HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT STUDIO HEADPHONES
Choosing the right studio is challenging. You have to trawl through hundreds of reviews, comparisons, and blog articles for a shortlist, which may require hours, if not days before you finally choose one. This blog provides a quick and concise explanation to help you choose the right headphones best suited to your needs.
The first question you should ask yourself is, what application will your new headphones be used for? Will you use them for mixing, mastering, recording, gaming, or casual listening? Would you like to take your time in a studio or make quick recordings while out and about? Another important parameter to consider is your budget.
You can use this guide to decide which studio headphones are right for you.
HEADPHONES FOR RECORDING & MONITORING
Closed-back headphones are your best bet if you want to record your voice or use headphones for monitoring purposes. That’s because they isolate ambient noise effectively on both sides and prevent crosstalk during recordings. Closed-back headphones also prevent the microphone from picking up the playback or the beat.
Then, there is the question of what type of end device you plan on using the headphones with.
Mobile players & smartphones
If your device of choice is a mobile player or a smartphone with low output voltage, you should opt for low-impedance headphones. Low-impendence headphones will transfer a sufficiently loud volume for a mobile player and smartphone applications. In this case, we would recommend the DT 240 PRO. They are professional, circumaural headphones that provide pure and precise sound reproduction with their true professional tuning. The compact over-ear offers studio performance in any environment
Laptops & computers
If you are using your headphones on a laptop or computer along with a suitable amplifier, we would recommend a set of studio headphones with a higher impedance, such as the DT 770 PRO/DT 770 PRO Black Edition (80 ohms), the DT 770 Studio (80 ohms) or the Custom Studio. If you don’t have an amplifier handy, you can use a low-impedance variation, such as the DT 770 PRO (32 ohms).
Mixing consoles & interfaces
If you have a mixing console or a professional interface, you can opt for a high-impedance set of headphones with 250 or 600 ohms. We have an extensive range of high-impendence headphones you can choose from.
You can pick from the classic DT 770 PRO/DT 770 PRO Black Edition (250 ohms) or the flagship DT 1770 PRO set of studio headphones. The DT 1770 PRO is our flagship, top-of-the-range model in the closed-back PRO segment. Its high-resolution sound profile and excellent workmanship have never failed to impress world-renowned musicians and sound engineers alike.
If you require a suitable microphone for your studio setup, you can look at our USB microphone FOX. The microphone is perfect for working outside without compromising on studio-level quality. Not only is it suitable for classic studio purposes, but it can also be used for recording your podcasts or even for gaming.Also read A guide to selecting the perfect headphones for you
HEADPHONES FOR MIXING & MASTERING
Mixing involves editing a song’s many instrumental and vocal elements to produce a balanced and harmonious overall sound profile. Open-back and semi-open-back headphones are rerecommended for mixing and mastering work. The natural sound profile lets users pick up on the tiniest little details and mistakes in a recording.
If you are just starting out or working with a tight budget, we recommend our classic semi-open-back DT 880 PRO or open-back DT 990 PRO and DT 990 PRO Black Edition models.
Suppose you opt for the top-of-the-range model, the DT 1990 PRO. In that case, you will benefit from three-dimensional sound reproduction and built-in high-tech textiles, making long studio sessions lasting several hours an absolute breeze.
Searching for the perfect headphones to use is complicated, especially if you plan to use them in a professional capacity. That’s why purchasing headphones from a globally renowned brand gives you peace of mind.
Beyerdynamic is one of the most acclaimed headphone brands in the world, with a rich legacy spanning almost 100 years. We are associated with elite, cutting-edge German sound technology. Our headphones and microphones can be seen in recording studios worldwide. You can visit our website to find a set of headphones perfectly suited for your application.