Can't decide between these two headphones. I need something that is comfortable and allows me to get a good/decent mix.
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I've been using the same pair of MDR-7506's for about 5 years now and they still work great. The high end is clean and crisp and the lows are smooth but not boomy. I couldn't recommend any other professional level headphone.
Also, when I had some music work in LA one of the A-class producers went to pull out his headphones when we were tracking vocals and low and behold he pulled out a couple fresh pairs of 7506s and we instantly connected. They really are an industry standard pair of cans.
I'll second that. I've had mine for almost 12 years, and they still sound great. The foam's a bit soft with a slight loss in isolation, but otherwise they stand the test of time. There's a reason they've been so common for so long.
i find MDRs better for longer use times for comfort and they don't seem to fatigue my ears as quickly as the hd-280s. i prefer the hd-280s for clarity though, i find the bass is a little cleaner on the hd-280s and find them better for concentrating on individual elements in a mix, but you can definitely achieve a great mix using either cans.
The 280s isolate better, have a more anemic, possibly more flat sound with no pronounced boomy bass but really good bass extension.. The 7506s have a bit boomier bass, and are more enjoyable for actually listening to music, but they have a bit of high end shimmer. If it is for mixing then I would prefer the 280s but they clamp really hard on your head.
Go to guitarcenter try them both out and see which one you like better, I think it shows l the specs on the boxes
I have a pair of Sennheisers and they are one of the best things to happen for me production wise! The bass isn't exaggerated which is good for mixing, and overall it's got great quality for a relatively low price.
I couldn't say anything about the Sony headphones though, I've actually only used a pair once in my ife, and it was for a few minutes.
i think the MDRs actually have the edge for isolation, they were designed for boom mic operators and other live recording applications so they're really good for monitoring recordings in any environment while not feeding back
Neither, go for the MDR-V6's imo. the MDR-7506's are great but the MRR-V6's are totally flat.