Need a decent pair of headphones ... Recommendations please!

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Need a decent pair of headphones ... Recommendations please!

Post by mgpg » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:02 pm

hi guys,

need a decent pair of headphones for listening, DJ'ing and producing.
budget: +- €200

i've read some of the buyer's guides online, but i would like some personal recommendations as well ...
thanks in advance!

and oh, it wouldn't hurt if the thing looked good as well ;)


EDIT: might wanna add I don't know anything about headphones, but I assume there must be different types of headphones, specifically for DJ'ing or listening, but I would like a pair that's suited for both, if possible.

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Re: Need a decent pair of headphones ... Recommendations please!

Post by xzusa8ky » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:18 pm

mgpg wrote:hi guys,

need a decent pair of headphones for listening, DJ'ing and producing.
budget: +- €200

i've read some of the buyer's guides online, but i would like some personal recommendations as well ...
thanks in advance!

and oh, it wouldn't hurt if the thing looked good as well ;)


EDIT: might wanna add I don't know anything about headphones, but I assume there must be different types of headphones, specifically for DJ'ing or listening, but I would like a pair that's suited for both, if possible.
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Re: Need a decent pair of headphones ... Recommendations please!

Post by matthews » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:46 pm

I'm using AIAIAI TMA-1's. Very satisfied with the price point and they're extremely durable.

http://www.aiaiai.dk/all-products/tma-1.html

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Post by mgpg » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:55 pm

matthews wrote:I'm using AIAIAI TMA-1's. Very satisfied with the price point and they're extremely durable.

http://www.aiaiai.dk/all-products/tma-1.html
I was literally looking at those just a few minutes ago.
How about the isolation?

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Re: Need a decent pair of headphones ... Recommendations please!

Post by matthews » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:13 pm

mgpg wrote: How about the isolation?
^^
fantastic :wink:

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Re: Need a decent pair of headphones ... Recommendations please!

Post by mgpg » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:21 pm

matthews wrote:
mgpg wrote: How about the isolation?
^^
fantastic :wink:
You ever tried a Sennheiser HD-25 ?
If so, how would you compare the two?

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Re: Need a decent pair of headphones ... Recommendations please!

Post by Omniology » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:55 pm

Really love my audio technica ath M 50: http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headp ... ndex.html/
I use for both production and djing. they sound gourgous and carry the low end really y well. tried many high end head phones and these have been my favs

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Re: Need a decent pair of headphones ... Recommendations please!

Post by matthews » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:43 pm

mgpg wrote:
matthews wrote:
mgpg wrote: How about the isolation?
^^
fantastic :wink:
You ever tried a Sennheiser HD-25 ?
If so, how would you compare the two?
I actually own both. VERY comparable. What sets the TMA-1's apart for me is their durability, you can literally bend them and throw anything at them, and they hold up very well. Can't go wrong with either imo.

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Re: Need a decent pair of headphones ... Recommendations please!

Post by mgpg » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:46 pm

matthews wrote:
mgpg wrote:
matthews wrote: ^^
fantastic :wink:
You ever tried a Sennheiser HD-25 ?
If so, how would you compare the two?
I actually own both. VERY comparable. What sets the TMA-1's apart for me is their durability, you can literally bend them and throw anything at them, and they hold up very well. Can't go wrong with either imo.
Alright, guess I'll test both models out and buy whichever one I prefer.
Thanks for your input!

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Post by Anubis » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:47 pm

Sennheiser HD 380 Pro has extreme isolation. In fact it can be a little fatiguing. But I always use low volume.
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Post by BLuE_Lu » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:53 pm

+1 on the Audio Technica M50 !! GREAT cans!

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Re: Need a decent pair of headphones ... Recommendations please!

Post by mgpg » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:54 pm

alright thanks, i'll look into those as well!

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Re: Need a decent pair of headphones ... Recommendations please!

Post by Mister Natural » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:59 pm

+ several above on the AT 50s

very nice, un-boosted bass and smooth high-end
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Post by eddiex » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:26 am

another AT M-50---boom!
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Re: Need a decent pair of headphones ... Recommendations please!

Post by mgpg » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:31 am

I'm looking into these Sennheisers ... can anyone tell me what the difference is between these three models:

HD-25 II http://tonecontrol.be/en/products/headp ... -hd-25-ii/
HD-25-1 II http://tonecontrol.be/en/products/headp ... d-25-1-ii/
HD-25-C II http://tonecontrol.be/en/products/headp ... d-25-c-ii/

the description is the same on all of them!

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