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Re: Bluetooth headphones which on cable are good enough for producing?

Postby Jadoube » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:54 pm

KleinAberFein wrote:I was thinking about the ATH-M50XBT because of the many people using the non BT, and they can be found cheap used.
Apparently they don't sound the same but, not too different.
So you prefer the Ora to the ATH?

Yes, the ORA are not cheap. I do prefer them over the ATH-M50x but those are still fantastic headphones. Everyone that has heard the M50x in my circle of musicians really likes them and for the price, they are great. If I had to recommend a headphone to someone they would be my first choice... I did not realize they make a Bluetooth version.

Even the Grado's are an odd choice I must admit. Most musicians don't love them; I like them because they are very open sounding with decent bass and no bad problems but they are open-back headphones. You would never track with them. The M50x are fantastic all around. I find the bass on the round side but certainly usable and the stereo field a little tight compared to the Grado or the ORA and even the AKG 550. But it is still very good. After I used a pair at a studio I immediately bought a set.
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Re: Bluetooth headphones which on cable are good enough for producing?

Postby Sam Inglis » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:30 pm

You could try the Audeze Mobius. The head tracking / surround over headphones stuff is actually quite useful when mixing, and I think it can be disabled if you don't need it. And the basic phones are not bad, though obviously not in the same league as the really fancy Audeze models.
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Re: Bluetooth headphones which on cable are good enough for producing?

Postby KleinAberFein » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:44 pm

They are for gamers.
I would think they must be heavily coloured.
Did you try them? Or do you know anybody who used them for mixing?
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Re: Bluetooth headphones which on cable are good enough for producing?

Postby Sam Inglis » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:50 pm

They are marketed at gamers, but they were actually developed at the behest of Universal Studios for film dubbing -- modern movies have to be adapted to so many languages and formats that it's not economic to use a physical studio with a surround speaker setup. They have inbuilt DSP which is designed to flatten the frequency response. I haven't seriously tried mixing on them, but I think they'd be good enough that you could do that.
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Re: Bluetooth headphones which on cable are good enough for producing?

Postby resistorman » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:09 pm

A while back you mentioned the ATH 50. I use the wired version for listening and tracking and I like them, but they are a bit uneven for mixing. I don’t think you’d go real far wrong, and you could compensate by referencing mixes you like. But as you evolve in skill, you can add a compensation plugin like Morphit or Sonarworks. Whether or not you choose the ATs, I’d pick one that these plugins have in their database.
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