Best Studio Headphones for Music production

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Studio headphones can be an alternative for studio monitors if you are into music production, they are cheap(mostly), portable and cool. If you are going to buy headphones especially for mixing and mastering then you can find the best list of headphones here in this post, we are going to describe a wide list of headphones. In this list, you will find the best open-back and closed-back headphones for home and studio purposes. In this post, you will see all kinds of expensive as well as cheap headphones, which will eliminate the sounds from the external environment and will provide you with the best, fine, and rocking sound. There are different types of driver headphones that are available in the market which you can buy as per your requirement. The size of a decent headphone driver is 35 to 45 mm and a decent earphone driver size is 15 to 25 mm. 

If you are an audio engineer, music producer, or artist and you want headphones on a tight budget then you should check out this list. Here you will see many types and new technology headphones like noise cancellation, ULE-Technology headphones, from which you can choose according to your need. The list is created considering durability, lightweight, and long time usability. The headphones are taken from famous brands like AKG, Shure, ADAM, BOSE, SONY, Sennheiser, and Audio Technica. Note the prices of headphones in this list have gone from 3000 INR to 50000 INR, so if you want extremely cheap headphones for music production or gaming, consider this post.

Audio Technica ATH-M50x

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This is an over-ear headphone that covers your whole ear and gives you excellent sound quality. Over-ear headphone’s best thing is that they cancel the whole external noise and gives you the sound which you dedicatedly want. This is an expensive and good sound quality headphone. This headphone comes with a 45mm driver size which is good in this price range and its weight is 285 grams which are because of which it is not bulky at all.

If you are looking for an over-ear headphone then this is the best deal for you, it’s Cushion is made of artificial leather which is too comfortable for ears and covers the whole ear perfectly. You can also replace it if you accidentally damage it. In this wireless world, this is a wired headphone, due to which it can disappoint you a bit because you can buy a good wireless headphone in this budget which can give you a good sound quality but yes they have a separate fanbase.

Pros

  • Lightweight headphone
  • Good Detachable Cable

Cons

  • Wired Connectivity
  • Few color options available

Sennheiser HD 200 Pro

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In this low budget, it can prove to be a good headphone. In this headphone, you get a very good noise cancellation feature which is so much better for a budget headphone. In this headphone, you will get a 30mm driver which can give you the best audio experience. This is an around-ear studio headphone that can give you a detailed and powerful sound for every monitoring tasks. Sennheiser HD 200 Pro headphones have a weight of 184 grams without the cable.

This headphone contains an Ambient Noise Reduction feature which can purely cancel whole external noise and give you a studio detailed sound. The cushion of this headphone is very comfortable, due to which you can use it at any time of the day and night for a long time, it does not create any pressure on your head and over the ear because it is made from 70 years of engineering experience.

Pros

  • Sweat Proof headphone
  • Ambient Noise Reduction

Cons

  • Wired Connectivity
  • No Mic in this headphone

AKG K701

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This is an expensive headphone which can make you feel Premium. This also delivers a good sound quality from your phone to your ear by a wire, yes this is a wired headphone which can disappoint you a bit because today’s world is a wireless world, everyone wants a wireless device and at this cost, you will get a wired headphone. This headphone also comes with a 45mm driver size which makes it clear.

It is branded and can be the best studio headphone for you. Its cushion is too comfortable for your ears you can use it for a long time without any burden on your head. If you are looking for premium and branded headphones then you can go for it. The weight of this headphone is 235 grams which comes in the category of lightweight.

Pros

  • Build Quality is very good
  • Excellent Sound Quality 

Cons

  • Noise Cancellation feature is not good
  • Not for Outdoor use

Shure SRH1840

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These are also good headphones for mixing and mastering in a studio and you can also use them in your home recording setup. You can listen to anything in a clear and realistic voice. This is an Open back over-ear headphone which means this headphone is open from the backside of the speakers and this also covers your whole ear from its soft comfortable cushion because of which it does not make any type of pressure on the top of your head or ears. Its overall build quality is very good.

This is a wired headphone which means you have to connect it with a 3.5mm headphone jack. If you don’t have a jack in your device then you can’t use it although you can purchase a 3.5mm converter. The drivers provide you a smooth, extended, high, and accurate bass. Shure SRH1840 headphones come with neodymium 40mm driver size. The headphone headband is made of steel which makes it more lightweight and durable. 

Pros

  • Natural Sound
  • Zippered Carry Case

Cons

  • Not portable to use on the go
  • Expensive 

ADAM Audio Studio Pro SP-5

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The ADAM brand, again, introduces a new ADAM Audio Studio Pro SP-5 headphone with a detachable coiled cable. This means you can replace your cable and use another cable, the cable is coiled like old telephone wires. This brand provides a 40mm size driver which means it will provide you a good bass. The headphone weight is 290 grams that why it is called a lightweight headphone.

This headphone also includes technology like ULE-Technology (Ultra Low Emission) which reduces magnetic field emissions. This headphone backside is closed that’s why we can say that this is a closed-back circumaural headphone. You can rotate this headphone in 360 degrees which is too comfartable and you can also remove your pads. The ADAM brand provides you 2 years warranty with this ADAM Audio Studio Pro SP-5. 

Pros

  • Comfortable for Long Session 
  • Suitable for Mixing and Tracking

Cons

  • Not the Cheapest
  • Not flexible like other headphone

BOSE Quiet Comfort 35ii

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This headphone Quiet Comfort 35ii is basically renowned for noise cancellation sound engineered with voice recognition, Alexa for amazon & Google Assistant, Instantly gives you access for millions of songs. It can be used very easily to connect your device just click on your voice assistant and ask it whatever you want. This is the first audio reality argumental platform. The driver size of this headphone is 40mm and this is a branded headphone which means it’s enough.

Because of the device’s drivers, it offers improved volume, EQ features for superior fulfillment of sound than before. It receives a system with a dual microphone that provides clear and balances audio performance on any volume and makes apartment calls further in a noisy atmosphere.  In this product, you also get good battery backup which once charged and you do not need to charge for 20 long hours which is too good for long sessions. This Product is available in three colors black, silver, and rose gold which looks very decent and attractive. The headphone weight is 310 grams and yes it’s a bit heavy as compared to other headphones.

Pros

  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Noise Cancellation feature

Cons

  • Expensive as their feature
  • Sound Quality is not that good

Grado SR80e Prestige Series 

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Grado brand is not much famous in the comparison of Audio Technica or Sennheiser. But still, this pair of headphones can be the ideal one for you considering the features. A vintage design headphone with a large ear cushion in your budget price is a good deal for you, you can go for it if you are looking for this feature. This headphone build quality is good, its earpads are totally rounded which are made of foam and looks good, the cables of this headphone is made of a rubber material that is durable and long-lasting.

This headphone is also good for comfortable listening and for Mixing Sessions. In this headphone, you will get an open-back design which is not good for a noisy environment. The driver size of 40mm makes this a decent headphone for mixing, recording and mastering session.

Pros

  • Vintage Looking Design
  • Good Sound in this price

Cons

  • Not work with some smartphones
  • Open back design not good for noisy environment

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro

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In this headphone, you will get a closed-back design which is too good for Mixing, recording, and mastering long sessions. This headphone is available in 3 different impedance versions 30, 80, and 250 ohms. You can choose a higher impedance headphone if you are looking for a headphone for your studio mixing, recording, and mastering work because a higher impedance headphone has better sound clarity, bass definition, and a brighter sound. Headphone weight is 290 grams with connectivity cable.

You can also choose a lower impedance headphone if you are looking for headphones for traveling, it will provide you a better sense of connectivity and normal music listening. In the other cases, all three versions of this headphone are good in sound quality, bass, treble, and connectivity so you can go for any of these. This headphone driver size is 45mm which delivers a decent audio experience to your ear.

Pros

  • Extreme Comfortable headphone
  • Durable for a long time 

Cons

  • Not Portable for outdoor
  • Heavy sound signature

SONY MDR 7506

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SONY, as mentioned above, is a branded and premium headphone for you. Again SONY come with a headphone which is good in sound quality, looks premium and durable for long time in a good budget. This headphone pair is also good for mixing, recording, and mastering long sessions, it provides a clear, neutral, and flat sound. You can fold this headphone and put it in the bag which comes with it. Weight of this headphone is 227 grams so it is also lightweight.

This headphone is also good for gaming sessions, it provides the best gaming experience so you can use it on PS4 remote play mac. When you use it for a long session then it will feel a little uncomfortable so take a break in a long session then it feels good. This is a very good headphone in this price range. The driver size is 40mm so you can use it for good sound delivery.

Pros

  • Long Cord which looks good
  • Long-Lasting Material

Cons

  • Not for Heavy uses
  • Applied pressure on Ear

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

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Another headphone with an open back design, it is the favorite headphones for Producers and sound-making engineers. This headphone gives you a transparent clear sound, good bass, and treble and you can listen to the smallest bit of a sound in this headphone. These headphone pairs come with a durable design, made with a long-lasting material and a metal headband. This headphone also comes with a 3-meter coiled cable which is durable although it not looks good.

This headphone is not for traveling because some parts are made of plastic material which is not durable when you travel and during rough use. The headphone cushion is too comfortable for your ear because its cushion is made of foam. These headphones come with a 45mm driver which is a decent size of drivers for mixing, recording, and mastering. Headphone weight is 250 grams which is not too heavy so it’s a great deal and you can go for it.

Pros

  • Balanced Bass and treble
  • Warm and airy

Cons

  • Few color options available
  • Coiled Cable which not looks good

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