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The Best Headphones for Music Production and Mixing (50 to 150)
It’s a good question! Today I hope to help answer it. Please ask me anything about any of the headphones in the comments of this video and I will reply with detailed notes and feedback :)
Good headphones should:
1) Provide an accurate, spacious sound stage to aid in mixing and mastering music.
2) Reveal low, mid and high frequencies without distortion so you can make quick production decisions.
3) Faithfully reproduce the dynamics and transient response of the material.
4) Reveal the depth of audio material.
5) Feel comfortable on your head for many hours and be strong enough to withstand daily ues.
These headphones I tested and the price at the time of video publishing ($USD / £GBP)
Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro $143 = £108
Audio Technica M50x $143 = £108
Beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro $82 = £63
Audio Technica M40x $102 = £78
Audio Technica M30x $68 = £53
Audio Technica M20x $44 = £34
AKG K 702 $154 = £119
AKG K 240 MII $70 = £54
Sennheiser HD280 MK2 $143 = £110
Sony MDR 7506 $115 = £89
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0:00 – Intro
0:35 – The 10 Headphones
0:55 – How I tested them
1:55 – My favourite ($150 Budget)
3:25 – My Favourite ($50~$80 Budget)
4:10 – AKG 240MKII Review
5:08 – Sony MDR 7506 Review
6:05 – Sennhesier HD280 Pro MK2 Review
6:57 – Audio Technica M20x Review
7:30 – Audio Technica M30x Review
7:55 – Beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro Review
8:20 – AKG K702 Review
9:30 – Final Summary
– It appears that the AKG K702 is now produced in China (it used to be made in Europe and cost much more). This likely explains why my experience doesn’t match what others have said in previous years.
– The DT 770 pro really is a step above the rest here and if you can afford it, I think it offers the best price to performance out of these 10.
– There were many other headphones which didn’t even make it to this top 10 due to:
Lack of customer support/brand new company with no track record
Terrible first impression etc
About In The MixIn The Mix is all about simplifying the recording, production, mixing, and mastering process and helping you unlock your creativity. No matter which DAW you use or what equipment you have, I'm determined to help you succeed. I try to share as much as I can about the industry and give an insight into the world of music production and the business behind it by showing you how to release and sell your music online.Being an FL Studio Power User I also focus tutorials on getting the most out of FL Studio, My DAW of choice.Micahel Wynne is a recording artist and mixing engineer with a passion for teaching (and instant ramen). In 2015 I discovered my enthusiasm for music and audio; I learned how to record and produce songs in my university student room with a just cheap laptop and FL Studio. After several months of working in audio sessions between school assignments, I decided to leave uni with a 2-year engineering diploma to pursue a career in music. I wanted to learn everything I could about the industry and the artistic process, so I started making original music as half of the duo "Miavono".In late 2016 I began my journey on YouTube, sharing my knowledge and experiences with audio in the form of tutorials on "In The Mix". I quickly grew a community of over 120,000 producers, artists, and audio professionals, a group of people whose passions aligned with mine. Last year I built my own home studio from the ground up in my back garden, set in the rural highlands of Scotland, and have since been supported by and involved with some of the greatest people in the industry.
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In The Mix is all about simplifying the recording, production, mixing and mastering process and helping you unlock your creativity.
No matter which DAW you use or what equipment you have, I’m determined to help you succeed.
I try to share as much as I can about the industry and give an insight into the world of music production and the business behind it by showing you how to release and sell your music online. Being an FL Studio Power User I also focus tutorials on getting the most out of FL Studio, My DAW of choice.