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rick-slo 10-23-2016 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Bob Womack (Post 5105902)
Expert
"Ex" is the unknown quantity.
A "spurt" is a drip under pressure.

Expert: A man from out of town with a briefcase.

Bob

"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field."

Niels Bohr

rick-slo 10-23-2016 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by StringFive (Post 5105608)
These Sony MDR7506's are the go-to standard http://amzn.to/2dZ74sz

Had a pair of these. Harsh and bright sounding. Threw them out. I have been using Grados (325 and 225) which are very detailed and balanced.
I will occasionally check the recording out with a darker sounding AKG K240 Studio headphone.

runamuck 10-23-2016 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by rick-slo (Post 5106067)
Had a pair of these. Harsh and bright sounding. Threw them out. I have been using Grados (325 and 225) which are very detailed and balanced.
.

I completely agree with you on the 7506s.

Can you say what you hear in differences between the the two Grados you mentioned?

rick-slo 10-23-2016 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by runamuck (Post 5106107)
I completely agree with you on the 7506s.

Can you say what you hear in differences between the the two Grados you mentioned?

The 325 is a wee bit warmer sounding. The 225i is perhaps a little more likely to pick up on a bright or sibilant sound so I usually use it while in the DAW. General listening I prefer the 325i. The new versions are the 225e and 325e - I have not listened to those.

runamuck 10-23-2016 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by rick-slo (Post 5106126)
The 325 is a wee bit warmer sounding. The 225i is perhaps a little more likely to pick up on a bright or sibilant sound so I usually use it while in the DAW. General listening I prefer the 325i. The new versions are the 225e and 325e - I have not listened to those.

Thanks, Derek. I've only used various models from the Prestige series, starting with the 80s and moving up to the 225s. Not much difference to my old ears. They have all had that Grado sound.

Jim

Martin Maniac 10-23-2016 01:05 PM

I got lots of very good compliments on Grado headphones too. Lot's of people like them. My only problem with Grado was that there were so many different levels of quality, I became confused and didn't want to buy an inferior set. They keep trying to sell you the next step up all the way to $1,600...is that to say the $1,600 phones are five times better than the $300 phones ?? Would I be missing out on something ?? or would I get snookered buying an $800 dollar set when a $300 set would be just as good...too much confusion ....not being able to try them out was a problem too....on the other hand, the Sennheiser HD650's are the flagship and were highly recommended, and have been for years.

sdelsolray 10-23-2016 05:52 PM

I mostly use Grado SR325is and AKG 240DF, both open backs, but 90% of the time I listen through monitors. For tracking I use an inexpensive pair of closed back Tascam. For audiobooks on the iPhone I use an identical pair of the Tascam.

buzzardwhiskey 10-28-2016 10:58 PM

Well, I don't know if I've made a silly beginners mistake but today I ordered a Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro that will be used for mixing our next CD. I'll check the mixes on inexpensive little Mackie CR3 monitors and on the ATH M50x that we're using to lay down the tracks, but the DT 880 will allow me to mix in my office arm chair which is really the goal.

Martin Maniac 10-28-2016 11:33 PM

The new girlfriend likes the new Sennheiser HD650's. She uses them to listen to music while surfing the web.

:up:

Fairlight 10-29-2016 07:32 AM

I would think twice about mastering OR mixing with headphones only. Tracking headphones, Sony 7506.

https://www.quora.com/Music-Producti...ing-headphones

rick-slo 10-29-2016 07:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Fairlight (Post 5112124)
I would think twice about mastering OR mixing with headphones only.

https://www.quora.com/Music-Producti...ing-headphones

See also http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...d.php?t=445813

matthewpartrick 10-29-2016 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Maniac (Post 5111986)
The new girlfriend likes the new Sennheiser HD650's. She uses them to listen to music while surfing the web.

:up:

What's the budget? My current favorites are Oppo PM-3s, Sennheiser HD700s, Mr. Speakers Ether Flow, all of varying prices.

Martin Maniac 10-29-2016 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by matthewpartrick (Post 5112157)
What's the budget? My current favorites are Oppo PM-3s, Sennheiser HD700s, Mr. Speakers Ether Flow, all of varying prices.

My budget was under $450....I scored the HD650's for $270..open box like new. I'm thrilled !! Girlfriend is happy, life is good.

matthewpartrick 10-29-2016 10:38 AM

Perfect. That's a very good deal, and enjoy.

Sage97 10-30-2016 06:40 AM

I'll have to start shopping around for the Oppo PM3. Any reviews on here for the B&W P5 Series 2? I've always liked their products starting with the 600 series on up.


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