Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by MarcusDavid, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. MarcusDavid

    MarcusDavid Guest

    Any opinions on best, most cost effective headphones for mixing/recording? ($50 to $100 range)
  2. axel

    axel Guest

    the trillionst time on this forum, HD280 by sennheiser
  3. MarcusDavid

    MarcusDavid Guest

    Whoa.. it was just a simple question, requiring a simple answer. The sarcasm is tacky and unbecoming.

    Thank you for taking the time to answer though, even if you did cancel out your karma by being an a** about it.
  4. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Indianapolis, IN
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    Because this question has already been asked a trillion times on just about every audio-related forum on the internet, a few seconds with the search function will yield a trillion results without asking everyone to answer the same question that was just asked last week, and 3 days before that, .... and so on.

    axel's 's not being sarcastic - he's being honest. For the simple questions you'll do everyone a favor if you search first. You'll also be doing yourself a favor, as you don't have to wait for answers.
  5. MarcusDavid

    MarcusDavid Guest

    [quote="zemlin] axel's 's not being sarcastic - he's being honest. For the simple questions you'll do everyone a favor if you search first. You'll also be doing yourself a favor, as you don't have to wait for answers.[/quote]

    I understand that zemlin. The search function is very useful to me at many times. But I am not on here only to find information, I am also here to connect with my musical community and meet fellow enthusiasts and professionals alike. There have been many an occasion where I have asked a simple question that has been asked and answered "a trillion" times, and have gotten a mature answer from an adult who also understands that it is within our power to allow this medium to either build walls between us or break them down. We all have now made a friendship with someone we never would have known otherwise. I realize that not everyone cares to make acquaintances, all we ask is that you don't flame those of us who do. If you are so irritated by this way, then why answer at all?

    To say I'll do "everyone" a favor if I search, is an elitist and asinine statement. You have made your side clear.

    Thank you for your response.
  6. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Instead of taking offense, do YOURSELF a favor and JOIN THE ELITE! The elite, in any profession or interest are simply those that have taken the time and effort to at least become aware of "the basics" and likely well beyond. "The Elite", for instance, do not have to be asked/reminded/prodded/yelled at to do a simple search(Or MANY simple searches) for most obviously simple questions. Hey! Now you know to do so! You are becoming part of "the elite"! Congratulations!(We ALL got yelled at!!! We all felt bad about it. Part of the "hazing" I suppose..?)

    BTW: 50 to 100 dollars for a set of headphones is not very "elite", depending on what you want to do with them and "cost effective" is relative... There are, in my opinion, times to be "cost effective"(Sometimes meaning "cheap") and times to blow a bit more coin - this may/may not be one of them(If you have to buy 5 pairs for "the band", I'd go cheaper yet - or make them buy there own! They'll have NO RESPECT for yours!) - But, for YOUR ears, I'd go up a bit. For instance, not being overloaded with cash, but wanting to go as far as I could(Until it hurt!), I went "way up" to 150-200, for my phones... Byer Dynamic DT770's(80 ohm version). "Better" than the suggested? I don't know? I was just never a fan of Senn's or AKG's(Probably stuck too many times with old, busted versions in the studios?) - I do like the Beyer's - though a semi-fancy, shiny-new pair of any good phones would likely please me...

  7. MarcusDavid

    MarcusDavid Guest

    Now THAT'S what I'm talking about.

    Substance will always be respected over laziness, even if it isn't always completely accurate.

    Thanks you for taking the time to share your honest viewpoint with me. I welcome critisism that sharpens any of my rough edges. I can take even the harshest of critisism if I see the point, or someone (as in your case) takes just a moment to respond with some degree of reason and substance.

    Flippant, off-hand comments never won ANY wars, but even a flash of reason has brought together enemies.
  8. Tahake

    Tahake Guest

    Can I take all this to mean that the HD280 is objectively and irrefutably the "best" mic in its price range?

    The question- even if asked for the trillionst, or even the trillionth time, might be worth asking if it sheds new light on the subject. Maybe it would induce someone to offer a new opinion that is worth being considered.

    I can see the validity in everyones thought. This is just mine.

  9. Necromortis

    Necromortis Guest

    Um, no, because they were talking about headphones.

    Though I agree, while the search function could have been used, there was no need to be asanine.
  10. axel

    axel Guest

    thanks zemlin, that was the point, i did not wanted to appear as sarcastic, it's excactly like that: if he would have spent about two minutes surfing on RO he would have discovered several threads regarding cans around a 100 bucks, that's all.
  11. axel

    axel Guest

    and marcus, sorry that you got me wrong... that can happen i suppose... many people over time got me wrong here on RO. 8)
  12. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    Well, what I usually say I second the sennys 280's since someone usully recommends me before me... in this case I will second it for the trillionths time :D
    and by the way, since IMHO they are the best at the 99 bucs price i will second it again when it comes up next time :mrgreen:
    and no, I don't mind... 8)
  13. MarcusDavid

    MarcusDavid Guest

    Axel, sorry I snapped at you. I do understand the scenario.

    Bad day I suppose.

  14. axel

    axel Guest

    peace :D
  15. dwoz

    dwoz Guest

    Everyone here is full of mucous-infused camel dung.

    Grado SR-60. 70 bucks. Period. Game over.

    or the SR-80s...about 99 bucks. THat's USD.

    Caveat: they have an open back. Could make tracking vocals problematic.

    Oh...and on the topic of "ettiquete"....

    Asking what is the best *blanketyblank* for under *blanketyblank* dollars is very much like a back-seat rider asking "are we there yet".

    Defenestration is DEFINITELY on the table as an option.


  16. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Defenestration. Does this have something to do with assassinating the Czechoslovakian prime minister? :?
    Just curious.

    And I have heard good things about Grados too. I believe the famed Slipperman uses some high dollar ones. I would like to try their cheapies soon.

    I seriously doubt many people here suffer from this ailment. As far as I understand, it is fairly uncommon.
  17. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    hummm... I supposed you are speaking for yourself here.... either that or the defrenestation is further along than previously thought... :D
  18. dwoz

    dwoz Guest

    Show me someone who has never felt the urge to throw HIMSELF out the window, and I'll show you someone who has never worked professionally.

    And also, show me someone who doesn't look back at his own work and see a mucous-infused pile of camel dung, and I'll show you a person who has no opinion worth hearing.

  19. axel

    axel Guest

    :shock: ?
  20. dwoz

    dwoz Guest

    yup, language barrier issue.

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