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Old 16th February 2012, 04:57 AM   #11
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Sony MDR-7506 professional studio monitors... The best out there!
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Old 16th February 2012, 06:35 AM   #12
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Sony MDR-7506 professional studio monitors... The best out there!
really? i would beg to differ. Sony in my experience do not voice for flat response, even their flagships like the R1 and Z1000 are not even close to flat
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Old 16th February 2012, 07:53 AM   #13
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This ones have flat response even so flat that some people don't like the sound and they are very accurate. You will hear almost everything on recordings and at some point this can be of disadvantage for regular use.
If you shop in this price range for headphones with flat response you can not find better ones.

If you like to go higher and pay a bit more there is another Sony model MDR-7509HD Professional series as well.

While I was owning Stax, Beyerdynamic, AKG, Senheiser and some others I can easy claim this what I said for Sony's. If you want to judge something they are really good otherwise go for Grado's.

In my opinion here is the list for best studio monitors:

1. Sony MDR-7509HD
2. AKG 271MKII
3. Beyerdynamic DT-150
3. Sony MDR-7506
4. Beyerdynamic DT-250

The Beyerdynamic's DT-880Pro I didn't try but I heard many good things of them... Also for AKG-701.

I almost forget Senheiser's HD250 I was owning... Actually they should be on my list too... Ranking number 2 with AKG


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Old 16th February 2012, 08:43 AM   #14
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What About the Senheiser HD650's ??
I heard that they were pretty good !!
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Old 16th February 2012, 09:03 AM   #15
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Yes, they are but not for the purpose he is needing them... and they are expensive. I think around $600-$700 and you will need an headphone amp to drive them...
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Old 16th February 2012, 09:15 AM   #16
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Fair Enough...
I have both a MDR7505 and MD-V600. Both sound decent, but myself prefer the 7505s as with increased pressure they block out external noise a lot better.
My wife on the other hand has been using the V600 for a while ( about 3 years now ) and she wont part with them.

But... if your good at seeking out deals you can find them around $400 for the HD 650's
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Old 16th February 2012, 09:18 AM   #17
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I think that MDR-7505 is slightly different from 7506... I didn't have 7505 therefore I can not judge on those...

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Old 16th February 2012, 09:20 AM   #18
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Etymotic HF5 w/ series resistors(same driver as ER4)
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Old 16th February 2012, 09:40 AM   #19
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Etymotic HF5 w/ series resistors(same driver as ER4)
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Beyer DT250-250
Etys are good but I can not have them long in my ear canal... It is probably just me but my ear start to hurts after long wearing but sound is really good (sold them anyway).

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I have that problem too, I guess it's down to individual physiology. A few things that helped me: Shure black foam sleeves, very comfortable and better seal than stock sleeves. Also flushing my ear canals with lukewarm water and cleaning the sleeves with a damp cloth helps a lot.
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