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#283275 - 12/21/09 12:13 PM Head Phones Recommendations
libirm Offline
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Registered: 11/28/01
Posts: 86
Loc: New York
I am in the market for a good pair of heads that will not break the bank. Some where between $100 to $150 range?

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#283286 - 12/21/09 12:58 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: libirm]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

What type are you looking for? Open, closed, inner ears?
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#283289 - 12/21/09 01:14 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: Wid]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
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What will you be using them for? You have a ton of good options in this price range.

Open: Grado SR60i, Grado SR80i, Alessandro MS-1, Audio Technica ATH AD700, Koss PortaPro, Koss KSC75, Sennheiser HD 555 or 595 .

Closed Back: Sony V6/7506, Shure SRH 440/840, Audio Technica ATH M50, Audio Technica ATH A700, AKG 271 MKII.
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#283291 - 12/21/09 01:29 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: BlueJays1]
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Registered: 05/25/03
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Loc: Menlo Park, CA
 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
What will you be using them for? You have a ton of good options in this price range.

Open: Grado SR60i, Grado SR80i, Alessandro MS-1, Audio Technica ATH AD700, Koss PortaPro, Koss KSC75, Sennheiser HD 555 or 595 .

Closed Back: Sony V6/7506, Shure SRH 440/840, Audio Technica ATH M50, Audio Technica ATH A700, AKG 271 MKII.


Agreed, good choices on the Grados and Shures. It'll really depend on music type and how you will use them.

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#283292 - 12/21/09 01:36 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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For closed cans the Shure SRH 440 and 840 are about the best bang for buck going right now. If the 440 is any indication on how good the 840 is then...wow!

But if you do not need closed headphones, an open style is generally recommended for sounding more natural.
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#283293 - 12/21/09 01:39 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: oldskoolboarder]
libirm Offline
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Registered: 11/28/01
Posts: 86
Loc: New York
Thanks for the advice~
listen to rock/jazz.

I want to use them mostly in conjunction with some recording I due.

I guess that would mean closed would be better?

Not sure have looked at head phones in a long time.

Thanks again for the help
PB

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#283294 - 12/21/09 01:49 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: libirm]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
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If you follow the link there is 3rd party measurements available for every closed headphone listed here and you can compare.

http://www.headphone.com/
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#283307 - 12/21/09 02:11 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: BlueJays1]
oldskoolboarder Offline
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Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2181
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
The 840's are sold as studio phones. I have them and got them for a deal at $129 shipped. Don't think they go for that anymore. They are BIG and closed but the sound isolation even beats my IEMs (in ear monitors). I can't even here people next to me when the music is off. Great sound, solid bass and mids, wide soundstage.

I can't recall who, Wid maybe, recommended Grados to get the closest to Axiom's sound. That was a good call. I've used the 325i's and HF2's, both of which are great phones but open so it's not quiet to those near you. I've heard good things about the Alessandro's as well.

You might check out head-fi.org for suggestions. But make sure to keep the comments in perspective. It can tun into AVS forums once in a while over there.

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#283309 - 12/21/09 02:15 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: oldskoolboarder]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

I'm a big fan of Grado phones but not for the application the OP is needing them for.

I've been out of the loop for a while so I'd have to go with the advice already given.
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#283436 - 12/22/09 01:26 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: Wid]
rage96 Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 98
Loc: Regina, Sask
May be off topic but I myself bought the ultimate ears superfi 5 pro about a year ago and I must say they sound nice and I'm happy that I bought them.

But, I would not tell anyone to buy them. Why?

1)The cord broke after 10 months
2)logitech bought them out so the customer service is garbage.
3)Trying to find a replament cord make take time since it seems they are not making them or making only 1/4th that they use too.

Other then that I like them.

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