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Head phones for electronic gear.

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by JCphotog, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. JCphotog

    JCphotog Guest

    Hi. I'm a bit of a recording novice. More of a musician than anything. I use a mix of electronic gear and acoustic gear. A live drum set, congas, assorted percussion, a roland td-6 and hand-sonic. I'm looking for some semi-open headphones that are affordable in the $100-150 price range. I was thinking about the AKG K 240 S. What would you think that would be similar quality or better for this use?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Headphones are good and common in the past
    and quick for putting the on and taking them off

    don't discount IEM Earphones (Pro Buds) as a option
    it might also help you make the transition to an IEM systems in the future

    cheap ones are not worth it but the slightly more expensive Pro units with better drivers and thicker, stronger cable
    and with more foam and tube choices
    could be a good investment

    not wanting to endorse anything but perhaps start by looking at the Shure E3 and then look to the competition
  3. JCphotog

    JCphotog Guest


    Thanks for the reply. I've got a pair of reasonable sony buds(not pro), but I'd really like a full cup set of headphones. Maybe you have a good point about starting with a system for live performance, but in the mean time, I'd like to pick up some full size headphones for low level practice and recording. The E3's look nice, but I'm trying to stay closer to the 100-150 range. Any other thoughts? How about the Sennheiser Hd 595?
  4. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    Been using those set of cans for sometime now,,,I trust them for catching glitchs and close up hearing,but I dont trust them for eqing.
  5. JCphotog

    JCphotog Guest

    Thanks for the feedback. Maybe I'll pick up a pair since they are in the price range..
  6. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2006
    fwiw.... ya might consider a closedback rather than a semi-open type.... alot less chance of bleed through when tracking....YMMV

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