Take part in a short survey for a chance to win a pair of headphones.
UPDATE – This competition is now closed.
We’ve teamed up with Sonarworks to offer three lucky winners three fantastic prizes. To enter, simply take part in our short survey and your answers will be registered into a prize draw that includes:
- Sennheiser HD650
- beyerdynamic DT770 Pro Headphones, 80 Ohm
- Audio-Technica ATH-M20X
HOW TO ENTER
The prize draw closes on October 16th at midnight. To enter complete the short survey by hitting the start button below.
The competition is open to all ages and in all locations.The winners will be drawn at random from all valid entries and will be notified by email within two weeks of the closing date.
Each winner will receive one prize each. Full terms and conditions can be found below.
The ‘sound’ of your monitoring is, in reality, a combination of both the acoustics of a given space and the speakers you place in that acoustic environment. More specifically, audio accuracy is the degree to which the audio generated in your DAW (or mixing desk) remains unaltered before arriving at your ears. There are many ways in which the perceived sound level at any given frequency can be changed, and even moving your listening position slightly can have an effect – so there is lot that can go wrong.
One way in which things can be improved is with the use of corrective processing in the audio monitoring chain – and this is where Sonarworks‘ comes in. Their software, Reference 4, is a two-part software system available for Mac or Windows. The first piece of software is the analysis element, with the second a plugin hosted in your DAW to apply any necessary processing. The analysis software is used with a measurement microphone, and only requires running once (or if any changes occur to your monitoring setup or environment). For more information check out their website.
About the prizes
- Frequency response: 10Hz – 39.5 kHz
- Impedance: 300 Ohms
An original Attack favourite and featured in our Ten of The Best Headphones for Music Production. The HD650s are an exceptionally clear, analytical model which sound reassuringly neutral and accurate throughout the frequency range. They’re also incredibly comfortable to wear and not at all fatiguing when listened to for extended periods. Although the build quality is good, the nature of the open construction does make them feel a little delicate – a good hard case is provided to protect the headphones when they’re not in use. For critical listening and mix decisions, the HD650s are outstanding.
beyerdynamic DT770 Pro Headphones, 80 Ohm
- Frequency response: 5Hz – 35kHz
- Impedance: 80 Ohms
The beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro Headphones are designed specifically for mixing, mastering and monitoring whilst also being reasonably priced. The German brand are associated with long lasting durable quality and have worked hard to keep the price point low while the quality as high as you would expect from their range of headphones.
The characteristics of many beyerdynamic headphones is present here with a clinical accuracy that allows the user to focus in on elements of the mix with ease. That clarity extends all the way down to the bottom end, allowing you to make critical decisions about low-frequency mix elements. Great for dance music.
- Frequency response: 15Hz – 20kHz
- Impedance: 47 Ohms
The entry level product in the popular M-Series from highly acclaimed Japanese brand Audio-Technica.
As ever, at the cheaper end and as a entry level, consumers can expect a few compromises. The overall sound quality probably isn’t going to be as precise as more expensive models, while build quality and durability might also suffer as manufacturers cut corners to reduce costs. However, investment in a pair of Audio-Technica’s gives you a guarantee of brand quality and the ATH-M20x are a great all-rounder including being a decent choice for DJ use.
Full Terms & Conditions
Standard prize draw terms and conditions apply. Prize draw open to anyone except staff members of Attack Magazine and members of their immediate families. The winners will be drawn at random from all valid entries and will be notified by email within two weeks of the closing date. Data will not be shared with any 3rd parties under any circumstance. Attack Magazine may use data supplied by entrants to email entrants in relation to other competitions or to market products we believe may be of interest to them. Entrants may unsubscribe from further emails at any time. Prizes cannot be exchanged or refunded and there is no cash alternative. The prize is non-transferrable.