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recommend me some headphones?

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by saemskin, May 2, 2006.

  1. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    My current pair are Koss R/80's and they are falling apart. (y)

    One of the kids stepped on them and broke the bracket that holds the right muff in place, now the cord is tearing out. Anyhow, I need to procure another pair for -say- less than 200 bucks or so. Price/name isnt important really.
    I just want something quality that covers my ear and has an accurate response. I only use them when other people are in the room anyway.

    What do you like and why?


  2. Sony 7506 - They sound good, they are closed, they fit real nice on the head, they can play loud if needed.

    Like all things that move they will sound better if you burn them in with music or noise (bass) for many hours this makes the diaphrams more free in their movement!
  3. mugtastic

    mugtastic Active Member

    do a search here and hear all of us sennheiser hd280pro lovers. for price, comfort, isolation and sound i think they are very impressive. just got another pair for under $90 amer. online.

    got a pair of senn. hd201s as well to see what $20 could do - worse in every way from the 280s but not bad at all - i actually really like 'em. if i were tracking bunchs of dudes at a time i'd get a bunchs of those.
  4. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    second the sennys 280's again.... 8) 8)
  5. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    THere is a pair on ebay right now for 64.00 biy it now. Is that a good deal?
  6. mugtastic

    mugtastic Active Member

    that is a good price. if you get them post in this topic to give your impressions of them
  7. StevenColbert

    StevenColbert Member

    2nd on the SONY's
    I love my MDR series from SONY
    Not for everyone, but def for me! :D
  8. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    If not the Sony's (which I have used), then the AKG 240S are great.

    I have never used the Sennheiser 280, but have heard good things.
  9. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    Got the HD 280's today.
    Upon first inspection they appear to be well built. Putting them on, they are much tighter on my head than the Koss', and the cushion isnt nearly as comfortable. I cant see wearing these for more than an hour at a time, and I probably wont need to.
    The imaging they provide is vastly superior to the Koss's. I can hear much more of whats going on in the room with the Koss's, the Sennies are much more isolating. They sound good, and I suppose I'll get used to the way they fit, though I do prefer really cushy headphones.

    All in all, 80$ with shipping was a good buy. They sound much fuller and tighter than the Koss's

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