Studio headphone: Sennheiser HD25-II or KRK KNS8400? Which and why?
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    Default Studio headphone: Sennheiser HD25-II or KRK KNS8400? Which and why?

    Hi,

    Looking for a dedicated studio headphone for producing. Its either or. Ive already ordered the SD25s, but now a few people telling me to get the KNS 8400s instead.

    Thoughts please?

    http://www.sennheiser.co.uk/uk/home_...188?Open&row=1

    http://www.krksys.com/krk-headphones/kns-8400.html

    Thanks
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    Depends what your doing, are you DJing or producing?

    The Hd25s are VERY good DJ headphones
    The KRKs re decent producing headphones.
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    Dedicated producing headphone mate

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    Then the HD25 are the wrong choice...

    As Hoodless said, they are good DJ headphones, but they won't give you the neutral, uncoloured sound you want for music production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodless View Post
    Depends what your doing, are you DJing or producing?

    The Hd25s are VERY good DJ headphones
    The KRKs re decent producing headphones.
    This x2

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    senn hd 280 might be better for producing than the 25's

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    Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pros for producing AND Dj-ing.
    IMO HD25 for producing is just plain stupid.

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    It's totally personal.

    For example, some people like to hear booming bass and colored tones when producing so they can really get into it. It doesn't matter how accurate it is at this point in the production, you just want to crank out some bad-ass sounds/beats.

    Some guys like to tweak/fine tune stuff the whole time while producing, so they like very neutral sounding speakers/headphones for producing.

    IMHO, neutral monitors are sort of a hold over from a different era when the first time you heard your track outside the studio, it had already been pressed. But now, you can crank out samples and try it on all different speakers and sources. So there is no need to get it perfect in the studio. Neutral speakers still have their place, but they are far less important these days. But of course, like I said it depends on your style, if you are obsessed with every little nuance from start to finish, then you will probably also be obsessed with neutral monitors. Some guys are little more wild and free and just crank it out, then clean up the sounds later.\

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    Quote Originally Posted by crakbot View Post
    Some guys like to tweak/fine tune stuff the whole time while producing, so they like very neutral sounding speakers/headphones for producing.

    IMHO, neutral monitors are sort of a hold over from a different era when the first time you heard your track outside the studio, it had already been pressed. But now, you can crank out samples and try it on all different speakers and sources. So there is no need to get it perfect in the studio. Neutral speakers still have their place, but they are far less important these days. But of course, like I said it depends on your style, if you are obsessed with every little nuance from start to finish, then you will probably also be obsessed with neutral monitors. Some guys are little more wild and free and just crank it out, then clean up the sounds later.\

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanaema78 View Post
    Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pros for producing AND Dj-ing.
    Someone else just recommended these and this is what I think I shall get.

    Cheers people =)

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