Mackie MC-250

Studio Headphones

  • Circumaural
  • 50 mm reference-quality drivers provide high overdrive safety and accurate playback across the entire frequency spectrum
  • A soft-padded, adjustable headband and comfortable earpads offer an ergonomic fit for hours of comfort, at the same time ensuring optimal bass reproduction and attenuation of external noise
  • Collapsible for easy and space-saving storage
  • Detachable straight cable with locking bayonet connector
  • Swivel earcups
  • Frequency range: 8 - 20000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: 100 dB
  • Replaceable ear pads
  • Cable length: 3 metres
  • Weight: 265 g
  • Includes gold-plated 6.3 mm jack adapter and carrying case

Further Information

Design Over-Ear
System Closed Back
Impedance 32 Ohms
Frequency range 10 Hz – 20000 Hz
Adapter Yes
Replaceable Cable Yes
Color Black
23 Customer Ratings
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Fascinatingly terrible headphones compared to their ratings here
M. Helminen, 05.02.2021
I bought these because the ratings implied a solid quality sound, and I have been extremely satisfied with the Mackie mixer I bought years ago and used these headphones with. Unfortunately I don't think I could have picked headphones with worse sound than this. I've tried the MC-250 with two different mixers and a lot of different music ranging from classical to electronic to noise music and my own compositions, and the common thread is that through these, anything sounds cheap and powerless. It's not that the MC-250 lacks bass or treble. It's more like it lacks everything, and the end result is a plastic, lifeless sound with all joy and power sucked out of it. Even when cranked up to ear piercing volume levels, the sound is brittle and without any punch whatsoever. Buyer beware.
In addition it took only a year for the right side headphone to die on me, so build quality may not be the best.
My greatest regret is that I only got to test these properly well after the two weeks return period. Otherwise I would have most certainly returned them. They aren't very expensive, but every euro put into them is wasted for sure.
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zeckenaufstand, 29.11.2020
Ich hatte mit die Kopfhörer eigentlich für den gelegentlichen Musikgenuss und zum Zocken gekauft. Momentan nutze ich sie allerdings nahezu täglich im Homeoffice und habe sie durch dadurch noch mehr zu schätzen gelernt.

* Klang
Also vorab, ich hatte bisher nur wenige Studiokopfhörer auf und kann daher keine großartige Erfahrung oder gar einen Vergleich darbieten. Ich bin auch kein "Experte" bezüglich Klangcharakteristiken oder ähnliches.
Ich liebe einfach die Musik und generell Details und habe den Wunsch und Anspruch auf ein möglichst unverfälschtes Musikerlebnis.

Die Kopfhörer werden diesem Anspruch zu fast 100% gerecht (auch nur fast, da ich natürlich Luft nach oben vermute - aber tatsächlich kenne ich momentan keinen geeigneteren Kopfhörer).
Es sind jegliche Details der Aufnahmen zu hören (auch welche die man vielleicht nicht hören sollte) und ebenso ist das stereofone Erlebnis einfach nur sensationell. Einzelne Instrumente lassen sich wunderbar orten und die Bühne erscheint vor dem geistigen Auge. Toll!

* Postives
+ Genialer Klang
+ Langes austauschbares Kabel mit guter Qualität
+ Tragekomfort trotz billig wirkender Haptik auch über Stunden super

* Negatives
- Gehäuse wirkt (!) nicht gerade wertig (ist es aber bisher bzgl. Hatlbarkeit)
- Störgeräusche von außen werden kaum abgeschirmt
- Die Einstellungen am Bügel neigen dazu sich beim Absetzen zu verstellen

Für Freunde des neutralen Klangbildes ist der Kopfhörer sicherlich eine Investition wert - ich würde ihn mir wieder kaufen!
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Super casque pour studio
Kyle1994, 03.07.2021
J'adore ce casque j'ai acheter le modèle MC-150 Mais celui la dépasse toute mes estimes en terme de puissance et qualité pour un mixage audio propre.
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Comfortabele studio headphone!
MstrTwice, 27.01.2019
Om als aanvulling te dienen op mijn MR824 studio monitoren, heb ik deze Mackie MC-250 gekocht. Pure gok, dat wel. Want ik had ze niet geprobeerd van te voren gezien ze zo nieuw waren. Maar reviews waren laaiend enthousiast over deze nieuwe toevoeging in de Mackie familie dat ik hem besloot te kopen.

De verpakking is heel mooi vormgegeven. Binnen in vind je een lederen tas met gebruikers handleiding. Halen we die eruit dan zit daaronder verstopt de MC-250 zelf. Super stevig verpakt zodat tijdens transport deze geen kant op kan.

Bij de headphone krijg je een losse "straight" kabel. Deze is van goede kwaliteit en krult niet. Wat ik hieraan fijn vind zelf is dat die opgekrulde draden altijd zo zwaar aanvoelen tijdens het dragen. Ook een van de redenen waarom ik voor deze koos.

Toen ik hem opzette werd ik verrast door het aangename comfort van deze headphone. Hij zit super strak (als in prettig) op mijn hoofd en de kussentjes vallen mooi over mijn oren heen. De drivers zitten niet meteen op je oren dus die voel je ook niet. Wat best fijn is, want daardoor minder snel gevoel van beknellende oren. Al met al zeer prettig om te dragen, ik kan eindelijk weer mee "bouncen" met de muziek zonder bang te hoeven wezen dat hij van mijn hoofd valt. Iets wat bij duurdere headphones vaak wel is, omdat die zwaarder wegen.

Dan nu het geluid. Zeer gebalanceerd. Ik heb hem nog niet uitgebreid getest maar wel referentie tracks gepakt van een eigen collectie aan muziek. Heldere tonen en warme klanken betraden mijn beide gehoorkanalen. Wat een liefde en wat een fijne samenhang van klank! Het laag is mooi geaccentueerd, en dus niet te veel aanwezig wat erg fijn is. Goedkopere headphones proberen hun klank te verbeteren door de lows te boosten waardoor het geheel heel erg boomy gaat klinken. Dat is bij gewoon luisteren of je mix beluisteren of tijdens het tracken van vocals niet fijn. Erg fijn dus allemaal!

Voor zover ik kan vinden zijn er geen negatieve punten te noemen. De keuze om de koptelefoon geheel/gedeeltelijk in kunststof uit te voeren vind ik overigens geen nadeel. Hierdoor is het geheel dus lichter en voelt het minder belastend op je hoofd aan. Ik denk dat het uitgangspunt ook was om een hoofdtelefoon te maken die beide aspecten voldoet: comfort en balans in klank en draagbaarheid. En dat is gelukt met deze MC-250!
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