Best headphones for home studio?

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Best headphones for home studio?

Post by woodwardjnr » Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:27 pm

I need to get some headphones as my neighbours are complaining about the noise late at night, whats the best out there?

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Post by aqua_tek » Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:43 pm

Popular brands: AKG, Senheiser, Beyerdynamic, Ultrasone, Sony. Which one suits you best is very relative. Different people prefer different headphones


I have AKG K271s and I'm very happy with them :)

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Post by SubFunk » Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:47 pm

Sennheiser HD 280
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Post by bgc » Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:53 pm

I have the AKG 240s. I like them for listening to things on.

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Post by warpian » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:33 pm

aqua_tek wrote:Popular brands: AKG, Senheiser, Beyerdynamic, Ultrasone, Sony. Which one suits you best is very relative. Different people prefer different headphones
Can't really go wrong with that unless you're being more specific of your needs and tell us :wink: ... I'd choose AKG - they've got various great models that last.

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Post by hoffman2k » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:48 pm

AKG K271 here too. Love them!

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Post by Poster » Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:40 pm

aqua_tek wrote:Popular brands: AKG, Senheiser, Beyerdynamic, Ultrasone, Sony. Which one suits you best is very relative. Different people prefer different headphones
I have AKG K271s and I'm very happy with them :)
what he says.. very personal..

list to go through;

1. open or closed? : recommend (semi) open
2. impedance (ohm).. : better low than high if you source it direct from your comp. or other low powered sources
3. brand..: you're on your own here.. go listen in a store.. sorry; too personal..

I listen to a pair of Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro..
pretty decent..
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Post by dhilsabeck » Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:47 pm

SubFunk wrote:Sennheiser HD 280
comfy

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Post by 4am » Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:31 pm

akg k240, very confortable for me

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Post by dango » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:50 pm

Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO are next on my list. I hear they are some of the best. Their frequency response is between 5 - 35,000 Hz which is beyond what the human ear can hear

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Post by kaffein » Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:34 am

SubFunk wrote:Sennheiser HD 280
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Post by eyeknow » Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:05 am

dango wrote:Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO are next on my list. I hear they are some of the best. Their frequency response is between 5 - 35,000 Hz which is beyond what the human ear can hear
These are really good sounding cans.

The reason I got them is because I needed some closed cans (I also have senn hd580's which are awsome! but open) At the time I started looking around, these were the only "top honor"/"in stock" that I could find.

Wow, a lucky break! They have a bit of bass added (not flat) but they are a pleasure to listen through and man are they comfy and non-fatiguing!

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Post by eyeknow » Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:09 am

dhilsabeck wrote:
SubFunk wrote:Sennheiser HD 280
comfy
I think budget wise, this is about the best you can do.

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Post by m:o » Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:49 am

also some AKG 240's over here - i'm quite satisfied with them for mixing my tracks.
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Post by Zerobae » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:11 am

Sennheiser HD650. I've used them for over two years now, never had a single problem. My impression is: If you can't hear it with those, it isn't there.

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