Academy Dashboard Forum Studio Gear Talk Monitor/headphone buying advice

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    Galen Abraham

      Hi everyone


      I'm currently mixing on a pretty cheap pair of closed back headphones, and am thinking of getting my first pair of monitors, or a higher end pair of headphones. Can anyone recommend some excellent bang-for-your-buck monitors please? I'm mixing in a small bedroom for context.



      Paul Motion

        Hey Galen, me again.. just happen to be lurking ? Monitors I can’t speak from experience but if I was in a buying position I would get the Kali LP6’s. If money was super tight then the iLouds from IK Multimedia also have a great reputation.
        Headphones, for mixing you really want open back if possible. I use AKG K702’s which I really like in conjunction with the Sonarworks Reference 4 Headphone edition, (there should be a discount for academy members I think).
        This is a hugely subjective topic though.. there’s no one right answer I’m afraid. I like the AKGs because I can wear them for a long time without discomfort, and now I’m getting pretty familiar with how they sound... The Beyer Dynamic DT range has a good rep as well.

        Best of luck!!

        face (chris) Janton

          JBL LSR305 are excellent. Kali LP6 would be my first choice these days. I would love to try the Kali IN8, but I think they would be too much for my small room...3.2m wide, 4.4m long, 2.4m high - 34.5 cubic meters - the LP6 would certainly not be too much...

          I am sticking with my ATH-R70x reference headphones. Simply outstanding - open-back

          Galen Abraham

            Thanks Chris!

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