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Metal Music Manual: Producing, Engineering, Mixing And Mastering Contemporary Heavy Music - Isbn:9781138809314

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  • Book Title: Metal Music Manual: Producing, Engineering, Mixing and Mastering Contemporary Heavy Music
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  • Format & Number of pages: 400 pages, book
  • Synopsis: From pre-production to final mastered product, and fundamental concepts to advanced production techniques, this book contains a world of invaluable practical information.

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Nicolas Jaar - Sirens

01. Killing Time 11:14
02. The Governor 06:49
03. Leaves 03:29
04. No 06:34
05. Three Sides of Nazareth 09:54
06. History Lesson 03:43

Sirens is the highly anticipated second full-length LP from Nicolas Jaar, the Chilean-born electronic music producer, mixing engineer and DJ, which comes out on October 14, 2016 via Other People/Kobalt. A prolific artist with a wide palette of talents, Jaar spent his teenage years in dance music circles in New York City, where he now resides. In 2011, he released his debut album, the critically-acclaimed Space is Only Noise. In 2012, he was contributed to BBC Radio 1’s prestigious ‘Essential Mix’ series, winning ‘Essential Mix of the Year’. In 2013, Matador released the debut album from Darkside, Jaar’s project with his friend Dave Harrington. The band toured the record with a giant, rotating circular mirror, with key performances at Primavera Sound and Coachella. Other notable projects by Jaar include From Scratch, a live concept first developed for MOMA PS1, Pomegranates, an ambient record and alternate soundtrack to the Armenian film The Colour of Pomegranates, and the original soundtrack for´Dheepan, a thriller by the French filmmaker Jacque Audiard about a family of Sri Lankan refugees living in the suburbs of Paris. Dheepan won the Palme D’Or at Cannes in 2015. Jaar is the founder of the New York based imprint Other People, releasing music and spoken word by a diverse group of artists ranging from Lydia lunch to Ezekiel Honig. https://store.other-people.net

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Heavy Metal Recording Studios, Mix - Mastering Engineers

Heavy Metal Recording Studios, Mix & Mastering Engineers

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I have years of experience writing, performing and recording professional lead and backing vocals on several projects in a broad range of styles. Available for: Session work, Lyrics and Top line writing, collaborations, YouTube recordings. (contact me for any other service not listed)

Award winning Mastering

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Mastering specialist @ George Martin's AIR Studios. Analogue mastering at one of the most prodigious and respected facilities. 2014 Pro Sound Awards WINNER!

Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Electric Guitar - $150/Song
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I am a session guitarist who does live and studio work. I strive to help you achieve your goals for your project, and, if you're going for radio, or pitching a demo to someone who is, then I strive to make sure that your song sounds current and modern as per what is seen in the Top 40 charts for your style of music right now!

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Hey! I'm Alex VanTrue from the UK and I am a professional singer. I have excelent tuning, range and english accent. You can check that out on the tracks I provide. 10 years of professional live/studio experience and 10 more as an amateur

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Arthur Indrikovs is a young and talented freelance mixing and mastering engineer based in London. Due to his hard-working and creative personality he is becoming one of the most in demand professionals in the UK.

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Hello and Welcome! My name is Brandon Ashford and I run Diamond Studios, a full production recording studio located in northern New Jersey! My goal is to help your music reach its full potential and come to life! With the help of some amazing sounding outboard gear and plugins, you will know that Diamond Studios is the right studio for you!

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The Best Headphones for Mixing and Mastering in the Studio - The Wire Realm

The Best Headphones for Mixing and Mastering in the Studio

Last Updated: September 7, 2016 By Sean

Mixing music is an art, and to fully capture the truest form of your sounds, you need a proper pair of headphones to do so. Not just any pair of studio headphones will do, either. We’ve seen the headphone market become saturated with popular brands and their celebrity marketing, claiming to be ‘studio’, ‘professional’ or any other adjective you can think of that will get a person to buy a pair of their headphones. Those of us who are truly into music equipment know that when it comes to being an audiophile, the overall design and various other features you need depends on what exactly you’re using the pair cans of for. Riding in the bus or using these at the gym isn’t really the main concern here, although you can technically use any pair of headphones for that. Today we review the best headphones specifically for mixing and mastering.

As perhaps you’ve already read it, we have some of these models listed in our best studio headphones article. However, that post is a bit broad covering all types of headphones, so in this case we will be specifically speaking about mixing and mastering for complete sound accuracy. You need a certain type of build for even frequency distribution as opposed to perhaps total isolation (like a lot of popular studio headphones do) when it comes to recording. Let’s see what exact kind you need below.

What is the best type of headphones for mixing and\or mastering?

To give you solid advice right off the bat, you absolutely must keep one important aspect into consideration: you need a pair of open-back headphones. The reason for this is because at times with headphones, and especially the more popular closed-back designs, sound build-up can accrue, and in most cases the lower frequencies of bass. For mixing and mastering, you want the least amount of build-up as possible in order to ensure you have that clear, concise and accurate mix; not a track you put together with a build-up of extra noise that your listeners won’t have when they first press play on your song. Using a closed-back design of headphones isn’t optimal for mixing because of this extra clunk that remains in the ear cups during your mixing sessions. Think of open-back headphones like having a bit of an exhaust pipe to allow extra build up to be released.

A lot of engineers mix with studio monitors, but use an open-designed pair of headphones if you must

The most optimal build for recording on the other hand, are closed-back headphones. This is because the headphones completely isolate the sound of what the artist is hearing to avoid sound leakage from entering into the microphone and clouding up the track. It also helps keep the artist focused and allows them to hear every bit of the song as possible as to not distract them, ensuring optimal recording, whatever instrument or voice it may be.

Lastly, and just to keep this out in the open, there has always been a huge debate in the music equipment niche of whether you should mix and master with studio monitors or a pair of headphones. In our opinion, there is a time for both, however we have heard numerous individuals claim both sides of the story. To sum it up, they say that since headphones give you two sources of sound (with each ear), it’s hard to hear the entire mix as one. Studio monitors on the other hand blend it and keep the track together for a more complete picture. If you want some more information on this debate, we like this article on tips for mixing on mixing and mastering with headphones and monitors in general, or Soundonsound’s article called mixing on headphones .

Our best music production books guide may also help after you grab your headphones if you want to continue to perfect your craft. But for now, let’s get into our top pick.

Our choice for best mixing headphones:
The AKG K 701

To be honest, it’s hard to just pick one pair of headphones for mixing. Ask a audiophile’s and they’ll tell you it really doesn’t matter as long as the headphones are open or at least a semi-open design. However, we’ve done a bit of research and tested these out personally and think their overall quality, comfort, accuracy and specs trump all other models in the market. AKG music equipment holds a very high reputation in the audio world, and these headphones are famous with the mixing and mastering junkies. That alone gives us some confidence when thinking about buying these, as we like to keep a brand’s reputation and what the addicts say about their product, so we will check that off the list first. Let’s check out 701’s specs.

Main features of the AKG K 701

A relatively simple features list, but the numbers here don’t lie. We first and foremost love the frequency range, as that is very important when mixing: you want to be able to hear it all. We’ve learned that even though the human ear can’t detect anything lower than around 50Hz, it wouldn’t hurt to have any lower, right? The 701’s go down to 10, so we are in the clear in terms of being able to pick up the lower-end of our mixes.

Some have stated that bass isn’t very prominent in these, which obviously is not a con in our case — that’s exactly what we need. A lot of people will be listening to your tracks with heavy bass types of audio solutions already, as that is what the average consumer has, not to mention subwoofers out there to give extra pizzazz with the lower frequencies. So mixing with even frequencies through out is your best bet, and you can leave the rest of the spark to the listener (it depends on how they want to hear it, anyways. Your job is to give them a blank slate to work with). These are great for accuracy and even frequency distribution — we don’t want any of them more embellished than the others. The large impedance will also call for some extra external power, such as an audio interface or headphone amplifier .

Comfort and overall stability

These are comfortable enough to where you aren’t getting any of that pesky ear pain after long hours in the studio. We’ve had some terrible experiences (cough, Skullcandy — please don’t judge, we were young and didn’t know) with ear pain, especially when mixing tracks into the AM running off a few cups of coffee. These won’t give you that, which is basically a make or break in terms of mixing and mastering headphones.

The ear pads are soft and surround your entire ear, not to mention the headband is a nice leather make (and also adjustable) which gives it an all around positive wearing experience. The 701’s are also pretty light so you’re not getting a big and clunky piece of machinery on your head — you’ll sometimes forget they’re on.

Some possible cons with the AKG K 701

A con could be that they only come in white, as I typically have black headphones, but really I can’t complain due to their quality. You can take a look at the AKG Q 701 headphones which have basically the same specs but they come in different colors for some more choices and also have a detachable cable. The reason we didn’t pick these however is because they’ve been to be a little more bassy, but if you can suffice then perhaps the Quincy Jones model is best for you. They’re also a little cheaper so that my be a plus if you’re looking to save a few bucks.

The cables of this pair aren’t interchangeable, but honestly that is not a big deal to us. The 701’s may also not be optimal for listening to music in general, specifically because of their open-design allowing a lot of the sound out, so listening to music with them in public could be a bit of a turn-off. If you need pair of headphones for overall use you may want to choose a different model, such as a semi-open or even traditional closed-back pair of headphones. Continue reading if that is the case.

The final word on best headphones for mixing and mastering

These have also been around since 2006 so we’ve got around 8-9 years of positive reviews and case studies of this model. Many people praise the longevity so it’s good to know that buying these will be a smart investment. They are one of the best headphones under $500 in general, let alone perfect for mixing and mastering to get that accurate sounding track. We have some other competitors that barely missed winning that have also been praised by the sound-imaging heads. If you want to spend a few more dollars you can get some relatively better specs, such as higher impedance or power in general, so continue reading on if that’s the case.

All in all, the winner of best headphones for mixing and mastering even after this article stands for a few years goes to the AKG K 701 open-design headphones .

Grab a pair of these and you’re set for a very, very long time. Let us know if you disagree in the comments — we’re always open to discuss.

Other options of headphones for mixing Beyerdynamic DT 880

Grab the Beyer DT 880 headphones if you can spend a few extra bucks, want more power and may use them for listening to music outside of the studio. These hold a very high reputation among the mixers of the music equipment world. Beyerdynamic is a reputable brand as well, and this pair is superb for mixing and mastering. They’re semi-open, so not a full design like recommended, but offer a very powerful model due to the 250 Ohm’s. Very comfortable with soft-padded pads and headband. They’re just a bit more expensive than the 701’s. The bass also been stated to be pretty full yet at the same time not bloated. You’ll also most likely need a headphone amp with these considering how high the Ohm’s go if you want to experience the full of them, otherwise you’ll still be able to get by.

Try the DT 770 or even the DT 990 for some other options that have also been said to be effective for mixing and mastering.

Check prices of the DT 880: US | UK

Sennheiser HD 650

Pick up the Sennheiser HD 650 studio headphones if you want one of the highest quality models available. These are a bit higher in price in comparison to our choice of AKG 701 as well as the Beyers, but if you can afford it, this pair is beastly. Sennheiser is basically synonymous with the word headphones and the 650’s are talked about in most forums you go to. A very rich, full sound with these because the drivers are very high quality (acoustic silk). It has about the same frequency range as the 701’s; however the impedance goes up to around 300 Ohms. Lightweight aluminum voice coils are usually the standard for studio headphones in general, and with these being open-designed and holding a high reputation for an even frequency distribution, it’s the go-to for most professionals. If you can afford them, these things are monstrous. You’ll probably want a headphone amplifier to use them most optimally, so keep in mind you’ll need to spend money on that as well. No cons here really, besides some people nitpicking about the ear size being small, but beggars can’t be choosers and I wouldn’t worry about that too much.

Also look at the HD 600 for a cheaper solution or an even more powerful pair, the HD 800 .

Check pricing of the HD 650: US | UK

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  • The Top 10 Best Wireless Headphones for the Money
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10 Best Freelance Audio Mixing Jobs Online In October 2016

Audio Mixing Jobs

Hourly - Expert ($$$) - Est. Time: More than 6 months, Less than 10 hrs/week - Posted

I'm looking for a creative Audio Engineer/ Producer for steady work. I want to work with you to turn my basic songs into great songs. I can learn, open to feedback, rough sample below. Expect a steady 2 songs/month. I write the songs, they are simple with acoustic guitar, looking for someone to work with the make the songs great. Open to all feedback. Please let me know what the budget needs to be and submit samples of at-least 1 song you have produced. i've attached a rough sample all I did was open logic pro, select a default "Warm vocal" and plug my acoustic in and play. It sounds alright though my Bose headphones but sounds pretty harsh though my studio speakers. Update: A few people have asked me for the raw logic file so they can make a sample, here it is: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0fkg_QIRWUSZ2VXZXpCNDhReW8 Thanks, Joel

Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $40 - Posted

I need a audio podcast editor to help edit and mix my podcast about the non-touristy gritty. My goal is to produce 1-2 podcasts per month on various topics about Chicago and the surrounding area. I'll be sending raw audio (intro, interview, closing/outro) and soundscapes (sounds recorded from around the city). Rough format (up for discussion) Sample of recent show (15-20 seconds) Intro Sound (currently in development) Intro from Host(s) Soundscape Interview content (30-45 minutes) Soundscape Conclusion Outro (Sound supplied) I'm looking to partner with an audio editor on a per show basis. We're looking to pay $40 per episode for a minimum of 12 episodes.

Hourly - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Time: More than 6 months, 10-30 hrs/week - Posted

Hey! I am looking to add a part-time "Audio Maven" to my team! If you are a bubbly, energetic, overachiever I want you! I am looking for someone that can work quickly, efficiently, and produces superior work. This is a very fun job with long term potential! I am a social media influencer & online entrepreneur that helps entrepreneurial women achieve what they once thought impossible by attaining a fit mind, body & understanding of Gods promises! What the job looks like: I will send over audio files that need to be re-mastered. I will need intro and outro music added and 1-2 commercial breaks inserted in the audio files. You will be responsible for finding and adding appropriate music that is royalty free. I am actively working to curate an awesome podcast! Please provide a very brief cover letter telling me a little about yourself, experience, and why you would like this job. If you are up for the task and have the skills to pay the bills, please apply! - Jená Emily, MS Holistic Lifestyle Maven Online Business Coach

I am looking for experienced EDM Ghost Music Producers for my project. You should have some demos to show me or should be able to recreate or make a demo similar to a reference track. Budget is flexible but be realistic and don't quote exorbitant rates. I respect your work but if you are only in for the money then please don't bid for the project. If the charges are kept low per track but the quality is not compromised, a total of $1000 work can be offered upfront. Full rights needed. Studio quality mix and master along with project file in FL Studio with samples and presets and midis. So ideally in $1000 you should be able to provide atleast 10 tracks however it can be mutually discussed. If you you guarantee that the track will be signed on a label that would also be appreciated. Reference tracks can be provided. Please have experience and work to show in below genres. Progressive Trance Progressive House Deep House Future House Bigroom House Progressive Melodic House Tropical House

Hourly - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Time: More than 6 months, 10-30 hrs/week - Posted

We are looking to hire an audio engineer to do audio editing, mixing and final production for our weekly podcast. The podcast is anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes and is produced once a week. The task will include typical audio editing/engineering: Background noise reduction Combine audio clips Audio leveling Adding intro and ending Podcast production; Removal of unwanted sounds and pauses Volume and voice balancing & mixing Titles/music Bespoke Sound FX (inc. synthesis, foley & field recording)

Hourly - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Time: Less than 1 week, 10-30 hrs/week - Posted

Hello, I am looking for someone to put together a mix from two different spotify playlists. We are hosting a party this Friday and would like to have a pre mixed playlist. There are about 30-40 songs total in each playlist. Looking to have about 1-2 minutes of each song and then mix into another one, the order of the songs does not matter. Thanks, Jake

Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $300 - Posted

Everyone, I'll make this very simple. I am doing a Kickstarter in about two weeks and I need a kick-butt video made for game players to back my Kickstarter. I am willing to pay $300 and give bonuses depending on the success of the Kickstarter. Our goal is $5,000. We would like a video that looks like this one: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elanlee/bears-vs-babies-a-card-game?ref=category_popular Our company, Historical Conquest, (www.HistoricalConquest.com) has been around for 4 years and we are coming out with our 7th Deck, Mt Vesuvius. Yes that is the volcano that sent everyone screaming and dying in ash over in Greece, truly a sad story, anyways, we are on a tight schedule but have other commercials we need for the Christmas season so we will need more videos afterwards. When we reach our goal we will throw in an addition $200, reach $7000 we will bonus you an additional $300, and if we get $10,000, we will bonus you $500. Sound fair. We always like to make things interesting. Okay, lets make it a little more interesting, if we get to $10,000, we will give you a contract for all of our commercials for the new 12 months. Sound good. Please tell us what you think and let's get going. One more thing, if you are hired, we will 3-Day Priority ship you the entire game so you can try it out and use it in the video. Thanks.

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The best studio headphones for mixing and mastering in 2016

The best studio headphones for mixing and mastering in 2016

The best studio headphones for mixing and mastering are usually the ones used by audio engineers and music producers. To be able to create good music with hopes of a track becoming a hit, one must have the ability to hear the tiniest details and every note that comes out of the speakers. Music professionals know for a fact that beautiful melody and great lyrics are not enough to make a track sound good enough. Each note and all instruments used have their own roles to play and in order to hear every little sound and detail, a good pair of cans especially made for mixing and mastering is essential.

It is worth to mention though that these headphones made for mixing and mastering aren’t necessarily meant for music professionals only. There are many audiophiles and music enthusiasts who opt for this type of headphones because of the great sound quality it can provide. While these usually cost a lot of money as these were originally created for professional use, there are still a number of models that sell at very affordable prices.

Key Characteristics of Best Studio Headphones for Mixing and Mastering

When shopping for a pair of the best studio headphones for mixing and mastering. there are factors to consider and characteristics that are essential. Of course, manufacturers and sellers and can say what they want and advertise a pair as one that’s good for mixing and mastering but it is your job as a consumer to find out if it is indeed a good kind and if it’s worth your money. Some of the key characteristics one should look for in a pair of headphones for mixing and mastering are the following:

It is important to remember that listeners use various kinds of earphones, headphones and speakers to hear music and with varying audio equipment, different sound qualities come out. For assurance that the music being mixed and mastered will sound great no matter how it’s being listened to, the producer must be able to hear best sound quality sound that can only be provided by a pair of cans that’s made especially for mixing and mastering. This is also the main reason why music enthusiasts who aren’t necessarily producers opt for this type of headphones as these guarantee the best audio quality one can find compared to others.

Audio engineers and music producers are in the studio for hours on end just to record, mix and master a three or four-minute track. There are many music enthusiasts as well who wear their headphones every waking hour. For these reasons, headphones for mixing and mastering should be very comfortable. The headband should fit most head sizes and the ear pads should cover most ear sizes.

When you’re too busy making music or enjoying your favorite songs, the last thing you want to worry about is your pair of headphones giving up on you. It is impractical to always keep a backup pair of cans so it’s okay to invest on a good pair that can guarantee durability. There are also a lot of people who bring their headphones along with them everywhere they go. These can be dropped, squished, sat on, etc. Natural wear and tear can also be expected; however, if you found a good pair of headphones, you can at least expect your cans to last for many years to come.

Effective noise cancellation is a must for headphones for mixing and mastering. When creating music, you need to minimize or even completely block out outside noise so that this won’t interfere to what you’re hearing while creating music.

Last but definitely not the least, and in fact a very important factor – customer feedback. Manufacturers will say anything to sell their product. They can promise amazing features and make their product seem unbreakable. When you finally make a purchase, you find out that the headphones you received are nothing close to what’s advertised. It is best to check on reviews by professional audiophiles and critics, and feedback and ratings from actual customers who have already tried the product to at least have an idea on what you can truly expect.

Top 10 Best Studio Headphones for Mixing and Mastering

For lack of a better word, awesome is how one can describe the Sennheiser HD 8 DJ Headphones. If you are willing to put in money on a pair of headphones for mixing and mastering and you want to get your money’s worth and even a little more than that, then this pair would be a great choice and it’s highly doubtful for you to feel any regret about the purchase anytime soon. First of all, it looks great. Sennheiser didn’t complicate things and their designers did pretty well by just keeping the body in a simple black color with the logo and the inner part of the ear cups in a lovely shade of blue.

Now onto the more important part – sound quality. The Sennheiser HD 8 DJ Headphones features the legendary sound quality that only Sennheiser can provide that’s matched with impressive noise isolation at 115dB SPL capability. Super dynamic sound with acoustics inspired by the HD 25, these cans allow you to focus on the beats and feel the rhythm – exactly what the pros need in the studio. To come up with the best audio quality, the Sennheiser HD 8 DJ Headphones was made by the designers and engineers of the manufacturer in collaboration with several top DJ’s of the world; hence this pair has been given the title of top-of-the-line DJ headphones by Sennheiser.

There’s nothing lacking when it comes to durability of these headphones. Premium metal was used to craft reinforcements of the body and each component is made rugged. As the satisfied customers would put it – this is probably the sturdiest and most solid pair of cans they’ve held and they expect it to last for a decade or more. In addition, Sennheiser threw in a premium protective case to the package and the headphones get a two-year warranty as well. Comfort has also been given much attention with the cushioned ear cups and the padded headband.

Almost perfect ratings by customers and all-praises from reviews made by professional critics and audiophiles, investing for this pair sure is worth it!

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones takes audio quality all too seriously. It was able to impress so many headphone users through the years so it has rightfully gained one of the top spots on this list. In fact, it still continues to stand strong on reviews as it has received outstanding reviews and ratings from audiophiles and music professionals as well. There’s no shortage of reviews from critics and professional audiophiles as well and they all seem to agree that this is actually a very good pair. Audio-Technica listened to their customers and corrected the minimal flaws of this pair and has since created its younger and a bit more expensive brother, the M50X. It is worth mentioning though that the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones continues to stay as one of the most in-demand pairs of Audio-Technica headphone and there are customers who choose to stay loyal to this model.

These very satisfied customers who are a mix of audio professionals, producers included, and simple music enthusiasts, have all the reason in the world to be so impressed with the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones because of the excellent sound quality this pair offers. Its 45mm drivers, neodymium magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils all play an essential role in keeping the audio quality of these cans topnotch. Sensitivity at 99dB and with solid closed-back cushioned ear cups, outside sound is sealed out almost completely. With added padding on the headband, it allows one to enjoy hours of working on mixes without any feeling of discomfort.

This model has coiled cables but if you prefer straight cables, you can choose to get the M50S model which is pretty much the same with the M50, except for the cable.

If you’re on a bit of a tight budget but would still require an impressive pair of headphones for mixing and mastering, Shure SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones will save your day. Accurate listening and reference monitoring is possible through its 40mm drivers made of neodymium and you can get extended range and better audio quality through its enhanced frequency response. This closed-back pair of headphones does a great job in isolating outside noise which makes it perfect for a no-disturbance mixing session. Music professionals and enthusiasts agree that for this pair, sound quality is topnotch.

It is important to note though that the Shure SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones is quite an affordable pair. What makes this product a true bang for the buck though are the accessories that come with it. Apart from the actual headphones, the package comes with a carrying pouch, a 9.8-foot detachable coiled cable, ¼-inch threaded gold-plated adapter and replacement ear cushions.

When it comes to comfort, the Shure SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones proves to be a matter of preference. The headband and ear cups are cushioned enough for a comfortable fit; however, for a few customers they feel like it lacks padding. Ultimately, there are many who still agree that this pair of cans is suitable for use for extended periods of time without any issues. Shure also lived up to its promise that this pair is durable enough for the demanding user – whether one intends to use this within the four corners of a studio or take it along with them anywhere they go.

Highly rated by hundreds customers, Shure SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones will certainly satisfy any user whether you’re a professional in music or you simply like to listen to your favorite songs.

Samson has been in the business of manufacturing wireless microphones and audio equipment, headphones included, for over three decades now. As one of the trusted names when it comes to superior sound quality and excellently built materials, the brand has gained a huge following of music enthusiasts and audio professionals alike. The Samson SR850 Professional Studio Reference Headphones is one of the best creations of the brand and these cans surely deserves this spot on our list of top ten best studio headphones for mixing and mastering for a reason – it does its job well and it goes way beyond the expectations of consumers at a small fraction of the price of many other overrated headphones.

The Samson SR850 Professional Studio Reference Headphones boasts of superior sound quality that focuses on clarity of the highs and deep bass. It open-ear design doesn’t only provide utmost comfort for extended hours of use but it is also very effective in offering maximum noise isolation. With its 50mm drivers that allow topnotch reproduction and a wide dynamic range with 10Hz to 30kHz frequency response, there’s nothing really to complain about with this pair.

Aside from the comfort that the open-ear design provides, this pair of headphones is created to give that much needed convenience when you use it in the studio or when you’re on-the-go for hours on end. It has a self-adjusting headband for a more secure fit which customers who have already tried it out vouched to be very effective. Its cushioned ear cups also play a vital role in making sure these headphones are very comfortable to use.

Made with durable materials and ruggedly designed for use and a bit of abuse from some users, expect the Samson SR850 Professional Studio Reference Headphones to last in your service for many years to come.

The second pair of Audio-Technica cans that fall on our list and rightly deserves a spot as well is the Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones. As part of the M-series line of the trusted audio equipment manufacturer, the ATH-M30x is more affordable compared to its brothers but its features and characteristics will definitely not put this model into shame.

If you’re looking for a pair of headphones for mixing and mastering that generously produces deep bass, the Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones is the one you’re looking for. You can get clear and rich sound that’s comparable to other models with higher price tags, thanks to its 40mm drivers that are constructed with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils. Other specs include an impressive 96 dB sensitivity and 15-22,000 Hz frequency response. Its attached straight cable is 9.8-foot long which allows you to move around in the studio or use conveniently as you watch DVD’s on your home theater system. The 3.5mm standard plug lets your enjoy music from most music players, tablets, smartphones and computers but if you need to plug into mixers, home theater systems, receivers and other audio equipment, you can simply use the ¼-inch adapter that comes with the package.

These are made for studio use but there are many DJ’s and music enthusiasts who choose this pair over others because of promising durability and the comfort it offers. In fact, it is the second lightest pair of headphones from M-series line at only 7.8oz. It is collapsible too and comes with a protective carrying pouch to prevent damage when in transit or when kept in storage.

You are getting way beyond your money’s worth with the Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones.

Whether you’re a professional or an amateur in music or you simply want to listen to your favorite songs in style, the AKG PRO Audio k67 Tiesto DJ Headphones would be perfect for you. There are so many headphones that we’ve covered already but this one stands out because of its looks. Made in collaboration with one of the world’s number 1 DJ’s, you can be pretty sure that this is more than just a pair of beauties – the AKG PRO Audio k67 Tiesto DJ Headphones can also place a huge checkmark on each criteria that a pair of good headphones for mixing and mastering should have.

While this is made especially for DJ’s, many audio professionals choose to use this pair in the studio because of the topnotch audio quality it offers. This pair of closed-back on-ear headphones does pretty well in noise cancellation which is great if you don’t want to miss small details in the audio while mixing a track. Specs are impressive with an audio frequency bandwidth of 16 to 24,000 Hz, sensitivity at 112 dB and 32 Ohms rated impedance. These easily put this affordable pair alongside other headphones that are more than triple its price.

Since DJ’s are usually on-the-go, they need pairs that are super durable to withstand natural wear and tear and occasional abuse as well. Since the AKG PRO Audio k67 Tiesto DJ Headphones’ parts are made with XRP3 glass-fiber reinforced polymer, durability is playing its A-game on this pair. Its matte black finish doesn’t only make this a good-looking pair of headphones but does its job as well in resisting scratches and bumps. DJ’s can play sets as short as a few minutes or as long as day-long events and comfort is vital. The leatherette ear pads as well as the lightweight built of these headphones can also assure maximum comfort.

Customers agree that this pair is truly one that gives you a bang for the buck.

A list of best studio headphones for mixing and mastering can’t go on without a Behringer on it. Being in the business for so many years now, Behringer made sure that there are great headphones and audio equipment that are affordable enough to stay within the reach of the general population. And thanks to this German manufacturer, one can enjoy great music with a pair of awesome headphones such as the Behringer HPS3000 Studio Headphones for such a small price! These high-performance studio headphones originally sold below 30 dollars.

Now, price doesn’t dictate the superiority of a product because the Behringer HPS3000 Studio Headphones is very comparable to more expensive headphones. Features include a wide frequency response, rich bass and transparent highs and a wide dynamic range that can produce such impressive sound. It comes with a 1/8-inch connector and to make it compatible with most studio equipment, a ¼-inch adapter is included in the packages as well.

Durability is topnotch on this pair as it is made for rugged use that’s perfect for the music lover on the go. Listen to your music during your daily commute or even while working out in the gym as the Behringer HPS3000 Studio Headphones can withstand all that natural wear and tear that one can expect through the years. It has in fact been in the market for over a decade now but customers continue to support the product as it has always done great for them. It is a very comfortable pair too with optimized oval-shaped cushioned ear cups and a lightweight build that will make it easy for one to use for hours on end.

When on a budget, you don’t need to sacrifice the quality of the music you’re listening too. You can enjoy superior audio and have a pleasurable listening experience with the Behringer HPS3000 Studio Headphones.

Whether you’re a first-time shopper of high quality headphones or you’re a professional looking for a new go-to pair that you can rely on for many years to come, a pair of TASCAM TH Series TH-MX2 Studio Headphones is indeed a very good choice. It is actually a breath of fresh air when one sees how greatly reviewed these cans are by actual audio professionals who use this in the studio. Usually, the audiophiles, sound engineers and producers would keep their chin up and would support overrated pairs that cost hundreds of dollars. However, this pair made a difference because at just below 40 dollars, you can get pretty much what you are expecting from a decent pair of headphones for mixing and mastering.

These closed-back headphones are great for noise isolation and according to satisfied customers, sound leakage isn’t a problem as well unless you turn the volume up too high in unsafe levels. The sound quality is just honest and clear which will allow you to hear small details and every note and beat of the track you’re mixing. It features a dynamic transducer and neodymium magnet 40mm drivers. The cable length when fully extended is at 9.8 feet which is good enough for you to move around the studio or for you to conveniently use it while watching television at home. It comes with a screw-on 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter for easy connection on most audio devices and equipment.

These are lightweight headphones but are made with durable stainless steel frame and tightly stitched ear cups and headband with extra padding. It also comes with a TASCAM travel bag to keep your headphones protected when you’re in transit. Very comfortable to wear for a long period of time, you will definitely enjoy hours on end in the studio with this reliable pair.

Quite similar to the other pair of Behringer headphones that we reviewed above, the Behringer HPX2000 Headphones High-Definition DJ Headphonesis definitely another one that gives you a bang for the buck. It sells at around 20 dollars, you are definitely getting a steal out of this pair. As customers who have used this pair for several years now put it, you have to remind yourself that you’re getting a pair of budget headphones. While it cannot be compared to those that cost hundreds of dollars, it still competes pretty well to those that are double or even triple its price.

When it comes to sound quality, Behringer never fails its supporters as they always pay attention to providing high-definition base and transparent highs combined with an ultra-high dynamic range that gives you that superior audio quality that has become a signature of the brand. So the Behringer HPX2000 Headphones High-Definition DJ Headphones probably cannot give you that quality you’re looking for that you might have heard from a pair of cans created by some famous producer but it does give you that impressive sound that will allow you to enjoy your music.

It comes with the standard 1/8-inch connector so you can listen to tracks from your music players, computer, laptop, tablets, smartphones, etc. and it also comes with a ¼-inch adapter so that it may be connected to audio equipment in your studio. Oxygen-free copper wires were used to build the single-sided cord and all the materials used in this pair of headphones are topnotch to ensure high quality and durability. The rotating and reversible round-shaped ear cups are enjoyed by DJ’s but would have purpose in the studio as well.

Impressive sound quality for its price, comfort and durability proven by hundreds of customers who left satisfied reviews on many online retail sites, you know you’re getting a good deal out of the Behringer HPX2000 Headphones High-Definition DJ Headphones for sure.

The last item on our list is the Numark Red Wave Professional Over-Ear DJ Headphones with Rotating Earcup. It made the cut of top 10 best studio headphones for mixing and mastering despite being created as a pair of DJ headphones because it has successfully met the criteria needed to label a pair a great one. These headphones were created in collaboration with DJ’s. They identified their needs and requirements until they came up with this pair that leaves no room for complaints – it is indeed a good one considering its price!

You will love how its large 50mm driver gives such a punchy beat, rich bass and reduces or even eliminates distortion. Sound quality is top-notch and noise cancellation through its closed-back around-the-ear design is also very effective. This is essential for DJ’s who need to focus on the beat while in a noisy club or a loud event venue. This could also come in handy for the audio engineer or the studio pro mastering and creating the final cut for a track. It can be connected to just about any audio source through the detachable tangle-resistant cables with a 3.5mm connector and 6.3mm adapter.

Durability is also a great characteristic that the Numark Red Wave Professional Over-Ear DJ Headphones with Rotating Earcup can offer. DJ’s are always on-the-go and their headphones are subject to use, overuse and even a little bit of abuse – so a pair that’s durable is very important. The high-quality durable materials used on this pair makes it ideal for that type of use so you can pretty much expect it to be working for you for many years to come. It comes with a storage pouch too so you can store it properly when not in use. Of course, comfort is also a factor to focus on which is why these headphones are made with breathable protein-leather padding which would leave you comfortable even when using for hours on end.

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