Hi all, I hope I am posting in the correct section.
I am looking to buy a pair of headphones for my boyfriend for xmas. As a person with limited recording knowledge this is a bit overwhelming. I have been doing a bit of research around here, but figured I might as well just ask you guys directly.
Bf has a home studio. He does commercial music work as well as recording/mixing his band’s music. We live in an apartment, so he often has to do work on headphones and I know would appreciate a better pair than he has now.
What headphones do you guys recommend? (under $300 if possible)
The ones I have been looking at are the [ATH-M50] and [Sennheiser HD 598] or 580. The 600’s seem to be mentioned here a lot, but those are a bit out of my budget.
My other question is, what is the benefit to the open back headphones versus closed? When would you choose one over the other? Is one more industry standard than the other?
I appreciate any help you can provide! !