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Old 15th September 2008
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I'm still deciding — sp many options (which is a good thing).

Gotta get to the 'big smoke' soon and have a hands-on, err, heads-on, look / feel / listen...
Old 16th September 2008
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For those of you that like the Proline 750s, did you listen to the 2500s? What do you think of the difference in sound? I wonder how these would compare to the Beyer DT880s and Senn's HD600s.
Old 10th December 2008
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i love my sony mdr 7506's, although they hurt your ears like a mofo after about 2 hours of wearing them. i also have a pair of ultrasone proline 750's and i can wear them for the whole day. no problem.
Old 11th December 2008
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Audio Technica ATH-M40fs

Comfy!! Even when you gotta have them on all day.
Easily replacable parts if anything gets worn out or broken.
Great bass extension without sounding over hyped.

Definitely worth looking into.
Where can I get some replacement earpads?
Old 11th December 2008
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Let me know if anyone finds anything that's actually more comfy and sounds better and less fatiguing than the Denon AH-D2000.
A good pair of nearfields?heh


Sorry...couldn't resist.
Old 11th December 2008
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hd 280s are nice, if you have the green get the 650s, best ive ever had even before the cardas cable upgrade
Old 12th December 2008
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- Its not really possible to do a good mix on headphones, it always sounds terrible through speakers!
Old 14th January 2009
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Resurrecting this thread...

I'm definitely weary of the responses I might get, since many of the responses thus far are utter bullsh:t

I own 7506's and HD280s...

Both are a TERRIBLE option for any extended period. I have very small ears, so I can't blame it on "oh, they squish my big ears"

Also, the Sony makes everything sound GREAT (not what I want) and I'm not super fond of the HD280's sound either (although what I do on there, does always sound good when I through it up on the monitors)

I want to spend less than $400 (would be nice to do it for $200-$250)

The most important thing is that they're super comfortable and not physically or aurally fatiguing...

Sennheiser HD595
Sennheiser HD600
BeyerDynamic DT770
Denon AH-D2000


Anyone own these are anything else that is worthy to produce on (and some non-crucial mixing!)

The catch is -- can you work them for long periods? I mean hours and hours? (with low volume of course!)

Please help me with my purchase -- I have no where to go "try them on".. if I don't like what I buy, I'll have to sell used or put up with it :(
Old 14th January 2009
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I own a pair of AKG K701 (You can get them at $253 from DjDeals.com).
They are splendid. They do have a long burn-in period - 300hrs+.
They have a wide soundstage, and are warm, soundwise, not sterile.

The problem is that they don't feel to me as the most comfortable headphones, but I am one that strives for quality rather than comfort.
Some people stated that these are very comfortable. I guess it depends on each person's preference.

Really splendid headphones.

Cheers.
Old 14th January 2009
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I own a pair of AKG K701 (You can get them at $253 from DjDeals.com).
They are splendid. They do have a long burn-in period - 300hrs+.
They have a wide soundstage, and are warm, soundwise, not sterile.

The problem is that they don't feel to me as the most comfortable headphones, but I am one that strives for quality rather than comfort.
Some people stated that these are very comfortable. I guess it depends on each person's preference.

Really splendid headphones.

Cheers.
Heard good and bad things about these, thx for offering your thoughts.. I will add these to my considered list!

Is there a standard way to burn in headphones without using them?? eg, just leave them plugged in playing pink noise and mid-volume for days and days?
Old 15th January 2009
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sony 7506's over here

i use the sony's when tracking sometimes for critical listening and for panning checking but my engineer never uses headphones for mixing until he's almost done just to double/triple check things so I can't comment on whether or not they're useful for all-out mixing
Old 15th January 2009
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i've been liking the equation audio rp21's...

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/equ...review-233707/
Old 15th January 2009
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i use the sony's when tracking sometimes for critical listening and for panning checking but my engineer never uses headphones for mixing until he's almost done just to double/triple check things so I can't comment on whether or not they're useful for all-out mixing
They're terrible.. they are super hyped (everything sounds good in them) and they physically hurt your ears after awhile (quite comfortable for short periods tho)

but ya, their sound fatigues your ears quickly...
Old 15th January 2009
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This sounds very promising!!

How do you find the comfort on your ears after long sessions? Have ever worn them 4+ hours?
Old 15th January 2009
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I've had my Senn 600s for a minute now, and I may have posted in this thread that they are uncomfortable... but now at this point, I don't even notice it. They're fine.

Hope that helps.
Old 15th January 2009
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ANYONE SAY BEYERDYNAMIC DT770....

CALLING ALL EARS heh
Old 15th January 2009
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I got the Ultrasone 750 proline headphones, they're like two pillows on my ears. Damn comfy! The sound great too, very detailed and especially good for checking that low end detail.
Old 15th January 2009
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I have the Beyer DT 990 pro and I like them a lot!! (hello people btw).
Old 16th January 2009
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PLEASE get sennheiser hd280s
these are REALLY comfy for closed-ear and they are my phones of choice in any range.

they may take a few weeks to wear in
+1 I love em, so I bought a couple more!
Old 16th January 2009
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+1 I love em, so I bought a couple more!
The Senn HD280s are bad recommendation for this thread.. I own 2 pairs.. they're fine for tracking, and short time (a few hours max) production/mixing

NOT comfy for long periods.. physically hurt ur ears
Old 12th March 2009
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delayed response...

yes i have worn these for over four hours. actually done this pretty often. never even thought about them getting uncomfortable. and when i do finally take them off i don't feel like i had just been walking in a vacuum for 4 hours.
Old 12th March 2009
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yes i have worn these for over four hours. actually done this pretty often. never even thought about them getting uncomfortable. and when i do finally take them off i don't feel like i had just been walking in a vacuum for 4 hours.
What cans?
Old 12th March 2009
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posted earlier...
Old 12th March 2009
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Ohh yeah sorry. It's early here - time for coffee...
Old 13th March 2009
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wow, no one mentioned the Grado's...are we in the Low End Theory forum dfegad

But to be fair, he did say comfortable....but these gotta be rated some of the best mixing headphones of all times...Screw comfortable, lets go for accurate and suffer for the cause of the greater goodtutt
Old 13th March 2009
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wow, no one mentioned the Grado's...
re-read the thread and you'll find a surprise
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