Decent Headphones for my Head

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by SRCRS, Dec 5, 2012.


  1. SRCRS

    SRCRS

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    Hi All,

    I'm looking into getting a decent/semi-decent set of headphones to plug into my Shuttle 6.0 for practice purposes. Just looking for any opinions on any good models or brands. I pretty much plan on getting some type of studio quality headphone. Also, not looking to break the bank on this one so best bang for the buck suggestions would be nice.

    Thanks!
  2. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    How much are you looking to spend? Some would say that $1k IEM are the best bang for the buck.
  3. prd004

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    Bang for buck is a relative term. If you can afford a pair of AKG K240's get them!
    Amazing natural sound, light as feather and don't pinch, you can wear them for hours and barely know they are on your head. Very durable too, I have two pairs over five years
  4. SRCRS

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    As for price i am looking like sub-$100.

    prd004 i was actually just looking at the AKG K240's they seem awesome. Also i was checking out the K77's and K99's
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  6. Scott549

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    I personally really like the Grado SR-60. I've had mine for about ten year. The current model is the SR-60i, I believe. The SR-80i is supposed to have more bass.
  7. PaulNYC

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    ath-d40fs is a nice set of cans
  8. SRCRS

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    Thanks Scott I'll have to check out those Grado's!

    Ill check out those ath's paul!
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I've been using audio-tecchnia ATH-M40fs's for years customer service is great they replace them without any problems if you have trouble with them and you will see people spending crazy amounts for headphones you can get doll eyes doing a search for the "best studio headphones".
  10. xray

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    Be careful of active or battery powered headphone with a GB - at least my experience with Beats is there's a terrible feedback problem when I tried to use them with my GB 9.0.
  11. SRCRS

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    haha I literally just looked at the M40fs's and liked what I read. for $50 these mite be the winner

    thanks for the warning xray!
  12. NYCbassist

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    Sr-80i's Are pretty comfy the sit flat on the ear as opposed to a larger "cup" style ear piece. Nice Quality for sub $100 USA made cans.
  13. prd004

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    I can't sing enough praise for these cans!!!! I have Sennheisers and Sonys as well but these sound so much better, accurate is a good word.
    I can't stress the lightweight/comfortable issue enough either!

    Nice long cable which plugs in and can be replaced without having to buy new phones!
    (although my original cables still work like new despised years of being rolled over by my studio chairs).
  14. MostlyBass

    MostlyBass Supporting Member

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    I have a pair of Sennheiser HD205 that I really like.

    prd004 - how is the fit of the AKGs? I tried some and the expanding head strap part never felt right.
  15. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    That's a good price they were over a hundred when I got my first pair and they are very comfortable.
  16. mcglyph

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    Whatever you do thoroughly research Beats, before purchase. You could ask me, I think they are crap. Absolute junk. Shoddily made and not a very pleasing sonic bit of inaccuracy.
  17. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    +10000 I had the earbuds and I would take them off and put them in the case after every use and they still broke within a year the connection from the cord to the earpiece is just too weak.
  18. DonaldR

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    Used to practice with accurate studio headphones (Sony MDR-7506): good for mixing but no fun for bass.

    I bought Shure E02 IEM for less that $100 3-4 years ago and really like them. Not accurate and a bit bass heavy. I used them with Line 6 Pod Farm an a Mac and it's doing wonder for me.

    Good thing about IEM it's like if I wasn't "wearing" headphone at all, they feel natural: no headband, no pressure on ears and not hot after long periode of having them on. The secret is the fit, they need to "seal" perfectly to have good bass response.
  19. Kmonk

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    I was looking for an inexpensive pair of headphones a couple of months ago. I wanted something that sounded decent but that I wouldn't be upset if they were lost. I ended buying a set of Ear Pollution for around $50 at Walmart. I was so surprised at how good they sounded that I actually practice my bass through them.
  20. SRCRS

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    Thanks for the info donald!
  21. prd004

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    That's the whole point, it feels like nothing is on your head. They are made so you can spend hours in the studio with them on. Try that with a snug pair that grip your head

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