As Audio Technica headphone junkies, we know it can get expensive at times when browsing their catalog. A downside to extremely well-made headphones is the price: some of these Beats by Dre headphones can add up to $300! Why? Because they’ve advertised and paid millions of dollars to athletets, musicisans and various celebrities to promote their product. These headphones may work as intended, but we feel that cost is outrageous. That’s why we feel that Audio-Technica is way better than the leading market fronts, and they offer some cheap studio-quality and worthy headphones at that. Always be sure to check out our best studio headphones article for some more alternatives, too.
We love music equipment because it can be supplemented for other audio niches, such as the basis of our article here, gaming. We’ve already reviewed the best Audio-Technica headphones specifically for bass as well as the overall best headphones made by A-T, but what about other realms? Audio-Technica has recently come out with an entire line of headphones made specifically for gaming. The market is saturated with many types, models and brands of gaming headphones, but we’re huge advocates of Audio-Technica so we’ve decided to research and review their new catalog.
Music equipment isn’t what it is without headphones. As we saw in our latest article, the ATH-M40x was the victor in determining which Audio-Technica headphones were the best overall. However, now it’s time to really get down to the specific music niches. We all have our personal preferences for audio enjoyment and Audio-Technica took that into consideration when laying out their catalog and creating headphones per specific uses. Today we’ll be determining which Audio Technica headphones are the best for bass, because, let’s face: bass is the center-point and most bad-ass part of music. Read our best studio headphones article for some more options too, although they are geared more towards accuracy.
Audio-Technica has climbed the ranks when it comes to premium headphones lately, whether it is for gaming, recording music, or merely enjoying your favorite mix on your iPod. As noted to be competitors to the infamous Beats By Dre headphone line, many people steer towards Audio-Technica because of their lower prices yet still higher-end headphone quality. They aren’t necessarily as popular as the leading brands we see on TV or hear about, but Audio-Technica headphones have received critical acclaim around the net. Although they do have their specific lines for music uses, such as noice-cancelling, DJ’ing or gaming, the M-series can apply to all of these audio realms, which is why we have decided to focus on them.
Let’s face it: Your Akai Professional MPC 1000’s pitiful 16MB of on-board memory isn’t going to cut it. One of the reasons I personally bought an MPC 1000 is for the portability and capability of supporting a hard drive. I have a lot of sounds, tracks and sequences and need to back these up as much as I possibly can. I’m not too big of a fan of sliding a card in and out of my MPC either. Always remember that you do have the option to connect your MPC 1000 to a Mac or PC via it’s built-in USB port and simply drag and drop your sounds between your set up and the MPC’s compact flash (CF) card. You want that 80 GB, don’t you? I thought so. Also note, this is to only increase your storage memory. If you are looking to increase your sample time, continue reading for a different device you will need.