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Old 09-01-2000, 05:14 AM
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Hi group,

Non-arrogant newbie here!

Following my succesful 'best nearfields' thread I feel confident enough to canvas opinion on headphones.

My set-up is:

G4 dual 500mhz
digi 001

and I produce music to picture via adobe premier.

if that makes sense, could I have your recommendations for cans?

Thanks y'all

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Old 09-01-2000, 05:21 AM
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My acts are all raving about my New Beyer DT150's they have more low end than the old 100's.
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Old 09-01-2000, 08:41 AM
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Just got a pair of Sennheiser e2270 headphones. had to special order them but they're dope. they are closed ear so the filter out a good bit of the rooom sound, and have an exceptionally flat response. They cost around $89. Also, Sony 7506s are known for being very flat.
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Old 09-01-2000, 10:59 AM
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I have the Sony MDR7506s for the tracking vocalist and use them to make sure I've got all the detail when mixing. They're nice and bright as well as "closed-cup", so there's no real leakage.

I also have the AKG 240Ms. They're more comfortable to wear for hours at a time, but not as good for tracking as they aren't sealed and leak a bit.

The 7506's seem to have a bit of hyped low end and high end - which is great for checking those ranges against your nearfields. They're especially good for hearing reverb tails and subtle eq.

The 240s are a bit more "open" sounding and natural. They are not as efficient as the 7506s - it's hard to get them REALLY loud like the 7506s (or the 141s).

I also have the AKG 141s which are really good for the price.



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Old 09-01-2000, 11:38 AM
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The AKG 240's are an industry standard and are considered to be great for mixing and getting sounds as they have a "certified" flat response. They are indeed quieter than most other phones. I highly recommend them but if you use them for tracking sessions it might be advisable to make sure everyone on the same headphone send is using them too. The AKG 140's are very similar but are not guaranteed to be flat.

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Old 09-01-2000, 02:23 PM
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Sony 7506's. So far the only ones I really like. Comfortable, good response for low level listening. Good luck.

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Old 09-01-2000, 05:23 PM
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Sennheiser 570's (750s?) sound significantly better to me than anything else out there
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Old 09-02-2000, 01:59 AM
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I tested several headphones that were recommended in an earlier thread and was most impressed with the AKG 270S. Be sure to listen to these before you decide. They are a little pricey but are fully professional.
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Old 09-02-2000, 08:45 AM
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So far everyone here has mentioned great choices (I myself own the 7506, K240, K141's)
but can anyone refer me to the best cans as far as minimal leakage is concerned? Fully closed cups encasing the ear? Thanks, DB
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http://www.gk-music.com/SuperPhones1.htm

Can't vouch for them myself, but have read other recommendations.

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