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Studio Monitor Headphones ???

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:09 am
by DigitalMusicProduction
Hi

Could anyone recommend a pair of studio monitor headphones (Closed Back) nothing to high tech, just entry level, mostly for listening in on piano sample library's.

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:04 am
by MegaBacher
Audio Technica ATH-M40x

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:26 am
by Kwackman
DigitalMusicProduction wrote:Hi

Could anyone recommend a pair of studio monitor headphones (Closed Back) nothing to high tech, just entry level, mostly for listening in on piano sample library's.

Thanks.

Any reason for closed back?
If you're just listening to samples (i.e. not recording anything at the same time with a microphone) open backs would probably give you better sound?
e.g. AKG K702 seem to get good feedback on this forum.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:40 am
by CS70
There's loads but the Beyer DT770 are a classic. Also the AT50x but they are brighter.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:51 am
by The Elf
I don't know why you would want to be looking at closed back? SOS have done a couple of articles on this subject, so try a search or three.

(My favourites are AKG K7xx)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:07 am
by Murray B
I just got some AKG K702's off Amazon for £99 - bargain!

Very happy with them.

I think I benefited from Amazon sellers matching the ex VAT Thomann price :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:35 am
by kinglouis
I bought the AKG K702 headphones and can't speak highly enough of them. About £110 which seems a great price.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:02 am
by blinddrew
Another vote for DT770s if you want closed back, all day comfortable and excellent isolation.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:33 am
by CS70
The Elf wrote:I don't know why you would want to be looking at closed back? SOS have done a couple of articles on this subject, so try a search or three.

(My favourites are AKG K7xx)

Let me guess - you don't mix in the same room as the wife and kids are looking at the TV, right? :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:57 am
by Music Wolf
CS70 wrote:
The Elf wrote:I don't know why you would want to be looking at closed back? SOS have done a couple of articles on this subject, so try a search or three.

(My favourites are AKG K7xx)

Let me guess - you don't mix in the same room as the wife and kids are looking at the TV, right? :lol:

Every time I'm using my K702's my wife asks me "do you know how loud that is?" to which the answer is "Yes, because you tell me every single time!".

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:03 pm
by Fishnish
Another happy DT770 user here.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:13 pm
by Sam Spoons
K702's and Sennheiser HD25's here. Both are around £120 just now and in both cases I'd replace should the need arise.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:16 pm
by The Elf
CS70 wrote:
The Elf wrote:I don't know why you would want to be looking at closed back? SOS have done a couple of articles on this subject, so try a search or three.

(My favourites are AKG K7xx)

Let me guess - you don't mix in the same room as the wife and kids are looking at the TV, right? :lol:
No kids, and I don't go anywhere near the Lady Elf's office! :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:45 pm
by Zukan
The Elf wrote:
CS70 wrote:
The Elf wrote:I don't know why you would want to be looking at closed back? SOS have done a couple of articles on this subject, so try a search or three.

(My favourites are AKG K7xx)

Let me guess - you don't mix in the same room as the wife and kids are looking at the TV, right? :lol:
No kids, and I don't go anywhere near the Lady Elf's office! :lol:

A critical decision and one that I endorse fully.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:57 pm
by CS70
Zukan wrote:I don't go anywhere near the Lady Elf's office! :lol:

A critical decision and one that I endorse fully.

A wise move, I am sure Lady Elf would be rather surprised if you suddenly showed up at her office :lol: