When you’re just starting out, most of your time is spent recording by yourself. It’s smart to have a set on-hand so you can work late at night or test how mixdowns sound outside of speakers, in the beginning, all you really need is one pair of headphones.
Monitoring headphones should be comfortable enough to wear for hours at a time, that you can sit beneath them for hours without even realizing they’re there, and sound fantastic, with a rich, reliable response.
These headphones are the safest bet for those looking for their first introduction to music, ESPECIALLY considering that they’re by means in-expensive, But once you hear it, you understand how truly amazing a great pair of headphones can sound. If you’re strapped for cash, you won’t find a better deal, you’d be shocked to learn they cost less
For studio purposes, these are the specific designs which are considered as a standard:
Closed-back headphones for tracking – which offer optimal isolation
Open-back headphones for mixing – which offer optimal sound quality
Semi-open design is essentially a hybrid of the traditional open and closed back models when you need a set of non-specific headphones which can suitable enough for BOTH recording and mixing
While open back headphones are considered more of a luxury…for your first studio, closed-back headphones are a necessity!