Studio Headphone Guide by SonarWorks

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Studio Headphone Guide by SonarWorks

 
PDF download -- Short reviews on some open-back and closed-back headphones with frequency response charts and distortion charts.
 
 
 
 
STUDIO HEADPHONE
GUIDE 2018 Find out what makes a great studio headphone, how to choose the best make and model based on your needs and budget and how to turn a good pair of headphones into a great one!

This is the only measurement based studio headphone guide on the market. Backed by years of experience in over 20'000 recording studios as well as thousands of headphone measurements in our labs, we know what makes or breaks your mix. Download My Guide
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    Re: Studio Headphone Guide by SonarWorks 2018/02/13 17:43:47 (permalink)
    Interesting. I have had the Oppo PM3s for a couple of years, which I use purely as a "hi-fi" headphone, never thought to bring them into the studio. They're great, especially with my little Fiio headphone amp which adds controlled bass extension.
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    Re: Studio Headphone Guide by SonarWorks 2018/02/13 18:00:31 (permalink)
    That's a nice and helpful little frequency graph on page 5...

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    Re: Studio Headphone Guide by SonarWorks 2018/02/14 01:50:29 (permalink)
    A pretty good basic guide, even if the list of recommended headphones is awfully short. And too many expensive cans are listed. (e.g. I would not have included the HD-800s which are, IMO, way overpriced and not as good for studio use as the more reasonable HD600/650.)


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    Re: Studio Headphone Guide by SonarWorks 2018/02/14 03:34:09 (permalink)
    And what are those $75 Philips doing in there ...
    As for Senn, there’s a new 660 out.

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    Re: Studio Headphone Guide by SonarWorks 2018/02/14 22:06:19 (permalink)
    Massdrop is offering a special HD58X Sennheiser for $149.99 and free shipping:
     
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