Headphones for laptop music monitoring
September 7, 2012 2:08 PM Subscribe
I have questions about monitoring audio on a laptop using headphones.
posted by preparat to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
I would like to get back into hobby music making on a Macbook running Ableton Live, a version of NI Komplete from a few years ago, Bias Peak Studio (R.I.P.), and a few other apps. I need a good pair of circumaural headphones and came across Beyer Dynamic DT990s
which come in various flavors of impedance.
Right now I'm leaning toward the 600 ohm version, although at the very high end of my budget. Is that overkill? Can I drive them with a USB audio interface, or is a dedicated headphone amp the best way to go?
I have not decided on the Beyers so any other suggestions of various impedance, can design (open, semi-open, closed), amp/no amp, are appreciated.