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jononotbono

Luke Johnson
I’ve had to recently only work on headphones so i decided an upgrade from Beyer 990s and Audio Technica M50s was due. I’ve just bought a pair of Audeze LCD-X headphones. They are incredible. In a different universe. Check them out! 🙂
 

Nick Batzdorf

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AKG K240s - which are very good all-purpose studio headphones (the SM57 of headphones) - are cheap, like $65. I had no idea - I figured they were a lot more.
 

Karma

Spitfire Audio
Sennheiser HD800S. I've been through Beyers, AKG, Sony, etc. Nothing tops the Sennheisers, but then again for that price you'd expect so.
 

sostenuto

Big NKS Fan !
I’ve had to recently only work on headphones so i decided an upgrade from Beyer 990s and Audio Technica M50s was due. I’ve just bought a pair of Audeze LCD-X headphones. They are incredible. In a different universe. Check them out! 🙂
Price is in a different universe as well .........:eek:
 

Synetos

Gear Addict
Sennheiser HD800S...Love them!!! Sound amazing and i can wear them all day. Super comfortable. Worth the mountain of pennies they cost me. ;)

I probably will not replace my JBL4328p/4312 series studio monitors/subs anytime in the near future, because I can use these and not worry about how great my control room is treated. I still made it as good as I can with GIK panels, etc...but it isnt large enough 13x18 with 8' ceiling. Not ideal.

I also use Waves NX 10.0.0, without the head tracking nonsense. This plug does a good job at blending the stereo to a more natural mix position feel.

I drive the HD800s with a Digigrid Q headphone amp. Perfect!

Beyerdynamics DT770 Pro for monitoring during studio tracking
 

sostenuto

Big NKS Fan !
I've had mine for a good 25 years. Who knows how much I paid... but I know it was way more than $65.
Are K240 MK II a worthwhile choice or just stay with K40 Studio ? Guess I'm staggered by current $59. Amazon price.
With oldheimer's ears, may not even notice huge change from old Senn HD497(s). Hi freqs really rolling off .... :sad:
 
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GtrString

Active Member
AKG701’s here. They are very comfortable, and quite detailed, but not exhausting. I can wear them for hrs without fatique.

Also use the Beyer 770s for tracking. Very good for that purpose, but not exactly a mixing ebud.
 

Nick Batzdorf

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Moderator
Are K240 MK II a worthwhile choice or just stay with K40 Studio ? Guess I'm staggered by current $59. Amazon price.
With oldheimer's ears, may not even notice huge change from old Senn HD497(s). Hi freqs really rolling off .... :sad:
The ones I have are K240 M. I have no idea what the differences are.
 
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