DV247 Forums - A Global Community for Music Makers Lowest Price Guaranteed, Free Delivery, Free 3 Year Warranty
Go Back   DV247 Forums - A Global Community for Music Makers > Music Equipment Discussion > Pro Audio
Forgot Password? Join Us!
Home Register Groups FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Go to DV247.com
New to Forums or just joined? Why not start your journey here?

Pro Audio Mixers, mics, outboard, monitors, headphones

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 7th July 2008 , 01:42 PM
Junior Member
 
HydrusX's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 7
Default first time poster !

I currently use the Beyerdynamic DT 100's.(Beyerdynamic DT 100 Studio Headphones - Grey 16 Oh at DV247.COM) they are great for vocalists when singing etc as they block out a lot of spillage sound. However, as reference monitors they are also quite accurate.

HOWEVER

i never use my phones to mix down. I have some Alesis Monitor 1 MK2 Actives. they are perfect and inexpensive and great for mix downs. (Alesis Monitor One MK11 Bi-Amplified Active Studio at DV247.COM) - £199 for a pair is a bargain !

I ( and this is my opinion only ) think that mixing on any headphones is dangerous. to get a truly great sound i think you need the relative sound field and width a pair of correctly set up monitors can give you. I might be talking rubbish - but i wouldn’t do a mix down on cans.

also, you don’t mix down loud anyway - about 25% volume on my monitors is perfect and my neighbours haven’t got a clue ! ( and we have think walls to ).

But for general music enjoyment I use a cheapish pair of seinhieser – the best you can afford. I think they are all great for sound reproduction but all a tad bass heavy.

(tip – if your using the Alesis monitor ones they have two bass response holes. If your set only allows you to get them a foot or so away from a wall, or anywhere near corners, then make sure you plug one of the holes with some socks. 1 hole on each speaker should be enough. This improves the sounds by limiting the muddy bass sounds and makes them a lot more accurate. )
HydrusX is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 9th July 2008 , 11:17 AM
Junior Member
 
Chas@Source's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8
Default

I've been faithful to my DT100s for years at home, but if budget allowed I'd move to Sennheiser HD650s - I use them at work and they're very, very good!
______________________________
Chas Levin
Technical Support, Source Distribution, London UK
Email: support@sourcedistribution.co.uk
Tel: 00 44 (0)208 962 5080

http://www.sourcedistribution.co.uk
Chas@Source is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 9th July 2008 , 12:05 PM
Junior Member
 
BoogieBear's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 14
Default

Just got a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Audio Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor at DV247.COM

Very nice indeed if you can't afford to shell out for the HD650

Cheers
Anton
BoogieBear is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 10th July 2008 , 01:41 PM
DV Staff
 
Raamizdv's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8
Default

The Sennheisser HD 600's sound beautiful, (Sennheiser HD 600 Avantgarde Audiophile Open Dynam at DV247.COM) but you need a good headphone amp to get the most out of them tho......
______________________________
Raamiz DV Acton
Raamizdv is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 29th July 2008 , 07:12 PM
Round The Horn
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Morden, Surrey
Posts: 1,135
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raamizdv View Post
The Sennheisser HD 600's sound beautiful
ooooooh, I'm sure they do

Someone on my budget however is quite happy with these;
Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed Back Circum-Aural Hea at DV247.COM
Though surely it is always best to use monitors for mixing.
saxman is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 29th July 2008 , 08:19 PM
Sound Guru
 
whitecat's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Surrey / London
Posts: 2,740
Default

I switch between Beyer DT770s and AKG K171s... I like both, the 770s seem a little flatter overall but a bit bassier as well.

Anyway, I don't mix with them, that's verboten! Good for tracking (of course), checking edits, fades, that sort of thing. They have their place.
whitecat is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 1st August 2008 , 11:36 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2
Default

The Sennheisser 650s are superb especially at the bass end.
Hoppy is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 2nd August 2008 , 04:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Meander's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Caerdydd
Posts: 118
Default

The Beyerdynamic DT770's are what I use for tracking/rough mix (if I'm working at night) don't mix on them though, unless, as has been said, to check panning etc. Bass response is pretty good but sub freq's are mostly lost (as can be expected), but can easily be guesstimated and altered later.
Meander is offline Offline
Last edited by Meander; 2nd August 2008 at 04:07 PM. . <
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 8th August 2008 , 09:49 PM
Mic Check 1!
 
TrevCircleStudios's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: England
Posts: 3,829
Default

There are no good headphones for mixing on. Checking your mix, maybe... mixing, no. Not if you want an acurate mix that translates well that is...
TrevCircleStudios is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 20th August 2008 , 07:34 PM
Super Member
 
mrfracas's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Somerset, UK
Posts: 321
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BoogieBear View Post
Just got a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Audio Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor at DV247.COM

Very nice indeed if you can't afford to shell out for the HD650

Cheers
Anton
I recently purchased a pair of ATH-M50's too; to be honest, they're the best mixing pair I've ever made the decision to purchase. For the price they're a steal. And they're incredibly comfortable for long mix sessions.

I bought them on a whim, when I was far from home and any DV store (sorry guys), and gave them a chance, because I rarely get to stand in stores and test out products. They're really accurate; I love the deep, uncoloured bass, and the extended high frequency really defines the clarity. It's got a carry-pouch too, so you can't go wrong really.

But, rather than take my word for it, you should go and check them out; if not just to be on the safe side, then to hear how well they perform!
______________________________
MacBook Pro: NI Audio Kontrol 1; Logic Studio 8; Ableton Live; Sibelius 5; NI Komplete 5; various other plugs. Fostex PM1 MkII; Yamaha AN1x; Novation 25SL MkII; Audio Technica ATH-M50; Roland SH32
mrfracas is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 20th August 2008 , 07:53 PM
Forum Idol
 
sureno's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: west london depot
Posts: 7,873
Default

how do people find the HD25's? i just use those for a rough mix but they translate a little ropey tbh so always do the fine tweaking through my RM2's
______________________________
Im a Mac and Windows 7 was not my idea
WWW.SURENO.CO.UK
www.myspace.com/djsureno
http://twitter.com/djsureno
sureno is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 21st August 2008 , 03:25 PM
DV Staff
 
dvdan's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: chelmsford
Posts: 160
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TrevCircleStudios View Post
There are no good headphones for mixing on. Checking your mix, maybe... mixing, no. Not if you want an acurate mix that translates well that is...
no, of course. Although I do take it as far as I can with headphones and use the monitors for bass, treble and reverb mixing... Panning is also essential through speakers. I lose a lot of detail through poor room treatment (working on it) and headphones are the only way for me to hear certain aspects.
______________________________
---------------------------------------------
Dan S
Digital Village/Music Village
dvdan is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 21st August 2008 , 05:29 PM
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 326
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TrevCircleStudios View Post
There are no good headphones for mixing on. Checking your mix, maybe... mixing, no. Not if you want an acurate mix that translates well that is...
Exactly. Mixing on headphones is a bad idea for a number of reasons.

That said, I check mixes on a pair of AKG K701's...they're the most honest set of headphones I've ever heard.

Frank
______________________________
Frank Oesterheld
GIK Acoustics
GIK Bradford Now Open!
www.gikacoustics.com
(+44) 020 7558 8976 (UK)
FrankGIK is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 21st August 2008 , 05:43 PM
Sound Guru
 
whitecat's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Surrey / London
Posts: 2,740
Default

Headphones are also one of those things that your mix has to translate on, but at that point it's also a good idea to check on some awful headphones. My iPod earphones (the ones that were included with it!) are an important stage in my own self-mix-critiquing.
whitecat is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 21st August 2008 , 05:45 PM
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 326
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by terminal3 View Post
Headphones are also one of those things that your mix has to translate on, but at that point it's also a good idea to check on some awful headphones. My iPod earphones (the ones that were included with it!) are an important stage in my own self-mix-critiquing.
Yeah...I do the same thing. I mean, I'm not mixing for iPod or anything, but man, if the mix is too heavy in the midrange those earbuds will sure let you know.

Frank
______________________________
Frank Oesterheld
GIK Acoustics
GIK Bradford Now Open!
www.gikacoustics.com
(+44) 020 7558 8976 (UK)
FrankGIK is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
headphones, mixing

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 01:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.0
1999-2017 DV247 Ltd. All rights reserved.