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#283448 - 12/22/09 02:39 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: rage96]
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Registered: 05/25/03
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Loc: Menlo Park, CA
I use UE Superfi 5 EB's and used to like them a lot. I think my tastes changed a little and I like better mids now. I just went to regular cans for that.

I bought new cables just when Logitech took over. I think there are other companies that make similar cables, you might check head-fi for referrals.

One of my shells is breaking so I'm considering have it reshelled. This place does it for $80. I just have to find a reasonable place locally to have the molds done. I figure it'll breathe some new life into the UE's, which I do really like for some kinds of music, plus they're WAY easier to travel with.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/iems-...hearing-454174/

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#283500 - 12/22/09 09:19 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Registered: 10/31/07
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Loc: Buffalo, New York
I just purchased Sennheiser's HD 555 maybe four weeks ago. Very popular at their price point. Picked up mine for $84 delivered. Break in period ongoing, initial takes; outstanding comfort, decent build quality, frequency separation very good; bass performance could be a tad better, excellent balance overall. I would not recommend them for travel or sports but that's up to you. For $84 bones, a steal... really.
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#283529 - 12/23/09 10:37 AM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: FireGuy]
libirm Offline
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Registered: 11/28/01
Posts: 86
Loc: New York
 Originally Posted By: R DeVries
I just purchased Sennheiser's HD 555 maybe four weeks ago. Very popular at their price point. Picked up mine for $84 delivered. Break in period ongoing, initial takes; outstanding comfort, decent build quality, frequency separation very good; bass performance could be a tad better, excellent balance overall. I would not recommend them for travel or sports but that's up to you. For $84 bones, a steal... really.
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Could you tell where for $84.? Can't find them anywhere for that price point.

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#283534 - 12/23/09 11:13 AM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: libirm]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
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Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
 Originally Posted By: libirm
 Originally Posted By: R DeVries
I just purchased Sennheiser's HD 555 maybe four weeks ago. Very popular at their price point. Picked up mine for $84 delivered. Break in period ongoing, initial takes; outstanding comfort, decent build quality, frequency separation very good; bass performance could be a tad better, excellent balance overall. I would not recommend them for travel or sports but that's up to you. For $84 bones, a steal... really.
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Could you tell where for $84.? Can't find them anywhere for that price point.


$84 is a terrific price for the HD555 however they are open headphones and likely will not be the best option if you decide you will use them for a lot mixing. You would want something with a relatively flat respsonse and closed. Your best options for that in your price bracket IMO would be the Sony V6/7506 ( widely used in studios for mixing but some say this headphone can sound harsh, pads deteriorate over time), Shure 440 (bass light but has a very flat response in the midrange, treble) or if you want to spend a bit more cash, the AKG 271 MKII. Another thing to be aware of is that there might be comfort issues if you wear glasses with these cans.
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#283544 - 12/23/09 12:33 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: BlueJays1]
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 201
Another vote for AKGs. I've enjoyed every pair of AKGs I've heard so i'm not going to recommend a specific Model. They tend to be a very good value. Especially compared to Denon, my other favorite.

Any AKG that fits your preferences and budget should do well.

My only complaint with them is distribution. Its really hard to find AKGs in a Brick and Mortar store in Vancouver, Canada. Tom Lee Music has them but they are over priced with the K-271 mkII weighing in at $230 CAD.

Did that sound Fanboy-ish? I hope not. I jsut think they offer the best sound for the money and thats my 2cents

snazzed

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#283548 - 12/23/09 01:31 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: snazzed]
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
AKG 240s were always my favorite for mixing.....

(and comfortable for all-day use)
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#283558 - 12/23/09 03:04 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: MarkSJohnson]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4079
Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
This is were I purchased my last headphones from.

http://www.axemusic.com/prodtype.asp?PT_ID=321&strKeywords=Headphones&strPageHistory=cat

I agree, here in Canada we have to pay a premium on most brands especially with Audio Technica and AKG. This online store has them for $223. Excellent selection of headphones for a Canadian store but expensive.
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#283562 - 12/23/09 04:16 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: BlueJays1]
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
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#283575 - 12/23/09 04:55 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: EFalardeau]
libirm Offline
old hand

Registered: 11/28/01
Posts: 86
Loc: New York
I wonder if semi open is ok when I am recording or mixing, or should i stick to closed?

No one hass mentioned m-audio, is there stuff good?
They seem pretty think in the mix.

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#283579 - 12/23/09 05:18 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: libirm]
snazzed Offline
local

Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 201
 Originally Posted By: libirm
I wonder if semi open is ok when I am recording or mixing, or should i stick to closed?


I prefer closed headphones because I tend to use them in moderatley noisy envrironments so I want to block out some of the interfering sounds.

However, for mixing and studio work I imagine you are in a quiet, soundproofed environment. In that case, I would go open or semi open, as they tend to be more clear and transparent.

As always, see if you can listen to several pairs of headphones in your price range. Get the ones that are most pleasing to your ear... even if they are closed-back! \:\)

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