The KNS 8400 are pretty heavy duty headphones. They're also quite heavy compared to other headphones, which I believe contributes to making it feel durable.
If you’re making music of any sorts from a home studio (whether just hip hop beats or complete songs with vocals on it) then I’m sure you already know the importance of having studio monitors for mixing your songs.
For the longest time, I didn’t have a pair of studio monitors. My only pair of speakers was a home theatre system and that was good enough for me to mix my music with.
It wasn’t a perfect process – once I get a good enough mix on the speakers, I would export the file to my phone and run down to my car to give it another test, which would often reveal a lot of flaws in my mix.
I would then go back up to my bedroom studio to make these corrections, and repeat the process on as many speakers as I could until everything’s just right.
I don't know if you noticed but that's a lot of running up and down!
Eventually, I decided enough was enough – I needed to invest in a pair of studio monitors. If I could cut down the amount of back and forths in half, then I consider that to be a good enough investment.
The problem? I didn’t have enough cash to pay for a decent pair of monitors. And because of that, I decided I needed a compromise.