TemporoMandibular Joint Disorder; I wish this shit would go away, as now the pain has gone towards my ear. I need a doctor as soon as possible, and I'm doing my best to try and relax my mind, but some people aren't making it easy.
I wish it would go away, because I want to voice act pain free.
It might not be the case of TMJ, but strong signs point to it
Should I get the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 cans? I really don't want to break the bank here, but, they run about 150 bucks, and I can get free shipping, and they have fantastic reviews. Most importantly, they look as comfy as my OE2s.
I have the M30's (I really don't think the M50's are too far off), and the earpads are worn to the point that I can't wear them without them leaving black spots on my ears. As a company, Audio Technica isn't bad. However, are you buying these headphones for tracking or mixing? Mixing-wise, you shouldn't be doing it through headphones anyway, and the M30's honestly really sucked for doing mixes.
If headphone bleed isn't an issue for you/if you insist on mixing through headphones, I'd suggest you pick up a pair of AKG K240's. Semi-open (as opposed to closed back like in the M##-series headphones) allow for more accurate bass response and seriously are the best cans I've listened through in my life so far. They're also feather-light on your head for extended periods of listening, and comes with a self-adjusting headband. Don't let all that foam on the M50's fool you. Their headphones are heavy as hell, and you definitely feel it after a long session. The K240's are also cheaper than the M50's.
If you're looking for headphones that have minimal bleed (in or out), I highly recommend Direct Sound EX29's. I tried them on once. Literally could not hear a thing from the outside world once I put them on...and that's without music playing.
Last Edit: May 15, 2012 12:55:52 GMT -5 by shoester
I'm using them for booth stuff, and I don't have any monitors, so I do everything through the headphones. Fortunately I'm not a mixer, just use them for voice recording and editing of the voice file, and that's it.
When the M50 ear pads wear down, the replacement ones look pretty cheap, and since the Bose ear pads for mine are just plain discontinued, I sprung for new headphones. I really love the big "fully closed" sound ones.