Headphone recommendations?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by ryanms3030, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. ryanms3030


    Jan 5, 2014
    Glendale, CA
    Looking for a good pair of headphones for silent practice in the $30-50 range. I currently use Sony MDR-V150 on the ear headphones that cost about $20 and would like to upgrade a little. Over the ear would be prefered
  2. Ender_rpm


    Apr 18, 2004
    St. Louis MO
    I am using those exact Sony's right now. Am also going to be looking at a new pair int he next couple months, the on ear style is getting fatiguing. Will likely order up a set of AT M40s, about $50 on Amazon. I have the M50's for home/studio, but I think the flatter response will be better for all day listening at work.
  3. C130AVN

    C130AVN Stringed Tubist

    Apr 19, 2012
    Winnipeg, MB
    I have Grado SR60i, that are great all around headphones for everything, I use them for recording in the studio, ipod duty, general monitoring... I love them.
  4. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    used my new sony mdr hf100 earbuds today, they sound pretty thick and bassy for about 30 bones

    the v6s were more dynamic, but they are big studio style headphones and they cost around 55
  5. slapfunk987


    Feb 8, 2011
    You better check out the ATH-M30 Audio Technica headphones. Good for mp3/cd playback as well as practicing with headphone out from amp or practice headphone amp. Carries bass sounds really good
  6. The 0wens

    The 0wens

    Jan 11, 2013
    I had some audio technica ath m40s. I played with fender p bass through an old Behringer ultrabass. I got a 5 string lackland Which seems to have blown them out. Any recommendations that'll handle a low B?
  7. Did you blow out headphones? I am asking because my only pair of phones came with my PockitRockit SB1 headphone amp. Was warned by my twanger guru that there was no way they could handle my low B, but they did and are pretty cheap headphones packaged with the SB1 which is $60 new shipped.
    So, can one blow out headphones with 5 strings? I'm looking for good headphones for listening back to recording now and wouldn't want to damage them by blasting my B though a headphone jack in a combo that has more power than a headphone amp.
  8. atoms


    Apr 19, 2014
    If you can up your budget a bit I'd recommend the JVC HARX900
  9. The 0wens

    The 0wens

    Jan 11, 2013
    Yes. I played a 4 string p bass with them for about ayear and a half. I also played a little six string now and then. Now anything too low or over like a 3 in volume either clips out or distorts , not Ina good way. I've been doing more research since this post and it seems that there a couple pieces out made for bass that have wider frequency range , bigger drivers and can handle larger dB load.

  10. The 0wens

    The 0wens

    Jan 11, 2013
    So anyone have experience with Phil Jones H850 or CAD audio MH51?
  11. LarryBama

    LarryBama Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    I love my Phil Jones.
  12. lowfreqgeek


    Mar 15, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    Endorsing Artist: Regenerate Guitar Works, Honey Badger Pickups, Westone Audio
    Phil Jones! Under $100 (got mine for about $85-ish) and they handle the bass SUPERBLY (B-string included)! Not only do they sound great with bass, but they have better high-end detail than my AKG K240s. I also A/B'd them with a set of Audio Technica ATH-M40s and the PJBs easy won out.
  13. tobias3469

    tobias3469 Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2013
    West Los Angeles
    I'd be very interested to try the Phil Jones headphones at that price point. After many years of failed attempts to practice through headphones I finally had great success with BeyerDynamic DT880's. (Sennheiser HD600 sound okay too) - these are the only headphones I've found that are actually useful for practicing and cost under $1000.

    The only thing I've found that sounds better would be the planar driver design Audeze LCD-2 or the Beyerdynamic Tesla's (probably the best headphones I've ever heard)