Studio headphones are an essential tool in the world of music production.Choosing between the best headphones to record, monitor and even mix music in a portable studio, in a home studio or in a professional recording studio, is one of the most important decisions and one that will have the most impact on thefinal sound of our productions.
For this top the economic value was also taken into consideration. So the best ones under $200 were selected.
1. Audio Technica ATH-m50x
One of the preferred and most recently viewed headphones in studios around the world.Although its strong point is not the level of isolation (even being classified as closed headphones), its sound is very natural and precise.They are comfortable and having low impedance (38 Ohms) will sound powerful enough in systems without a professional headphone amplifier or the one included in external sound cards.
Frequency response: 15Hz–28kHz
Current valuer: $169
2. Presonus HD9
What it does not fulfill in the eq curve, it compensates with its isolation.Using curve correction software, you can have a great headset for a good price.
Frequency response: 10Hz to 26kHz
Current price: $85
3. Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO
The 770 Pro from the German manufacturer beyerdynamic are one of the current standards in recording booths around the world.As it is a closed headphone with fairly correct insulation, the recording booth (if we have one) is its natural habitat for recording and preventing the clapperboard or the reference we hear when recording from sneaking into the studio microphone.
Frequency response: 5Hz-35kHz
Current price: $159
4. Senheiser HD 280
Sennheiser HD 280 monitoring headphones. Comfort and isolation. When it comes to critical listening, HD 280 Pro headphones give you the kind of accurate frequency response you need to really climb into your mixes. On the other side of the glass, when you need to keep your monitor mix from bleeding into your microphones, there are no better affordable headphones to track with than Sennheiser HD 280 Pros.
Frequency response: 8Hz-25kHz
Current price: $100
5. Sony MDR-7506
If you want access to professional audio but can't afford to spend a lot of money, these Sony headphones will be a good place to start.They have a frequency response of 10 to 20,000 Hz with an impedance of 63 ohms and an SPL of 106 dB, and stand out for their lightweight design of only 230 grams (without cable), their adjustable headband and their soft synthetic leather ear cups.
Frequency response: 10Hz-20kHz
Current price: $100