i've been working on mixing a solo acoustic piano album. jazz piano tends to be very mid-high heavy because i think people are used to having the acoustic bass fill up the low frequencies.

that being said, i would still like to hear the sound files with some bass. does anyone have any recommendations on good, quality headphones? i'm not willing to pay the $550 i've seen, but i might be o.k. with half of that. any advice?

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i like the grado sr80.
i paid $155 for my sennheiser 595's.  the one pair of grado's i tried (150's i think? or 125's) were kind of harsh.
actually, if you're using them for professional purposes, with your budget you could spring for the hd600's for somewhere between 200-300 bucks.

are you looking for a really nice headphone?  or are you aiming for a set of cans that are specifically aimed towards monitoring and mixing?
thanks for the help!

i'm primarily looking for mixing headphones. i also do electronic music, and most people listen to that kind of music on actual speakers, but hopefully i could get headphones that would have the kind of low freq range that could encompass heavy "beat" bass and a more acoustic piano sound...
some reliable names in no particular order:
i love the beyerdynamic dt831 which should be in your price range. they are very comfortable because they have fuzzy ear cups that don't get sweaty.

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