Author Topic: not expensive headphones  (Read 495 times)

Offline fontaine

not expensive headphones
« on: November 07, 2018, 02:00:55 PM »
I'm looking for good, but not expensive heaphones for my studio. I need natural sounding bass. My budget is +/- 50-60 dollars. I found these
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ATHM20x--audio-technica-ath-m20x-closed-back-monitoring-headphones
https://musicsquare.co.uk/161864_AKG-K72-32-Ohm-ClosedBack-studio-heapdhones.html
which one will be better? Or maybe something different?

Offline SeilerBird

Re: not expensive headphones
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 02:48:04 PM »
I am 70 years old and after more than 50 years of very loud rock and roll all headphones sound the same to me. I just purchased this pair of wireless for $24 a month ago and I love them dearly.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077SGBGRV/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Offline Iggford

Re: not expensive headphones
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 03:09:46 PM »
I always suggest these when someone's looking for inexpensive headphones.  Don't let the price fool you, though.  I love these things.  I use them to mix down my band's live recordings, and I had been using them to check my module's mix before a show before sending it to the FOH. 

I'm on my second pair, only because my first ones got left at a venue by mistake.  I'd buy them all over again many times!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BY9612G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

To me, they have just the right amount of high and low end, it makes my mixing process a lot smoother.


--
Shawn.

Offline AlanK

Re: not expensive headphones
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 09:27:04 AM »
SeilorBird, I know what you mean. I'm getting tinitus now almost 24/7.. my hearing isn't what it used to be. I can't afford anything even over a hundred these days. But I do like over ear for the drumming and if there's noise cancelling, even better. I have a pair of Sony bluetooths I use for my cellphone music, but don't you find there's even just the slightest lag when using with your drums (or watching music videos)? I tried mine back when I got my Alesis and it was just too frustrating, the slight delay drove me nuts. I re-tried them a few nights ago watching some Youtube and home made videos, and there was just a millisecond or so and it was enough to make it not enjoyable. So I'm stuck with wired until they speed up the connectivety.
DM10X with Addictive Drums 2, Pro X hi-hat, 4 crashes, 682 white mesh cone conversion, Laurin Drums snare and kick, Mapex P710W double kick pedal, Tama saddle, Panasonic noise cancelling headphones, Behringer 8 channel USB mixer, Tascam 144MK AI, Samson Expedition Escape powered speakers

Offline SeilerBird

Re: not expensive headphones
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2018, 05:55:38 AM »
SeilorBird, I know what you mean. I'm getting tinitus now almost 24/7.. my hearing isn't what it used to be. I can't afford anything even over a hundred these days. But I do like over ear for the drumming and if there's noise cancelling, even better. I have a pair of Sony bluetooths I use for my cellphone music, but don't you find there's even just the slightest lag when using with your drums (or watching music videos)? I tried mine back when I got my Alesis and it was just too frustrating, the slight delay drove me nuts. I re-tried them a few nights ago watching some Youtube and home made videos, and there was just a millisecond or so and it was enough to make it not enjoyable. So I'm stuck with wired until they speed up the connectivety.
Yes the lag is unacceptable. So I wrote a review on Amazon for it and complained about the fact that there was lag even though it was advertised as low latency. So Mbop contacted me and they are sending me a free pair of their better headphones to see if that solves the problem.