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Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone
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  • Neodymium magnets and 40 millimeter drivers for powerful, detailed sound
  • Closed ear design provides comfort and outstanding reduction of external noises
  • 9.8 foot cord ends in gold plated plug and it is not detachable; 1/4 inch adapter included
  • Folds up for storage or travel in provided soft case
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hertz to 20 kilohertz
  • These large diaphragm, foldable headphones feature a rugged construction, a secure, highly effective closed ear design
  • Connectivity technology : Wired
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Release dateJuly 2019
Size7" x 7" x 1"
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Found 314 comments on Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone:

u/overstable · 279 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Sony MDR-7506

They've been a standard for professional audio engineers for decades for good reason - and they only cost $79.99 on Amazon.

I've had mine since the mid-90s and have traveled around the country with them crammed in a backpack and they have held up like a champion. I keep saying I'll replace them with the same model if they ever die, but they just keep working.... The only issue is that the ear pad covering wears away over time, but this is easily fixed by purchasing BeyerDynamic velour pads. These pads are super comfy, and well worth the $23. They're not just a replacement for the original, they are an upgrade.

u/spangemonkee · 121 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone ~$80. Don't buy Beats.
The Wirecutter is your friend.

u/deffsight · 24 pointsr/VideoEditing


These are pretty standard for the industry. Sound great and are not too expensive. I use them pretty much everyday when I'm editing. The only thing is they aren't noise cancelling, so if that's something you want then you might want to go for something else. But I've used them in the office with other people working/talking near me and I've been fine.

u/bking · 20 pointsr/editors

Noise-canceling is an absolute no-go. You want the cleanest signal possible, and the fewest points of failure.

You'll also get pretty sweaty in the QCs.

Sony 7506 are a gold standard for people in audio, and a lot of editors. They're comfortable, easily serviceable and ridiculously accurate.


u/draggingalake · 15 pointsr/giantbomb

Drew uses a lot of stuff I've used or am currently using!

The headphones are the Sony MDR7506, or the Sony MDRV6 and they are ultimately the same thing. I have both, I haven't been able to tell the difference, and from what I've researched, they use the same parts internally, so the only thing different is the cosmetics. I know the Vergecast also uses these headphones in their studio.

While I don't have the Focusrite 2i2 like Drew was using, I do own the Focusrite 18i8 (Gen 1), and the Focusrite 18i20 (Gen 2) and both are phenomenal. They are more expensive than a standard USB Mixer, but the pre-amps make up for some of that cost, plus the ease of use.

I have never used the Shure SM7B, but it's the same microphone that Kinda Funny Games uses. I use the Electro Voice RE20, which is the same Microphone that Giant Bomb West and East uses, as well as, the Vergecast. I would love to hear Drew's opinions on both mics. Both mics are exceptional review-wise and very popular in audio recordings, but having Drew compare the two would have some value.

And just because I have listed all the equipment Drew has used. Here is the Anker 10-Port Hub he was using. Anker is a great brand for USB/Computer accessories. They have an outstanding warranty and customer service department.

Note none of these links are affiliate links, this post was simply to make it easy to find the gear Drew was using.

u/Felgirl · 14 pointsr/PandR

This is a really misleading and uninformed comment.

If you notice the graph with the frequency response curve, it goes up to 100khz.

Literally no headphones go up that high.

For comparison, one of the most successful, widely used professional pair of studio headphones (the kind engineers sometimes use in place of monitors{a kind of speaker} use when recording albums), Sony MDR7506's

Youre right to say theyre "Not as good" as something like this, but anybody reading your comment will look even at that pair of sony headphones and declare them "definately not good headphones" based on provided info.

PS the sonys are cheaper https://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E

u/Joniak · 12 pointsr/annakendrick

They actually did a bit of research for the movie as the headphones are Amazon's number one seller for DJ Headphones.

Sony MDR7506.

u/somajones · 12 pointsr/Bass

I went through dozens of sets of failed headphones my first twenty years.
Bought these Sony MD7506 in 2000 and they've never let me down.
I had to replace the foam, cheaply, about ten years ago.


u/thecolbra · 12 pointsr/gadgets

[Sony mdr 7506 are labeled as professional] (https://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E)

Top of the line kitchen aid stand mixers as well.

Fender professional line as well

u/aasteveo · 12 pointsr/headphones

Thanks for all the replies!! My OCD took over, and I compiled a list of every single pair mentioned by someone who uses them to sleep in. In this thread and the one I posted on r/AudioEngineering Check 'em out.

Acoustic Sheep SleepPhones - $40 for standard, $100 for wireless.

Pillow Sonic Pillow Speaker - $15

BedPhones - $54

Koss SparkPlug - $16

Senn HD280 - $100

PSC Softies Headphone Cover - $18

Beyer 770 - $230

Beyer 990 - $265

Bose QC15 - $270

Bose QC20 - $300

Shure SE215-K - $97

Shure SE315-K - $200

Shure SE535 - $440

Aurisonics Rockets - $100ish

Vsonic GR07BE - $130

Klipsch S4 - $120

HIFI Man RE-400 - $100

RHA MA750 - $120

sony 7506 - $85

Philips SHE3590GY/28 - $10

Koss KSC75 - $15

Ear Hero - $150

Sensaphonics 2max - $850

u/Wezirn · 11 pointsr/FL_Studio


Theyre relatively cheap.

Pretty much all professional producers know of these headphones. They will play mainstream music just how the producers in the studios heard it. A lot of them will have even used them in the studio.

alternatively for even cheaper


The sound quality is really great. The poor reviews are from people who've bought them and have had them die.

you wont find anything that produces a better sound quality than these for their respective price ranges.\

Bonus is that theyre not USB so you dont have to worry about some kind of shitty driver. Theyre plug in and enjoy.

P.S. actual speakers that are meant for music production arent called speakers, but "Monitor speakers" or just "monitors"
Heres a suggestion if you want actual monitors https://www.amazon.com/KRK-RP5G3-NA-Generation-Powered-Monitor/dp/B00FX7MMRO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1483916151&sr=8-2&keywords=rokit+krk+5

u/aeon_orion · 10 pointsr/audioengineering

Sony MDR-7506. Love these headphones.

u/michaelwentonweakes · 10 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I've got the MDR7506 and I'll never buy another pair of headphones. Great sound, very comfortable. There's a reason why every studio in the world has ten pairs of the MDR line lying around.

u/notshortjustfunsized · 9 pointsr/techtheatre

Sony MDR-7506

In my opinion, they are great headphones. They fit comfortably and have a very balanced sound, while also being very reasonably priced.

EDIT: Here is the link for the product on amazon. There are almost 500 reviews that you can go read through to see what other people think

u/kickinthehead · 9 pointsr/VideoEditing

I'm sure other people will concur when I recommend Sony MDR7506 headphones. They're pretty ubiquitous in film and recording studios.

What you want in your headphones is accuracy, as opposed to some expensive headphones which are made to enhance sound for the consumer who want something like lots of bass.

Extensive review on Tested.com

u/Khanthulhu · 9 pointsr/assholedesign

This is for prices being below the Minimum Advertised Price so it's actually usually a really good deal. Amazon frequently sells one of my favorite headphones like this. The price for it is very good and it isn't being manipulative or anything. It's a genuine deal.

People in this thread are being a bit too cynical.

u/sheboygan_sexpo · 8 pointsr/synthesizers

Sony MDR7506's. Good enough for Trent Reznor, and David Lynch while filming Twin Peaks. Good enough for me. They sound great for casual listening, and are flat enough for mixing/mastering.

u/mischiefthebunny · 8 pointsr/edmproduction

Serum is $189.

MDR7506 - the best headphones. Got introduced to these and haven't looked back. Get these and save the difference for Serum. Serum is awesome btw!

EDIT: PriceZombie, MDR7506 is only 79.99 through Sony!

u/typ901 · 8 pointsr/VideoEditing

Industry standard Sony MDR-7506. Not crazy expensive and they hold up well. http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E

u/pandalolz · 8 pointsr/edmproduction

I'm fairly certain Sony MDR7506's have been industry standard for longer than I've been alive. I got mine for $60 on ebay.

u/IntendoPrinceps · 8 pointsr/mechanicalheadpens

Keyboard: Huo Ji Z-77

Headphones: Sony MDR-7506 (been rocking these almost daily for ~7 years and just recently had to replace the original pair, my favorite headphones of all time)

Pen: Lamy Fine Tip Safari in Charcoal

u/aoforjo · 8 pointsr/Guitar

I saved up my money to buy the Audio Technica ATH-M50. The day I went in to buy them I stumbled upon these


For half the price, spent the rest of the money on weed. you cant explain that. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

u/eksaurus · 7 pointsr/cscareerquestions

I use these headphones at work in an open-office coworking space, and can rarely, if ever, hear anybody else.

u/laughing-octopus · 7 pointsr/headphones

Instead of paying $300+ for HD 600s, pay $10/month ($120/year) for Apple Music and get better quality music.

Nice headphones playing low quality music will simply sound like low quality music.

Put another way, wearing high quality custom eyeglasses to look at an out of focus photograph will not make the photo come into focus.

My suggestion:

  • Pay $10/month to Apple Music (if you have an iPhone), Tidal, or Spotify
  • Buy some Sony MDR7506 for $75

    You'll be miles ahead of the game.
u/josecouvi · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Here's a few that are in your price range and pretty well known for their durability:

Beyerdynamic DT 770

Sony MDR 7506 (Also check for the price on the V6 as they're both very similar and just as durable)

AKG K240

Shure SE215

u/caligari87 · 7 pointsr/mylittlepony

I've listened to the first few minutes, and it's pretty good. Gonna hold off on the rest until I get home where my nice headphones are.

The only thing I'm (mildly) not liking so far is the lyrical delivery. It's a bit too dense, where Moonrise gave the lines a little more room to breathe. Minor complaint though.

u/ModulationLobbyist · 6 pointsr/audioengineering

There has been so many of these threads.

Anyway, the industry standard (every studio has several of these) are:

Sony MDR-V6 Monitor Series Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil by Sony


Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone

The MDR-V6 is a classic and will work more than perfectly for your classroom needs. Also, both are closed so you won't bother any other students. :D

u/BeMadTV · 6 pointsr/caseyneistat

Based on this picture, I will try my best. Correct me if I am wrong:








If interested, I can tell you the setup I use for this podcast if you like the sound (My first time, still working out the kinks). It's portable too and I wouldn't have to guess the equipment:


u/DQ11 · 6 pointsr/edmproduction

Sony MDR-7506. https://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E


They won't boost or color any signal too much and give you a nice even response for the most part. For the price range they are really good.

Obviously you can find better ones for like $500 but these are great for what they are.

u/That1guy1981 · 6 pointsr/pics

On headphones, There's a lot of ways to research.


Such as

  • C-NET - Advertising influenced Professional reviews
  • Consumer Reports - Unbiased Professional reviews
  • Amazon reviews - A metric crap ton of amateur crowd-sourced reviews, and some occasional products with massive amounts of fake reviews

    For me I like to use the amazon reviews but I always put the item listing into fakespot. Using Fakespot lets me know the reliability of the ratings because a lot of the lower end earbud listings are completely faked.

    My research led me to two separate products I loved. Wired Sony "Studio Headphones", these sound great to my non-audiophile ears. These are sturdy, to me they feel good wearing them and they sound great. Included in the box was an exploded parts diagram with a parts list. These are not break and throw away headphones, these are designed to be serviced. It had great reviews was within my budget $80 and fakespot said the reviews were legit. These are solid, sturdy, designed to be serviced. I freaking love them.

    The other product I really like is the Avantree Wireless 40 HR Blue Tooth headphones. The ratings were good, and legit per fakespot, my complaints about my other wireless blue tooth was that I never seemed to have them charged when I wanted them and the range sucked. I double checked the tech specs and the 40hrs wasnt marketing BS. These legit have much higher battery capacity than the other wireless headphones. When I first plugged these in I played them side by side in wired and wireless mode next to the Sony Studio headphones. The bass was deeper, and the mids were better represented, at first I was really happy. These were out performing the Sony Studio Headphones, but as I played more songs side by side, I found I liked these better on most songs, but on some songs it didn't sound the way I remembered them. Then it occurred to me, I plugged the Sony Studio headphones back in, and adjusted the equalizer, I was able to adjust the equalizer such that my Sonys sounded exactly like these, then I figured it out and I was pissed off. These weren't better at reproducing the bass and the mids. They simply have a built in bass boost that can't be turned off. I'd give this product 7 Stars if I could for battery life, but only 4 for bluetooth range, and 2 for the bass boost I cant turn off I get why they do it, if you had to listen to headphones side by side in a store a consumer would hear more bass out of the boosted ones, and think they were better at reproducing bass.


    TL;DR lots of ways to research, Fakespot is awesome, some headphone manufacturers use dirty tricks. Beats uses what are basically fishing weights to make their products feel heavier and sturdier, and some manufacturers include a bass boost that you cant turn off.

    Edits - lots of spelling and grammatical mistakes.
u/zdelusion · 6 pointsr/Bass

I use Sennhieser HD280. They're a popular model for monitoring. The other popular monitoring headphones under $100 would be the Sony MDR7506.

u/dustyjuicebox · 6 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Here are my current head phones. year long warranty, 10ft cord, things sound great for the price, they feel like clouds on my ears and are fairly sound proof. This is the head phone for the person looking for a decent pair of headphones without wanting to drop over $100 for them. Seriously, if you want good head phones, buy these.

Edit: upon further review it seems I got these headphones on sale. However I still encourage you to buy them.

u/Morinaka · 5 pointsr/AskReddit

Weird thing is the headphones Dre would actually use in a studio can be had for like half the price of Beats, you can get a pair of Sony MDR-V6's for $70 or the later model Sony MDR-7506's for $85, these things are pretty much industry standard for audio quality and can take some punishment.

u/cuntweiner · 5 pointsr/indieheads

I have the opposite problem, I can't fall asleep to music because it's too engaging... Do you have really nice headphones? Try getting some nice headphones with an aggressive, engaging sound signature like these. As a sound engineer, I wear headphones all day long, some I can fall asleep with, but I don't think it's possible with the Sonys.

u/liathus · 5 pointsr/technology

mdr-7506 has been made for years without change, because they are fantastic, and you can get replacement parts for every piece of them.

Under $100 for the best headphones you will ever use.

Buy these, cheap, and awesome sound. Everything else is over-hyped and over-priced.


u/veepeedeepee · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Sony MDR-7506. They're the field audio recording industry standard, and their BIFL design (you can easily replace the ear cushions) and accurate tonal response make them the perfect choice. At £68, they're a little over your budget, but well worth it. I have worked in television production for nearly 15 years and I'm still on my first pair.

u/meh_mediocre · 5 pointsr/guns

I wonder if that makes the Glock 19 the Sony MDR7506 of the gun world. They're not very pretty, and there's fancier and some better sounding phones at that price point, but they're the constant recommendation for anyone looking for good sound quality and durability at a fairly reasonable price.

u/tmeowbs · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have a pair of 7506s that are absolutely incredible. I expect them to be a BI4L item.

u/infinis · 5 pointsr/headphones

looking for more Opinions

Budget - 150$ CAD

Source - Ipod w RockBox/Android +-FiiO E6

Requirements for Isolation - Not required

Preferred Type of Headphone - Full sized/Open/Over the Ear (Looking to compliment the incoming Dunu Trident and the existing Fanny Wangs.

Preferred tonal balance - Balanced pair

Past headphones - Fanny Wang 3000, Monster DNA IEM, Sennheiser IEM

Preferred Music - Rap/RnB/Pop/Classic (very multigenre)

Location - Canada

I am currently leaning towards
Sony MDR7506

Also I have noticed those AKG on sale, but can't find a complex review on them.
AKG 172 HD

There is some sales on the M50, but I dont know if they are overhyped. They are also the most expensive (150$)

Last option is the DT-440, they are on par with AKG in terms of price, but I'm not sure that I like their design.


Thanks for any help!!

u/TheSpazzacus · 4 pointsr/headphones

The Sony MDR 7506 is going for $78 on Amazon.

u/SinnU2s · 4 pointsr/GoodValue

Sony MDR-7506 - 4.5 Stars on Amazon, over 800 Reviews. Under $100 and Prime eligible.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/Music

I use these and I love them. They fit really sungly and comfortably over the ear (blocking out outside noise really well) and have a great sound. I use them in the studio when I'm recording and mixing.

Edit: Shit, you don't want a spiral cord. Whoops.

u/rebldomakr99 · 4 pointsr/howardstern

There is a pretty large audiophile community that really obsesses over this stuff which is where I was able to find some answers.

THIS appears to be what you can buy without modding it like Howard has done: https://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_pdt_img_top?ie=UTF8

I believe on the audiophile sites they explain the cord was modded for the show or something along those lines.

http://www.meeaudio.com/m6pro/ are the devices you see some of the guests use (I think most famously was Ellen) if they don't want to mess up their hair. I've heard speculation they buy them in bulk and throw them away after each use if the guest doesn't keep them.

It's pretty cool finding radio forums that really get into the technology Howard has used over the years, he always seems to be on the cutting edge. Literally pages and pages of discussion on his equipment without one wig reference.

u/Dodgeballrocks · 4 pointsr/audio

Standard Sound Guy Headphones from Sony. They are designed to be very accurate, they come very close to reproducing the sound signal the way it is. Most other headphones color the sound in some way which is fine if it happens to suit your taste but for me, I want the sound as close to way it was recorded and mixed as possible.

There are more expensive headphones that are more accurate, but they are comfy and durable and nearly every working sound engineer has a pair or three. (I own two) so they are the best set that fit your budget.


I actually at work right now (I'm a video recording tech so I need to listen to the video recorder's audio input often) and me as well as three other guys on the crew today all have a pair of those Sony's.

u/aderra · 4 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

The studio standard: MDR-7506

u/varii_ · 4 pointsr/tf2

If you want to have a popular youtube channel, you have to work hard at it my man. I can tell by watching a few of your videos that you are relatively young and I have to tell you by being young and posting here desperately looking for attention or views it will rub people the wrong way. Because to some, It just seems like from an outsiders perspective you're just looking for an easy way to get subscribers or views. Being young doesn't help either because there are many people who will be pretty mean to you because of your age or your voice.

As far as tips go however? There is a lot that can be said.

Point one: Increase the quality of your videos. Download a better recording program and learn how to use it.

I watched a few of your videos and I just have to be frank the video quality isn't very good but don't fret! There are programs that can help with this.

There are many to chose from but these are the main three:




two of these are not free however. OBS is a free alternative that many use and it is pretty good!

If you do not like the fact that fraps or dxtory are not free, you can torrent or pirate those programs however, some people might think negatively of you claiming it is stealing. (But that doesn't matter anyways because pretty much everyone torrents or illegally downloads these two programs but don't tell people they do)

Anyways, to learn how to use these recording programs there are tons of tutorials on youtube to help you learn how to use any of those three, so good luck finding one that works for you.

Point two Now that you've downloaded an recording program, you should learn how to use an editing program to edit and compile the videos you recorded!

There are many editing programs but the main two I see being used are:



Like before, these programs are not free and are more on the pricey side so if you don't think spending a lot of money is worth it (and I do not blame you) Just download them for free like everyone else who makes youtube videos basically does but they don't tell people that they do.

learning these programs will take some time and effort and it might be a little challenging especially in after effects for a beginner but if you really care about improving your youtube channel you should practice using these programs, how will you do that though?

Well like I said before there are a number of youtube channels that have tutorials to help you with learning about those two programs. Just find a program that suits your needs.

Sony vegas is a little more easy to understand and pretty much can suit the basic needs of creating videos.

But after effects has a lot more to offer on the effects and editing side but is a little less easy to understand.

Point Three Buy some new equipment to be able to record your videos at a good quality.

You could make an entire thread out of the best microphones or the best audio equipment or the best PC setup.

All I'm going to say about this though is, invest in a computer set up that you can record comfortably with.

Today, you can actually purchase a desktop computer for about 500 dollars that can record videos surprisingly well!


for example, this build is 520$ and can handle recording videos amazingly well!

as for recording equipment? if you want to sound professional when recording videos, I highly recommend getting a studio quality microphone because I watched a few of your videos and your microphone and audio quality is kind of, subpar. So here are a few beginner microphones that are cheap and can make your audio quality sound better!




These microphones are relatively cheap and offer amazing sound quality for their price.

Now you need a pair of headphones to compliment your microphone because why would you buy a gaming headset if you purchased a microphone already. so here are a few I suggest, a few of these are more on the pricey side but I highly recommend them.




It's all about fitting your price range and preference.

Find a set up that works for you.

Point four don't forget to be yourself, have fun and keep making content!

Having a personality an audience can relate too is great and all but you should just stay true to yourself and remain genuine when creating content.

There are many people trying create and make TF2 content like you. So having too many copy cats of the same content creator or personality can just seem boring. Why go to someone who creates virtually the same content of someone else? That's redundant and doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

And you should also try to always make content. Never stop making content, making content is the way you get your name out there. Just keep creating content and be dedicated, never give up making stuff.

So, try to have fun with it and think of creative ways to attract an audience to your content. What new fresh idea and creative content can you offer that nobody else does?

If you can do that while remaining true and genuine to yourself your audience and you don't give up. I feel like you would be able to grow as a creator.

That is all the tips I can give you, I'm not much of a content creator myself but from an outsiders perspective I hope this helped you in anyway.

Good luck and have fun with it man.

u/brunerww · 3 pointsr/videography

Hi /u/saientific - the Zoom H4n has noisy preamplifiers - if you decide to go with a Zoom, you may want to consider the [£229 Zoom H5] (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575034783&toolid=10001&campid=5337235943&customid=&icep_item=181460355481&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229508&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg) instead.

If budget is an issue, you may want to consider the less expensive [£69 Zoom H1] (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003QKBVYK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B003QKBVYK&linkCode=as2&tag=hybrcamerevo-21). This recorder has a single 3.5mm mic input instead of the more expensive recorders' twin XLR inputs, so you will need a [£22.91 Hosa MIT-156 XLR to 3.5mm transformer/adapter] (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FC4YR58/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B00FC4YR58&linkCode=as2&tag=hybrcamerevo-21) in order to accept input from professional mics such as the [£148 Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic] (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00093ESSI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B00093ESSI&linkCode=as2&tag=hybrcamerevo-21).

No matter which recorder you buy, you should also invest in a set of [£69 Sony MDR7506 monitoring headphones] (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000AJIF4E/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B000AJIF4E&linkCode=as2&tag=hybrcamerevo-21) to prevent surprises in the editing suite.

With your recorder, headphones, shotgun, a [£9 shock mount] (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KXQIY86/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B00KXQIY86&linkCode=as2&tag=hybrcamerevo-21), a [£69 Rode boom pole] (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00139PYEY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B00139PYEY&linkCode=as2&tag=hybrcamerevo-21) and good technique you will be able to get the microphone to within a meter of your actors/interviewees and record high quality sound.

Hope this is helpful and best of luck with your venture into videography!


u/I_am_disgustipated · 3 pointsr/ToolBand

I feel you. Someone asked a similar question a while back on this sub, and reading it inspired me to do the same thing you're doing (except I gotta wait till I have cash). I'm no headphone expert, but I'm looking at this one:


Speaking of which, if this is a bad decision, someone let me know! I play electric guitar, so I am hoping this will be good for both casual listening and guitar practice.

u/twelfthsphinx · 3 pointsr/Atlanta

I first heard the sample on my high quality headphones, and honestly heard 2 voices, a nasal high pitched "yanny" and a deeper, almost scolding, british "laurel".

Then someone flashed a picture of the dress, and it was white/gold for me only once and blue/black ever after.

u/I_am_your_prise · 3 pointsr/Guitar

I don't have experience with those headphones but [I own these] ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_IvRdBbJ8YHR01) and they're great.

u/NewYorkJewbag · 3 pointsr/AskTechnology

Sennheiser makes really comfortable headphones. Also, Sony’s over the ear DJ headphones last forever and are really comfortable. Bought these ones for my son when he was in 10th grade, he just finished his first year of college and they’re going strong:

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_LSjdBb079YVJM

They’re also repairable if anything happens to the wiring. Someone else mentioned skull candy but in my experience they’re really poorly built.

u/Csno · 3 pointsr/nin

Sennheiser makes some of the better quality in-ear headphones around.

If you are interested in using the same headphones used by the original mix engineers, and don't mind wearing bulky headsets, then the Sony
is for you.

u/ahap7 · 3 pointsr/PostHardcore

Sony MDR-7506

Chances are this what the band used in the studio when they recorded. They're going to give you a really true picture of what the mix was intended to sound like. A lot of headphones emphasize the highs and lows because that "sounds hi-fi" when you try them in the store, but post-hardcore is driven by guitars which are all mids. These are great for the genre.

u/SithisTheDreadFather · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

If you intend to use these as a monitor for a person near a mic, you should not buy them. If you are mixing or monitoring at the console, you're probably fine.

I'm a video editor I use these (and the Q701) at work. I used to do basic mixing with them, but now I hand off my tracks to a dedicated sound department. I use them in an open office, and while I can tolerate a low level of noise, it gets unbearable if people get too loud. The sound is pretty neutral and they're extremely comfortable (the K7XX much more so than the Q701).

These are open headphones that are popular for studio use. These are closed headphones that are popular as well. Our sound department uses these when they're not using speakers (and our voice booth uses them as well).

At the end of the day you should get a pair of speakers, but barring that, neutral headphones that are comfortable to wear.

u/SearingPhoenix · 3 pointsr/buildapc

40 dollar headphones are actually... not that bad... if you buy right.

Now, I would put segmentation of headphones like so:

0-20 dollars: The "I'm probably going to break these, so I'm not going to spend much money," segment. If you're not buying them for risky usage scenarios, spend more money.

$30-50: Here's where you'll start seeing your money doing some work. Sony makes some fantastic headphones in this range. Something like the Sony MDR7506, Sony MDR-V55/BRs, JVC HARX700s, HARX 900s, or Audio Technica ATH-M30s.

$100-200: You aren't going to see significant gains over $50 cans until you break the $100 dollar mark. For instance, the ATH-M50s or Sennheiser 558s are (supposedly) fantastic. I personally have a pair of V-Moda Crossfade LP2s that give me fantastic audio quality to my ears.

Above that, I haven't done a whole lot of research. I believe segmentation hits again and you won't see a good gain until you start spending around 250-300 for studio-grade stuff, then another step up to 500+ for high-end studio and audiophile-grade equipment, but that's just kind of what I remember seeing.

u/captainkaba · 3 pointsr/de

Sony MDR-7506 https://www.amazon.de/Sony-MDR-7506-Studio-Kopfh%C3%B6rer-geschlossen/dp/B000AJIF4E

die Rezensionen sprechen für sich, Preis-Leistung unschlagbar. Es hat einen Grund, warum es diese Dinger fast unverändert seit 40 Jahren gibt :)

u/Chuuno · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I've used the Q701's, and from what I remember reading they're very similar to the K702's. the Q701's are very bright and have excellent soundstage. The bass response is very clean, but it is VERY light. "Dynasty" by Koan Sound, which sounds like a big bass dildo on most headphones, sounds balanced, almost light in the Q701's.

My brother has the HD598's, and he loves them. He may be biased because he bought them, but he prefers the HD's to my Q701's.

Both of those pairs of headphones will require an amp to get the most out of them. The Q's in particular sound even thinner on the low end without a good amp.

That being said, buy These Sony MDR 7506's instead. They're normally $130 on amazon, currently listed for $80, and they're fantastic. They've got the flattest, most accurate response, and the closed back means you've got clean sound in more environments. Since I bought these I haven't used any other pair to mix. A friend of mine had the ATH MX 50's, and after listening to my Sony's, he put his AT's down and ordered a pair because they are just THAT accurate. Seriously, consider these Sony's, you won't be disappointed!

u/vmwhelan · 3 pointsr/self

My girlfriend ordered me these for my birthday. (21 tomorrow :) )

u/DangerUltra · 3 pointsr/edmproduction

This may be controversial to an extent but...

My suggestion: Use 2-3 reference tracks to compare your song to when producing/mixing/mastering. Use whatever headphones you normally use when you listen to music. After it sounds good on there, THEN switch to a better sound system (or headphones) to fine tune. Once it sounds good on there, only then do you really need to use a sound system with a good low end. For me, this is my car, because I have new neighbors and my monitors are too loud for them.

At the end of the day, no matter your sound system, you have to learn it. Listen to songs you know very well (and like) on it. Always use reference songs when you're making music. I've paid for pro studio time and the songs I made on the systems I knew always came out sounding better.

I use apple ear buds and then I use these: https://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E

My monitors, which don't get used very often, are Rokit 5's. You may find an old used pair in your budget.

u/nandxor · 3 pointsr/audioengineering

SM57 is good, but you'll probably want a stand to go with it. It's my personal opinion that at $80, the Sony MDR-7506 headphones are the best value for audio gear under $100.

u/Silgan · 3 pointsr/classicalmusic

Spend a good $50-$100 on a good pair of studio headphones. You won't regret it.

Idk if it's okay to post a link like this, but I'm not associated with Sony in any way, so I think it's fine: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E

Those are the pair I've been using, and I've been loving them for a about a year so far. They're absolutely incredible; they've completely changed my experience of listening to classical music. The only thing that beats them in my eyes (ears) is being in a live concert; you can hear ever detail in the music.

u/lurking_quietly · 3 pointsr/headphones

Posted yesterday with minimal response.


Budget: US$200 is a hard limit for everything, including any recommended DACs or amps.

Sources: Laptop computers, mobile device, and headphone-out jack to my (not-so-high-quality) home audio system.

Requirements for Isolation: Though I'll primarily use headphones indoors, I may be listening to my iPod in public. I'd therefore want good isolation.

Preferred Type of Headphones: Closed over-ear > closed on-ear > alternatives. I am not interested in IEMs.

Preferred tonal balance: Unsure; probably neutral? See "Preferred Music" below if that helps.

Past headphones: Mostly cheap, sub-US$40 on-ear eadphones or earbuds/IEMs. Over 10-15 years ago, I think I had the predecessor to the Sony MDR-V6, which I liked, though I had no decent frame-of-reference to which to compare them at the time.

Preferred Music: I actually listen more to podcasts than music; ideally, I'd like something that is a good complement to something like Radiolab, which has detailed, interesting sound engineering. In terms of music, I listen to rock (especially alternative), electronic, and mashups. I'd prefer healthy bass, but nothing so bass-heavy it creates a lopsided profile. I also expect to use these to listen to TV and movies as well as on my computer, but I don't do any gaming.

Miscellaneous: I'd prefer something that does not require an amp or DAC, especially since I may be using this in public with mobile devices. I'd also prefer something sturdy enough to last many years, including travel. Being able to replace the earpads would be a definite bonus. What the headphones look like is secondary to me, provided they're neither comically large, nor scream, "Expensive! Steal me!"

What I'm Currently Considering:

  1. Sony MDR-V6: US$80 at Amazon.

  2. Sony MDR-7506: US$85 at Amazon.

  3. Audio-Technica ATH-M50: US$127 at Amazon. (Left to my own devices, I'd likely get either these or the ATH-M50x below on the strength of reviews and recommendations for headphones in my price range.)

  4. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x: US$170 at Amazon.

  5. Shure SRH840: US$200 at Amazon; very close to my budget's hard limit. (Considered primarily since it was suggested as an alternative to the ATH-M50/ATH-M50x.)

  6. Whatever additions to this list you fine people may suggest.

    Addendum: Suggestions currently include:

    Beyerdynamic DT770, 80 ohms, via /u/TheJosablo; US$170 on eBay.

    Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro, via /u/DependantBlackWoman; US$172 at Amazon.

    Thanks for any counsel you can provide!
u/dualactioncomplete · 3 pointsr/FL_Studio

2 things:

  • Do you use an Audio Interface? If you aren't, you may have issues as most laptop/desktop headphone A/D converters and preamps are terrible.

  • You stated your budget was £100, I can think of two workhorses that are budget staples of the industry.

    Sony MDR-7506

    Audio-Technica ATH-M40X
u/HerpDerpenberg · 3 pointsr/PUBATTLEGROUNDS

Not the guy you're asking, but you don't need to go apeshit and buy some $150-$200 headset. But two things help better audio quality... better set of headphones and a dedicated sound card or at least an on board that has a build in headphone amplifier.

Also, I would buy a separate desktop microphone + headphones. A lot of times it's tough finding a good headphone with a good sounding microphone. Furthermore, there are issues with headsets where you get a lot of popping, lip smacking, etc since it's close to your mouth or it can catch your breathing and be annoying for people you're playing with. When you separate the two, you get the best of both worlds with a good microphone and a good set of headphones that you can also use to listen to music in public without looking like an idiot wearing a headset.

I'm using this sound card with Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone. Although, the Sony headphones are really high in price right now for some reason, you can get them for $70-80 if you look around. The reason I went with the Sony headphones, they're studio quality professional monitors. I bought these at a suggestion of a Tested review with Patrick Norton about headphones. Basically, he said that so many people who care about accurate audio representation (that's the key, no over Bass, etc) use these headphones as reference. Before, I was using Koss PortaPro Headphones which are still probably the best headphones under $100 by a long shot. My only problem is that they were open and not closed ear, so you get ambient audio mixed in and harder to isolate sounds. If you have a noisy environment around you, look for a closed headphones. They also have a short cable, so you'll need a headphone cable extension if you want to use these on a PC. The Sony have something like an 8 foot cable.

u/RaZz0r65 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

yea i love the O2 + ODAC combo unit i have the one with rear power and a fancy aluminum knob i love that thing.

I have it paired up with a pair of DT770's pro 250ohm.

Was it expensive as hell?


Was it worth it?

Hells yes i have had a line of gaming headsets from low to high budget and none of them can even hold a candle to the current set up.

How ever my brain was like well you now have a pair of fancy headphones and a amp + dac better get a nice mic to go with it.

So now i have a AT2020 with a mic stand shock mount and pop filter for no good reason.

Sense i hardly ever use it but they few times i do i get compliments that i sound great so yay i guess.

But really tho OP get a amp and a nice pair of headphones and a clip on mic.

For around 200usd i would recommend something along the lines of this

Desktop amp

Sony MDR-7506


Zalman Zm-Mic

this set up will blow the socks of pretty much any gaming headset out there the only ones that might be on par.

Is prob something like the Sennheiser high end gaming head phones and something like the Audio Technica line of gaming headphones.

But those headsets alone will set you back 250-300+ usd and you will most likely need a amp + dac to unlock the full potential of them anyway so.

u/engagechad · 3 pointsr/Bass

I personally like flat response headphones that I can EQ on my own. So.. This might not really be all that helpful for you.. But I've been using These suckers everyday for over a decade. I've replace the ear cushion things but other than that they've been one of the most dependable purchases ever.

u/Locutrad · 3 pointsr/brasil

Eu tô com um fone da Sony que é excelente, tanto em qualidade de áudio quanto em eliminação de ruído. Eu tive sorte de achar a 59 dólares no Aliexpress e de ser original.

u/warinthestars · 3 pointsr/audio

Hell, even these Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

u/ThoseGrapefruits · 3 pointsr/ImSavingUpForThis

I personally got Sony MDR-1706's not too long ago and absolutely love them. They've been making them for decades and they haven't changed at all. Check them out, certainly a lower price point than the Audio-Technica's and they are fantastic monitors: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000AJIF4E

If you do think about getting them, find some replacement earpads (the ones made out of velour). The stock ones are the same fake leather stuff that comes on most headphones and it makes a world of difference. The earpads I bought from Amazon aren't available in the UK for some reason, but I'm sure you can find them somewhere. With them (and even without them) the headphones are incredibly comfortable. I'll wear them for hours at a time with no problems.

u/happybarfday · 3 pointsr/editors

I personally use the Sony MDR7506 as they're pretty much a standard for basic monitoring. Crisp, detailed high end, tight punchy base. Comfortable for hours on end and if you take decent care of them they should last years with the only wear and tear being the earcup material flaking off a bit. They're definitely made for desk-use as they have a very long coiled non-detachable cable.:


There's also the Sony MDRV6, which are very similar, but apparently have a little more low-end.


As far as speakers go, I've been using the Audioengine A5+ for a few years now and have been very satisfied. Great sound and more power than I'll ever be able to use in my small apartment. They look nice too (I got a good deal on the white ones). They are powered speakers (opposed to the A5) and thus don't require a separate amp. They also come with a small remote for volume/mute:


For a DAC I use the Audioengine D1 plugged in through USB, which gives me higher quality audio and a convenient headphone out and volume knob:


u/djdementia · 3 pointsr/Beatmatch

Well not so much as "great" overall but "great for the price". There is nothing else < $50 that is worth buying IMHO for a DJ.

I own the monoprice headphones and they are my daily use pair at work for over 5 years. I probably have used them over 1,000 hours by now. They are very comfortable and provide good sound for the price.

I wouldn't recommend them for producing though. As I said above they aren't flat. They aren't designed for producing. If you need a pair for DJing and producing you'll be much happier with the $100 Sennheiser HD280pros. That is what I produce and DJ with.

If you need a budget pair of headphones for producing there is one model that works well - but this model won't work well for DJing. So either buy two cheap headphones one for producing and one for DJing or buy one more expensive pair that can do both.

For producing, $28 Superlux HD681: http://smile.amazon.com/Superlux-681-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B002GHIPYI/

Also one other decent choice for both producing and DJing that is a bit cheaper is the $80 Sony MDR 7506: http://smile.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E/

u/Fhajad · 3 pointsr/battlestations

In that case, not bad. Those $10 skullcandy headphones, for the price, are VERY good earbuds.

I use these, earbuds just aren't my thing.

u/WTF404 · 3 pointsr/headphones

So I put this on yesterdays thread, but it was late at night so I'm unsure if it was seen at all. sorry if it was and just no one had any suggestions, ill put it here one more time.

I know its a lot, so please bear with me and I'm sorry for the wall of text. I have an idea of what I want, but first what im looking for in a headset;

Budget - 100 is my limit unless theyre REALLY good for my specific needs.

Source - LG phone, MP3 player, Desktop Computer, Laptop

Isolation - Preferably yes, if it can block out most things id be happy. I plan to use them at home, and if i can on the bus, public, but not much or nothing extreme like working out or running. My house however has a lot of sounds going on around it.

Preferred type of headphone - Full size, but I'm ok if they aren't, i am however looking for one with a mic or where i can attach a mic. If it doesn't have one well ill just need to find a mic as well.

Tonal balance - Honestly, I don't know, I love bass, but sometimes in certain things bass is too much and prefer balance or where i can hear all instruments.

Past Headphones - Philips SHE3590BK/10 (15 dollar), Creative Fatal1ty(got em when I just didn't care but now I do)

Music type - I like any kind, ranging from Rap, Metal, alternative, Pop, Dubstep, Trap, grunge, electric to Classical, smooth jazz, Big Band, Instrumental, Orchestral, Swing, Ska. I dont discriminate. But I do like listening to every instrument in a song, and i love a good bass.

Location just in case: Cali.

Prefer not to buy a AMP/Dac, at the moment money is tight.

I need headphones that are good for gaming/listening to the music i posted/movies, action, thrillers, horror, etc.
I know its a lot so its hard to pinpoint a tone as well as me being very inexperienced in Audio.

I also wear glasses, so some may not be too good for me and I might use them for long sessions.

Based on links provided by this sub and my own research here are some I've been looking at and have my interest with reasons as to why(based on just reviews and that guide and personal):

u/makuto9 · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I recommend the Sony MDR7506's. They're affordable, comfortable flat response headphones. Once you get them you'll notice them in movies and photos of pro studios, which I think is neat.

u/fr0stie · 3 pointsr/Beatmatch

Honestly, I wouldn't buy either of those. I don't know what your particular monetary situation is, but I made the mistake of buying a cheaper set of cans when I set out to DJ which broke in less than 5 months going to gigs once or twice a month. I then bought a pair of ATH-M50's and haven't looked back. I strongly suggest that you save up to buy a pair of these as there is a good reason that they're touted as one of the best value entry-level DJ headphones. The fact is, if you pay less, you're likely gonna end up with another pair that will break, and even if they don't break, most of the headphones in the <$60 range will not offer isolation good enough for anything but really small gigs. To be fair though, I recently played a show with my ATH-M50s where, even blasting them full volume, I had to strain to hear them over the speakers we were using. Regardless, the sound quality is impeccable for that price and they're pretty durable. That said, if you absolutely cannot put up the money for them, I can give you a few other options:

These are supposedly pretty good and only a little out of your price range. They're the better version of your MDR-v55s, and while I haven't used them myself, I've personally seen several really good DJ's use them on pretty big sound systems to great effect.

You might also try these Sennheisers which are still a little out of your range but evidently not too bad.

I definitely would not buy either the Pioneer HDJ-500 or HDJ-1000 which are both notorious for breaking.

Ultimately, you get what you pay for. If you're just a bedroom DJ, you can probably get away with either of the choices you've listed, but if you plan on ever doing anything outside of your bedroom, you're going to eventually NEED a better set of headphones. If I could go back in time with the knowledge that I have now, I would definitely pony up the extra cash for the ATH-M50's (you might even look into getting a used pair if you have to) as they really do sound leagues better than the $100 headphones I had before them and are far more comfortable and durable.

u/moosenberg · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

When I pet my cat with my headphones on while he's rolling around on the floor, I get a kinda nasty static shock through the earpiece (pretty sure it's because I plug my headphones in through the speaker which is grounded). After a few times of this happening, I learned my lesson, but the amount of static is pretty surprising. Hope OPs card is okay

My headphones if someone is wondering

u/throwaway_swifty · 3 pointsr/edmproduction


These are very good.

Edit: I use a mix of this and my speakers depending on whether I'm at home alone. Also using FL studio and a Focusrite 2i4 as an interface.

u/jfrenaye · 2 pointsr/podcasting

I like the Sony MDR 7506 $80 and the go to can for most radio stations.

As to the Bose. Be careful. Because with noise cancelling, you will be..well cancelling the noise that you probably want to hear. They sound great for playback, but I find they are not great for recording as they do not present a true sound.

u/agent-99 · 2 pointsr/reasoners

for queuing when DJing, i need headphones that won't break when being put on & pulled off like a million times a night, and are loud enough. these have been GREAT and don't break!
for sound quality, i use these, but notice the wee little wires that you don't want breaking... they stay at home.

u/draksid · 2 pointsr/gaming

These are what every musician I've ever known use for recording. I'd suggest a pair of 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound for gaming specifically though. I use the razor one's but I'm going to stop buying from them. They're usually more expensive and my thing always breaks after a year and a bit.


u/shadowrabbit · 2 pointsr/podcasts

Your budget was right around what we spent, although we didn't use a mixer cause we do everything through skype and record locally. So that said all the stuff below if for a non-mixer set-up, maybe it works with a mixer, idk.

The Blue Yeti is a good mic for the price. It is not a professional mic by any stretch, but for $100 it's about as good as you are going to get, imo. Blue also has a snowball, for $50 which I actual have one of but have not yet tested in terms of recording quality.

The stand you can get for cheap. This one is the one I use, it screws right into the bottom of the Yeti.

Headphones I would actually recommend not going cheap on. We had this issue in one of our early podcasts where I broke out a $15 pair of cheap sony headphones and you could hear the audio I heard through the mic. I use these now, they're amazing, very comfortable.

u/ThaAstronaut · 2 pointsr/makinghiphop

There's no reason you need to be blasting your monitors really high when you mix.

Rapping also does travel through the walls and wake people up. Hearing someone rap a take over and over and over in the other room can get pretty nervewracking.

IF you have good monitors/headphones you won't need to turn them up loud to get your work done. A good pair of headphones with a FLAT sound like the Sony 7506 are used for mixing in a lot of professional studios. You don't need $300 headphones at all and a lot of those higher end sennheisers aren't meant for mixing at all.

Schedule a time of day to record that wont bother any one. Some apartments are more sound-proofed than others. My old apartment had soundproofed walls, in my current one I can hear my neighbors phone vibrating upstairs.

Just be mindful of what time of the day it is. When people might be awake/sleep. Learn when your neighbors are away/at home. Etc.

u/destructor_rph · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Get a nice pair of headphones. I recommend these

u/HybridCamRev · 2 pointsr/videography

Glad I could help. If you don't want to spend the money for an XLR mic right away, for less than the price of a [$321.61CAD VideoMic Pro] (http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00YAZHRZM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=15121&creative=390961&creativeASIN=B00YAZHRZM&linkCode=as2&tag=hybrcamerevo-20), I recommend the [$265CAD Saramonic VmicRecorder shotgun mic (with built in recorder)] (http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01B1QO12Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=15121&creative=390961&creativeASIN=B01B1QO12Y&linkCode=as2&tag=hybrcamerevo-20) with a [set of decent headphones] (http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000AJIF4E/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=15121&creative=390961&creativeASIN=B000AJIF4E&linkCode=as2&tag=hybrcamerevo-20) so you can monitor what you're recording.

Here is a nice test of the mic-only version from Curtis Judd:

u/badusagi · 2 pointsr/dubstep

I just grabbed the 7506 recently for mixing but honestly I'd use them for production or casual listening.. Not sure how well they block sound from someone next to you listening but half the home systems I play on sound worse than my headphones

u/NotGustafKossinna · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Your cables break due to stress on the soldering joints. The right side is more vulnerable depending on how you wear them and whether you put strain on them. Unplug your cable from your device when you are not listening. The smaller the radius you wind the cable up, the more likely you put strain on it, loosening the joints. If you are used to wrapping them around your device, consider carrying them unrolled in a pouch.

You can always solder the cables back together, but depending on how cheap the earphones are, it's more trouble than buying new ones. If you have some money to spend, you could invest in very solid headphones. The ever popular and almost unbreakable Sony MDR-7506 for example. Concerning earphones, I simply go with buying them in bulk, as I'm too much of a miser for buying ones with replaceable cables. And when you buy those for a few hundred bucks, the cables cost as much as cheap ear-buds anyway.

As a last resort, you could reinforce both the plug and the earphones with Sugru Hacking Putty. But the cables could break anyway.

u/SeanFrank · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

Two speakers match your two ears just fine. Just get a decent set of cans, don't fall for the "Gamer" branding.

I strongly recommend the Sony MDR 7506

They are amazing cans at a reasonable price. I would say the main con (depending) is the long, not-detachable cord. But I leave them plugged into my computer so it's really not a con for me.

u/Bumpclan03 · 2 pointsr/FL_Studio

Sony studio monitor headset! $80-$100 on amazon. In my situation I'm too young to get a job and afford $300 studio monitors. If your somehow in a similar situation, I reccomend these. They look a w f u l , but perform great!

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_TVbQCbVBGCGC0

u/ramsr · 2 pointsr/headphones

I would reccomend the Sony 7506. Probably one of the best headphones in your price range.

Also, note that both the headphones you were looking at have an open back so it is not isolated.

u/_the_roguish_type_ · 2 pointsr/GWABackstage

If your main concern is noise leakage, most closed-back studio monitoring headphones would work for you. Unless you really crank the volume there won't be a lot of sound leak. The Sony MDR7506 for example are very good. Here's a sound test.

u/Barnonahill · 2 pointsr/piano

The Sony MDR-7506's are my go to headphones for when I'm producing music or DJing as they produce clear, crisp, natural sound. I'm new to playing piano, but they've worked great for this too! I bought mine for $100, 6 years ago. They're $80 on Amazon now.


u/probably_normal · 2 pointsr/headphones

Sell your skullcandy, and get these: Sony MDR-7506.

Problem solved.

u/PA2SK · 2 pointsr/personalfinance

A lot of it depends on your income. If you make a $100k a year working in oil fields or something it's not really a big deal and is actually pretty modest. On the other hand if you make $20k a year and struggle to pay your bills every month you're spending way too much.

On top of that there is something to be said for controlling spending and saving as much as possible, even if you have a good job. At your age investments you make for retirement or for college can have a huge benefit for the rest of your life.

With all that said the headphones, dac and amp seem like a real waste to me. I hope you didn't get Beats at least. You could get something like Sony MDR 7506 - these are the same headphones used by a lot of professionals in studios. They will last forever and cost like $80.

The other stuff isn't too big of a deal, except maybe the new phone. But without knowing your total budget it's hard to say how big of an issue this is.

u/I_Am_Treebeard · 2 pointsr/melodicdeathmetal

I own a pair of Sony MDR-7506's and they handle every style of music I've used them for extremely well (with the exception of EDM, they are not bass heavy enough to really do that style any justice). They are studio monitors so they are very flat (no extra emphasis on the lows or highs) and their clarity and presence is unbeatable for the price. They will blow anything by Skullcandy or Beats completely out of the water and they are supposed to last for decades, I've had mine for about 3 years and they function as well as the day I bought them. There's also an /r/headphones and /r/audiophile subreddit, they will definitely point you in the right direction.

The only complaint I had about these headphones was that the ear pads started to wear out after about a year so I replaced them with these slightly softer and nicer earpads and they look as new as the day I put them on. They have a little more cushion which creates a little more deadspace between your ear and the speaker which in turn gives the bass a little more kick.

u/pissoffa · 2 pointsr/audioengineering


These headphones last forever ( had mine for 10 years) and you can buy replacement parts (like the foam pieces)if needed. They are an industry standard.

u/WJIngalls · 2 pointsr/audiophile

When I was in a protools based learning environment these studio headphones were seen as a great buy. Very flat, great for studio applications, only downside for a commuter in public is the lengthy cord.


u/Sapian · 2 pointsr/Android

I'm probably not the best to ask where to buy music as I buy mostly electronic from boutique sites. But for general music i've heard amazon.com music is cheap and good.

Checkout FLAC's website for recommended FLAC rippers, they have some good info on their site.

For decent can's you don't need to spend that much. Honestly, I prefer these: Sony MDR7506 these are the go to for field audio recording engineers and for good reason, they sound great, are built well, very linear reproduction of music/sound, as it should be, and they aren't overpriced like most the crap out there. If you google around you will see these dominate the portable recording world, i cant think of higher praise.

There is 32 floating point recording, but as I said this is for the recording stage of music, which then gets mastered down to 16 bit anyways. There are audiophile sites that sell 32 bit sometimes but there is absolutely no point other than them taking your money.

16bit is more than enough for our ears, and enough even for golden ears, anyone who tells you otherwise is selling snake oil.

I'm a audio engineer by trade but I don't stress the small stuff, my phone isn't my go to if I want to hear quality sound. I use my studio monitors at home if I want to hear killer sound, I have some old Hafler Transnova's in a tuned room, and there you can hear music as it was meant to be heard.

My phone is the LG G3 but I got Ultrasone HFI-780 and the Sony's mentioned above for listening to improve the experience while traveling.

u/quenchingJOE · 2 pointsr/fireemblemcasual

For in-ear I use these Phillips. I've tried at least 7 different kinds and in my experience you can't realistically ask in-ears to last more than 2 years of daily use at very most (granted I've never spent more than $30 on them). The Phillips have a pretty decent sound for the price you're paying, the seal is excellent and are super comfortable in ear. They're pretty durable too, still on my first pair been a little over a year and no problems so far. Amazon usually has them for pretty cheap so buy 2 or 3 and you'll be set for a long while.

If you really want some heaphones that'll last, go over-ear. My Sony MDR7506's have been going strong for 6 years and counting and in terms of sound quality they blow in-ear out of the water. The only problem is they're not great out-and-about headphones but for home use would highly recommend.

u/SecAdept · 2 pointsr/PSVR

Really, as long as you can use it wired too, it's mostly around you listening and EQ mix preferences. If you are picking earbuds, just go with whatever you like... there are not "fit" issues with the PSVR since they don't go over it...

For "cans", the main thing is to look for a headset that expands slightly bigger than your head, so that it will go over the PSVR bands comfortably, but most seem to work fine. Do pay attention to ear cup size, though... Your ears are relatively close the the PSVR's bands... if the ear cup is too large, it will press against the band rather than fully covering your ear...

Anyways, for a good 'ole, inexpensive but reliable pair of studio quality cans... these two always work well:



BTW... both are intended to give a flat, "real" sound profile that you can adjust to taste with an EQ... they aren't like the other brands that are purposely over bassy, or whatever... So if you prefer that heavy bass profile... pick something else appropriate.

u/mr_easy_e · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Is $200 your limit? I think that for around your budget, you're probably going to enjoy the JBL LSR-305s that reddit seems to love. That said, I'm not sure Best Buy is the best place to buy them, as I've seen better deals listed here for elsewhere (the BB site lists them for $300 for a pair, which is retail, but you can find them for closer to $200 if you're patient and possibly open to refurbished or b-stock). Note that according to the BB site, they are also sold out, though they may have more stock in store.

If you have one in your area, a music store like Guitar Center is actually a much better place to look for studio monitors. BB mostly has computer speakers and home theater speakers. I would at least go a music store to audition and research monitors, and then maybe order something on the BB site if they carry it.

I'm actually in the market for new monitors myself, though my budget is inching up to $1400. For studio gear, I find gearslutz to be a good resource to research gear. Most of their members are audio engineers with pretty demanding standards, unlike people here who tend to be more casual (which is fine too).

Here's a breakdown of some options out there (mind you that many are more expensive than the JBLs, but it's good to research what's out there in case you want to save for something else).


Edit: /u/ctfrommn also makes an excellent point about headphones.

Edit 2: if you're going to do post production with headphones, get something accurate like these: https://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1498781187&sr=8-2&keywords=sony+studio+headphones. I'm not sure if Best Buy carries stuff like this.

u/BILLYNOOO · 2 pointsr/Metal

I've been a big fan of these Sony headphones. They're reasonably priced and offer really solid sound quality. If you're on a lower budget for headphones, these are great.

u/LoneKrafayis · 2 pointsr/gaming

Studio Monitor is what they call good headphones. Other headphones color the audio, meaning they emphasize diffrent frequencies (like boosting bass).

Sony MDR-V6 Studio Monitor Type Headphones

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone

Why would you want to watch a movie on a colored screen, or listen on headphones that color your audio...

u/WildDoktor · 2 pointsr/VoiceActing

Awesome; then /r/JohannesVerne 's suggestions would be great...and you could upgrade to the umc22 (less self-noise, I'm told).

Also, you'll need better headphones. Your Logitech are probably fine for gaming and pleasure listening, but not mixing VO work. I'm learning that most gaming headphones really boost the bass, and you need headphones with a super flat response for mixing your VO work. Look up a video where they compare a raw VO track with a processed one and listen with your Logitech cans...you probably won't hear much of a difference. Then buy a pair of Sony MDR7506's and listen again. Wow...what a difference! You won't use the Sony's for "pleasure" listening, so keep your Logitech set for that.

A better mic could possibly give you *worse* sound quality, because it'll pick up *everything*. So you'll also need to tighten up your performance and your room if you want a better mic to help you sound better. "With more mic comes more responsibility", or something like that! :-)

All that said, I think it's awesome that you have a budget and a passion, and I say "go for it"!

u/e1337pete · 2 pointsr/letsplay

Hey kdmendonk, I record almost exclusively on PS4 and edit on PC.

I use an external capture card, the Elgato Game Capture HD60. It comes with it's own editing software, but it was garbage in my experience. So I only use the software for the raw recording.

For audio I use a Blue Yeti, which for the price point is a stellar microphone. I believe I got mine on sale though, so I didn't even pay full price. Although I could record the audio inside of the Elgato software, I find Audacity (free) offers much more flexibility in my recording. Two Blue Yeti mics and Audacity are all we use to record our podcast..

Unfortunately, since the Blue Yeti is such a good mic, it was picking up the audio from my headphones sometimes. So I also use a nicer pair of headphones now to stop that from happening.

For actually editing the episodes together, I use Adobe Premiere.

We did some testing with the PS4 screen recording but it would occasionally become a nightmare with the PS4 pausing recordings or not letting us capture things and getting the files over to the PC.

I hope that helps you out, let me know if you have any questions. We're just in this to have fun too.

u/JonathanSCE · 2 pointsr/Vive

Sony MDR7506 Headphones. I have them and plan on using them with the Vive, but I do need to find a solution to manage the long cord.

u/DreadnaughtHamster · 2 pointsr/KidsAreFuckingStupid

If you want headphones that have a very balanced sound that you can then change with the EQ in iTunes or whatever you use, these are fantastic and they're only around $80: https://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1549523567&sr=8-3&keywords=sony+studio+headphones


They are meant for accurate reproduction of sound though, so you'd have to set your EQ levels to how you want them. But they also are good if you need to ever record video or work with audio.

u/Getterac7 · 2 pointsr/GameDeals

If you're doing non-shooter-gaming stuff and want good sound, get the best stereo headphones you can find. Sony and Sennheiser make great audio equipment.

And then get a stand-alone mic and a stand of some kind.

I can't really recommend any 5.1 surround headphones at the moment since they don't seem to exist any more. Everything I could find was 5.1 headset with mic and marketed toward gamers at an insane markup. Get a 5.1 speaker system instead. If that's not possible, this headset by ROCCAT is the only thing I could find for <$100 that still had true 5.1 surround.

If you want to reduce hissing noise, get an external DAC... usually run $100+ though and are probably overkill for most people.

u/raziphel · 2 pointsr/changemyview

If you get a chance, try these:


They're super comfortable and sound great, esp for the price point.

u/10GuyIsDrunk · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Closed headphones are well, closed, behind the drivers. So the back of each headphone cup is solid. They let very little sound in or out and the soundstage is generally very close to your head. With open headphones the backs of the "cups" is generally full of holes allowing for air to travel (and therefore sound to come in and go out) which results in a wider soundstage. Linus will explain very quickly. (two minutes)

Honestly though, you don't mix with only headphones anyways, you use monitors (and headphones too), and open headphones don't automatically make for better mixing headphones.

The reality is, you should buy a pair of Sony MDR7506s. These are the fucking standard world wide, in the sense that they're in basically every studio on earth. They're not mindblowing, they probably won't rock your world, but they're good and they're reasonably priced. There are no open back headphones I would recommend over these for production purposes below $100.

Would I personally probably prefer working with HD 600s (good open headphones)? Sure, but that's more because I know their sound well. Would I work with the 7506s (good closed headphones)? Any day of the week, just like professionals all over the world.

You have a $100 budget in the first place so just buy the 7506s and don't worry about it until you learn more about audio. Even if you sprung for the HD600s you would need to buy a proper external amp/DAC to power them so the cost is even higher. The 7506s are $80 on Amazon and they're what you need. If you had $400+ to spend and were only interested in headphones for the purpose of mixing then maybe I'd recommend the 600s to you, but you should really learn more about this stuff before diving in that deep.

u/PotusThePlant · 2 pointsr/Argaming

No tenes muchas opciones buenas, por un lado tenes estos Sony que son muy conocidos (el cable es no removible lamentablemente) y sino los [Audio Technica M40X] (https://www.amazon.fr/Audio-Technica-ATH-M40X-Casque-professionnel-d%C3%A9tachable/dp/B00HVLUR54/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523577512&sr=8-1&keywords=audio+technica+m40x). A este ultimo lo estoy usando ahora mismo y me parecen muy buenos pero es medio obligatorio cambiarle las almohadillas por algo como esto, se que son medio caras pero son comodisimas. No significa que con las almohadillas stock son inusables pero si son incomodas despues de usarlas un largo rato.

EDIT: Aca tenes un review de los sony y este es uno de los M40x.

EDIT 2: Estuve probando los pads stock para ver que cambiaba en sonido y te digo que a mi me gustan mucho mas con los pads que te puse en el link. El interior de las almohadillas stock me toca la oreja, son mucho mas duras y siento que el sonido es como mucho mas angosto (no se como decirlo, es como que todos los instrumentos estan juntos), tambien los bajos suenan mucho mas fuertes y yo soy de preferir un sonido un poco mas neutral. Dicho eso, los pads HM5 comunes te reducen los bajos (bastante, yo lo subo un poco con ecualizador), aumentan los detalles y te dan mejor separacion y todo esto aparte de ser mucho mas comodos. Te dejo una foto a modo de comparacion (derecha stock, izquierda hm5).

u/ToddBradley · 2 pointsr/mac

Well done. Sennheisers are a big step up.

Alternatively, if you pay attention to what film and TV and music studio sound recordists actually use, this is the most popular headphone among the pros. Surprisingly cheap and number one for decades for a reason.

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_e84nDbAAEV871

u/marcusjohnston · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue

Either of these?

Sony MDR7506

Sony MDRV6

u/JayIkalima · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I'll go up the price ladder with my recommendations.

Skullcandy - Hesh 2: Probably the only pair I'd recommend in the line aside from the durable metal TiTans in the earbud range, the sound quality is very good, and fairly flat for its price of around 60 USD. The Hesh 2 has pretty good build quality for a mostly plastic pair at this price.

Sony - MDR-7506 Also another good choice, this is the more modern reboot of the older MDR-V6. The only real change that I can see is that the sticker on the earcup is now blue rather than red from the older one. Slightly treble forward, but still a good deal. It's also very easy to find replacement parts for this 100 USD pair of headphones. Warning - cord is a very long coiled 'studio' cord. Might dissuade you from buying it.

V-Moda Crossfade LP While it was 70 USD from Amazon last year around Christmas time, it goes back to its price of around 130 - 200 USD, This is for if you want good bass, awesome build quality, a cool looking pair of headphones, and warm, smooth sound to tie it all together.

Sennheiser HD-25-II You really can't go wrong with this pair. Albeit being full plastic, this design is fully modular and replacement components are available from Sennheiser's website, from earcups, to cords, to headbands and drivers, It's a very good 'lifetime' pair. The sound is almost 'clinical' for lack of a better term. For 250 USD, it's a really good pair with good noise isolation achieved by its tight fit.

V-Moda Crossfade M-100
If you REALLY want to go that far, the M-100's offer unbeatable bass quality layered with surprisingly flat mids and highs. For 310 USD, you can't go wrong with this pair. With its signature V-Moda look and durability, you're paying premium for a very good reason. Ultimate comfort, good sound isolation (Even with the V3 Bass Vents), deep, rich, warm bass with clean sound all around, it's my favourite pair out of all.

u/inferno1170 · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

Hey, I'll try and answer as best I can, but others may have better or more accurate descriptions than me.

  1. Many people will argue about this one, and I don't think there is really a right and wrong answer. You can make a great looking movie on an Iphone if you know what you are doing.

    But as for what makes a camera better? I would say control. The more functions you can control on a camera, the better. This is why DSLR filmmaking is so popular currently, because they have access to functions that many cameras don't have. Focus, Aperture, White Balance, Lens choices, etc. Being able to access all of these gives you more options as a filmmaker, which is what we all want, creative freedom, we all hate when we are limited by technology.

    Now many people talk about shooting Film vs Digital, or whether or not you are recording in RAW format for digital. A lot of this has to do with preference vs quality of camera.

    So I would say that a camera that is easy to control is the best. Hopefully I mostly answered that, if you want a more specific answer, just let me know and I'll try my best, otherwise hopefully someone else jumps back in here and describes it better.

  2. This one is again up for debate. Here is what I think would be best. Get a camera first. Like many independent filmmakers, a DSLR might be the best option, I found a camera from Panasonic called the AG AF-100 that to me has been an amazing camera, and a few steps above the DSLR without costing that much more. But Canon and it's DSLR lineup is great! Grab a couple decent lenses with that too.

    I would recommend a small light kit, you can spend as much as you want on film lights, but don't feel ashamed to buy a few lights from Lowes or Home Depot. Lighting is a very important piece to making movies. I would also look into getting some reflectors, there are some really cheap ones on Amazon. I have found these to be helpful when shooting outdoors, since lower end lights are almost unnoticeable in the sun.

    Here is the one that many early filmmakers ignore, Audio. Grab a nice microphone and get some good sound with your video. The Rode NTG 2 is a pretty good mike. It's cheaper while still getting good sound. The ME 66 is a bit more expensive, but it's a hotter mike and gets better sound. Both are really good options. To go with your mike, if you have a little extra spending money, I would completely advise getting a Blimp. This Rode Blimp is great! If you want to shoot outdoors in the wind at all, this is the best option, otherwise you may have to re-record all the voice over in post.


    This post is getting a little long here, so I'll throw a summary at the end with a couple more items.

    Camera: Get a Camera, Lenses, Case, Tripod.

    Lighting: Get a couple Lamps, Reflectors, Filters, Light Stands.

    Audio: Get a Microphone, Boom, Blimp, XLR Cable, Recording Device, Headphones.

    There is always more, but these would be a good starting point. Not everything I recommended is needed to get started though.
u/londonbeckett · 2 pointsr/crtgaming

Pick up an audio receiver, so that way you can hook up multiple audio sources to it (I would pick up a used one from Goodwill from around $20-$40.

  • Headphones: Sony MDR 7506
    (Can buy used on Craigslist or OfferUp used). I use ATH 900X headphones currently, but these were my old pair

    Or if you want to go with Speakers, go with the Micca MB42 Bookshelf Speakers

    You might need a female to male RCA cable to extend your BNC breakout audio cables depending on the distance of you r Receiver.
u/GrandpaSquarepants · 2 pointsr/HaltAndCatchFire

Yeah they're either the V6 or the 7506

u/clay_vessel777 · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

Get these headphones, get these replacement earpads, and this mic.

You will have fantastic audio quality, hours and hours of comfort, and years (if not decades) of use. I have a pair of those headphones I've had for over 10 years and used extensively for audio/video editing and they are absolute Godsends

u/xDylan25x · 2 pointsr/headphones

Not sure about the whole digital thing. From what it sounds like, dongle + headphones works fine. Medium-high end headphones would be best IMO. I currently have Sony MDR-7506's for headphones (I got them for $75-ish (ONLY use that link if you buy them (unless Sony or another trusted website sells 'em cheaper, but as far as I know, this is the best (when price is shown))-Sony sells them there, not the other listing)), and they're amazing. A slightly older model of them have been made since the 70s/80s and these since the 90s. They're great, and actually they are way better than my cheap ones before. More stuff is heard even in MP3, even more with FLAC. Now that I have my new phone, too, I can listen to FLAC on there, no worry about storage. While I'd recommend that, I don't know what you're going to use, and I don't think it'd matter to you now (especially considering that I listen to FLAC at home, mp3 on the go (while out, BG noise cancels out a lot, so I don't hear as many things, so mp3 is fine, as of not having anything to play FLAC on the go)).

If you have any other computers, shoot 'em my way. I'm not great at everything (and I just switched to Android, so my iPhone knowledge is getting worse by the day (at least as soon as I get the SIM set up (call center is only open certain hours, too late now))), but I'll try.

u/BootlegV · 2 pointsr/Beatmatch

I have gone through quite a few headphones and I would not recommend the Technicas.

These remain to be one of the best headphones I currently have, and for the price, I'd say unbeatable.


They come close to matching my VModa Crossfade M100's, but if you ever get the $ for some truly great headphones, the VModa CM100 is amazing.


u/Scottyblack · 2 pointsr/makinghiphop

This guy knows. I love my Sony MDRs.

Sony MDR-7506

They're under 100 even.. but best you can find for the lower budget (in my opinion).

My advice is to just buy them because you'll be happy about saving the money and absolutely blown away by the quality of response. Save yourself the headache of researching forever and just try them. 10/10

u/smackythefrog · 2 pointsr/headphones

I'm looking to move up from my HD 428s.

My budget is set at about $200, but I've seen many recommendations fall well short of that.

My source will be either my S3 or iPod Touch, but the main use will come from my 2010 13" MacBook Pro.

I am looking for closed cans and I'm hoping for a reasonable amount of isolation. While most of my time spent will be at home on a desk studying, I will be venturing out to the library for hours at a time and I'd like music or audio from lecture videos to stay close to me and not interrupt others.

I would like them to be on-ear headphones, much like the 428s I'm moving up from.

My past headphones have been iPod/iPhone earbuds and now the Samsung ones with my phone. And then the HD 428s, of course.

I listen to hip hop, classic rock, and trance. Some of the hip hop I listen to is with a focus on lyrics and some hip hop I listen to is solely for the beats. I love bass, but I also prefer the bass to not be exaggerated and stay true to original. I'm not sure if that contradicts myself, but I want deep bass, but as natural as possible. I feel the same goes for my preference on trance.

As for the classic rock, I just like it loud and clear. I have no preference on bass.

I have been suggested a few pairs by friends and some reading around here.

The cult-favorite ATH-M50s. I was hoping these would drop to $100 or less after the M50x came out, but looks like balking on that MassDrop deal was a mistake. Prices are still $140-160, and I am hesitant to spend that much when many people have suggested that there cans were cheaper before they became big. I think they said anything over $100 was overpaying for them.

The other pairs I've looked at were the two Sony MDRs. The V6 came highly suggested but sites like Wirecutter suggested the 7506. The difference between these two, for me, seems to just be the price. I am not sure what rHeadphones verdict on these two is, other than both are good.

The ones that I am most enamored with are the aesthetically-pleasing AKG 550/1. I think they look fantastic but the reviews on these are also 4+*. Right at $200, it would be pushing it, but I wanted to know if the value was still there at $200. MSRP seems to be $320+ elsewhere, other than Amazon.

I've done most of my research on the above sets of headphones. I have been recommended the VModas. Both the LPs and the M-100s. I have no aversion to them, but I just haven't done much research on them.

Which one will fit my needs the best? I should also mention that I do not wish to amp these, and I don't feel like my MacBook Pro will have trouble powering them.

I mentioned the music I listen to, but it would only be 3 hours of it, max, on a daily basis. Because of obvious reasons, movies and TV shows would be even longer. So I would like something that does well with TV/movies too.

u/Friedman89 · 2 pointsr/electronicmusic

For the same price as the sennheiser hd555's you can get these http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E

I have them. I love them. My electronic music professor recommended them to me and he uses them too.

u/Mythnam · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I've had these for a few months now and they're cheaper and better quality headphones than the last two pairs of noise-canceling headphones I owned. I don't know how they stack up against some of the other headphones people have mentioned here, but they make music so pretty!

u/riplox · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I've done a lot of headphone searching in the past because I'm really picky. I'll just give a list of a few I think would be good for you:

Sony MDR7506 $84

Audio Technica ATH-ANC7B $117

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 $140

Grado Prestige Series SR125i $145

u/dweller_12 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Blue Snowball is a great mic for the price. For headphones, there's tons of choices, but I personally find the Sony MDR7506 to be the best bang for your buck headphones out there.

u/symbiotic242 · 2 pointsr/mturk

My first purchase was this: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E because I thought I was going to get into transcription. So naïve.

u/maltawind · 2 pointsr/headphones

If you're willing to stretch your price range just a tad, the Phillips SHP9500 or Sony MDR7506 might interest you. Consensus on both is that they offer really good value. The MDR7506 offers the better sound leakage prevention.

u/ehsu · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I don't think there are any brightly colored headphones that aren't overpriced shit. If you want to look cool, you could try something retro like the Koss PortaPro or Grado SR60i. Alternatively, go for real DJ headphones like the Shure SRH550DJ. The [Sony MDR7506] (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E) is also a classic.

u/dolichoblond · 2 pointsr/headphones

These Sony's are well-regarded and been mentioned often, they're just a tad over-budget, likely owing to their status as a Japan import.

Then you have their siblings.

The Shure Series 840 and the 440 are both good for mastering too. KRK 8400 and lower in the series fits the same profile.

These are the usual suspects in the flat-response, studio monitoring headphones. I only have experience with the Sony MDR7506 and loved it for the price. Much more neutral than the ATH-M50, but that's sure to be mentioned and worth a listen if its not-so-flat response profile is ok for house music specifically.

u/palenoodle · 2 pointsr/makinghiphop

Mixing in headphones is almost always gunna be a bit off. Sony mdr 7506 is pretty solid, and around your price point. I’ve had a great experience with them, though if you get a chance monitors are a better bet (though significantly more expensive)

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_OPG.zbN15RW4C

u/-c0de- · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

The Siberia's will only do stereo sound unless you have the USB sound card, which at that time does a simulated surround sound.

Unless you are willing to fork over the money for a true set of surround sound headphones, then your money would be better spent getting a good set of studio monitor headphones (Sony MDRV6 or Sony MDR7506) and a clip on mic (Zalman or ModMic)

u/Loid_Node · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

From what I have gathered from my teachers and people around me, is that headphones usually exaggerate frequencies unless you get some flat response ones I suppose, even then it will probably sound different on speakers and such. Some headphones that was suggested on this thread are the Sony MDR-7506 which look pretty nice, and have a flat frequency response. I can't confirm the quality but if you do get these, you would also need the ear cushions because I hear the quality of the default ones aren't that great.

Edit: Now seeing that mixing on monitors is preference, I would probably mix on monitors myself, the mixing console in school is really awesome so I love being in there. But since I am broke I wil probably be using headphones myself.

u/ImagineTheNight · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You can never go wrong with the Sony MDRV7506

u/DrJimmyRustler · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I use a pair of Sony MDR7506's and an $8 clip on Zalman mic. Works perfectly, sounds great and only an outlay of like $120

u/artebus83 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Sony MDR-7506: https://smile.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E

You'll find them in recording studios all over the place specifically because they are neutral (also comfortable, durable, and very easy to service). Just look up videos of radio shows and such and you'll see them used in many of them.

u/Bruce_Bruce · 2 pointsr/interstellar

I dunno, man. I guess I was giving my 2 cents on the next best thing from a "theater experience" aside from some of the users here that have home theater setups. I understand that not everyone can afford a good set of cans, but it's really a wise investment if you take care of them.

I'm not sure what the audio quality is like on digital releases, I bought the blu ray and ripped it keeping the 7.1 Master Audio and 5.1 Dolby Digital tracks.

[if you're curious, any 'ol SATA Blu-Ray reader is capable of ripping with MakeMKV - There's a free trial but afterwards it's $50, I've ripped well more than that amount in borrowed/rented/owned blu-rays so it's already paid for itself. No I will not upload anything i've ripped]

My brother has these and they're awesome

The ones I have

Compare them to the Sonys that all the sound engineers I know use and you'll get a better perspective

Hope this helps

u/BAMF007 · 1 pointr/audioengineering

I've had a pair of CR3s for about a year now. They're pretty good nearfields for the price. I was surprised at the detail that came through in the mids. But things can get a little weird in the sub 100Hz range. They have reflex ports on the back, and the response felt a little loose at certain frequencies down there. I plugged them with a pair of rolled up socks, and now the bass is a little tighter and better controlled. Maybe not the best for mixing, but they're great if you're composing or doing some listening. Use the isolators that they come with, set them up in your room correctly (away from walls, 60º rule, etc.), and you're good to go.

EDIT: sorry I didn't read your post all the way through before I answered. I recommend not really using your beats headphones. Some of them have 40dB boosts in bass, which will really mess with monitoring. Something like this is going to definitely help you gain an accurate idea of how things should really sound.

u/m1stertim · 1 pointr/audio

The mic is decent for its price range. The headphones are good but they're absolutely overkill if all you're doing is editing voiceover work; i'd spend less there and more on the microphone. I also don't like USB microphones. Their drivers are often sub-par, and they limit future expandability. ATH-M50x or Sony MDR-7506 with an AT2020 (this comes with its own iso enclosure - best way to not pick up noise on a budget) and a Scarlett Solo would be my recommendation. You will also want a pop filter.

u/KidDusty · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I ordered these puppies and got an antlion modmic and could not be happier. I was afraid the wire issue would be a problem, but they both have such long wires with just a little bit of cable management you're golden. I was like you, looking for the bluetooth and not caring about the quality because I just wanted to game, but after trying out the crummy cans in the video I went all in and didn't look back.

Ultimately your decision, just paying it forward because I didn't know about the modmics either. They come with a magnet too so you can still use your headphones for just listening to music when you're not raging at people on Dota 2... er I mean gaming. Goodluck bud.

u/sabita_tu · 1 pointr/Nepal

If you are looking for indoor use like for editing or computer use, I would recommend to get a studio headphone which is far superior than normal headphones like beats. Like this one. Really comfy and you can put them on your ears for hours and hours and is very light in weight. With tax and higher profit margin in Nepal, price should below 15 k NRs.

u/adniesley · 1 pointr/GameDeals


I work with all 3 pairs of headphones recommended here and they're all great, but these old Sony ones are probably the best value in this quality range

u/92mnstanger · 1 pointr/simracing

I use these and love them as much as the reviewer.

The price isn't bad either although somehow I paid less on amazon.


u/khendzel · 1 pointr/medicalschool

these are just as good as bose, don't have crazy good noise canceling, but can't see why that's necessary if you're just as home. Lots of studio people/artists use these too. Love them. Half the price of Bose https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AJIF4E/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/Mrmattrunner · 1 pointr/headphones

I really wanted to get a pair of headphones that just has crystal clear quality (with no muffled bass or weak highs)/really punchy sound all around and I do not care at all how good or how bad they look. These are the two pair I found, and they are at the upper limit of my budget (I should mention I'm in no hurry to buy either), but I was wondering what some of your guy's honest thoughts were on them and if there was actually a difference between the two other than their names. They both have been around for a VERY long time and both seem to have a wide berth of professional use, from studio monitors to radio stations, etc.
>Sony MDRV6

>Sony MDR7506

u/fatnerdyjesus · 1 pointr/Music

I love the mdr v6. I will probably get the newer version, the mdr 7506 when my v6 finally dies. The 7506 is the standard for radio broadcasters and sound engineers.

u/jb4647 · 1 pointr/vinyl

I've got the exact same turntable but I've got it plugged into a Yamaha RX-v863. I purchased this Sony MDR7506 based on a few recs I read. I used 'em when I want to lay on the floor and really get into the music.

u/Janfox · 1 pointr/de

Habe die Headsets und es fühlt sich so richtig nice an. Falls du auf Bass oder so stehst kannst du es später editieren, da dieses Headset, was ich gleich nenne, Neutral ist.

SONY PRO MDR7506 Headphones Pro closed

Kosten 100.

u/RADAR-MAN · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

The headphones I use are these Sony MDR7506's

The microphone I use is this Zalman one (however the mic is very sensitive and can pickup fans in the room)

Hope this helps

u/GeauxTiger · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

im gonna screw this up immediately and mention something that is not BIFL, but one of the very best (and durable) products I own are Sony MDR7506 headphones.

no electronics are obviously gonna be BIFL but Ive dropped these a million times and they still sound amazing. they have over 3,000 amazon reviews, many from audio technicians, and 78 percent are 5 star. 91 percent are 5 or 4.


maybe the very best part is that they're only $80. they could cost 5 times that and still be a great deal.

u/GavinTheAlmighty · 1 pointr/headphones

I hear very good things about the Sony MDR-7506 at that price.

u/AverageDeadMeme · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Already Repping a This for headphones, This for a stand up microphone, and nothing else worth mentioning, but would my Boot times be insanely fast with an M.2 drive? if so im buying one right now

u/hardrocknamigo · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

All the dudes in my hometown use the Sony MDR-7506. I haven't compared them to many other cans that are a similar cost, but the reviews speak for themselves. They look somewhat flimsy and are marketed as a studio monitor, but they can definitely take a beating. I've had my pair for 5 years now and they still sound as good as the day I bought them. The only thing I've had to replace are the ear pads.

I will say, the biggest downside is that they do hurt to wear for super long periods of time. I've never noticed at any gig I've ever played, just when I'm listening casually for long periods of time.

u/BOBmackey · 1 pointr/VideoEditing

Get some real flat response headphones. I'm a big fan of the Sony MDR 7506

u/electronic_Aerin · 1 pointr/LogicPro

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_woA8Ab5D9M8H3
These are the headphones I got and I love them

u/JimboLodisC · 1 pointr/Guitar

Never tried those Vox headphones. Interesting idea.

For headphones, I just stick to studio/monitor headphones. They aim for a flat response (not coloring the sound) so they're useful in recording/tracking. The usual suspects here are 7506's and M50's.

Now, these are regular headphones, so you can't just plug them into a guitar like those amphones. You actually need a rig to plug into. That can either be an amp with a headphone output, a modeler like a Line 6 Pod product, or buying a guitar interface for your PC to use amp plugins.

u/melovescoffeee · 1 pointr/headphones

Hi everyone! New to this subreddit but I'll try to keep it as brief as possible. For my birthday, I wanted to go and buy some headphones, and I managed to find these two headphones for under £70 (I live in the UK). I generally listen to pretty much every genre of music whether it be pop, rap, electro violin, house, classical etc. However I'm completely open for suggestions to other headphones, I just thought I'd get some outside opinions about these two headphones. One final thing, these headphones have to be over ear, because I already own a pair of in ear sennheisers ;).

Philips SHL5905FB/10 CitiScape Uptown Air Quilted Headphones with Music Seal/Memory Foam Cushions - Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CD2Z760/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_w0gevb03P5VAG

SONY PRO MDR7506 Headphones Pro closed https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_30gevb1BASZ15

Thanks guys!

u/dookoo · 1 pointr/Dodgers

They aren't shitty. They are great for listening to hip hop and dance music but they are absurdly overpriced. You can get a great pair of studio quality headphones for $80.00

Here's my preference.

u/TuxedoBatman · 1 pointr/Music

May not be what you're looking for, but pretty much every studio uses the Sony MDR-7506 and I personally love them.

u/jehilla · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I recently got the Sony MDR7506 for my GF ( Link ) . They are very nice. But since "I" have only had them for about a month i can't really tell you personally about their "BIFL:ness". But they are spoken off very nicely in these terms.

35 dollars isn't very reasonable. But the koss porta pro is probably the best in terms of BIFL for anything near your price range. But remember: this is Buy-it-for-life, not i'm-on-a-slim-budget.

u/vese · 1 pointr/headphones

Just saying, the HD598s are more so listening headphones than studio headphones. These are by far the most popular "production" headphones.

u/troughdiver · 1 pointr/edmproduction

Industry standard, very flat. I recommend these especially if you’re just getting started:

These are bright and clear. They reveal a lot. The top end can be a bit harsh without Sonarworks so if you go this route you’d want to get sonar works (linked below):

Software that works great with any headphones, especially the 880s. It makes the sound more flat and balanced:

If you buy 250ohm headphones you’ll also want a small amp so it’s powered properly. This one is affordable and works great. You hook it into your Audio interface:

Also research and consider these (read good things but never tried them):


All that being said if your budget is higher than those I’d research Beyerdynamics and Sennheiser top tier products.

u/TheTechSingularity · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget: $60-$70 max.

Source: iPad 3 and laptop (for gaming)

Requirements for Isolation: I will be using this at home and in public transportation. The headphones do not need to be portable.

Preferred Type of Headphone: full-sized over ear

Preferred Tonal Balance: neutral or not genre-specific

Past Headphones: Apple Earpods

Preferred Music: Varied. (Ex. Doctor Who, Macklemore, B.o.B., C418)

Other Uses: I will be using this for playing multiplayer video games (Minecraft) on my laptop often. I will probably use this as a microphone.

I have looked around on Amazon and found some headphones I am leaning towards.:

u/the_monster_consumer · 1 pointr/headphones

Still got to know what you are looking for though: there are plenty >$75 headphones that sound like crap.

I say if $20 is your top then they seem to be well recommended and may be worth going with. If you find more money the MDR7506 can be had for $70 refurbished.

u/andriyko · 1 pointr/fredericton

... they go together... those two words :-) Also, not sure if you mean "in-ear" headphones, or large ones, that go on top of the ears? If the former -- then all of them break, so you should buy whichever ones are the cheapest (I've yet to know someone who has earbuds that last a long time). If it's the latter (over the ears) -- then all of them under $120 or so break within the first year (mostly due to poor connection of the cable to the earpiece). So buy the cheapest.

I have MDR7506, which you can get on amazon for about $150 (with shipping to here):

They will last a lifetime. However, they may not be very comfortable for you if you have a large head or big ears (like me).

Look on google for "monitor headphones" --- there are guides on audiophile sites on which ones to get. Some of them are less than $100, and can be gotten online or second hand.

Just please, for the love of God, don't buy Dr. Dre beats. It's embarrassing.

EDIT: In a weird coincidence in the other freddy reddit post about bad radio hosts, the radio talk show host is wearing MDR7506 headphones:

u/mohaukachi · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Stretch it to $99 and get some Sony MDR-7506s. You'll find these in every recording studio in the world, so you know music will sound like the musicians intended it. I bought mine in '99, and I can totally see myself passing them down to the kids in 15 years.

*edit: I bought mine for $99, missed that amazon was $130.
Here they are for $99 at musicians friend.

u/ashowofhands · 1 pointr/classicalmusic

Sony MDR-7506.

I was turned on to these headphones by some friends who are studying music recording/production in school. That specific model is required equipment for everyone in the major, and they make up about half our studio's collection of headphones (and can be found in many, many other studios around the world).

What you get is pure, unadulterated sound. No internal EQing, no bass boost crap. Any good recording sounds great on them (but lousy recordings sound lousy). Everything is clear and exposed, it's easy to pick out different parts, so on and so forth. They're neither too soft nor too loud. They're comfortable - they have to be if studio musicians are going to be wearing them all day.

In addition, the build quality is incredible. I've been beating mine up for over 3 years now and they still work like brand new. With the coil cord I can basically clean up my whole dorm room while wearing headphones plugged into my laptop. The foam pads have a tendency to come off, but that's nothing that a little superglue can't fix (and you can buy replacement pads too if you really want to).

Sennheiser MM30i are my earbuds of choice. I've had them for about a year - they get even more use and abuse than my Sony's (I wear them when I'm out and about, for my daily walks, etc), and they're definitely the best sounding earbuds I've ever owned. I can pick up on entire instruments listening to pieces and songs through them that I never would have noticed with my V-Moda or cheapo $20 Sony earbuds, or those horrendous stock iPod ones. Also the longest-lived so far. Spending that much on a pair of earbuds may seem like a tall order, but it's been worth it IMO.

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> I dont need the best of the best sound quality, but I also like to listen to music (Electro, Dubstep, DnB and Neuro mostly) a lot so I would like it to have decent quality bass. I don't know anything about headsets, so thats why I'm asking here!
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u/jiffy14163 · 1 pointr/musicproduction

These correct? Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_RzRKDbT1NE7K3

Also thank you! I definitely like them so far and they are about $50 cheaper than some other models I’ve looked at.

u/crystalclear417 · 1 pointr/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

oh my
sony headphones are okay
i got some cheap good ones
these are good

u/stmfreak · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

Lower your budget. For $80 you can get the Sony MDR-V6 or its cousin the MDR-7506. These are amazing studio monitors that can play anything you throw at them. It looks like amazon helpfully raised prices for Black Friday so shop around.

Now add $99 for a JDS Atom headphone amp and be amazed. A good headphone amp can double the value of any headphone. If you buy an expensive headphone and plug it into the cheap amps included with most TVs, computers, gaming systems and electronics then you just are not going to hear the quality headphone you paid for. There are many other amps or DAC-amp combos, but the JDS Atom is the first one that came to mind that fits within your budget.

u/IFuckingLovePDFFiles · 1 pointr/cassetteculture

> Besides a 1/4" that will plug into the instrument or mic that I'm using, what other chords and gear do I need? I think I need audio output chords, right? Should they be 1/4" output chords, or 3.5mm cables, or a combination of both.

What all instruments are you going to record? it depends on what you're recording.

> Do I need a specific type of speakers to be able to listen to what I am recording while I am recording it? If I want to record electric guitar, do I just need an extra 1/4" to plug into my amp from the recorder?

You don't want to use speakers to listen as you're recording because you'd be battling bad feedback loops. For this I'd recommend a sub $100 set of reference headphones and a 1/4in adapter since the plug will probably be a 3.5mm. These are very widely used. I swear I haven't seen a sound booth or studio that didn't have a set of these hanging around somewhere. And you're right about the guitar plug in part.

My recording setup revolves around a Yamaha 4 track cassette recorder similar to yours, I'd be happy to answer any questions. Before you do anything more you should download a manual for it though. I went from knowing nothing to up and running, ping ponging with it etc. after reading mine.

u/MMWDMP · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

I highly recommend getting headphones and a ModMic/desktop mic over a headset, they're generally much higher quality. Any of these three are great options: 1, 2, 3+mic. The HyperX isn't bad but any of these make a far superior audio setup for a lower price.

u/weldawadyathink · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

The ones I have are the Sony mdr 7506 studio monitors. http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E

They are studio monitors so the output is very flat. That means to get the most out of them you have to use an equalizer. I recommend rocket player or poweramp, both of which have excellent equalizers.

There are a few other downsides. They are not bass heavy even with equalizer and bass boost programs. If you want bass, don't get these headphones. Also, they do not cancel noise at all. You will hear all external noise. These are not your airplane headphones.

If you can get past those downsides, these are amazing headphones. This is the type of hardware that benefits from flac audio files and external DACs. For vocals and jazz and other complex audio types will accurately play those cluster chords and suspensions. All of this for about $80.

Edit: I just read the op about public transportation. Don't get these for her for use on public transportation. The open design will not be good for that loud environment. I will leave my post incase anyone else is looking for Christmas gifts.

u/electric_sandwich · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Man up. Buy a pair of Sony MDR7506. The sound is 100,0000,000,000 times better than any earbud and they will last forever. They're built like tanks, as they are the workhorse of the pro audio industry. I'm going on FIVE YEARS of daily use on my pair, and have only had to replace the ear cups once. Plus; chicks dig big headphones.


u/kurfu · 1 pointr/gadgets

This may be a bit out of your budget, but I've used these in my home studio for years. I've spent many hours under these things, they're comfortable, and accurate:


u/liefe · 1 pointr/headphones
  • Budget - <$100
  • Isolation - Not necessary
  • Tone - I prefer clear vocals to heavy bass, I like to be able to pick out the various instruments in what I'm listening to so I'd prefer clarity over anything else.
  • Past headphones - Monoprice Cans, Koss Portapros, Koss Sportapros, Bose Soundtrue.
  • I like indi music, electronic, folk, classic rock, classical, jazz, and occasionally hip hop.
  • I VASTLY prefer on ear to over-ear, I have a terrible time with my ears getting way too warm and uncomfortable when I wear over-ears for more than an hour or so.

  • I was looking at these after reading the wirecutter headphone guides, as they fit in my price range and hit what I want in a headphone, but I'm really wary about buying over-ears.
u/Unacceptable_Lemons · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Also, if you want standalone headphones under $100 (they're $80 now, I've heard they go down to maybe $75), the Sony MDR7506's were strongly recommended by Tested's audio enthusiast as just about the best you can get under $150. At $75 to $80 that still leaves you with another $20-$25 (compared to the HyperX set) to throw at a mic, and if you can scrape another $25 together you could even go for a snowball mic. EDIT: or that antlion mic that just got posted, but that'd do nicely with this.

u/RobByers1 · 1 pointr/podcasting

Great idea! There are many good reasons to monitor your recordings live:

  • to ensure you are speaking with good mic technique/placement
  • to ensure levels and balances are correct
  • to hear plosives and sibilance
  • to ensure you're "on"
  • to check for background noise

    As for the cans (headphones)... I recommend you spend a little more cash if you can. BangsNaughtyBits has a good point - many headphones (and speakers too) are tuned for enjoyment of music, not so much as a tool for mixing or critical listening.

    While they do have their own "sound", the Sony MDR-7506 headphones are the standard in radio and broadcast work for some really good reasons. They'll run you around $80 and come with a bag and a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter. You'll find these headphones in most every radio reporter's kit and in most radio studios.

  • they are closed-back headphones, so they do a decent job of cutting out ambient noise. This is especially helpful in the field.
  • they fit pretty snugly... good for the same reason as above, but also really important as they won't bleed in to the microphone (causing feedback) if turned up loudly. Some models (like another popular model of AKG) are notorious for causing this problem.
  • vibrations and other noise doesn't travel up the headphone cable (this can be really annoying on some headphones)
  • you can hear problems like sibilance and plosives easily
  • the headphone pads are easily replaceable and will give out long before the electronics do.

    Good luck and let us know what you end up with.
u/InigoMontoya47 · 1 pointr/headphones

I love my MadDogs by Mr. Speakers

They are a mod of the Fostex T50RP, here's a good review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCIRlC_TSrQ

Some say they require an amp, I bought a small FiiO E12 which is small and portable, but it's not required to get them up to a good listening volume. I listen to everything from Rap/Hip-hop to EDM to Classical on these guys, had them 2 years. Might upgrade to the Alpha's soon.

If you want more of a lifestyle headphone, I'd go with something like the Sennheiser Momentum or the VMODA M100

People also rave about the Beyerdynamic DT 770, someone else will have to weigh in on those, I've never heard them. I hear they are on the bassier side, but not overwhelming. Not sure what Ohm option will suit you best, so do some research on that if you're interested in those cans.

Finally, if you want to go cheaper, bought these for my buddy last year to use as office cans, I'm pretty sure he just never takes them off. Very neutral sound, light, but durable, I love them but my ears stick out and touch the drivers which gets irritating after a while. Part of the reason I went with mad dogs is there's plenty of room for my Dumbo sized satellite dishes.

Good luck.

u/Zcotticus · 1 pointr/Twitch

Sony MDR 7506 Studio monitor headphones.

If you have the rest of the sound equipment, you'll be pushed to find something as good, something as widely used by professionals in the industry or something as well reviewed across multiple sites, and by professionals, for twice the price.


u/gnrc · 1 pointr/ericprydz

When in doubt use headphones. I highly recommend these. For the price, there is no better choice.


u/kels0 · 1 pointr/Beatmatch


not under 50 bucks, but ive been using them for 10 years and they still work as good as they day I bought them. I had to replace the ear cups, but that was $5 bucks and only once.

u/DiabloConQueso · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I'd never give up on my old-school Sony MDR-7506s.

They have incredible range and sound reproduction, and they're overall very high quality for the price.

They're "closed-back" headphones, though, meaning they're more immersive than open-back headphones. I've also found that closed-back headphones trap more body heat (obviously), so those people that "run a little hot" might find that extended use of them becomes a little sweaty. They are extremely comfortable, though.

They're wired, not wireless, with a coiled, springy cord that is also very high quality.

I wouldn't trade them for the world, though -- the sound quality alone for both gaming and music is top-notch.

u/Icouldbeanyone · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I've been looking for a good pair of headphones for my piano that I could also use on the PC for gaming. I've seen Sennheiser HD 598s all over the place but I also found that these Sony MDR7506 have been praised as well.


u/StarfighterProx · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I have a pair of Sony MDR7506 headphones that I love. They have great sound quality and are quite durable. I've owned mine for two or three years now. You definitely won't want to wear them while running, though.

u/anotherdumbgoth · 1 pointr/edmproduction

can you double your budget?

this is an expensive hobby but we buy things that last. Here is a 5 year pair of headphones for 80 bucks:


if you tour studios you'll see these laying next to 700 dollar headphones and 10000 dollar speakers. They make an excellent mostly-flat frame of reference for the 'average jane' listener.

you should also plan never to get anything useful out of 40 dollars in this (edmproduction) world. It does happen from time to time, but it's rare and you need to know enough to recognize a good deal from a ripoff.

edit: you will likely want to follow your headphone purchase with an audio interface purchase. your internal sound card can drive decent headphones, but it will likely lose stuff at lower volumes and distort early at high volumes. an external amp can make a cheap quick fix but you'll (probably) raise your noise floor and add new colour to the sound. you'll probably want help with that purchase too.

u/misterpickles69 · 1 pointr/FL_Studio

I'd say headphones. For ~$100 I got a pair of Sony MDR-7506 and they sound great for the price. If your melodies sound like crap it doesn't matter what your MIDI rig is.

u/killthealias · 1 pointr/edmproduction

I have Sony MDR7506s, they're pretty great.

u/TSFLYER4 · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Maybe try r/Headphones if your question doesn't get answered. From what I've read there people tend to say that it's usually preference and how well you "know" your headphones.

If these are the Sony's you are referring to I'd say it is a pretty solid choice from what I've seen on the subreddit.

Also [these]u(https://www.amazon.com/KRK-KNS8400-Studio-Headphones/dp/B004ARUO2S/ref=sr_1_8?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1503063688&sr=1-8&keywords=krk) KRK headphones may be another option to consider.

Hope I was able to help! :]

u/SensualSternum · 1 pointr/singing

Easiest thing to do would be to get a cheap USB mic if you're not willing to invest in a proper microphone and USB interface.

The Blue Yeti and Blue Snowball are both fine USB mics, although be forewarned that they are not "studio quality."

If you are willing to get a proper microphone, I'd suggest getting either a Shure SM58 or SM7B, and a cheap but reliable interface would be a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2.

Next, you will want to get either Audacity or a DAW to record and monitor your vocals with. If you have a Mac, I would suggest starting out with GarageBand if you're really strapped for cash, or purchasing Logic Pro X if you can drop a few hundred dollars. Alternatively, you can go all-out and get Pro Tools if you want to be industry standard. I believe Pro Tools is also compatible with Windows.

For monitoring, I would suggest getting some studio monitor headphones, like the Sony MDR 7506, which will provide a pretty accurate sound for you. Alternatively, you can use any old headphones.

You won't want to be hearing yourself on studio monitors, because you will experience feedback. When you are recording vocals, monitor them on headphones.

Hope this helps.

P.S.: After a year of singing, you should be more than ready for an open-mic night, or even a full band.

u/davidsnyderiii · 1 pointr/audiophile

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_-GXVDbS4ST9F7
Best headphones I’ve ever owned!

u/StuRobo · 1 pointr/piano

I use the Sony MDR-7506 headphones. They come with 3.5mm plug and a 6.3mm adapter, so they should fit your piano. I find them comfortable and the sound quality is great.

u/WildeTee · 1 pointr/piano

Yeah i wasn't too impressed with the NU1, plus thats an upright action rather than grand.

I would say probably close to 80% of my playing is done with my headphones. I think people run into issues trying to use headphones they already own that are not ballanced properly or do not make proper contact with the headset jack. My recommendation is plan on $100-150 for a set of studio head phones I use These and have no issues with them at all, on any digital piano. And I can wear them for quite a while comfortably.

The lid is pretty much up anytime im playing with the headphones, it just sounds better.

The sound position is primarily on player, since I am playing. Just like the Hall simulator Effect is usually Off or set to room when i am practicing. Now I do change these every now and then, more if I am working on making sure notes are clear and not muddled, changing the sound position can sometimes give a good idea, and the Hall Simulator I like to use when I am playing pieces that i know well enough that i can just sit at any piano and play them. The different reverb effects are pretty cool sometimes. But this feature I view more as a bonus to have fun with.

u/IFUCKINGLOVEMUSIC · 1 pointr/Logic_Studio

Ah okay! In case you're wondering, these are the ones I am using.

u/still-no-pickles · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Good headphones for ~C$100 or less? Heard the Sony MDR-7506 are good (recommended on the wiki and elsewhere), but would love to know if there are any better for the price!

u/SalientBlue · 1 pointr/BerryTubeLounge

No problem! For voice commentary, the mixing task isn't as complicated as music mixing (a couple audio tracks as opposed to dozens), so HD 650s could be overkill. You might want to consider something like Sony-MDR7506 headphones. They're not as accurate, but they'll handle commentary mixing just fine for about 1/6 of the cost. I had these before the 650s and I liked them a lot; my only issue was that they weren't as durable. They lasted for about nine months of everyday use before the cord went out on me. I have a bad habit of running over cords with my chair, so they may last much longer for you if you don't do that.

Also, one thing I forgot to mention was that all the mics I mentioned above use XLR connectors. To hook an XLR mic into your computer you'll need an audio interface (something like this), which will run you a couple hundred dollars. If you want a USB capable mic, Snowball mics like this one get you pretty good quality sound (on par or a little less than an SM57) without an interface.

u/GumGuts · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you like music, I'm listening to Star of Love by Crystal Fighters. On my kickin' Pocophone F1 on Sony MDR's. Every time I turn them on, I jump a little because it literally sounds like there's someone in the room. There sound reproduction is off the wall.

QotD: Um... Seroquel and Klonopin... themed? ... I guess... That's not really a theme, but when you're so high strung that a warm bath drives you up the wall, medication is where it's at. Just to feel... okay... is kind of a big deal to me. It's like a part of me comes into focus that I've never seen it before, that just feels normal.

u/thermoroach · 1 pointr/CFB

These Beats Solo 2 for $150

or studio-quality Sony MDR-7506 for $85

but i guess beats look better. $70 better? Not sure

u/ElGuien · 1 pointr/Amd

The complaints are a little (pardon the pun) overblown. The reference design is fine. You're certainly not going to get 16% better performance from better cooling.

Regarding the noise, a few considerations:

  • For me 99% of the time the CPU cooler is much, much louder. (Wraith Prism that came with 3900X.)
  • When both CPU and GPU are heavily loaded, they are about equal volume. However, the GPU fan is "smoother" and lower pitched so the CPU fan is still more noticeable.
  • When gaming with (non-noise canceling) headphones (these, even in the both full load situation the noise is not an issue. Nor does the noise get to a point where my desk mic picks it up when using it while gaming. If you use a headphone mic it certainly won't be a problem either.
  • However, I would definitely consider looking for a quieter cooling solution for both CPU and GPU if I mainly played games using speakers rather than headphones.

    So, from a performance perspective, the increase relative to the amount you spend probably isn't worth it. From a noise perspective, it depends on how sensitive your budget is and how you plan to use your own setup.

    Hopefully this helps you make your decision.
u/twisted_planet · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I just looked it up, and you're right, that's weird that the 2i2 has that problem (I was actually looking at getting one, but now I'm rethinking that.)

As for headphones, again, it depends on price and whether you want monitoring, listening, open, closed, etc. For $100-$150, I'd recommend the Sony MDR7506 and the ATH-M50 if you're looking for monitor headphones.

u/Tetsudothemascot · 1 pointr/headphones

Hi guys,

I am looking for a decent headphone with a built-in mic under $100. I did some research and several headphones are little bit mre interesting than others like the

u/CPOx · 1 pointr/headphones

You say you read the sidebar, but you missed Rule 1 tho

But maybe the Sony MDR7506 or beyerdynamic dt770 pro

u/flammable99 · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - $100 - $200. Slightly flexible

Source - Mainly laptop computer, sometimes iphone

Preferred Type of Headphone - Full size, Over Ear. Comfy enough to wear for a while. Not unattractive.

Preferred tonal balance - Not really sure honestly. I like a nice bass. Whatever would go best with my music preferences.

Past headphones - Bose SoundSport earbuds

Preferred Music - Hip-hop, trap, jazz

A couple I'm currently looking at are:

Sony MDR-7506

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

Beats Studio 2.0

u/KnightDuty · 1 pointr/makinghiphop


That's great advice and always something I forget about. I went to a broadcast school for video, so I have many audiophile friends who can probably hook me up with some, or at least advice me while shopping.

After my move, I'll be sure to get some.

I'm going to edit my post to include the headphones I'm using right now, Sony MDR-7506:


u/ALECBALDWIN_GRUNDLE · 1 pointr/Music

Sony MDR-7506's, they're indestructible and the mainstay of most live audio engineers. (Am a live audio engineer) http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417222074&sr=8-1&keywords=sony+mdr-7506

u/throwaway_the_fourth · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - <$150, though perhaps flexible up to $200 or so.
Source - Mostly a new Retina MacBook Pro, maybe sometimes an iPod touch
Requirements for Isolation - Isolated, please.
Preferred Type of Headphone - Over- or on-ear
Preferred tonal balance - Not sure (maybe neutral?)
Past headphones - Nothing really (Apple EarPods)
Preferred Music - In no order: Daft Punk, Paul Simon, John Coltrane, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, R.E.M., Imagine Dragons, Cake (examples of each are linked)
Location - US
Other Notes - I did a little research myself and what I found was the MonoPrice 8323 headphones. Looks will matter. I want something that looks similar to these or these Sony headphones.
Edit: Oh, and wired please.

Unrelated, but can someone explain what it means when headphones have a "warm" sound?

u/Mikzeroni · 1 pointr/podcasts

Microphone: Get a dynamic mic. I recommend the ATR-2100 or the ATR-2005 which functions as USB and XLR.

Mixer: I usually get some hate for recommending the Zoom H4n or Zoom H6, but they do the job for quite the low price. Also consider the Behringer 1024.

Headphones: These headphones are quite pricy, but I've heard good stuff about these Sony headphones. You can always check out Daniel J. Lewis' post about headphones.

Mic stand: I think we may be over budget at this point, but you can pick up some Musician's Gear Boom stands from Guitar Center or the On Stage mic stand. There are some scissor arms for cheap, but they are made cheap.

u/The_Kraken_ · 1 pointr/audio

Sony MDR-7506

They are basically the audio industry's reference headphone and they can survive being beat up continuously.

u/MisunderstoodPenguin · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

These are the headphones, and this is the amp for those wondering.

u/commodorecrush · 1 pointr/pics

Surprised to not see the Sony MDR7506 mentioned.

u/OverExclamated · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

> Are there any makes known for standing up to wear and tear?

The simple answer is yes, but I'm struggling to think of ideal candidates under $50.

Some examples that have a good reputation for putting up with daily abuse are the MDR7506, the M50x, and the VModa line-up makes build quality and durability a specific advertising point.

The licensed headband design used in models such as the Sivga SV007, Lasmex L-85/90, Boss HiFi B8 is solid and should put up with quite a bit.

And really, if part of the problem is that they're just not standing up to the rigors of being carried around and traveled with daily, some solid iem 's carried in a case when not in use should be a consideration.

u/lorenzojc · 1 pointr/italy

Investi qualcosa in più e prendi un prodotto professionale

es. Shure SRH840 le ho da circa 10 anni e vanno ancora, trovi i ricambi per tutto (cavi, padiglioni, etc)

idem Sony MDR-7506

u/Gold_Sticker · 1 pointr/headphones

I actually own those same pair and use them at my office too. We have an open floor plan, no cubes and only a few offices. My HTX7s have enough isolation that I don't hear any other noise. My boss likes to sneak up behind me and tap on my headphones, freaks me out all the time. I don't know what your budget is, but if you're looking within the same price range, I would just go with Sony MDR7506 Another person on my team uses them and loves them for isolation. He doesn't even notice if his phone is ringing. Hope this helps!

u/rybateman · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

You wouldn't happen to be interested in trading the headset for a used pair of these, would you?

u/CrystalHeals · 1 pointr/rant

I would suggest buying some studio monitor headphones with 80 ohms and then getting a headphone amplifier to make them as loud as you need them to be but not loud to the point where there make your ears bleed. Not sure what your price range is buy these Beyerdynamic headphones where $200 bucks I have and they are absolutely wonderful pieces of technology and the best headphones I have ever used in my entire life.

This is what I have and use:



This is also a very good alternative as well if you want to spend under $100 bucks,


(hey they look bland but these headphones are the industry standard for professionail audio positions and are sound almost just as good!)

Using a Headphone amplifier will greatly boost the signal of headphones as well please do not underestimate the importance of a headphone amplifier when using these types of headphones because they describe entirely the solution to your problem you are having.

TLDR: You need to buy a headphone amplifier and or studio monitor headphones. (imho studio monitor headphones are the best because it gives you a clear and flat signal that can be used easily with a headphone amp with a built in EQ)

You can do this for under 200 bucks but my setup is 350+

u/KyoueiShinkirou · 1 pointr/headphones

If you are looking for closed studio style headphone there are always the sony mdr7506 been around forever.

u/spreadsheet_jockey · 1 pointr/piano

The kind of headphone jack you have on stuff like phones and portable music players is a 1/8 inch jack. What Yamaha refers to as a "standard stereo phone jack" is a 1/4 inch jack, which is pretty common on older and/or non-portable equipment (stereo receivers, for instance).

You can buy an adapter that will let you use headphones you have with the big stereo jack for a few bucks. They're really cheap. Some headphones come with one (those are actually the headphones I use with my keyboard).

You don't HAVE to spend a lot on headphones but the better your headphones the better it'll sound. I like the over-ear Sonys because they're comfortable and sound good, but they're a considerably bigger investment than $2 for an adapter.

It's probably worth spending a few bucks for an adapter and seeing if you're happy with the headphones you have -- you can upgrade if you're not.

u/midnight_bacon · 1 pointr/headphones

Cat. | Text
Budget | $140. I really would not to go higher. The cheaper the better.
Source | Spotify on LG G2 and on Macbook Pro
Requirements for Isolation | Doesn't really matter. I plan to use them whenever I'm sitting for long periods of time like home or at the library etc.
Preferred type of Headphone | Full-sized, closed, comfortable.
Preferred tonal balance | I don't really know much about highs, mids, lows but I do like me some bass. I don't want it to ruin everything else but I like bass.
Past Headphones | I had ATH-M30s that were okay. I haven't had them in a while but nothing spectacular. Other than that just IEMs.
Preferred Music | I like rap and rock but I have phases with different genres.
What I've seen | After searching for hours I've narrowed it down to ATH-M50s, Creative Aurvana Live! 2, Sony MDR7506 and MDRV6, NVX XPT100, and the V-MODA Crossfade LP

u/SirHitler · 1 pointr/headphones

Look for the original ATH-M50 for around $80 USD refurbished, or a new M40x. The newer models are awesome but rise above your budget by a bit, with not too huge of a performance difference. The Sennheiser HD419's are a great deal right now, and are nice, sexy, and comfy, albeit with a fragile headband. 439's and 449's are also good budget options, especially on sale like they are now. Sony's MDR-7506 is a phenomenal industry-standard pair but might be a little more clinical than she'd like, as they have a mid-range boost for monitoring pro audio. MDR-V6 is a tad warmer and more musical, but just as detailed. Also good to note that the sony's are pretty much indestructible, and fold and bend nicely while the sennheisers can't bend much at all.

u/NSA_security_post · 1 pointr/lapfoxtrax

Also, for monitoring headphones, the [7506's] (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E) never fail.

u/Taestea · 1 pointr/Jazz

Sony Studio Headphones



You can't go wrong with these...

Price has been $100 for as long as I can remember. Might be cheaper now.


$84.95 on Amazon + Free shipping


I really don't think there is anything better at this price range. I think they look nice too.

u/callizer · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Hmm I would highly recommend to spend a bit more (~$50) and get the Audio-Technica ATH-M50X. It's around ~$170


This thing is legendary. It sounds like a $500 headphone, almost everyone will recommend you this thing if you ask for a best bang for buck headphone, especially a closed headphone. Sound isolation is not the best, but it's pretty good I think. It's also has detachable cables and can be "folded", so you can use it as a portable headphone if you want to. This is THE most popular headphone used in studio for recording purposes.

This headphone is really great on its own, but I personally pair it with a headphone amplifier to be even better. My daily driver is the ATH M50X with FiiO E11k.

If you decided you don't want sound isolation and prefer a good soundstage (good for listening to footsteps for games like CS:GO), get Sennheiser HD 558. Otherwise, Audio-Technica ATH M50X all the way.

Edit: you could also go for the Audio Technica ATH M40X, the little brother of M50X. Get this if you have a fixed budget of $120, but I really recommend to save a bit more and get the M50X instead.


Another alternative for under $120:


u/Gadfly_on_the_Wall · 1 pointr/gadgets

I recommend saving some money and getting these. Great sound and build quality for the price.

u/Jesus_420PraiseIt · 1 pointr/headphones

I've been looking at different headphones and amps, and went through the purchase assistants, and am looking at these headphones (Sony MDR-7506) and this amp (FiiO E10K). I don't really want to go above $200 total. Would these be good entry choices for listening to music at home? I listen to a wide range of genres.

u/rabiddonky · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Sony MDR. If you aren’t looking for microphone capabilities these are the best

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_e780Ab2XJT5P7

I use them on a 32 channel sound board. Best headphones I have ever used. And I have had plenty of Bose and seinhesier

u/removesstains · 1 pointr/AskReddit

You should have elaborated on these more, sense they are such awesome headphones. OP here's the amazon link to the 7506's from the reviews you can see that they are pretty awesome. The bass on them is a little low, but you mentioned that the bass on the Beats by Dre are to much for you. You should really check out the 7506's i love them, they are like the industry standard for good quality headphones. Plus they can be picked up for around $80 bucks.

u/digital_evolution · 1 pointr/pcgaming


No referral code, just a link.

I use the Logitech G930 wireless headset now, and I LOVE IT, but this is a cheaper option that I also own, that I purchased for listening to music and working with audio in video work I do.

u/chipskankwalker · 1 pointr/gadgets

I came here to say this, so +1 on the Sonys. I got them from Amazon

u/-ThuggedOutCubScout- · 1 pointr/iphone

My primary headphones are Sony MDR7506. I wear them mostly at work, plugged into my MBP. I also wear them when I'm traveling (at the airport). At the gym, I wear Bluetooth headphones. Those are the only instances where I wear headphones anymore.

u/Ryvaeus · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

How do these compare to a Sony MDR7506? I'd like to know if it's worth upgrading.

u/blues_junior · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I just bought a pair of Sony MDR7506s and I have to say I'm really happy with them - they are nicely balanced and not too expensive.

u/QuadraQ · 1 pointr/PS4

Maybe but they don't quite look right to me. [Sony MDR 7506](Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_9A0AxbEAQVHHE)

u/reeltwo_dialogtwo · 1 pointr/editors

I swear by my Sony MDR-7506s

If I'm working with these on, I don't hear people around me call my name. Plus the quality is great, and if the ear cups ever wear down they'll send you replacements.

u/MrDrumline · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I'd look into getting plain over-ear headphones -- something like these are nice for the price -- and putting this on it as a microphone. Works wonderfully and saves quite a bit of money over the horrifically overpriced gaming headsets. Total cost is about $30, but you can certainly find some better headphones for cheaper if you spend more than 5 minutes on Amazon like I did. I picked the Sennheisers because the reviews were good and by many people, and it's a good brand.

Edit: If your boyfriend is ever in the market for a really nice pair of headphones, I can't reccomend the Sony MDR-7506 enough. It's pretty much industry standard for musicians, mixers, sound engineers, recording artists, etc. They've been around and improving since the early 90's They're the best $85 one can spend on audio.

u/krispey · 1 pointr/audiophile

In the past I've owned a pair of Sennheiser HD 555's, a Pair of Steel Series, and then I decided to step it up and I've loved my choice so far.

Check out the Sony MDR 7506 Headphones. They are used by sound production engineers all over. Don't be fooled by the price either. Sony simply manufactures enough of these that they don't need to be extremely over priced. They are lightweight, they fold up , and you can go for a walk in the park with the cord. I use these primarily to hook up to my amp to hear vinyl, mp3 player, and gaming. Another great feature is they isolate sound quite well. Also! If you do decide to go this route make sure you check out ebay because there is a retailer from china I bought an extra pair from (for my dad) for $37! Same exact headphones. They retail for around 100, I think I paid 89 for mine at guitar center though. As far as microphones go I would just go with any clip on mic that you find anywhere, they seem to work just as good, this way you can have an awesome pair of headphones and a separate mic! Best of luck to you!

u/PolskiPunisher · 1 pointr/PS4

First let me say I use everything from the cheapo mono bud that came with my PS4 to a 5.1 headset to professional stereo headphones to custom IEMs for a myriad of different applications, and each do well in their respective applications. What's your budget? Unless you have $650 + tax + whatever it cost to go to an audiologist to have your ears 3D mapped (maybe your insurance would pay... I doubt it.) don't get IEMs. Anything less than custom fitted ones is a waste of money. That being said, I don't think I would use them for that. Good IEMs are meant to reproduce sound as it was intended in mastering (flat response), or as true to the original source; for example, a singer uses them in a loud venue to hear their voice. You can use them of course, but I don't think you would be getting your money's worth. Most people don't know it, but they probably prefer a little sound shaping in their headphones. Next, the thing to consider is what type of environment you are in. If youre not isolated from the rest of your environment, don't get open back headphones. They sound great in many ways, and the sound stage is more open, but you really need a quiet environment. It is also hard to get a good pair for cheap. Lastly, the good news is their are many great options for closed ear headphones. IMO spending a lot of money doesn't always mean quality headphones (Beats are fucking terrible for example), a pair of $60 headphones don't necessarily sound better than $30 pair, or $300 better than $150. Marketing goes a lot into how people think their headphones sound. Definitely go with a reputable sound company; i.e. Sony, AkG, Sennheiser, Shure. There are great high end hi-fi consumer companies, but I won't go into that here (if you want to spend insane money look more into it). For a stereo headset I would go with http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E They sound great. They are inexpensive. Every professional engineer, musician, and their mothers have used these, and still do. There is a reason they are still being made after 25 years. They cost $80. I use these all the time for mixing live sound. Hope this helps, sorry if I rambled, I just love talking audio. Cheers.

u/wolvesneednoarmor · 1 pointr/headphones

Check these out too.

u/LSJ · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I love these Sony MDR-7506's. I've seen them in lots of studios. Way better than those "beats" headsets that people pay hundreds for.


u/sd2001 · 1 pointr/audiophile

Just get the Sony MDR-7506 (not the MDR-V6) and be done with it. You can't go wrong.

u/KMFDM781 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

These are very excellent sounding headphones for somewhat cheap...

u/silencedogood1 · 1 pointr/headphones

Sony MDR-v6 or MDR-7506. I own the 7506's, I plug them directly into my midi pedal and they sound fantastic. They are standard for studio monitoring, I wouldn't recommend any other headphone for home use.
Sony MDR-V6 Sony MDR-7506

Edit: I'm a big headed 6 foot + guy, the phones were a little tight but they break in quickly and are totally comfortable.

u/carvshner · 1 pointr/filmmaking

I just received a pair of Sony MDR-7506's in the mail today and they seem great so far. They block out absent noise pretty well and fold up for taking them on location. I believe they are one step up from the V6's that someone else suggested.

u/grimpspinman · 1 pointr/headphones

what does he like?

lots of bass w/ isolation? if so, xb500's'

more balanced sound w/ isolation? if so, mdr v-7506

balanced sound w/ little isolation (open-back) ad-700's

u/lmnotran · 1 pointr/headphones

I highly recommend buying a pair of Sony MDR-V6's or MDR-7506's. They are studio quality headphones that Sony has kept in production since 1985 and only cost $68 at Amazon. As for the frequency response of the headphones, both of them are relatively flat compared to the XB500's, although the Audio Technica M50's beat all three headphones in terms of a balanced frequency response curve.

Edit 1: Fixed links
Edit 2: Fixed links again

u/novel__ · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I'd suggest saving up, to be honest. The next step down is the 518s but those cost £99. In the US, 518s and the Siberias would be the same price.

If you absolutely need headphones for under 80 euro, I'd probably suggest either the

  • Grado SR60is

  • Sony V6

    Both should have better soundstage than Siberias, but are just a little out of your price range. Grados are open, so they should have good soundstage. They're apparently amazing for more acoustic type music. V6's have been around for a very long time and are very, very, very accurate. They won't color your music, but you'll get very high levels of detail.

    Anything below that, and I'd say Siberias. 558>518>Grado/V6>Siberia

    Zalman's a pretty good choice. Clear sound, but don't expect it to block out background noise.
u/SirSparrow · 1 pointr/Music

This is probably a question for /r/WeAreTheMusicMakers - They're usually pretty great for answering music production questions :)

That said, Logic, Reason or Pro Tools are your 'staple' DAWs - They are all equally powerful (for your intents and purposes), and Logic is the cheapest, so Logic is a good idea. You're also going to need a USB Audio Interface (I recommend the Scarlett 2i2 for small projects, or the Saffire Pro 40 if you plan on micing a drum kit) to get signal from mics/guitars into the computer. Look into getting some cheap-ish mics (AT2020 for acoustic guitar/vocals/overheads, and the SM57 and SM58 for whatever else, at least for starters).

There are oodles of great Youtube tutorials that will teach you how to use Logic, and eventually you'll want to invest in studio headphones and studio monitors (unless you already have them), which are built specifically to give you an objective sound to accurately mix.

I'm not an expert producer, but I do freelance stuff locally out of my home studio - My work for reference

Feel free to PM with questions, and you should definitely post in /r/WeAreTheMusicMakers! They'll probably have better answers than me, but I hope this helps.

u/thejeffzone · 1 pointr/audiophile

I have a two person video production business and we use Sony MDR7506 headphones. They are in your price range. They are over the ear and do a good job of blocking out the world and the headphones sound very good. They are not light, though and even though they kind of fold up to store/transport them, they are pretty big. I find them comfortable enough buy your ears may vary. I can't say that I don't notice them on my head. Here's a link for some more info. http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E

u/Wootbears · 1 pointr/oculus


These are the headphones I use. They sound great! I get a little white noise if I'm not using a good sound card and amp though. For example, don't get nice headphones and plug them in a crappy pair of speakers that came with your tower -- I would really suggest looking at some audio subreddits first. My current set up is this:

Sound Card: http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/Audiophile192.html

Headphones: Linked above. They're amazing.

Amplifier: I'm using an old sony amplifier, but I'll likely upgrade it once I get the funds. It was cheap, like $200.

EDIT: forgot to link the headphones

u/oneEYErD · 1 pointr/Guitar

I have these headphones and was wondering if I played my guitar through my multi effects unit into a Ditto then connect my headphones to the output of the Ditto would it damage my headphones? I'm trying to figure out a way to loop my guitar after the effects while I'm practicing.

Edit: Zoom G5n by the way. I know it has a looper built in but it takes a fair amount of DSP power and the quality isn't as good as the Ditto imo.

u/NandoMusicNet · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Mixing with headphones is pretty subjective, but there are some popular options that are sturdy and affordable.

The Sony MDR7506 is pretty common in professional studios and they can definitely take a beating. I had a pair last me a few years of every day use.

If you don't like those, check out the Sennheiser DH-280 PRO. They sound fantastic and were my go-to headphones for listening.

I highly recommend stopping by a music store and trying them out, if possible, and seeing which one sounds best and is most comfortable to you. See if they have any other options around your price range. Once you get a pair, it all comes down to how familiar you become with the music playing through them.

I second the KRK Rokit 5s. I have a pair and they have proven to be great reference monitors. I've had mine for years and I have no intention of getting rid of them. I use them without a sub.

u/Delli_Llama · 1 pointr/headphones

Well Im going by Canadian prices I know, so expect everything to be a little cheaper in the US. Closed back over ear cans eh?
Pretty decent for the price. Good blanced neutral sound. Ok isolation and comfort.
This one is a classic, very similar to the MDRV6


EDIT: Nevermind there in US dollars anyway

u/Kadori · 1 pointr/audio

take a look at the sony mdr7506, they are ugly, but god damn are they good

or if you want a sound stage (surround sound) for games look at the NVX xpt100

u/6footdeeponice · 1 pointr/IAmA

$85 Sony headphones would sound better.


In fact, I hear most music is mastered with these headphones, so you will hear it just like the recording artists.

With Bose you're paying a lot for minor noise cancelling, I say minor because ANY over the ear headphones will cancel out a fair amount of noise.

u/ShervinMthe1 · 1 pointr/Metal

I am SHOCKED this hasn't been said yet. Musicians literally use these to record in the studio, from Slipknot to Taylor Swift.


I have a pair and I have almost nothing bad to say about them. Great price and quality.

u/poochyenarulez · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Not OP, but I recommend these http://smile.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E

Perfect sound quality. My dad had a pair that actually lasted 30 years too, so its great quality.

u/tmo35 · 1 pointr/cscareerquestions

Another good Sony set; Sony MDR-7506

u/urmyheartBeatStopR · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Sony MDR there's a $75 studio headphone everybody talk about it'll last for at least two year if you don't sit on the phone jack like I did (it lasted me 3+ years). I take it to the gym so it had some gunk around the plastic but overall awesome.


I had to replace the ear cushion once, you can buy it on amazon for like $5 bucks. Felt like if I actually took care of it, it would have been built for life.


You know what's funny? After I posted this, I google if I can fix this. There a few soldering tricks and other neat mods.

I decided to bust out my leatherman multitool and use the clamp. I bent it back test didn't work, tried this a few more time and now the headphone works again... I'm going to stick with Sony for headphone if I ever need another.

u/themediumisthe · 1 pointr/minimalism

For quality and durability, I really like the Sony MDR 7506. They are used by nearly every radio station in the world. They are exceptionally clear headphones, and will last forever.

u/dsn0wman · 1 pointr/maschine

Just go to your local music store, and try some different flat response headphones.

Personally I still use my old school Sony Headphones which are not flat response, but I am just in it for the fun. Not going to be mastering anything, or trying to make a living out of it.

u/eviljolly · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Got these Sony MDR-7506 a few years ago and have been extremely happy.

They easily match $150-200 sets I've used, and are extremely comfortable and durable. I recommend aftermarket pads though, the factory ones wear out in <1 year of moderate use.

Just checked my Amazon history and I paid $82.19 on July 2nd 2011, so 3 years and they look/sound like new. I just use a desk mic for communicating.

u/farjacko · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Your title says you're looking for headphones, but then your post suggests you actually want a headset? well I'll leave this here anyways:


then buy a super cheap clip on mic, and upgrade to a better usb one later.

u/radison · 1 pointr/Portland

I use a pair of Sony MDR-7506's that I've had for about 8 years now.The ear-pads I just replaced for $7 each. Solid quality headphones, industry use is pretty high. They are super comfortable, great sound, and will last you forever.

u/Epic_MC · 1 pointr/edmproduction

While on the topic of headphones, what is your opinion on these? I've heard good things about them but also about the ones you've stated

u/ActionKbob · 1 pointr/todayilearned

Got these during my first semester of college. Still have them 6 years later. Still just as good as day one.

u/suck_it_trebek55 · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - $250

Source - Desktop PC as well as my iPhone.

Requirements for Isolation - 99% of the time, I use them at work, but as soon as my home desktop situation looks better I will start using them at home as well. It's not a cubicle layout at work. More of an open table, so I have somebody about 2-3 feet to my right.

Will you be using these Headphones in Public?

-No plans to use them in public areas aside from my work station.

Preferred Type of Headphone - On/Over Ear, no preference for open/closed back.

.Preferred tonal balance - Used exclusively for music, so slightly bass oriented, maybe neutral?

Past headphones - Currently using Sony MDR7506. Not that these are particularly bad, but I know I can do better. Super thankful because I was given these as a gift, and I wanted to actually do some research and don't mind spending some money on the pair I want that fits me best.

Preferred Music - Listen to a wide variety of music. Mostly Trap/Bass music and Classic Rock but love Folk, Alternative Rock, and go through occasional rap/hip-hop phases.

I'm an absolute noob when it comes to this stuff, so I'm hoping somebody can guide me. I'm going to give the purchase assistant tool a whirl, but like I said, I have no idea what I am/should be looking for. Appreciate any help!

u/bobomellette · 1 pointr/buildapc

There are the greatest headphones you will ever own:


Sony's MD75 series, currently the MDR 7506. They are professional grade headphones for less $100, and I've owned three pairs or them over the past 25+ years. I've done everything from listen to Netflix to producing a demo record for a local band.

Best headphones money can buy, in my opinion. Period.

u/TheoDW · 1 pointr/chile

En casa: Sony MDR-7506

En la calle: Plantronics BackBeat Fit

En la oficina: Sennheiser HD 25-1 II o Sennheiser HD 598

Para el avión (o cuando hace frío): Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

u/ninjaface · 1 pointr/Guitar

Sony MDR-7506 are pretty much an industry standard studio headphone that are on the lower end of the price range. I've been using a set of these for years. They do the job.

u/orzof · 1 pointr/headphones

Hey, there's always the Sony MDR-7506s, though I don't know how well they'll block out office sounds.

u/MothershipConnection · 1 pointr/popheads

M-Audio AV-40 Studio Monitors at home - I run these through the computer and these absolutely crank. I'm honestly surprised I haven't gotten noise complaints cause these get almost as loud as my 250 Watt bass amp but maybe my neighbors just secretly hate me. Nice flat response, not overly bassy, nice if you make music at home.

Sony MDR-7506 headphones - these are my primary headphones if I'm DJing or really want to listen to music. These have taken an absolute beating over the years and still sound great! Not the prettiest or most stylish headphones but there's a reason these are like industry standard

Beats By Dre Powerbeats headphones - not a big Beats guy but my brother gave these to me for Christmas and I like using these when I'm on the go, when I'm listening at a coffee shop or doing things around the house. Nice to have something wireless I can pair with my phone and the battery life on these are killer!

u/DragOnGamer626 · 0 pointsr/letsplay

I use these. They are almost completely noise resistant, highly adjustable and high quality. They're what a lot of DJs use and if you have the budget, id highly recommend picking up a few at that price

u/EvrythingISayIsRight · 0 pointsr/funny

I very recently got these. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AJIF4E/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

I dare you to find a legit bad review. There are none. You can't go wrong with Sony.

u/NobleEater · 0 pointsr/greece

Δεν έχουν το B αλλά εγώ και 2 συνάδελφοι τα χτυπήσαμε ανελέητα. Η ποιότητα κατασκευής είναι πολύ καλή και απο οτι διαβάζω και στα άλλα σχόλια είναι στο price range σου. Μιλάω για τα Sony MDR-7506.


Οπουδήποτε και να ρώτησα είδα μόνο καλά λόγια αλλά πέφτει και πολύ αντιγραφή απο κινέζουνς γιατί το συγκεκριμένο μοντέλο υπάρχει πάρα πολλά χρόνια (έχει δικό του Wikipedia entry!) και είναι "αξιόπιστο". Στο Γερμανικό λίνκ τα αγόρασα και εγώ, το Βρετανικό Αμαζον τα είχε λίγο πιο ακριβά, στέλνει Ελλάδα.

u/bdcblue · 0 pointsr/headphones

I would keep the Sennheiser Momentums for portable use and the Sennheiser HD 600 for home use. Every other headphone I would just ditch.

The HD 650 is not an improvement in sound over the HD 600, so why would you pay for it at all? A wise man wouldn't.

The AKG K7xx headphones are good but certainly not a better headphone than the HD 600. They are about the same, I'd say. So why pay for it? A wise man wouldn't.

If you want a good reference headphone, instead of the MDR V6, I would go with these: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1417479633&sr=1-1&keywords=sony+mdr+7506

The 7506 is going to give you a bit more clarity due to a more emphasized treble than the V6. Both are good though, and buying both the 7506 AND the V6 would be equally as pointless as buying both the HD 600 and the HD 650.

u/k333p · 0 pointsr/mixingmastering

Also I’d consider something, especially if you’re stretching your budget and are stressed about it... your studio space and how it’s treated is as important (or arguably more important) than your monitors and their quality. If you’re spending your whole budget on monitors and not acoustically treating your space, you’re doing half of what you need to.

You could consider starting with a decent pair of headphones instead for now. You can mix on headphones and test your mixes on your phone, earbuds, car, etc. (which you’ll do even with monitors) until you can afford better quality monitors and treating your room.

These are a good option as an example:

$89 Sony MDR7506: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_U8gJDbDY0CFHG

They’ll also plug into your Scarlett headphone out.

Remember that regardless of what you primarily mix on, whether it’s laptop speakers, monitors, or headphones, you have to learn how it sounds to use that specific monitoring option. Even the most expensive monitors ever, you have to adapt to how they sound and know their particular characteristics, and STILL test on other speaker systems and headphones.

You can and must learn your monitoring system no matter what it is, and learn to mix on it in a way that ends up with good results across a bunch of other systems.

u/ifunki · 0 pointsr/apexlegends

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_qS1iDbKS5PFSF

Never buy “gaming” anything.

I literally have 0 problems with sound using default windows sonic for headphones.

I’d have to put the blame on your console.

u/huffalump1 · 0 pointsr/Bass

See if you can find these on sale/refurb: https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50x-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUR86

Otherwise these: https://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E

Edit: wrong thread completely, my bad.

To answer OP's question: yes you can use the sansamp and skip having an amp. Monitoring is the problem then, but both wedges and inears can work out well. I don't own an amp and use my sansamp exclusively.

u/pwang99 · 0 pointsr/entertainment

She's wearing the same headphones I have! Not some "Beats by Dr. DRE" stuff, just some good studio monitors!


They even left the goofy blue "Professional" sticker on the side. :)

u/MilleniumPanda · -1 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

The best kind of heaphone for gaming, actually pretty much everything, are studio headphones. They have a very flat sound that allows you to simply hear every little nuance you can imagine.

Try using these Sony MDR7506, while playing The Last of Us. I guarantee you'll shit your pants in fear.

In case anyone wonders I plug them in through an old DSS so I can moderate the sound just a little bit for fun.

And yes you'll have to sacrifice a mic, but that's the price you pay for glorious sound.

u/sirConditioner · -4 pointsr/Music

50 dollars will get you exactly nothing worth buying.
Save up a bit more, get this or this (or something like it) or check the used market.