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Studio Monitor Headphones ???

Postby DigitalMusicProduction » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:09 am

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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Re: Studio Monitor Headphones ???

Postby MegaBacher » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:04 am

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Re: Studio Monitor Headphones ???

Postby Kwackman » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:26 am

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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Re: Studio Monitor Headphones ???

Postby CS70 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:40 am

There's loads but the Beyer DT770 are a classic. Also the AT50x but they are brighter.
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Re: Studio Monitor Headphones ???

Postby The Elf » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:51 am

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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Re: Studio Monitor Headphones ???

Postby Murray B » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:07 am

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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Re: Studio Monitor Headphones ???

Postby kinglouis » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:35 am

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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Re: Studio Monitor Headphones ???

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:02 am

Another vote for DT770s if you want closed back, all day comfortable and excellent isolation.
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Re: Studio Monitor Headphones ???

Postby CS70 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:33 am

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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Re: Studio Monitor Headphones ???

Postby Music Wolf » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:57 am

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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Re: Studio Monitor Headphones ???

Postby Fishnish » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:03 pm

Another happy DT770 user here.
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Re: Studio Monitor Headphones ???

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:13 pm

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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Re: Studio Monitor Headphones ???

Postby The Elf » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:16 pm

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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Re: Studio Monitor Headphones ???

Postby Zukan » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:45 pm

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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Re: Studio Monitor Headphones ???

Postby CS70 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:57 pm

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:
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