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Updated: Feb 2, 2021

Headphones are necessary for every home studio! Not every home studio has proper acoustic treatment for studio monitors. Headphones are great when it comes to mixing in a home studio with less or no acoustic treatment. After researching a lot, we have made a list of some high-quality budget headphones for you!

1. Audio-Technica ATH-M30x/M40X/M50X

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The ATH series from Audio-Technica includes great entry-level headphones. These closed-back headphones are great for recording and a home-studio environment. Also, you can choose according to your budget. The cheapest one is ATH-M20X while M70X is the most expensive one of all. Also, they look great!😉

2. Sony MDR-7506

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Sony MDR-7506 is also a closed-back headphone. It is also a great choice for recording and a home-studio environment. It looks just like what a professional headphone should look like. It does not have any fancy design. Its frequency response is 10Hz to 20kHz.

3. Sennheiser HD-280 Pro

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Sennheiser HD-280 Pro is a closed-back headphone. It is a budget friendly headphone. Just like other headphones on this list, this is also a great choice for a home studio and recording environment. Its closed-back design helps in noise-reduction. Overall, it's a bang for the buck!

4. Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

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If you're looking for a good headphone for mixing/mastering in your home studio, DT 990 is a great choice for you! DT 990 is an open-back headphone that is great for mixing/mastering. If you're looking for something good for the recording environment, you should check out DT 770 Pro. It is the closed-back version of DT 990.

5. KRK KNS 8400

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KRK is a great choice for entry-level hardware for home-studio productions. KRK KNS 8400 is a great flat-response headphone that is great for recording and producing music. If you've tried KRK Rokit monitors, then, you may also love KNS 8400.

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