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Producer need an advice on his monitoring headphones (qc 35ii and DT 990 PRO)

bensmir

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Hello I am a music producer and composer, I don't make a living out of music yet but I started making some money lately, so I want to deliver more professional sounding mixes, to the best of my abilities, even tho I am by no mean a mixing engineer.

Monitoring on speakers is not an option for me, terrible room acoustic

I have 2 headphones, QC35ii and DT 990 PRO that I use wiht my focusrite scarlett solo. Both of them have a 3.5 mm jack that I plug into my audio interface with a 6.35 mm jack adapter (maybe a mistake ?)

I am either using the DT 990 pro or the QC35ii wired+turned OFF (another mistake ?)

I want to know which one you advice me to keep as my main monitoring headphone while mixing ? And if there is things I should be aware of in term of frequency response.

Also I don't have any experience with EQing headphone outside of a DAW, how do you do that ?

Thanks
 

Mark77

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they are very similar on paper, bose accentuate the low frequencies, if you use them wired I would definitely say the DT 990 better
 

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DT990 pro. I never encounter anyone use noise cancellation to record or mix. Personally, I tried some noise cancellation headphones, I will never use them for DAW. It is harder to listen for faults for editing, and of course for mixing too.
 

voodooless

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In passive mode the QCII is all over the place:

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The DT990 is much better:
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I would definitely invest in some EQ tools:

 
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