When it comes to ‘budget headphones’ for tracking in the studio, there are a few boxes that simply must be ticked – closed (so there is no ‘spill’ back into the microphone), durable (just because they’re cheap, doesn’t mean you should need to buy them twice), and comfortable (for longer sessions in front of the mic).
Sennheiser HD200PRO ticks all three boxes, plus the bonus box – they sound good too.
Of course, if you read the blurb directly from Sennheiser… HD200 will sound like a $400 pair of headphones. They say:
“It recreates sound in an extremely high resolution, offers every detail and every weighting you changed. If you need to validate your work, your mix, your chords – this is your tool. You’re getting professional level, above-budget monitoring power with exceptional dynamics. It works with your laptop, your mixing console or electric piano and enhances your acoustic working space.”
We say: HD200PRO ticks all the right boxes – an ideal pair of ‘budget’ heapdhones.