I am currently planning to buy headphones for mixing under circumstances where I don’t want to bother my neighbours that much. I have a pair of good monitors, so I don’t want to use those headphones solely.
I have analysed the market a bit and found these models being of interest for me:
AKG K712 Pro
Beyerdynamics DT 880 Pro
Both sound great. Although I have the feeling that the Beyerdynamics sounds more close then the AKG, the AKG resolution and soundstage was more neutral and less HiFi. So I’ve decided to get the AKG.
What I’ve read about the AKG is that you should use a good preamp to get the most out of it. I own a Komplete Audio 6 Interface. My question is: Do I need a separate preamp or is the headphone out of the Interface sufficient?