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    AvatarLshak
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    So, Im looking for headphones to start possibly creating some music once I fully get kitted with a studio set.

    But I need something thatll be compatible with both that, and general use where noise cancellation is quite essential, im currently looking at Denon D600 or Bose or Seinheisser…

    Beats are more for a fashion Icon i ‘think’?

    Can anyone recommend me and give me some valuable advice please!

    Much appreciated Ladies and Gents

    #1276069
    AvatarBioTech
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    #1276072
    AvatarLshak
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    £150-£250

    They both look good but I really dont have a clue at all about headphones, are they studio quality and also general use with noise cancellation/isolator?

    #1276070
    AvatarDaftFader
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    I just managed to get a pair of these before they went out of production

    DENON UK | AH-D2000

    Really nice sound, only problem is they can get a bit scratchy in the high end, but it’s really nothing as the overall sound blows me away even after having used them for a year or two or more. If you can manage to get hold of a pair I highly recommend them (you can get them second hand, but test them before you buy, there’s a few places that still sell them, but they are pricey now).

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    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @Lshak 557571 wrote:

    £150-£250

    They both look good but I really dont have a clue at all about headphones, are they studio quality and also general use with noise cancellation/isolator?

    the two that Biotech and Daftfader mention are good pairs of cans for that budget. Be careful about “noise cancellation”. There are some smaller headphones around that contain extra circuits and a microphone which listens to ambient noise and mixes this out of phase with your incoming audio for “noise cancellation”. This works, but is not desirable in the studio where you want headphones to deliver the exact sound from the monitoring point of your mixer/soundcard/DAW as requried.

    For this you want good sized but comfortable closed back headphones – they are physically larger and are why in Britain we refer to them as “cans” as older ones were almost like putting two half height grocery cans (such as tuna is delivered in) to your ears. However bigger headphones are much more comfortable today and the Beyer Dynamic one is a popular choice at radio stations, where you must not have any sound leaking out from the headphones or it will howl from local microphones (and that is not pleasant to the listeners, nor the presenters/guests ears!)

    #1276073
    AvatarLshak
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    I was thinking of monster inspirations, any one know about them?

    #1276068
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @Lshak 557598 wrote:

    I was thinking of monster inspirations, any one know about them?

    Had to google them but those are the active noise cancellation kind. These are not the cans you are looking for. They are way too big to be wearing outside and a danger to yourself in many ways ;they attract robbers – and outside noise is good to hear for safety.

    Wearing these can get you into the habit of jaywalking straight into the path of oncoming traffic! In many UK cities there are an increasing number of folk on racing bicycles and e-bikes, these go fast (my e-bike will do 18mph with 20kg extra of tat in the panniers) and are relatively quiet (even the motor noise of an e-bike isn’t always noticed), and a collision is most unpleasant for everyone involved. In some areas there are also numerous level crossings, and young folk have been knocked to pieces by the train due to listening on these kind of headphones. One of the UK urban artists who endorsed them put out a joint statement with Network Rail advising listeners to take them off when approaching level crossings.

    “DJ” headphones have a heavier bass response, to make beatmatching easier. They are often more sensitive and can have more power sent to them from the mixer (watch your ears though!) For the studio, you want headphones with a flatter response, otherwise you will mix all your tracks with the bass too low. Beyerdynamic and Senheiser make some good ones.

    I personally use a cheaper pair of AKG DJ headphones for the studio, and some even more cheap ones (generic China made models, though one is branded Philips and has their design style) for listening to shortwave radio broadcasts at night as these aren’t high audio quality to start with.

    #1276074
    Avatarbeauty
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    audionic speakers are the best quality speakers. you should use them.

    #1276071
    AvatarGylfi Gudbjornsson
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    I have a pair of Sony V700DJ’s and there militant, relatively pricey but there really worth the £70 I paid. I highly recommend them.

    #1276075
    AvatarHeadie
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    I’d go with the HD 25’s. Had mine for many, many years and they have been stomped on, kicked, thrown, squashed in record bags etc and are still going strong. They’re very durable and well worth the money 🙂

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