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Re: ISO: Neutral Studio Headphones??
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2019, 01:51:20 AM »
Personally, I never consider anything complete unless I hear it on several very different systems that I am familiar with.
And that means at least once on the car system (it's full-range and can highlight overlooked flaws)
Mastering to 'phones alone isn't really possible because the bottom end is always rolled off
Small desk monitors will have the same issue.
If no option for "big" monitors, use a spectrum analyser and watch what's  happening under 240Hz
Remember that low frequencies can produce uniquely rich harmonics as formant objects resonate in a recorded space.   (boomtown)
Play what you've completed on a system capable reproducing lows, even if highly colored, just to "know" what's going on.

There's always Beatlephones:




OK, but seriously, on a budget?  Either of these will not break the bank, and are quite neutral
AKG K240
Samson SR850
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Re: ISO: Neutral Studio Headphones??
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2019, 10:27:20 AM »
I have an old pair of Grado SR-80s that need to be serviced. How would these work out for mixing? I'm using ATH-M50s right now and want to use something a bit flatter.
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Re: ISO: Neutral Studio Headphones??
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2019, 12:55:02 AM »
I have heard some describe SR-60 / 80 as great listening, but a bit flavored.
As over-the ear, there may be more anatomic geometry involved than around and covering the ear, but that gets debated.

Fletcher-Munson curve aside, this is the SR-80e:





Mixing for cut-ins, dubs, etc, isn't mastering for balance and presentation, just to keep it clear.   Although there is overlay between the two.

I do use phones, often at least two different types on different days, because we acclimate to sound and other factors even barometric pressure affect how we hear.
However, a good pair of nearfield monitors, with the greatest range and flatest response that you can provide, are probably a better way to go.
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Re: ISO: Neutral Studio Headphones??
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2019, 06:16:12 AM »
Sennheiser HD-424 ?

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