Login / Register
 
Best headphones for classical music under 200$ ?
New Reply
Subscribe
Hoontar
Thread Starter
#1
23rd April 2012
Old 23rd April 2012
  #1
Gear interested
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 4

Thread Starter
Hoontar is offline
Best headphones for classical music under 200$ ?

Hey does anyone have any recommendations for a headphone that will do a great job of presenting classical music for under 200$ ? It seems a number of the popular headphones in that price range (eg. ATH-M50) are known for being less-than-ideal for classical music. Suggestions?

Thanks.
#2
23rd April 2012
Old 23rd April 2012
  #2
Lives for gear
 
celticrogues's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,129

celticrogues is offline
I have a pair of Grado SR125 that I think sound great - I don't use them primarily for classical music but I have listened to classical through them and think they sound very nice. They are well balanced and have a great sense of depth.

They can be had for around $150.

Cheers!
-Mike
__________________
"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"

Mike Fowler

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3451358

reverbrecording@gmail.com
www.mobileadrny.com
#3
24th April 2012
Old 24th April 2012
  #3
Lives for gear
 
Liquid Shadow's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Posts: 624

Liquid Shadow is offline
For under $100. The AKG K240 is another great option. I use the K271 MkII but it's a lot more expensive than the K240. Worth checking out.
__________________

Opus Zero Recording and Audio
www.opuszeroaudio.com
#4
24th April 2012
Old 24th April 2012
  #4
Lives for gear
 
GZsound's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,558

GZsound is offline
I am a big fan of Sennheiser HD280's for any kind of music. I have used them for mixing all kinds of music from rock to the blues to bluegrass to singer songwriter to big band standards.
__________________
Mark G.
#5
24th April 2012
Old 24th April 2012
  #5
Gear interested
 
jenniferjoerge's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: 14284 Wynhollow Downs Ln, Apt 320 Charlotte, NC 28277-1372
Posts: 1

jenniferjoerge is offline
So how is the sound quality of Sennheiser HD280's, is it working fine with all kind of music???
__________________
granite in Florida
#6
24th April 2012
Old 24th April 2012
  #6
Lives for gear
 
frans's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Bavaria, Germany
Posts: 2,613

frans is offline
If there is a best piece of hardware for a certain task then it is known as such. If there isn't, then it could be a question of quality and personal taste. Me thinks in this case you should go to a store and try headphones.
__________________
GS fun: people who can't drive ask other people who can't drive if they should buy a 12 ton truck or a BMW. Then ask somebody from Berlin (with a map of Moscow) for the way to the train station in Hongkong. Somebody stresses the importance of grabbing the steering wheel with one hand only, as Bruce Swedien was reported to have done that 1986, while reversing into his driveway.
If want to check some tasteful piece of art I was involved, here: https://soundcloud.com/frans_13/organtransplant
#7
24th April 2012
Old 24th April 2012
  #7
Lives for gear
 
GZsound's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,558

GZsound is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by jenniferjoerge View Post
So how is the sound quality of Sennheiser HD280's, is it working fine with all kind of music???
They work great for me. Very even sound, not hyped bass but clean and clear. Pretty much what I hear with the headphones sounds the same on my monitor system.
#8
24th April 2012
Old 24th April 2012
  #8
Gear interested
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 21

Send a message via Skype™ to peter5992
peter5992 is offline
I'm very fond of my Sennheiser HD280s as well -- they work well with any style. I myself listen mostly to classical music. They are decent to mix with, as well (as far as headphones go).
Hoontar
Thread Starter
#9
27th April 2012
Old 27th April 2012
  #9
Gear interested
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 4

Thread Starter
Hoontar is offline
Went with the AKG 240 mkii - so far they sound great.
#10
27th April 2012
Old 27th April 2012
  #10
Lives for gear
 
Liquid Shadow's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Posts: 624

Liquid Shadow is offline
Glad you like them! There aren't a lot of love for AKG headphones on this forum but I swear by my K271 MKII.
#11
8th June 2012
Old 8th June 2012
  #11
Gear interested
 
MatthewSimpson's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Posts: 1

MatthewSimpson is offline
Hi Hoontar! With classical music you want your headphones to have a wide and deep soundstage. It helps give you that sense of expansiveness that classical music does so well. Open backed headphones are best for this because it gives you more of that "being there" feeling.
My favorite open backed headphones under $200 is the Sennheiser HD518s. I love Sennheiser's soundstage.
There's also the Klipsch Image S4s earphones, which are just plain old awesome at everything they do.
hope this helps!
__________________
Classical Music Headphones
New Reply Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook  Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter  Submit Thread to LinkedIn LinkedIn  Submit Thread to Google+ Google+ 
 
Topic:
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter / Forum
Replies
0VU / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
18
fafalio / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
43
TLMUSIC / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
32
juan162 / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
1
willi1203 / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
2

Forum Jump

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.