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Old 11-18-2010, 09:13 AM
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Default best all around headsets?

I want to use one for music listening, and for recording my guitar......

It's between,

AKG 240
http://www.guitarcenter.com/AKG-K240...83-i1406311.gc

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ATH-M50's
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Audio-Techni...item5add244c3c

Vs Dr Dre,
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Beats+By...&skuId=9836718
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:27 AM
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I can't comment on the others, but I have used the Audio Technica ATH-M50's for a few years now and love them. Extremely comfortable and very good sound reproduction. I record strictly acoustic guitar and vocals.
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is it okay for listening to music as well?
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My favorites are Grados (and they are made in the USA )

http://www.gradolabs.com/product_pages/sr325.htm


http://www.gradolabs.com/product_pages/sr225.htm

They are open back so you have to be careful if used when recording but for setting up and listenting back they are great.
I also have an AKG K240 Studio I sometimes use during recording.
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is it okay for listening to music as well?
Absolutely. I do that all the time.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:24 AM
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I highly recommend the AKG K240 Studios. I use them for recording, mixing and listening. Terrific sound and designed to minimize hearing fatigue and damage from extended use. I replaced much more expensive Sony headphones with the AKGs about three years ago, and have never looked back!
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I use the AKG 240 for everything. Having just sampled the Dr. Dre headphones this weekend, my initial feeling is that the AKG 240 is more accurate and therefore preferable.
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I love my Senheisser HD 650's for both recording and listening. For the ultimate listening experience, I plug my Apogee Duet into a Bottlehead Crack with a Speedball Upgrade. The wonderful world of valves!
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what the difference between akg 240 and AKG K240 MkII? or the AKG K 271?

Those are all around the same price.....

http://www.djdeals.com/akgK271MKII.htm
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Hey Yoder, regarding the 650's, do they bleed a lot of sound? Cause I'd get them but I'm concerned about the sound bleeding into the condenser mic (very sensitive).
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I can't comment on the others, but I have used the Audio Technica ATH-M50's for a few years now and love them. Extremely comfortable and very good sound reproduction. I record strictly acoustic guitar and vocals.
I bought four pair for my studio last year.

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Old 11-19-2010, 06:53 AM
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I bought four pair for my studio last year.

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Is it also good for listening to music daily? not just a studio headphones.....

ps...does it also block out the noise from outside?
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:49 PM
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I've always considered the sennheiser HD280 to be the sm58 of the headphone world. I think everyone and their brother has them and use them for mixing phones.
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Old 11-19-2010, 01:23 PM
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I just got the HD280's and am undecided whether I like them.

They are very isolating so it's good for tracking, especially at the price point. But I feel like it's a bit muddy, not clear...so I'm not sure if they are good "reference" headphones...
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i have had a pair of ath m40s for years. they still work great.
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