What are the best headphones for mixing?

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    #1Samson SR850

    Samson SR850

    The Samson SR850 Semi-Open studio headphones feature over-ear design for maximum isolation, 50mm drivers that feature exceptional wide-range of crystal-clear audio and it has been designed for professionals and audiophiles. 

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    Marcos González
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "A innovative brand. Good headphones for disc jockeys"
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    #2Beyerdynamic 459038 DT 990 PRO Studio Headphone

    Beyerdynamic 459038 DT 990 PRO Studio Headphone

    This is an open over-ear headphone for professional sound technicians who seek high-quality mix, master and editing headphones. It provides transparent, well-balanced sound and durable construction made in Germany.

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    Irene Carranza
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I do a lot of video editing and need to be able to hear everything clearly. These headphones are great for that. Sound is clear, headphones are made well and are comfortable. Great investment."
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    #3Numark Red Wave Carbon

    Numark Red Wave Carbon

    This is a perfect choice for Djs thanks to its high-quality full-range deep bass sound. Also, it features real leather ear pads for comfortable long-time uses.

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    Howard Bennett
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "Some jerk at the club swiped my headphones and I needed a new pair for a show I'm playing in a few weeks. I bought these Numark DJ headphones and they are awesome. The bass is really deep and highs are so clear. The earpieces swivel so I can leave one off when I'm mixing and trying to hear the monitors. "
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    #4Beyerdynamic DT-880-PRO-250

    Beyerdynamic DT-880-PRO-250

    The Beyerdynamic DT 880 is a perfect professional headphone for all kinds of music. It can be used in the studio as a monitoring headphone or at your home theatre as hi-fi device. 

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    Frances Hall
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "Very professional headphones for mixing. This headphone is very good in terms of performance. It is a bit expensive, but it should be worth the price. I thought it had a good amount of technology. I was able to mix some great music with these. "
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    #5Sennheiser HD 600

    Sennheiser HD 600

    Sennheiser HD 600 is a professional headphone constructed with high-end materials, sophisticated design and black and grey finish, and excellent crystal clear sound. 

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    Olivia Snyder
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "I went with the HD-600 open back design because in my experience, the low mids are not accurate in any closed back design I've used. It's a big deal when it comes to making space for the vocals and especially the bass. With all the positive reviews for this set of cans, I figured all of these people can't be wrong. They're not, and I'm glad I took their advice. After working on a few mixes on just headphones, mixing in the box, I am happy to say that the spectral balance of what I was mixing on the HD 600's translates extremely well to a pair of Yamaha HS8's with a balanced sub. The thing I'm most happy about is the bass, but the high end is also well balanced (flat), and the vocals sit in the mix just as they do in the headphones. Effects aren't jumping out, instrument levels are sitting in the mix well, and the stereo imaging translates accurately. Two of the songs are basically done with just some reverb adjustments, that's saying a lot."
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    #6Sennheiser HD 650 Professional Headphone

    Sennheiser HD 650 Professional Headphone

    One of the best choices for audiophiles thanks its natural, crystal clear sound. It features elegant titanium finish, hi-resolution sound to maximize your recordings and it has been made in Ireland. 

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    Jordan Day
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "One day, I felt like I was going to create a nice hot mix for the ladies to dance to, but my old headphones already have deteriorated to the point of no return. I shopped around for a bit and I found this Sennheiser HD 650 Professional Headphone. It has great reviews, plus it has the word PROFESSIONAL in its name! How can you not trust this? While waiting for my new headphones to arrive, I started creating the foundation of my tracks one by one so that all I'd have to do was do some quality checks and optimize them with the help of the headphones. A few days later, they finally arrived! I was very excited and I immediately took the Sennheiser out of its packaging. It felt very comfortable as it embraced my ears. I turned on my tracks to listen to them via the headphones and it sounded so glorious! Everything was really clear. I was able to pinpoint exactly which parts of the tracks I needed to improve. I used the headphones for a couple of hours straight and it never hurt my ear at all. Finally, I was able to complete my tracks and I invited all of my lady friends to come party at my place and have a wild night with my new music. Sennheiser definitely has the right to use the word "Professional" in its name. It's pretty comparable to Sony, but cheaper! I highly recomend this if you need professional mixing headphones!"
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    #7Shure SRH1540 Premium Closed-Back Headphones

    Shure SRH1540 Premium Closed-Back Headphones
    The Shure SRH1540 Headphones are an excellent choice for professionals and audiophiles, providing clear, warm and deep bass into an ergonomic, comfortable design features excellent aluminium build-up. 
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    Sarah Dunn
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "The Shure Premium Headphones are pricey, but they're totally worth it. The sound is absolutely amazing, and I easily found the price I paid was justified based on that. The comfort, fit, weight, and design are a bonus. Other headphones I can't wait to take off. These I have no problem leaving on for an extended period of time."
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    #8Sennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone System

    Sennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone System

    The Sennheiser HD 800 S is a reference to quality headphones that features circumaural dynamic stereo headphones and innovative absorber technology. 

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    Carl Harper
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "the technology is brilliant, help mix music without much worry. i like them"

Summary

Best What are the best headphones for mixing
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Samson SR850Electronics 24 Paid
2Beyerdynamic 459038 DT 990 PRO Studio HeadphoneElectronics 18 Paid
3Numark Red Wave CarbonElectronics 16 Paid
4Beyerdynamic DT-880-PRO-250Electronics 11 Paid
5Sennheiser HD 600Electronics 10 Paid
6Sennheiser HD 650 Professional HeadphoneElectronics 9 Paid
7Shure SRH1540 Premium Closed-Back HeadphonesElectronics 5 Paid
8Sennheiser HD 800 S Reference Headphone SystemElectronics 2 Paid
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