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Worthwhile low - really low - end headphones?

bill5

Active Member
Anyone use anything they considered usable and worth the purchase, at least for tracking? I've thought of getting an inexpensive pair for that purpose; as long as it isolates well and is reasonably comfortable, I don't care if the sound is so-so.

PS when I say "really low" let's say under $40.
 
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RightOnTime

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Anything Superlux - they're honestly fantastic for the price.

I use the closed-back HD662F for tracking and mix checking, they were about £25 and utterly brilliant cans. Pretty neutral sounding, great isolation and they've lasted about 5 years with no problems.
 

MartinH.

Senior Member
My Superlux HD681 sound much better than my old creative fatal1ty gaming headset, but I find them much less comfortable to wear. Also they're open back, so not what you're looking for. But I'd give a general +1 for the Superlux recommendation in terms of sound quality. Don't take my word for it though, I'm not an audiophile at all.
 

danbo

Active Member
Sony MDR-7506, I used them in the 70's or 80's and still doing so today. Low impedance so not good with pro gear like my MC7.1 monitor controller, but good to have a few for various studio jobs. Less than $100.
 
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bill5

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Thx! How well do the HP3s and 201s isolate? That's really the main point for me.
 

Vin

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Anything Superlux - they're honestly fantastic for the price.

I use the closed-back HD662F for tracking and mix checking, they were about £25 and utterly brilliant cans. Pretty neutral sounding, great isolation and they've lasted about 5 years with no problems.
Absolutely. I've had HD-668 B as a third pair and they sounded better to me than Sony 7506 which are an industry standard for closed cans (Andrew Scheps mixes on them). Those are open-back, though, check HD662 EVO for closed-back.
 
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Studio E

Eric Watkins
sennheisers HD 201 are really good for just 20 bucks. Used them for years. They sound good for this price and are incredibly robust as well.
+1 for these. I have 5 pairs in the studio that I have musicians wear go tracking. Some of them are 10 years old and still working great. I actually like the sound too.
 
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