Nice comfortable headphone for listening

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Nice comfortable headphone for listening

Post by re:dream » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:46 pm

Hi there

I am looking for a headphone I can just use to listen to music with. In other words, this is not a pair of cans for mixing.

What I want is

- NOT in ear
- Good quality
- Comfortable & light
- Open (i.e. admitting ambient noise)
- Not too insanely pricy.

Any ideas?


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Re: Nice comfortable headphone for listening

Post by outsidesys » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:02 am

I can vouch for the Grado SR80i. I have a pair that I use periodically at work. Time passes easily.

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Re: Nice comfortable headphone for listening

Post by Logic8807 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:04 am

There ya go!
https://soundcloud.com/thegraysmith/asp ... itch-remix

Check me out...let me know what ya'll think.

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Re: Nice comfortable headphone for listening

Post by Moosebear » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:50 am

Koss Portapros sound good and are cheaper.

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Re: Nice comfortable headphone for listening

Post by re:dream » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:28 am

Thanks. I will check them out.

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Re: Nice comfortable headphone for listening

Post by Airyck » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:21 pm

Just go all out and get some Sennheiser HD-650's

I know they are expensive but they are super comfortable, great for listening, and great for mixing and master reference. Plus they are super tough and will last you for many many many many years to come.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/HD650
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Re: Nice comfortable headphone for listening

Post by fishmonkey » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:48 am

Airyck wrote:Just go all out and get some Sennheiser HD-650's

they are super comfortable
it really depends on the size and shape of your head. my head finds HD600/650s uncomfortable.

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Re: Nice comfortable headphone for listening

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Re: Nice comfortable headphone for listening

Post by re:dream » Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:07 pm

I am looking at Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO - I can get a set for about USD 180...

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Re: Nice comfortable headphone for listening

Post by 8O » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:57 pm

The Finn wrote:I am looking at Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO - I can get a set for about USD 180...
I am using those at the moment at work and they're good, but not as comfortable as my usual AKG K-271 MKII. The edge of the pad that is contact with your head on the Beyerdynamics is a bit narrower than with the AKGs. But different heads, different strokes, as it were...
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Re: Nice comfortable headphone for listening

Post by H20nly » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:01 pm

i have the DT 770s and they're really really comfortable...

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Re: Nice comfortable headphone for listening

Post by ObtuseMoose » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:16 am

I've been using a pair of the DT-990 PROs for production and general listening for a few months now and really like them. The mid-range frequencies seem slightly under emphasized, but maybe that's just because of the better low and high end response compared to my other crap cans. Note that they have a coiled cord -- I start to feel the tug of the cord when I get about 6 feet away from where they're plugged in. I find them very comfortable and can use them for hours without fatigue.

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Re: Nice comfortable headphone for listening

Post by Theo Void » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:29 am

I really like my V-Moda Crossfades.

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Re: Nice comfortable headphone for listening

Post by astromass » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:45 am

I'm really digging my krk 8400's
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