Still saving for my Sennheiser HD800
Currently using Sennheiser HD598 and they seem pretty good, although I think you need to use them in conjunction with good monitors as the bass response isn’t accurate. They sound quite bright to my ears so after I’ve been using them for a while, the sound coming out of my Mackie MR5s seems almost a bit muffled in comparison. I’m curious as to others’ opinions of these headphones, and monitors.
I used them a couple of years ago. They are more warm and hi-fi, very enjoyable for listening but not really suitable for studio use. They color the sound too much and as you’ve experienced: They won’t tell you if a mix is too muddy. I’ve also tried the mackies when I had an internship in a big music shop here in germany. They also sound very hi-fi, bit more bass and lowered highs. Many others say they don’t like them for mixing/mastering.
Try the HD600 with HD650 cables or the ATH-M50x.
Any of you guys having experience with AKG K550 or Sennheiser HD600 or 650? Al.
The K550 are rather warm, not revealing enough for studio use, more hi-fi, the earpads smell bad (some say the newer models don’t) and they don’t have a good seal (=bad bass response).
Sennheiser HD 650 are great, best phones for simply listening to music, but they need a very good headphoneamp. The HD 600 are similar, bit less bass, bit more highs, bit narrower soundstage. They are not so picky with amplification like the HD 650.
My go to cans are the K701 (same drivers as the K702) and ATH-M50 (soon the M50x, x = with replacable cable). Sennheiser HD6 mix seem to be very cool too. Shure SRH-840, sound is OK, but they are very unconfortable (at least for me).
MikeSea saidHmmm, that one looks good. Haven’t heard much about it. What do you like about? Thanks for the suggestion
I compared the 2i2 to the UR22 a while ago. The UR22 is a bit cheaper and the latency is better. Some people even say it sounds better than the rest. I’m very happy with it. Here’s a review:http://www.macprovideo.com/hub/review-2/review-ur22-ur-so-beautiful