Open vs Closed back headphones for mixing

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by will_shred, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. will_shred

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    Just wanted to get everyone's opinion here, I personally use my closed back Focal Spirit Pro's and considering I've never owned any high end headphones before my opinion is pretty slanted, but its a pretty incredible listening experience. The sound isolation is a huge bonus when working in the studio, but not really necessary if i'm going to be sitting in a quiet room mixing songs.
     
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    I believe it was Stanley R. Alten who said that supra-aural headphones are less efficient with bass response than circumaural cans.
    Also, personally, open back cans bleed way too much outside noise for me.

    I think it really comes down to what you prefer and think will better suit your mix.
    I have both and fluctuate between; although I do gravitate more towards closed back cans.
     

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