Top 4 Studio Headphones

Back a couple months ago I was in the need of another pair of headphones. Typically I never mix my tracks solely on headphones but it's still wise to reference and test between studio monitors, headphones and of course the infamous car test.

I hope this list will be beneficial for you to choose the right headphones for the right price.

Also note, the order of the headphones is from less expensive to most expensive. All of them are great choices.

So here are my Top 4 Studio Headphones for under $500

1. Shure AONIC 40

top 4 studio headphones

These are a nice deal besides the price. For less than $100 you get a nice quality pair of headphones which are wireless and battery powered (2.5 hr battery life.)

You get the charging cable, a 3.5mm audio jack and a carrying case. Everything you need plus some.

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2. Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

studio headphones

Very basic but accurate frequency response. Sennheiser has always been a great brand for all musicians, producers,  and anyone needing audio production needs.

These headphones come in right at $100.

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3. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

noise cancelling headphones

At the end of the day these are the headphones I chose to replace my janky old pair. From experience these are great noise cancelling headphones. When you put them on and play music at a reasonable level you can't hear anything on the outside. 

Coming in at $150 these are an excellent choice.

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4. Steven Slate Audio VSX Modeling Headphones

modelling headphones for under 500

Now it's time for the more expensive side of this list. Modelling headphones replicate different listening environments giving a wider picture of your mix. Typically these aren't necessary for people who just want to record but if you need to mix and/or don't have studio monitors I would take a look at these::

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