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  • The Mackie Sound - now in headphones?

    Mackie has released some new studio headphones...

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    I recently checked out the new top of the line MC-250 models; for all the details, be sure to check out my review... and as always, if you have any questions about the review or questions or comments about Mackie's new headphones, this is the place to post them.


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    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
    - George Carlin

    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
    - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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    There ARE left / right indicators on the headphones. Hard to see, stamped on the back of the folding mechanism knobs.

    Ear pads are removable, have a round form (9 cm), thickness is 2 cm (to front site of the head), 2.5 cm (to back site).
    So for best isolation, sound and optimal sitting the correct alignment of the headphone and ear pads is important.

    Cable is replaceable with standard 3.5 mm jack cable, if the body of the jack is not to thick (max. 9 mm) to fit through the hole of the headphone connection. Of course without locking mechanism, but that`s really no biggie.
    Last edited by Olli F.; 02-08-2019, 04:08 PM.

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    • #3
      Thanks for pointing out the location of the L/R indicators Olli - I've edited the article to reflect that. I'm surprised Mackie didn't point that out when they fact-checked the review; they approved it without any suggested factual corrections.

      As far as using non-locking cables, I would personally rather not risk having one accidentally come out in the middle of a take, but as long as you're careful, it's probably not going to be an issue. I guess it depends on whether you'd rather use the stock, securely locking straight cable, or a third-party coiled one that might get accidentally pulled out...

      The ear pads are in fact removable, but I don't know if Mackie is currently selling replacements or not. I have not been able to locate anything on their site that suggests that they do, nor have I been able to locate replacements at any online retailers either.



      **********

      "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
      - George Carlin

      "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
      - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

      "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
      - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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      • #4
        Yes, Mackie is currently not selling replacements pads or cables.
        But it`s good to know that you can change both for cleaning, modding or in case of a damage. So you can look at least for third-party replacements.

        I bought an additional third-party 1.5m cable for my Notebook, other devices and situations were I don`t need the included 3.0m cable..
        Last edited by Olli F.; 02-05-2019, 09:38 PM.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the review Phil! I happen to be in the market for some cans in the $100 range, mainly for monitoring and for late-night sessions in the home studio, and it seems like these are a good option to look into.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ara Ajizian View Post
            Thanks for the review Phil! I happen to be in the market for some cans in the $100 range, mainly for monitoring and for late-night sessions in the home studio, and it seems like these are a good option to look into.
            I'd definitely recommend trying a pair if you have the chance Ara - in that price range they're very good, solid, general-purpose cans.
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            "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
            - George Carlin

            "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
            - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

            "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
            - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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            • #7
              Between my DT990s and ATH-M50s, I highly doubt I`ll be buying these.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ernest Buckley View Post
                Between my DT990s and ATH-M50s, I highly doubt I`ll be buying these.
                Good cans. Both are a bit more expensive than the Mackies, but it sounds like you're all set... uh, with headsets.

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                "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
                - George Carlin

                "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
                - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
                - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post

                  Good cans. Both are a bit more expensive than the Mackies, but it sounds like you're all set... uh, with headsets.
                  Yeah, I'm pretty satisfied with the ATH-M50s and the Beyerdynamic DT990s... I have had both now for years. Of course, I'm always open to headphones but I sort of gave up on Mackie when they dropped the d8b and released the debacle known as the dXb...

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