You are here

headphones for mixing low end

For everything after the recording stage: hardware/software and how you use it.

Moderator: Moderators

headphones for mixing low end

Postby DonGoliath » Wed May 12, 2021 3:31 pm

Can anyone recommend some headphones that are good for consistent low end translation on to other systems when mixing electronic music? I have SONY MDR-7506 which have no low end at all. I need some headphones that are able to properly deliver low end down to 40Hz.
User avatar
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:00 am

Re: headphones for mixing low end

Postby Martin Walker » Wed May 12, 2021 4:54 pm

We all have our favourites here - mine are AKG K712 Pro for low end mixing, although the Sennheiser HD650 are a close second.

User avatar
Martin Walker
Posts: 17666
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:44 am
Location: Cornwall, UK

Re: headphones for mixing low end

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed May 12, 2021 4:59 pm

I'd also recommend either of those, although my personal preference is also for the AKGs.
User avatar
Hugh Robjohns
Posts: 31085
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2003 12:00 am
Location: Worcestershire, UK
Technical Editor, Sound On Sound
In my world, things get less strange when I read the manual... 

Re: headphones for mixing low end

Postby Zukan » Thu May 13, 2021 8:29 am

Years ago, when I wrote my book about low end, I auditioned the AKG 712s and from then on recommended them for all low end tasks albeit with a caveat about the midrange. I also owned the 650s and they were excellent for overall referencing. You can't go wrong with either.
User avatar
Posts: 9400
Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:00 am