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m.hulot

 

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Headphones 

Which headphones do you recommend? Under £150.00 (GB pounds) using Ipod and a reasonable cd and amp set up.

Any advice appreciated.

Thank you
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 6 2013 21:12:50
 
Erik van Goch

 

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RE: Headphones (in reply to m.hulot

I've always loved my old 1985 Beyerdynamic 990 studio. Incredible sound and i could wear them for hours without feeling them at all. I recently bought another one that seems a little more pressing to the ears as i remember from my previous one that died over 10 years ago. At precent day there are various types of the Beyerdynamic 990 pro. I prefer the open system but i'm not sure what specific type to advice. But the 990 pro series definitely offers the best value for that amount of money.

The main complain i heard over the years is that they reveal the lack of quality of lesser recordings/equipment. For that reason they are known to be be used as a reference headphone in sound studios. Fortunately i had a matching set of top end hifi components to go with it but i also enjoyed it when ear playing music with an old tape recorder since you simply did not feel it, not even after 8 hours of listening. Don't think the present version is that ear/head friendly as my 1985 model but still it beats all others i tried.

http://europe.beyerdynamic.com/shop/dt-990-pro.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/610281/anything-better-than-the-beyerdynamic-dt-990-pro

http://www.head-fi.org/t/568297/beyerdynamic-dt990-250-pro-review


I believe you can buy them new around 180 euro/150 ponds. I bought a second hand one (brand new) for 90 euro (80 pounds).
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 6 2013 22:05:05
 
Ricardo

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RE: Headphones (in reply to m.hulot

FLAMENCO headphones.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 7 2013 18:32:04
 
Leñador

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RE: Headphones (in reply to m.hulot

For bang for your buck I think the Sony MDR's are great.
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-V6-Monitor-Series-Headphones/dp/B00001WRSJ

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 7 2013 19:59:19

ToddK

 

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RE: Headphones (in reply to m.hulot

Agree with Eric. Beyerdynamic's are amazing and comfortable.

I have used the DT 770's for 10 years. You can probably get them
for well under 200.00

I think they are as good as you can get for that price range.

Good luck!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 7 2013 20:51:48
 
m.hulot

 

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RE: Headphones (in reply to ToddK

Thanks for the advice, read the reviews on the Beyerdynamic 900 and am going to try and find some to try as they look very good.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 8 2013 19:19:37
 
Erik van Goch

 

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RE: Headphones (in reply to m.hulot

quote:

ORIGINAL: m.hulot

Thanks for the advice, read the reviews on the Beyerdynamic 900 and am going to try and find some to try as they look very good.


Not sure if you mean the 990 i mentioned or the dtx 900 which seems to exist as well (probably an old model since Beyerdynamic itself only mention the dtx 910).

http://www.homeshop18.com/beyerdynamic-monitor-headphone-earphone-mp3-ipods-dtx-900/electronics/audio-video-players/product:247243/cid:3230/

Don't know that model, it's half the price of the one i mentioned/have (the 990 pro). Beyerdynamic has a whole range of headphones among which closed ones (770), semi open ones (880) and open ones (990). They differ in isolation, in other words the way they are audible to others (leaking sound) and others are audible to you. I believe the more open they are the more open and 3D they sound and the more head/ear friendly they are from the wearing point of view.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 8 2013 20:12:36
 
m.hulot

 

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RE: Headphones (in reply to Erik van Goch

Hi Erik,

Typing error, I meant 990.

Thanks agin for the advice will let you know how I get on.

Patrick
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bernd

 

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RE: Headphones (in reply to m.hulot

I use a Beyerdynamic DT 911 for 18 years and don´t even think about replacing it. Reading the other posts, this brand seems to be very recommendable.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 11 2013 8:06:54
 
Erik van Goch

 

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RE: Headphones (in reply to m.hulot

Actually when i was selecting myself a headphone in 1985 i did consider the Jacklin fload but it was a bit out of my reach so i bought the second best i knew in stead (the beyerdynamic 990 studio). At the time (no internet yet) both were pretty hard to get.

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/over-ear-jecklin-float-qa-electrostatic-headphone-incl-float-qa-power-supply-2013-05-25-headphones-germany

http://www.head-fi.org/t/649870/quads-new-jecklin-float-qa-headphones-coming-to-the-new-york-show-april-12-14-2013-the-new-york-palace

If you make a recording in the middle of the stage (using an artificial head with to mic's replacing the ears) this headphone can play it back with the original 3D perspective, so a flamenco dancer running up and down the stage could be pinpoint to the very spot he was at any given moment and so would every sound made by others.

Jacklin also was the one who had the brilliant idea to make stereo recordings using 2 omni directional mic's separated by a disc. It soon became extremely popular.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jecklin_Disk

He also invented the transdin. In general his inventions were the result of him being not happy with the existing alternatives.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 11 2013 12:27:47
 
Ruphus

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RE: Headphones (in reply to Leñador

quote:

ORIGINAL: Lenador

For bang for your buck I think the Sony MDR's are great.
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-V6-Monitor-Series-Headphones/dp/B00001WRSJ


Don´t know about other models, but my MDR-7506 though pretty good for fetching details on mixes is not too comfortable over hours. ( And the padding falls apart after years, while replacement seems hard to find.) It also is not exactly flat but boosted in HF.

BD as suggested above are well reputated among audio folks, as seem Sennheiser among Hi-fi connoisseurs.

Another brand worth checking is Audio Technica. They are often among the first with bang for the buck production. And sometimes they provide real gems for little cash.

Ruphus
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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 16 2013 4:16:43
 
Miguel de Maria

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RE: Headphones (in reply to m.hulot

About 10 years ago, I asked ToddK for recommendations for around $100, and this is what he came up with:

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB

They seem to be cheaper now!

It was more for monitoring than for pleasure. I still use them for listening because they have excellent isolation. It helps to hear the details when the AC or traffic noises or children are significantly muted. You will need to use Rockbox or something to up the bass a little bit, though.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 16 2013 18:18:57
 
m.hulot

 

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RE: Headphones (in reply to m.hulot

Hi all,

Thanks for all your advice. I tried to find a stockist (reasonable distance) where I could try the Beyer dynamcs but no luck, only available on by post and I really wanted to try them first. In one stockist I was recommended to try Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Studio Monitor headphones. The sound (to me) was fantastic and I bought a set. At home they have only got better, so much range and I can hear things in recordings I didn't know were there!

I can really recommend these.

Once again thanks for all your help.

Patrick
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