What are the best headphones period?
With so many different types of headphones available, one would want to know their best options right?
Let’s see, you have the regular ones, earbuds, wireless, headphones with mics. So many different variations but which ones are truly idea for you? Which ones would you want to use with your iPod, your computer and of course in your studio? You have Shure, Audio Technica, Skullcandy, Sennheiser and so many more to list. With all of these different manufacturers how are we suppose to choose? It seems as if it’s and endless supply of headphones readily available. But since we are on the subject of all of these different suppliers of headphones, let’s do some research on them. Let’s find out which one(s) are the best for your studio?
The list provided is based on consumer reviews of the different brands listed above. We listed four different brands above which we’ll base our review on. So are you ready to get started? We’ll start with the number four slot.
Skullcandy Hesh Sparkle Motion Over-Ear Headphones
Shure SRH940 Professional Reference Headphones (Silver)
Audio-Technica ATH-M50S Studio Headphones Straight Wire and FREE $25 iTunes Card
Sennheiser HD25-1 II Closed-Back Headphones
Well there you have it, an overview of what the consumers are saying about the four best sets of headphones within this price range. What we found out is just because they may look fancy and can dish out some serious boom, doesn’t necessarily mean that they are the best option for your studio or any other use. This is more than likely the reason the Beatsbydre didn’t make the list. They’re not highly superior and are more or less out there for the younger generation following fads.
Fads will get you no where when you are in a professional setting and doing professional sound monitoring either in studio or on stage. It’s nothing wrong with going with the flashy options. I’m sure when the design was discussed this is the one feature that businesses knew would attract sales. Which is fine if that is what you are looking for. But don’t expect anything in quality above that. If you are on the hunt for something quality, read the reviews, and compile a list of the ones you may be interested in purchasing. The whole idea of this review is to give you some comparisons so take the time listening to different sets with your iPod, iPad, etc. streaming the music that you are used to listening to. At the end of the day, it’s all about you knowing what type of sound you are looking for.
Real musicians, studio engineers and also commentators know exactly what they are looking for when it comes to sound and will more than likely go with our number one selection. And this is the exact reason the Sennheiser HD25-1 II Closed-Back Headphones made the top of the list. These are some good headphones that can be used and accepted by many in the music and entertainment business. If you feel that there should be some others on this list, share your comments and suggestions on what you think are the best headphones for your studio.