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Old 12-13-2023, 07:57 AM
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1. I'm shopping for new closed-back headphones, under $300, for location recordings. Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X for $249? Good/bad? Other options?
https://north-america.beyerdynamic.c...700-pro-x.html

2. Need a good 75 foot mic cord. WORLDS BEST CABLES for $76.45? Good/bad? Other options?
https://www.amazon.com/75-Foot-Balan...ef_=ast_sto_dp

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Old 12-13-2023, 11:26 AM
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1. I'm shopping for new closed-back headphones, under $300, for location recordings. Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro X for $249? Good/bad? Other options?
https://north-america.beyerdynamic.c...700-pro-x.html

2. Need a good 75 foot mic cord. WORLDS BEST CABLES for $76.45? Good/bad? Other options?
https://www.amazon.com/75-Foot-Balan...ef_=ast_sto_dp

Thank you!
The DT-770 is good for isolation but durability isn't great. I've replaced the top band cover twice and the wires to the cups are fraying. (My Sennheiser HD600 are much older and I've replaced foam parts, but overall much more durable -- obviously those are open back.)

World's Best does good solder work. (As good as Mogami pre-made, ProAudio LA, RedCo, etc.) If they have the right cable wire make/model you want and end connectors, go for it. (I stay away from the Amphenol XLR ends because they don't lock as nicely as the Neutriks)
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Old 12-13-2023, 04:22 PM
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I suggest Sony MDR-7506. @thomann.de
I have them, read the reviews from this online store! They speak for themselves.
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Old 12-13-2023, 09:17 PM
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I suggest Sony MDR-7506. @thomann.de
I have them, read the reviews from this online store! They speak for themselves.
I've used 7506's for years in various settings. For me, they are a little bright, but they are nice for VO tracking. Now, though, for my location gigs, I'm looking for a notch-up in quality (i.e. flatter & more "premium" sound) from a closed back, such as the DT 700 Pro X. Budget is under 300. Thanks.
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Have you listened to the Audio-Technica ATH-M50X headphones? That's what I use for monitoring on my symphony recordings. and that I also used on tour for the last several years. They're about $150-160.

Also, why not roll your own mic cables? You can buy Canare L4E6S cable and Neutrick connector and solder your own for way less than some boutique name brand mic cable. If you're only making a few then it's worth it. If you need a ton of cables for a full shop, then yeah it's probably not worth your time to solder all the cable by hand. But I do mine and I've got thousands of feet of mic cables in my private stock.
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Have you listened to the Audio-Technica ATH-M50X headphones? That's what I use for monitoring on my symphony recordings. and that I also used on tour for the last several years. They're about $150-160 ...
Thanks. I'll check out the AT's. Look: https://www.rtings.com/headphones/to...threshold=0.10
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I've used 7506's for years in various settings. For me, they are a little bright.
A little bright? Sounds like being stabbed in the ears with ice picks.

I have never understood the hype behind these cans. Can’t stand them at all. I hear people recommend them for dialogue editing all the time. As someone who spends hours a day doing that, I couldn’t think of anything worse.

The other recommendation comes from location sound recordists. I guess I can understand to a degree the hyped high end being beneficial in certain environments, but still wouldn’t go there personally.

The other thing not overlook is comfort. I’ve recently had to start wearing glasses for up close and am suffering from the cups pressing against the stems of my frames. It annoys me so much that I started investigating in ears but not sold as of yet and don’t intend on buying multiple pairs til I find some I like. The couple of tried so far have been far from neutral. I ended up going back to a pair of on ear headphones, my HD25s. Not the flattest but allow me to work with glasses. Clamp force is a bit much though.

Anyhoo… go and try some out if you can. At least they let you do that with cans. Best thing to do really.


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The Audio-Technica ATH-M50X headphones, which were recommended here, should indeed be a good choice! We had them at school, and in my opinion, they were really quite good. You can also replace the pads on them, and they are available separately (in case anything happens).
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The other thing not overlook is comfort. I’ve recently had to start wearing glasses for up close and am suffering from the cups pressing against the stems of my frames. It annoys me so much that I started investigating in ears but not sold as of yet and don’t intend on buying multiple pairs til I find some I like. The couple of tried so far have been far from neutral. I ended up going back to a pair of on ear headphones, my HD25s. Not the flattest but allow me to work with glasses. Clamp force is a bit much though.
I use Sennheiser HD380 Pro Headphones and have to wear glasses. I perch the arms of the glasses on top of the ear cups. No pressure then.
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