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Discussion in 'Accessories [BG] - NEW!' started by nilorius, Apr 15, 2018.
What would be the best headphones to play the bass on ? I think the best ones are Beyerdynamic DT770
Not sure they're the "best" (that's purely subjective) but I love my AKG K240s.
I mean......through the mixer.
Agree on both accounts. The "best" is subjective and AKG's are good.
I have to use my headphones daily. I live in a paper thin walled condo and all my woodshedding is done through headphones. I found my AKG headphones for $49 at Guitar Center. They were fairly decent and served their purpose but fell apart after a year of hard use. I upgraded to $149 Audio-Technica and they are great.
Generally speaking, the more you pay, the better the quality.
Could be !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I actually use VOX and as long as I don't bump everything up I really like the sounds. If I go past say 7 they start to distort
I recently had to ship my big amp out of my flat as a neighbour 2 doors / houses up was kicking up a stink, even tho well turned down . Yeah it travels, bassier than a bassy thing. I now use a smaller 20w amp with JVC bass headphones. Big amp is now in a location where I can crank it up. Headphones work okay but nothing like the real thing. The big amp has no headphone socket and on the 20w the speaker is knackered anyway so worked out kind of okay. Laurence
I haven't really tried out different headphones to seriously compare them. I do most of my practicing through a mixer with a pair of Sennheiser HD100s, and am very happy with them.
another vote for K240's - super comfortable and great full-range sound. They go for $50 now, but used to be high end and cost over $100; as far as I can tell they are exactly the same. I've got a pair that's 20 years old still working great, but I go pretty easy on my gear...
I've been looking for something more portable but still with good sound. I've tried a few consumer grade phones that were way too bass heavy. Thinking I may try another old school studio standard, the Sony 7506 - the earpieces fold so they look like they would take up about half the space of my K240s. Would be interested to hear anyone else's experience with them.
I use Sony MDR-7506 and love them. Your bass sounds like it should and the cost is not crazy high. If my pair fails, I will probably just get another set.
I'm very happy with my Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones. I have 2 of them.
Another vote for atc m50x
Do anyone feels like the bass sounds WAY better when running through a headset/headphone rather than the amp itself? I practice with a small 25wts Fender Rumble v3 and sounds ok, but when plugged into the headphones it is like a totally different animal!
This is not about bass amps, but directly about headphones.
I have a pair of Beyerdynamic DT990 Premiums, and I LOVE them. (example below of the ones I mean)
I also have a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50x. While I think the ATH-M50x are awesome headphones for the money, and I love my pair, I personally much prefer using the DT990s when playing bass. The difference for me is the open back design on the DT990s. I find them MUCH less fatiguing to wear over longer periods of time practicing with headphones compared to the ATH-M50x (which are closed back rather than open back). All that low frequency pounding your ears really feels better with the open design, at least to me. It just feels more natural and less overwhelming to me. More like playing through an actual amp. I've also found that they don't leak nearly as much sound out as I expected, which is a bonus.
Seriously though, sometimes I forget I have these things on. I also like being able to hear other things and feel less "pressure" on my head when I'm at home practicing.
Honestly, I've liked this pair so much that I'm curious to try a pair of DT 1990 Pros, though they are much more expensive.
Hope this helps! I can't stress the open design enough.. it really made a difference for me. Doesn't even necessarily have to be these Beyerdynamics, but I'd try out an open back pair for sure as an option.
Another 7506 user here. I've used them for years. Good, accurate sound. Not boomy like many consumer headpgones.
DT990 would best, when i tried the them, all will sound perfect.
Try the Phil Jones headphones... they tend to recreate the bass amp sound better than most other cans... I have tried a few other headphones but the PJB headphones seem a tad but better... technically they are designed for this...
I found the opposite. My cheapo Sennheiser 457s sound better and more natural.
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