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steve25
post Sep 21 2007, 07:49 PM
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After playing through some headphones that is really made for mp3 players rather than studio and recording quality ones i decided it was time to look for some better ones that are made for this kind of thing. I was hoping to find some headphones that would be good enough that i could keep for a long time, or maybe if they're good enough to only need those. I was recommended these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MDR7506-Studio-Mon...2451&sr=8-1

does anyone have any experience about these or know anything about them. If not do you have any recommendation that i could use?
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post Sep 21 2007, 08:28 PM
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I know Kai has Audio Technica ATH40fs: http://www.planetdj.com/i--ATH-40FS

I ordered these exact for myself. Waiting to get them.


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post Sep 21 2007, 08:58 PM
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I just bought a $30 set from the local music store, i think they're panasonic. They sound great and get the job done. I'm not enough of an audiophile to really be able to tell the difference.


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post Sep 21 2007, 09:05 PM
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I use Sennheiser EH2200 - closed back design which I find comfortable to wear. Have to say that I don't generally find headphones comfortable over a long period so this was an issue for me.

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post Sep 21 2007, 11:04 PM
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I use Philips SBC HP890 and they are very comfortable.

The padding closest to the ears are made of cloth which makes them very easy to wear. No hard leather, no sweating just pure comfort.
I've had them for years and have mended them when the plastic broke 6 months ago, now they are taped but I simply don't want another pair of headphones. biggrin.gif

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post Sep 23 2007, 05:33 AM
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Cool thanks for the replies i'll look into some of those. I just want some that will sound really good when playin with my guitar they aren't for mp3/cd player use
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post Sep 24 2007, 08:04 AM
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Ok i'm thinking of going for the audio technica now. I've had a look around and they're probably the best buy at the moment i found them for £48 and the specs look pretty good.

Frequency Response: 5 - 28,000 Hz
Sensitivity (1 mW): 100dB
Impedance: 60 ohms
Maximum Input Power: 1,600 mW
Driver Diameter: 40mm

I read on the line6 forum someone said something about impedance being really important for the podxt is this true? Well these have the highest i've seen so far. I'm hoping to order headphones soonish. I forgot that i had 2 other headphones in my house which i've dug out just now. I remember trying them a while back when i had my line6 spider II. I didn't like either of them. They are:

Memorex MH-50:

http://www.acegadgets.co.uk/index.asp?func...p;productid=495

These i bought in a shop not too far from me. They were only £10 and thought i'd try them out. I didn't think they sounded very good at all but then again what can you expect from headphones that only cost £10. In most of the reviews people have rated them highly but i guess they like them because they are cheap. They might sound good with other things. Also i got these:

Panasonic RPHT225

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Panasonic_RPHT225__5717217

Again they only cost me £10 but i didn't like these either. Again the reviews people have rated them highly, and most worryingly to me some people have said they sounded good. Maybe my ears are screwed up or something but i didn't like the sound of them, sounded quite muffled actually. But also it worries me that the rest are like it, and that i won't find headphones that i'm looking for because they don't get much better. I noticed the specs between these aren't that much different.

Response bandwidth - 18 - 22000 Hz
Sensitivity - 100 dB/mW
Impedance - 24 Ohm

Well i guess i'll have to wait and see but so far i've tried 3 and no good but then again they were cheap. Hopefully my next ones will do the trick tongue.gif
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post Sep 25 2007, 02:24 AM
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Hey Guys smile.gif

Pavel is right! I use Audio Technica ATH40fs for Mix, Recording, with my Triton Extreme, Pod XT, DIGI 002, Mackie 1402-VLZ PRO and well,... I just love how they sound...never had such cool headphone...and over the years I tried a few because I like doing mixing with headphones better, than using speakers for some reason.

I use both in combination somehow... Well the ATH40fs were forwarded to me by a good friend of mine. A real audio maniac...amp designer and ceo of Kulik Design http://www.kulik-design.de/ Sebastian himself.

That guy really knows what he is talking about, and I only choose by feel...he could even tell me why they sound so good but I can´t remember biggrin.gif Usually I forget about those frequencies analising theory stuff quite soon tongue.gif

I used a Sennheiser for years... can´t remember the exact name. It was cool but not as linear as the Audio Technica, since it was for Hifi usage mainly...but it worked ok for me.

You know, I only choose what feels right and sounds somehow good,... I don´t care for frequencies and so on...but I did some premixes with ATH40fs in combination with my Behringer Truth B2031A speaker system and my friends in the professional buiss were quite impressed...so I thought to myself I made a good choice on them...ans somehow my system seems to work real good "FOR ME"

Like always I have to add:

Try out different ones and use the ones who feel best. Also you have to like, get used to the sound of your Headphones...I think it will not help to buy just a more expensive one because someone told they sound better...you have to know your equipment!

And ah! really important! if possible leave them on for a long time! the ATH feel really comfortable! when you do a mix, it might take more then the 2 minutes you test them in the store wink.gif

I hope that helped wink.gif thnx for the attention smile.gif

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post Sep 25 2007, 03:22 AM
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Thanks Kai i'll check them out. I'm extremely fussy when it comes to sound and so what might sound good to some people may sound really bad to me, but i'll certainly give these a try thanks for the help smile.gif
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post Sep 25 2007, 04:15 AM
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I recommened Sony Studio Editions. They are.. pricey but they are super comphy, amazing sound quality and very durable.. + the cord on them is longer than my patch cord ohmy.gif.. but it coils up so it doesn't get in the way smile.gif


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