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John Ivan

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Really Great Head Phones
« on: May 08, 2006, 12:12:31 pm »

Hey all,,

I'll be looking for a set of phones. {a few really}. I'm thinking 2 set's of tracking phones, {Harvey's maybe?}.

Also, one set of very very good sounding phones that I can learn. I wont really mix on them but I want then to extend in the low and high end and I want them pretty flat.

I'm willing to spend some real Bucks for the good ones.

What are your opinion's regarding "high end" expensive head phones?

Thanks.

I'm leaving AGAIN for a couple days. I'll check back soon.

Thanks again

JI.............................................
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Re: Really Great Head Phones
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2006, 08:54:32 pm »

Not sure if these qualify but i just bought the new AKG K701's and they are really nice. comfortable, great sound, no ear fatigue anymore like from old sony's.

so i am not sure if these are considered high end but they really did the trick for me

got them at headphone.com too
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Re: Really Great Head Phones
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2006, 09:33:38 pm »

Your best resource is http:www.headphone.com

I have a pair of Sennheiser 600s.  The Sennheiser 650s are supposed to be even better for high quality listening.

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Re: Really Great Head Phones
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2006, 10:46:21 am »

Barry Hufker wrote on Mon, 08 May 2006 21:33

Your best resource is http:www.headphone.com

I have a pair of Sennheiser 600s.  The Sennheiser 650s are supposed to be even better for high quality listening.

Barry


Yeah, that's what I heard (from others) but I actually like my Sennheiser 580s better. I'm not sure they fare as well for rock as the 600s or 650s but for acoustic stuff the 580s have all the sound without the hype i found in the 600 & 650s.

As always YMMV.

One thing is for sure, they are all very comfortable.
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Re: Really Great Head Phones
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2006, 10:47:31 am »

I use them for classical and jazz recording.  I find them to be quite true.  I've never heard the 580s.

Barry
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Re: Really Great Head Phones
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2006, 11:24:38 am »

I got tire of replacing headphones in the studio all the time. I got a bunch of the phones from Harvey quite some time ago, figuring I'd be throwing them away after a short time. Well,,, it's been over 2 years, and these things must be weapons grade, because I haven't thrown any of them away yet and still have a large supply of unused phones ready to replace if any should go bad. If someone steps on them, they bend and don't break. They look cheap, and sound OK, but they take a licking and keep on ticking. (anyone remember that commercial?)
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Re: Really Great Head Phones
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2006, 11:44:44 am »

CHANCE wrote on Tue, 09 May 2006 11:24

I got tire of replacing headphones in the studio all the time. I got a bunch of the phones from Harvey quite some time ago, figuring I'd be throwing them away after a short time. Well,,, it's been over 2 years, and these things must be weapons grade, because I haven't thrown any of them away yet and still have a large supply of unused phones ready to replace if any should go bad. If someone steps on them, they bend and don't break. They look cheap, and sound OK, but they take a licking and keep on ticking. (anyone remember that commercial?)


I own a bunch of More Me phones too. They battle it out with my other Koss 20s that cost about the same which aren't quite as robust but are a tad more comfortable for long tracking sessions.

The 580s are for me and me alone.

That said, i have stopped even thinking about buying expensive phones for the artists because they seem to break much faster than the cheap ones and only sound a hair better when cranked.


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Re: Really Great Head Phones
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2006, 12:34:48 pm »

I just got a couple of PM's inquiring about these Headphones. Contact Harvey. He put them on the market just for that reason. (cheap durable cans)
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Re: Really Great Head Phones
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2006, 05:56:31 pm »

You can now buy MoreMe headphones from Fletcher at Mercenary Audio, or Warren at Front End Audio.
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Re: Really Great Head Phones
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2006, 06:44:33 pm »

Thanks all for the replies. I'll look into the Sennheiser  600 series cans for me and, yeah, the more me phones look like they will work great. I too got sick of replacing can's every few months and they don't have to sound GREAT for tracking, just good enough.

Thanks again.

JI........................................
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Re: Really Great Head Phones
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2006, 07:16:13 pm »

I test drove a set of Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO's that were very good. A little more than I wanted to spend right now so I'm sticking with my AKG K240's for now
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Re: Really Great Head Phones
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2006, 07:44:57 pm »

John,

Don't discount the 580s out of hand, I'm very serious about this.
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Re: Really Great Head Phones
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2006, 08:18:25 pm »

Has anyone else here used the Extreme Isolation headphones? I'm a big fan. Drummers love them and they also make headphone bleed nonexistent. They impress clients too, who instantly notice the isolation.

They seem to hold up well - I haven't had a pair go out on me yet after using them for two years. Although I think the aforementioned "impressed clients" do tend to be a bit more respectful of the "special headphones".

My only complaint is that they're really uncomfortable for the first few months of use (they clamp onto your head like a giant pair of vise-grip pliers), although I think I've heard that they've made their newer models more comfortable.

The sound quality is ok, good enough for tracking purposes.

-Lance
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Re: Really Great Head Phones
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2006, 12:34:06 pm »

Fibes wrote on Tue, 09 May 2006 18:44

John,

Don't discount the 580s out of hand, I'm very serious about this.



Thanks Kevin. I'll be sure to listen to them. I really want this to be the last set I have to spend a lot of Money on for a WHILE!!. I hope Confused .

Thanks for the tip.

JI............................
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Re: Really Great Head Phones
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2006, 04:41:32 pm »

Vertigo wrote on Tue, 09 May 2006 19:18

Has anyone else here used the Extreme Isolation headphones? I'm a big fan. Drummers love them and they also make headphone bleed nonexistent. They impress clients too, who instantly notice the isolation.

They seem to hold up well - I haven't had a pair go out on me yet after using them for two years. Although I think the aforementioned "impressed clients" do tend to be a bit more respectful of the "special headphones".

My only complaint is that they're really uncomfortable for the first few months of use (they clamp onto your head like a giant pair of vise-grip pliers), although I think I've heard that they've made their newer models more comfortable.

The sound quality is ok, good enough for tracking purposes.

-Lance




I really like these for drum tracking and the insane-volume AC30 tracking...but they sound pretty bad...muffled AND low bass!  I have to jack up the treble and bass on the phones amp.  No big deal.

Icing on the cake: I dig the air traffic controller look they evoke.

Regards,
spoon
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