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Good headphones?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by -Gavin-, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. -Gavin-

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    Right, my situation here is that it's way expensive (nearly the cost of new ones) to post my monitors to my new appartment... and being typical of this fucking country, i don't have a carpet! Hahaha! WHY!? Carpets rock...

    anyway...

    I'm gonna buy some smaller monitors (used to use Event ALP5) or maybe even considering investing in some GOOD headphones... I know folk do amazing mixes with headphones (bob) and i've asked him but any other advice would be great as he's upgrading and would probably make the same thread! Haha!

    Basically, what headphones have a good response and as even as possible frequency spectrum?

    Advice would be great, i know the situation isn't ideal but i can't acoustically treat here for a while and even talking echoes :loco:.
     
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    Going between either them or Sennheiser HD650 at the moment.. can get sennheisers a bit cheaper maybe.. but any other feedback?
     
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    I really like my sennheiser HD215s, so I'm assuming anything of higher quality will be even better.
     
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    See with headphones like the Sennheiser HD650... I'm gonna be connecting to a toneport UX2... will i need a headphone amp or?
     
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    No.
     
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    Kazrog CEO/CTO, Kazrog, Inc.

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    +1 for that. Most amazing headphones ever, a friend of mine has them. Someday I will buy K701s as well...
     
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    Don't they have a stupidly large "break in time"?

    Gonna be using these for mixing for the foreseeable future.
     
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    I also have the AKG K701 and I mainly mix with them. Really good headphones. I don't have experience with any other headphones of this quality to compare though.
     
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    Kazrog CEO/CTO, Kazrog, Inc.

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    Yes, they do. Just leave them hooked up to your iPod when you're asleep or doing other stuff, break them in with metal! :headbang:
     
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    so, my worries, just to make certain...

    ADK/Sennheisers, what difference does a break in ake? don't wanna spend ages with headphones before they are useful...

    and with the toneport UX2, would a headphone amp make stuff sound better or is it pointless?
     
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    Never thought of that :D

    How long is best?
     
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    I've heard about 72 hours before, but I have no idea if that's true!
     
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    I read 300 in a lot of places but frakly, if it takes 12 days of solid music to make them sound good, that can fuck right off... :lol:
     
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    I think it´s pointless. Toneport has a good headphone output level, with individual volume knob. If you are willing to pay for really good headphones and amp maybe you should see if a good small near field monitor (like Yamaha HS50M) isn´t a better deal.
     
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    I never really understood that much of a difference after 300 hours to be honest.
     

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