Studio headphone review: Audio-Technica ATH-R70x

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Despite being best known for their legendary M50 series closed back headphones, Audio-Technica is no stranger to open back headphones. Their AD series open back headphones are well regarded by gamers for their stellar imaging and good resolution. The R70x was released together with M70x sister headphone as two premium offerings for studio engineers. We… Read more »

Studio monitor test and calibration: 5 speakers in a “bedroom” studio

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When shopping for studio monitor speakers, you probably spend countless hours researching the highest ratings and pouring through many comments on forums, but you’re probably also aware about what kind of impact the room itself has on your sound system. We have a thesis that frequency response wise monitors of the present day actually vary… Read more »

Yamaha HS5 studio monitor review

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Engineer or not just about everyone can recognize the ubiquitous white coned monitor that made musical history. Some have called the Yamaha HS series a successor to the legendary NS10, we are a bit skeptical about that. HS5 is a bass reflex studio monitor which means that it won’t be able to replicate the agile… Read more »

Beyerdynamic T1 2nd Gen. Headphone Review

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Disclaimer: this review was originally posted in French on Audiofanzine.fr. With their kind permission we translated the text to English and published here for you to enjoy. Audiofanzine recently tested the DT1770 Pro, and in the box it was shipped in, Beyerdynamic slipped us another set of headphones, the T1 2nd generation. These are a… Read more »

AKG K812 Headphone Review

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Disclaimer: this review was originally posted in French on Audiofanzine.fr. With their kind permission we translated the text to English and published here for you to enjoy. The Austrian manufacturer AKG, not content to simply have microphones in its catalog, notably the C414 and the C12, also manufactures headphones whose reputation have reached far beyond… Read more »

Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Headphone Review

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Disclaimer: this review was originally posted in French on Audiofanzine.fr. With their kind permission we translated the text to English and published here for you to enjoy. The DT 770 Pro are surely the most popular home-studio headphones in their price range, according to a recent survey on your favourite website. This is a well-deserved… Read more »

Studio headphone review: Sony MDR-7506

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There are very few headphones which have survived three decades and still remain as the main workhorse for many sound professionals around the world. The Sony MDR-7506 started out as the MDR-V6 exactly 30 years ago. Understandably back then the headphone landscape was much different and these were an instant favourite amongst many sound engineers…. Read more »

Studio headphone review: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

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This review will mostly focus on M50x’s  qualities from a studio professional point of view – what to expect when using these headphones as a monitoring device for mixing and do they really cut it for mastering work. After all, you should make your decisions based on what’s in the material, otherwise you might end up with… Read more »