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#182946 - 11/11/07 10:57 AM Headphones?
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
I am currently looking at purchasing a new set of headphones. I was leaning towards "Sennheiser HD650" (I always had good experiences with that company with 3 headsets so far in the past 20 years).

Are any of you familiar with anything new in recent years that would make me change my default decision?

Thanks in advance.
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#182950 - 11/11/07 11:25 AM Re: Headphones? [Re: EFalardeau]
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Where is Rich when you need him \:\) I currently use a set of Grado 325is. These have been my favorite so far. I have tried some Senns in the past but not the higher end models. The ones I have tried, up to the HD570s, seem dark and not as alive as the Grado models, SR 60s iGrado and the 325s, that I have.

The AKGs are also a very good brand to look into. I have a set of AKG K501s that sound very good. Not as good as the Grados imo though.

Are you going to be running a headphone amp?
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#182956 - 11/11/07 11:31 AM Re: Headphones? [Re: Wid]
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If you go with the Senns, I'd recommend a headphone amp, or a receiver or preamp with a beefy headphone section. Those Senns are somewhat hard to drive. The Grados will give you a bit more versatility in terms of power supply.

Like Wid said, hopefully Rich will be along.
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#182961 - 11/11/07 11:39 AM Re: Headphones? [Re: St_PatGuy]
EFalardeau Offline
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I was planning to use them solely as headphones for my Onkyo-805 and mostly to get the best out of SACDs on headphones. Waiting for Rich...


Edited by EFalardeau (11/11/07 11:42 AM)
Edit Reason: silly mistakes
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#182963 - 11/11/07 11:41 AM Re: Headphones? [Re: EFalardeau]
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Eric, check out head-fi.org. Lots of good info there. Actually, Rich (F107plus5) spends a lot of time there. I'd make it a clickable link, but it looks like the site's down for right now.


Edited by St_PatGuy (11/11/07 11:43 AM)
Edit Reason: added Rich's screen name
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#182964 - 11/11/07 11:43 AM Re: Headphones? [Re: EFalardeau]
Wid Offline
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I'm talkin with him right now. He'll be on shortly.


Edited by wid (11/11/07 11:47 AM)
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#182965 - 11/11/07 11:44 AM Re: Headphones? [Re: Wid]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Man, talk about service!


Err, you got a typo.
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#182967 - 11/11/07 11:46 AM Re: Headphones? [Re: Wid]
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 Originally Posted By: wid

He'll be on shorty.


As opposed to....????
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#182968 - 11/11/07 11:48 AM Re: Headphones? [Re: RickF]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Whoops, it's fixed
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#182970 - 11/11/07 11:50 AM Re: Headphones? [Re: Wid]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Loc: Glendale, Arizona
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Edited by St_PatGuy (11/11/07 12:27 PM)
Edit Reason: poor judgement in humor
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