Headphones & Accessories

Headphones reviewed in my videos or used by me in my professional work. All of these are closed-back designs suitable for use by live sound engineers.

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

This is my first pair of Audio-Technica headphones. Despite the tremendous popularity of the M50x, I was never satisfied with their sound when it came to professional use – in particular the excessive bass response.

After considerable research I recently purchased a pair of M40xs, which I am pleased to say are far more linear in their frequency response and much better suited to critical listening applications, whether in recording or live sound. They also fold and feature detachable cables: you get two, a long straight and a long curly, with a short straight cable available separately.

Buy on Amazon (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3HlE7Eg

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro

Still my first choice for live sound monitoring headphones. Excellent isolation, extreme sonic honesty and built like a tank, fully-serviceable construction. My first pair is over ten years old and still going strong.

Review and comparison with DT 250s: https://goo.gl/FQpJ6M

Buy on Amazon:

250 ohm version (Mains-powered sources like mixing consoles, studio monitor controllers, hifi-amplifiers, headphone amplifiers etc): http://amzn.to/2yypU4G

80 ohm version (optimized for very high listening levels in a recording studio): http://amzn.to/2xPJ83V

32 ohm version (Mobile devices, portable recorders and players, other battery powered devices): http://amzn.to/2yyLNCH

Beyerdynamic DT 250

Another excellent option for live sound use. Not as heavily constructed as the 770s and with smaller earcups but with the same transparent sound and an overall lighter weight.

Review and comparison with DT 770 Pro: https://goo.gl/FQpJ6M

80 ohm version: http://amzn.to/2yyJTSy

250 ohm version: http://amzn.to/2yyv2HH


Sony MDR 7506

For many years the standard studio and live sound monitoring headphones. Still useful despite being a very old design. However they are NOT very honest sonically and should not be used to make critical EQ decisions.

Review and comparison with Beyerdynamic DT250s: https://goo.gl/UEW5zS

Buy on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gQvKqM


Sony MDR 7510

A HUGE improvement in fidelity over the 7506s, although still not as honest as the two Beyer models. Also these do not fold like the 7506s and have some of the same construction issues eg the earpads/headband falling apart after a relatively short time. Full review coming soon!

Buy on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2zluG4V


Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro Replacement earpads

Restore your headphones to factory freshness! How to replace these earpads: https://goo.gl/iYprSx

Available in two colours:
Silver: http://amzn.to/2xR2N8C
Black: http://amzn.to/2yz7Mro


Sony MDR 7506 Replacement Earpads

Aftermarket velour earpads for the Sony MDR7506 headphones. MUCH better than the stock pads!

Review/how-to video here: https://goo.gl/Mr9xsY

Buy on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2zlNqBt