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    Decent headphones for mixing

    And yes I know this is not the preferred method but the room I'm recording/mixing in is not mixing friendly so I'm going to try it this way and hope for better results.

    I'm willing to spend up to $200. Throw me some suggestions.
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    AKG K240 (any variation, I know there's 2 versions out now, both of which are different than the previous version, but they're all excellent, and it's mostly cosmetic/comfort changes, they're basically identical, performance-wise).

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    Beyer-Dynamic DT770

    Love them!

    If you decide to look for cheaper: Audio Technica m40fs

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    ^ Both are great brands also, though my personal tastes found the Beyers a little too "soft" (not punchy enough for me) and the Audio Technica's a little too punchy Sennheisers in that price range are excellent too. Best bet: see if you can find a place that'll let you try them out and pick for yourself. I personally find the AKGs to be the most neutral (though, not 100% neutral) and most suited to my tastes, but different strokes, y'know?

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    ATHM50. I don't really consider mixing on them a compromise. They are far more accurate than my KRK 8 monitors in an untreated room.

    I was having issues with the lower frequencies because of the response of the KRKs and was having trouble with midrange due to the room. I got the ATHm50s and immediately fixed everything.

    I also own an ATHM40fs. They are no where near the level of the ATHM50s. They aren't as accurate and don't reveal enough in the low freqs. They are also a little too boxed in and cause fatigue.

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    Pete, I stumbled on a pretty nifty looking website today which might help. HeadRoom: Stereo Headphones, Amps & DACs, Wireless, Noise Canceling, Ear Canal, Earbud, Audio Cables & Accessories, it's got frequency response graphs for loads of headphones and I think reviews and stuff like that.

    I'd put in a vote for the DT770s, I'm used to mine now so I find mixing on them not too bad. They're a bit lacking in bass though, and there's some nasty dips in the frequency response I just saw on that site I like them nonetheless though.

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    I'll throw in my 2 worthless pieces of copper and say I love my DT770s. Comfy as hell too.
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    Grado Labs, Inc.

    I have the SR325 and can't imagine using anything else, but they are more than $200. Find a local place and try out other Grado's though.

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