New headphones arriving soon!

One of the challenges being a mobile musician is in the mixing and mastering area – now I don’t have my trusty Yamaha NS10 studio monitors (and no space for similar).

So I’ve ordered a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50XBT headphones.


These are closed back (so good for recording vocals as they minimise sound leakage during recording), and also good for mixing and mastering.

The reviews are generally very positive, and they have a fairly flat frequency response, so don’t colour the sound too much – just what you need for reference mixing.

They are very reasonable at $349 (discounted from $499 RRP).

I’ll write about my first thoughts when I get them 🙂

Hopefully they will make a noticeable difference to the quality and consistency of my mixes … we shall see ?!?!