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Old Jun 07, 08
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Headphones and monitors

Lookin for best headphones and monitors for the buck, any suggestions???
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What kinda monitors you looking for? Studio stuff, or ones you can use for shows and whatnot?

Everybody keeps on screaming about the Sennheiser HD25, and I've used those before, they're pretty decent. Those are looking around $200-300.

If you're looking at the under-$150 club there's the sony MDR line, the 500s are pretty good, but if they break they're notoriously impossible to fix.
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If you're looking at the under-$150 club there's the sony MDR line, the 500s are pretty good, but if they break they're notoriously impossible to fix.
How easily do they break?

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I dunno too much about the 500s, I've never had them myself. I used 300s for a while but those will break after like a year or two. I've seen 500s last longer though.

As for monitors, believe it or not where it's made has a lot of bearing on how good quality it is. Generally stuff from the UK is pretty top notch. Mission and Cambridge are two brands that are pretty decent.
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For Monitors everyone is using K8k6/8
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I dunno too much about the 500s, I've never had them myself. I used 300s for a while but those will break after like a year or two. I've seen 500s last longer though.
the thing about Sony headphones is that the wires are coated in some sort of latex paint making replacing the jack impossible.

my 700s would still be good if it were possible to solder a new one on.

the Sennheiser HD25 are amazing as every single piece is replaceable and you can order them online
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For Monitors everyone is using K8k6/8
Google turns up nothing for this... details?
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KRK Systems
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Not really the Best, but great entry level monitors

the KRK6 has something like -10% bass reduction but the 8's are true 100%
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i think My "krk6/8" caused some confusion, sorry about that
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no, the fact that you typed "k8k6/8" did.

I searched for k8k6 and k8k8 too. =)
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ah crap haha, Well all is solved i guess. woops
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Old Jun 07, 08
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Don't cheap out on headphones or your monitors.
For headphones go for the Hd25s because you can also use them for djing, and everything is replacible.

For Monitors Go for the KRK RP8's, or what I got a bit ago the Yamaha HS80Ms. The Mackie HR824 mkII is really overpriced. All the above monitors have (nearly) full freaquency responce, and have matching subs if you want some more omph. Do not go for anything less then the Rockit 8's. If you got crazy cash going on go for some Genelecs!
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KRK's are the best dollar versus performance on the market right now. We use them at my work, and they are great.
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KRK's are the best dollar versus performance on the market right now. We use them at my work, and they are great.
agreed. the only reason I went for the Yamaha's is cause the rockit 8s were not in stock. I am glad that I did get the Yamaha's, the mid range is crazy harsh.
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Old Jun 08, 08
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The Hd25s are amazing, my next pair for sure. Ive always liked the pioneers and AKG's for DJing. But the AKG's offer a lot more such as a replaceable cord and a soft/loud switch for DJing out or working in your studio.
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nice thanks for the posts kids, HD 25s it is
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