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[bought] New headphone + audiointerface ?

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 1:49 pm
by HerrFornit

finally my old headphone is broken after many years. :(

So I have to buy a new one. A better one !

I need it for mixing and composing at my PC.
A often found "sweet spot" recommendation: Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro ?

But, a good headphone means you need a goode A/D device, too, which is not delivered by my PC (simple realtek chip onboard).
Do I need an audio interface then, or an extra headphone-amplifyer?
Which audiointerface has good sound (simple one for beginners)?

thanx for any recommendation! (headphone + USB-soundcard/interface) :)

Re: New headphone + audiointerface ?

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 2:26 am
by Candle
I'm using a Behringer UMC404HD Interface. I love it. Simple to use, easy to setup & install the drivers & it sounds great (IMHO). I also use a pair of $50 Sony Headphones that aren't the best (professionally speaking), but they have a good range.

See You In The Shadows…

Re: New headphone + audiointerface ?

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 2:33 pm
by polac
I have a DT770 Pro 250 Ohm here, quite nice i have to say. I also only have realtek onboard sound, however have a hardware mixer attached to it, working fine this way.

Re: New headphone + audiointerface ?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:33 pm
by HerrFornit
Thanx for reply.

I was thinking about the dt770, too. But i looked for lower impedance.
Now I give the AKG K702 a try. 62 Ohm.
After long search about DAC, headphone amps and audiointerfaces I foĺlow a recommendation of a music shop and try the Steinberg UR12. Hope I dont get sound gaps with my pc, a bug some get with this interface. Well it offers all I want for now.

Re: New headphone + audiointerface ?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:44 pm
by domtron
I have a Yamaha AG03 it's the equivalent to the UR22 and fortunately i can use it also a standalone mixer because i've fallen in love with an Audient ID4 (Frank you should try it specially on your headphones ;) ). The Audient has a perfectly working DI input for Guitar,great mic preamp and the sound is marvelous.
As for headphones,nowadays i prefer to mix on more bassy headphones because i tend to listen on lower volumes with them.The DT770 has more (pronounced) bass than the 702.

Re: New headphone + audiointerface ?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:53 am
by HerrFornit
Yes, same to me. Bass is the problem in headphones-mixing. I will see... perhaps I change after trying ;)

Re: New headphone + audiointerface ?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:28 am
by nikmis
For headphones, I am a big fan of the Superlux 681 and 668.They are really cheap made in China but are actually great headphones with a clear sound and no bass boost nonsense. The 681 especially get great reviews and are often compared to some of the mid-range Sennheiser, but much cheaper.

If you have any outboard gear like analog synths, I recommend looking into getting a DC-coupled USB audio interface like a MOTU ultralite or something like that, because control voltages can be sent from your PC instead of having to use MIDI.

Re: New headphone + audiointerface ?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:27 am
by HerrFornit
thanx for heads up! I did not know about the Superlux HD681, gets very good feedback - for 20 Euros!!! I have to come back to it.
As a backup or for convenience at other devices than my PC I was thinking about the Samson SR850. It gets similar price/value ratios.
But, for me, the wearing-comfort is one of the most important points. What do you think?
(and don't use outboars gear, but thanx)

Re: New headphone + audiointerface ?

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:52 pm
by HerrFornit
ok, to close this one:

I bought the AKG 702 with changeable cable :!: and the "little" Steinberg UR12 audio interface.
Very important: the headphone is very comfortable. :)

And now I can hear the bass for mixing!. Sound is great. I keep it!

Thanx for your support.