Friday, August 21, 2015

New Mixing Headphones

If you have been following me on my Home Studio journey, you know that I am an advocate of Mixing on headphones. Though many say it is impossible, if done with the right goals in mind it can be very rewarding and enjoyable. Recently, I bought me a set of semi-open backed headphones for just such a task. I wanted to let you know what I thought of them so that if you were thinking of buying a pair you could get an unbiased opinion.

The headphones in question are the AKG K 240 Semi-Open Studio Headphones. Now, upon first glance I thought "these things look cheap". However, their appearance and build are another thing all together. Though they do have a "cheapesh" look to them (yeah I made that word up), their build is pretty solid. They are very light weight and above all else... They sound amazing! No, not amazing like an average listener would find amazing. (Smiley face EQ curve, overly bassy, sparkly) On the contrary these are very reference like. I mixed a song on them in 30 minutes and it translated well! I went back and checked the same mix on my M-Audio BX5a's and there were only a few adjustments that needed to be made! This was a win for me! I picked these up at a great price and you can to, click the picture or the link above and get a great deal while also helping out a fellow engineer at no extra cost to you. Have an awesome day!