Headphones – Which ones should I buy?
If you’ve been involved in music production for any length of time, there are two or three pairs of headphones that you see repeatedly in studios. The Sony MDR-7506, it’s counterpart the Sony MDR-V6, and the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x are pretty much the gold standard when it comes to studio headphones.
These three pairs have thousands of 4-5 star reviews on Amazon, and I would recommend them to anyone getting their first pair of studio headphones.
How much do they cost?
I’ve seen the prices fluctuate between $80-120 for the MDR-7506, $60-120 for the MDR-V6, and $120-160 for the ATH-M50x. Although slightly more expensive, the advantage of the ATH-M50x is that it offers slightly better isolation – which is crucial if you want to make sure your click track doesn’t bleed into your recordings.
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