is that I find the open back is more accurate and less fatiguing for long session use. I also found the close back building too much bass in my head. When tracking my own vocal throwing me off.

The main point is used quality headphones can be a great way to go. Also my Sony have lasted, and you may consider open or semi open cans depending what you are doing.

Hope this helps someone.


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