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Title: Headphones your all using
Post by: Timmahh on May 01, 2004, 11:50:17 pm
Hi all, I'm interested in what everyone is using for headphones while recording. not just at the desk, but what do you have the performers using, drummers, singers, guts, bass, keys, horns ect....
Timmahh
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: oudplayer on May 02, 2004, 01:26:31 am
Sennheiser 280s all around... if you shop around, can find them for $69.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: Rautio on May 02, 2004, 05:03:07 am
Audio-Technica ATH-M40Fs for zee artiste, while I stick to Beyerdynamic DT250. I would buy a bunch of Sennheiser HD25
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hargerst on May 02, 2004, 10:24:27 am
I got tired of headphones blowing out, or being stepped on by musicians during tracking, so I started selling some I found that do the job for cheap (like $20 each).  They're called MoreMe Headphones, and they're cheap and easily replaced.

See: http://moreme.info for more details.  

So far, there's about a 1,000+ pair out there with very few complaints.

No, they're not as good as the Sennheisers, AKGs, or the big Sonys, but they're good enough for tracking, and they're loud and rugged, with pretty decent isolation.

For critical listening, I use a pair of open backed R/S Nova 67s, or the Grado R80s.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: j.hall on May 02, 2004, 03:31:32 pm
i use whatever the studio i booked has for tracking

i see sony's more then anything....

harvey, what do you think of your grados?

i really want to get a pair and have heard that the SR80's are great but for a little more money you can get better bass response with the 225's

what are you thoughts?
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hargerst on May 02, 2004, 05:23:24 pm
j.hall wrote on Sun, 02 May 2004 14:31

i use whatever the studio i booked has for tracking

i see sony's more then anything....

harvey, what do you think of your grados?

i really want to get a pair and have heard that the SR80's are great but for a little more money you can get better bass response with the 225's

what are you thoughts?
The Sony's are pretty much the standard for tracking, but I think they're pretty hyped in the top end - at least for my tastes.

The Grados are wonderful, but unusable for serious decision making - they literally make everything sound great.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: Innominandum on May 02, 2004, 08:32:04 pm
hargerst wrote on Sun, 02 May 2004 15:23

The Grados are wonderful, but unusable for serious decision making - they literally make everything sound great.


Have you heard the RS1's? I'm seriously looking to getting a pair of those but I'm not interested if they have that problem.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hargerst on May 03, 2004, 01:42:02 am
Dylan Bowker wrote on Sun, 02 May 2004 19:32

hargerst wrote on Sun, 02 May 2004 15:23

The Grados are wonderful, but unusable for serious decision making - they literally make everything sound great.


Have you heard the RS1's? I'm seriously looking to getting a pair of those but I'm not interested if they have that problem.



They may work great for you; to me, they just made everything sound so good, I couldn't use them for serious evaluations.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: j.hall on May 03, 2004, 10:00:00 am
hmmmmmmm

what are you using for mix phones?
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hargerst on May 03, 2004, 10:45:48 am
j.hall wrote on Mon, 03 May 2004 09:00

hmmmmmmm

what are you using for mix phones?

For the most part, I don't use mix phones.  For a mix that "seems" to translate fairly well (for me), I like the open backed Radio Shack Optimus Nova 67, made by Koss.  They're comfortable, and I don't hear any hype in any of the frequency bands.  

They really have an "unglamorous" sound, very neutral.

I know, I know - they're cheap, not very prestigious, and they have a dinky cord, but they work well for me.

For tracking, the $20 MoreMe's have worked out great and saved me hundreds of dollars in broken phones over the last year. (I currently have about 5 broken Sony 7506's, 8 broken Koss Rock and Roll Hall of Fame phones, and 5 broken Grado SR-60's and SR-80's.)
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: Jan Folkson on May 03, 2004, 05:06:58 pm
I've got the Grado RS1s and they're great, but as Harvey has pointed out they kinda make everything sound great.  George was quoted as saying "you can hear the grass grow in them".   I do use them sometimes for another perspective on balances but never for eqing or anything like that.

They're great just to listen to music on and once you've really gotten to know them they can be helpful in mixing.

YMMV.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: Fibes on May 03, 2004, 05:46:29 pm
I'm using some crappy 25 dollar Koss' for tracking right now. All my good phones have shit the bed so I took the approach of buying cheap ones for a change and only breaking out the good stuff for when it matters. I'll be damned if the crappy ones aren't better for the bands, haven't broken in the 2 years I've had them and simply sound better than the AKGs and Sony stuff when pushed to tracking levels.

I look forward to trying the More Me phones but my Koss' are still in business.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: Tone Laborer on May 04, 2004, 11:21:31 am
Sony 7506, damn nice $100 phones...
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: jakabo on May 05, 2004, 09:15:51 pm
I had a chance to listen to Harvey's phones a while back (Lord you around?)
One thing they seemed to have was a little better iso than most cheap phones. I'll definitely get 2 or 3 pairs next time we need some. If they were available when we bought our last round we probably would have gotten them.

I'm going with the "tracking phones are a disposable commodity" idea. We give people a choice, $20 behringer's or $20 AKG's. These seem perfectly usable given the price range and the behringers seem to be relatively comfortable for longer periods of use. Also there was a review in the last TapeOp about some cheap Sennheisers.

We have the 7506 and Senn 525 (the 525 is open) for reference. Oh, nobody who has been offered has chosen the sony's over the cheapies for tracking fwiw. I prefer the sennheiser to the sony for listening.

I do want to try etymotic or the new shure ear buds under shooting muffs if I can ever scrounge the cash. For myself when I'm tracking and I figure on the days I'm miking/engineering alone it would be easier/quicker to wear this get up and move a mic while the clients are playing than the move, playback, move, playback, routine. Anyone tried this?

Ken
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: Timmahh on May 09, 2004, 03:38:28 pm
Well it sounds like spending the mulah for the quality phones for tracking is a bit overkill.  Looks like i ll be giving harvey an order for some of the MoreMe Studios, as we ( the guys i work with) prefer a bit more bass response.  and at 30 bux each, as he said, it wont break the piggy bank,  i like the 25 foot extensions as well.  one can never get far enough away from the headphone amp....lol. Kool, very good replys and information peeps!!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
here s to GOOD RECORDING and NO HEADACHES.
Timmahh
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hargerst on May 09, 2004, 04:41:19 pm
The other nice thing about the MoreMe's is that you can try them for 30 days or so to see if you really like them. If you don't like 'em, return them for a full refund.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: testtone on May 11, 2004, 11:34:04 am
I've been using Sony 7506's which seem to be the "standard mid-price" headphones around - the drummers i work with typically want to use the "iso phones" or whatever they're called which look like the kind of ear muff's you'd use when using a chain saw or going to a nascar race. The drummers like them cause you can crank the click into them with minimal bleed into the mics. I've always liked the sound of the grado's but find them uncomfortable to wear. Just my $.02
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hargerst on May 11, 2004, 12:01:00 pm
testtone wrote on Tue, 11 May 2004 10:34

I've always liked the sound of the grado's but find them uncomfortable to wear. Just my $.02


Yup, the Grados are damned uncomfortable, but people put up with that because of the great sound.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: josh on May 12, 2004, 12:51:09 pm
FWIW I got some AKG K-44s for tracking and they really are crappy sounding headphones.  Terrifically comfortable.  No high end, flubby low-mid, sound kind of like you're listening through a toilet-paper-tube.  For tracking they are ok, though, since they isolate pretty well and keep the click track from bleeding into the mics.  I need to open them up and see if I can pack the cups with foam or something and clean up that lower mid.

I love my Radio Shack Nova 71's.  $18.  How can you go wrong?  They sound terrific.  My favorite for sound.  They are uncomfortable though.  I wish I had 10 pairs of these.  The stink for isolation, you can hear the click track bleeding.  

I have had a pair of Sony 7506's for about 13 years.  They have a ton of top end, a little hyped.  Still for mic placement in a home studio on bright instruments such as drum kit or acoustic guitar, they're hard to beat.  They have so much bottom end dynamic range that every rough mix I make using them comes off with about 10x as much bottom end as can be handled by any loudspeaker.  You easily get fooled into turning these up too loud and blowing your ears for the day, because they don't distort or sound mean at all when you crank them.

Gotta try some Nova 67's.

I agree about Grado headphones, they are wonderful for listening, euphonic, and totally unusable for finding anything wrong with something.  I'd think for editing they'd be killer.  Unfatiguing and pleasant.  Or just for listening to CDs on my laptop.

Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: chrisrnps on May 12, 2004, 10:19:34 pm

Sony MDR7506's, AKG K240's, and Beyer DT48's here - they all have their plusses and minuses; the 7506's seem 'smiley face EQ' hypey, the AKG's seem 'extended' but the impedance practically requires and beefy outboard headphone amp, and the Beyers are 'old reliable built like tanks' standbys, and have really good isolation and midrange detail, but are a little lacking in the 'mad booty bass' department. However this is somewhat mitigated by the stuff-that's-plastic-on-most-headphones-is-metal-on-these construction, which is kinda nice.






Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: debuys on May 22, 2004, 03:36:35 am
I have 4 Fostex T40's and a Pair of T50'2. None of them are over 3 years old and all of them have issues. Part of the reason they all have issues is they fall of a head banger or lean and bob players head. Headphones that fall off someones head have a tendancy to eventually find thier feet. All but 2 of my Fostex headphones have lost the part that prevents the earcup from flopping around. Ironic part is when I bought these one of the reasons was the replaceable cable. At least that part is still good.

I bought two pair of Signal Line Headphones from a distributer at around $20 each. They are loud, soso at bleed, and cheap $80 list. The cable is nice and long wich is a plus. They seem solid for the money and I figure if a client destroys a pair I can get reimbursed on the spot.

I have a pair of Sonys at home. I like them best.

Here's on a (1 to 10) scale what I have for the dollar

T40's ($90) (6)
T50 ($100) (5)
Signal Line ($20) (6)
Sony ($80) (7)

I'm not sure I can say run out and grab anything that I have. I don't know the model name of the Signal Lines or the Sonys.

Robert
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: spankenstein on May 24, 2004, 04:19:26 pm
I had some of the Radio Shack ones that Harvey was talking about... they got broke by a singer on a session.

I bought 4 pair of the MoreMes. I haven't ever mixed on headphones and other than tracking have never used any in the studio. The MoreMes have been great for tracking though. Been thrown around and stepped on. Some complaints about being a "head vice."
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hargerst on May 24, 2004, 05:39:50 pm
You can bend the wire earcup supports to reduce the "head vice" effect on the MoreMe's.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: spankenstein on May 24, 2004, 05:47:41 pm
Most have gotten used to it. Everyone has been aprehensive about bending them. I've got a small head so it was never a problem for me.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: rwhitney on June 22, 2004, 04:57:44 am
The Ultrasone HFI650s are nice, but pricey at $200 each. They have much better isolation than the 7506s, and I tend to prefer them for most things; though I do like the Sonys, and the Sennheiser HD280s, too. The 7506s are brighter, which can be an advantage in some cases. I like to give the musicians the best sounding cue mix possible, so I've spent hella cash on headphones.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hargerst on June 22, 2004, 06:56:46 pm
rwhitney wrote on Tue, 22 June 2004

I like to give the musicians the best sounding cue mix possible, so I've spent hella cash on headphones.

I found musicians really don't care about "the best sounding cue mix possible" - they just wanna be able to hear themselves, so I came up with the MoreMe headphones, designed to cut back on the really low bottom end, and let the mid and high end detail stand out.  That's also why we have the Oz headphone mixer in the small studio, and the Rane headphone system in the big studio - everybody gets their own individual headphone mix.

The short cord on the phones turned out to be a plus, since it keeps the connector off the floor, eliminating the chance of it being stepped on.  And, when musicians see that they say "Studio Headphones" right on them, they figure the phones MUST be made strictly for studio use, since they won't see them at music stores or Walmart.


Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hollywood_steve on June 22, 2004, 10:10:43 pm
This is one of those things that makes me scratch my head.  I've been playing and recording long enough to have spent a lot of time wearing Sony, AKG, Sennheiser and other phones, and none of them comes near the Beyer line for audio quality, build quality and reliability.  I went with the 770s but I've used the 250s and even the old 100s and would choose any of them over the competition.  What is it that the rest of you don't like about the Beyers?
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: Eliott James on June 23, 2004, 12:41:44 am
Just picked a pair of Beyer DT 770 Pro a week ago. Love 'em. Good isolation for tracking -18 to 20 dB. Good and detailed for finding problem freqs. Presents a good representation of the mix, too. Easy to listen to. Those are for me, though. Anyone else uses Radio Shacks. Harvey's are good too for tracking but that's it. (Sorry Harvey, they don't sound good, but that's not what they're for, are they?)
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: Rob G on June 26, 2004, 06:02:10 pm
All,

Myself, & my staff use the Sennheiser HD600's for reference listening, & Sony MDR 7506's for session work(I.E.:musicians cue mixes).

Rob G.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hargerst on June 26, 2004, 06:55:05 pm
EJ wrote

Harvey's are good too for tracking but that's it. (Sorry Harvey, they don't sound good, but that's not what they're for, are they?)

Well, I don't think they sound too bad, but yes, they're strictly for any situation where there's a good chance the phones will get damaged.  They're cheap, rugged, and almost disposable.  And the service (if they do go bad) is first rate. Very Happy
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: Toby M on July 19, 2004, 12:58:33 pm
I'm a big fan of sennheisers, but i will buy some pairs of beyerdynamics soon. I've ruined more Akg:s and Sony's than i remember and as they are difficult to repair nicely some of the drivers have ended up in construction worker types of earprotectors. Quite ugly but they sure can take a lot of beating. /T
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: invisibl on August 01, 2004, 06:19:05 am
Yeah, I have the DT770 's too.

I find I have problems with interpreting the lows

But nothing seems to be hidden

Get's steamy hot after a while
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: rwhitney on August 01, 2004, 11:06:27 pm
The more I use the Ultrasone 600s the more I like them, though it's too soon to tell how durable they are since I've only been using them a few times a week for the last several months.  My clients and university users are all pretty conscientiuos, too, so that may not apply to your situation.

But what phones should I have on hand for musicians who don't want to mess up their hair?  I'm serious; one of my regular singers wants something that is light and unobtrusive (if that's the word) and won't mess up her hair.  Still it'll need good isolation since she's overdubbing vocals to a track. Maybe some kind of in-ear monitor?  Confused
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: johnnywiz on August 02, 2004, 04:35:16 am
Anybody still using Sony MDR V6's?
I have a couple pair left over from the live humhead days that I'll throw on for tracking.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hargerst on August 02, 2004, 07:26:32 pm
rwhitney wrote on Sun, 01 August 2004 22:06

The more I use the Ultrasone 600s the more I like them, though it's too soon to tell how durable they are since I've only been using them a few times a week for the last several months.  My clients and university users are all pretty conscientiuos, too, so that may not apply to your situation.

But what phones should I have on hand for musicians who don't want to mess up their hair?  I'm serious; one of my regular singers wants something that is light and unobtrusive (if that's the word) and won't mess up her hair.  Still it'll need good isolation since she's overdubbing vocals to a track. Maybe some kind of in-ear monitor?  Confused
Have her put the phones on upside down, with the headband tucked under her chin.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: rwhitney on August 02, 2004, 11:36:07 pm
Many thanks Harvey,

I've seen people do that but thought it looked awkward.  But if that's the best way, I'll ask her to try it.

Best regards,

Ross
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hargerst on August 03, 2004, 12:16:45 am
She will love you for the suggestion.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: bunnerabb on August 25, 2004, 04:43:43 am
I've been using 7506's for about two years for "can refs" while doing the odd mix, but the high end sizzle is just too inaccurate for getting anything you wont have to re-do, later.

I'm looking at Beyers.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: King Whistle on September 02, 2004, 02:44:11 pm
Koss R80s for the band,
(AKG K240 sometimes for the drummer who likes open back),
singers usually like the hyped bass in the Sony MDR V600,
Grado SR60 or E7 in-ears for me,

for all the abuse studio cans take during tracking, I'm going with cheap cans from now on. I've had no complaints with the Koss R80s.

Thaddeus.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: PooFlinginMonkey on September 19, 2004, 11:49:27 pm
Just ordered (seconds ago) the More Me's on a whim but will probably go with the Grado SR325s if I ever do decide to do a headphone mix.............if they prove comfortable enough.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hargerst on September 20, 2004, 12:59:34 am
PooFlinginMonkey wrote on Sun, 19 September 2004 22:49

Just ordered (seconds ago) the More Me's on a whim but will probably go with the Grado SR325s if I ever do decide to do a headphone mix.............if they prove comfortable enough.
Your order is already boxed, labeled, and ready to out Monday morning, so you should have them by Wednesday.  

The Grados are hard for me to mix on - they make everything sound too good.  You turn a knob way up on the board and listen, then ya go, "Hmmm, that sounds good, too".
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: Bo on January 28, 2005, 05:37:32 pm
I traded a piece of crap Behringer 4 ch mixer for a pair of Audio technica AT-M40fs and I can say they sound pretty alright.

Also, the beyers sound better than the sonys to me.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: Mark Knopfler on January 31, 2005, 09:18:02 am
I am using a behringer for the musicians but the click track is always leaking into drum microphones. I need something with better isolation. If anyone knows something better please let me know.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hargerst on January 31, 2005, 01:13:38 pm
you can order the MoreMe headphones and try them for 30 days risk free.  If you don't like them, return them for a full refund.

http://MoreMe.info
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: archtop on January 31, 2005, 07:47:47 pm
I love my Grado's

but comfort is not their strong suit
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: steve_halko on February 01, 2005, 05:16:00 pm
I just bought 5 of the MoreMe headphones - great for tracking.

I'm curious about one thing though - they are advertised as having removable earpieces, so that 2 people can use one set of phones.

I could find no way to remove the earpieces - and even if I could, the little wire attached to them looks like it would not allow them to be moved far enough away from the headpiece to allow use by a second person.

Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hargerst on February 01, 2005, 08:28:58 pm
steve_halko wrote on Tue, 01 February 2005 16:16

I just bought 5 of the MoreMe headphones - great for tracking.

I'm curious about one thing though - they are advertised as having removable earpieces, so that 2 people can use one set of phones.

I could find no way to remove the earpieces - and even if I could, the little wire attached to them looks like it would not allow them to be moved far enough away from the headpiece to allow use by a second person.

Pull the metal slide adjusters (that hold the headphone cup to the headband) all the way out.  With the top of the headphone cup pressed against the sliders, pull the slider out of one side of the cup, and then do the same to the other side of the cup.  Do the same thing to the other ear cup.  

With the headband dangling between the two earpieces, you should have about 2' of separation between the earpieces.  Reverse the prodcedure to put them back together.  Be sure to set the phones to mono if you want each singer to hear the same thing, or to Stereo if you want to give them separate feeds.

As long as you extend the metal sliders all the way out, the headphones should come out fairly easy.  And if you break them, I'll replace it.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: steve_halko on February 01, 2005, 10:59:06 pm
Ok - thanx Harvey - yeah that worked, however I get only 12" of separation between the two earpieces. Not a problem though - I don't really foresee using them in that mode -- at that price, if I need to cover more ears, I'll buy more headphones!

Steve
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: SDSMITH on February 02, 2005, 12:27:46 am
For monitoring:Koss PRO-4AAA (the old ones-not the piece of shit they made to satisfy the hip-hop crowd). No-nothing really sounds "great" on them, but in 25 years I've never been suprised when I put the tracks up on a set of main monitors.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: Brendan Thompson on February 02, 2005, 04:24:30 am
jakabo wrote on Thu, 06 May 2004 11:15

I'm going with the "tracking phones are a disposable commodity" idea. We give people a choice, $20 behringer's or $20 AKG's. These seem perfectly usable given the price range and the behringers seem to be relatively comfortable for longer periods of use. Also there was a review in the last TapeOp about some cheap Sennheisers.


Likely the HD202's, which IMHO, smoke the cheap Sony's and AKG's around the same price range. Problems with the cables where they join the earcups though...

debuys wrote on Sat, 22 May 2004 17:36

I have 4 Fostex T40's and a Pair of T50'2.

Ironic part is when I bought these one of the reasons was the replaceable cable. At least that part is still good.


I've had to deal with dodgy cables on the T40's all year at school. It's not the cables that are the problem, rather the way they connect into the left earcup...
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: smallbutfine on April 17, 2005, 12:24:49 pm
I recommend "Vic Firth" headphones for all uses, where it should be "quiet" in- and outside your phones. Never heard such a power and dampening factor before. Sound *is* a little bit coloured but you can get used to it very fast. For studio works i cross check with sennheiser after recording.
They are very cheap (79,-Euro for me). We bought them at thomann/germany and were afraid they won't fit our needs (cheap sound or quality) but after trying out the first evening never thought of giving them back.
A definite "must have" for drummers (means: it is so *closed* and *powerful* as it has be made for it at first) and very recommended as studio phones if you are on budget. And yes, they are *heavy* maybe a little but uncomfortable, but reliable and cheap!

kind regards

Martin
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: hargerst on April 17, 2005, 04:47:47 pm
Well, we now have a European distributor, so our evil empire is expanding.  You can get MoreMe's from:

http://www.audioagencyeurope.com

The Standard phones sell for 20,-Euro, and the Deluxe model sells for 25,-Euro.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: lharless on May 28, 2005, 06:56:21 pm
i use the mdr 7506.

i own one pair.  and i also use a set of ofstex t20rp's for some things too.  but they're not as nie as the sony's.

in my opinion...
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: daQuad on May 30, 2005, 04:41:29 pm
I think this was kicked around on whatever works, but this seems a good thread for the archive, eh? That said;

Beyer DT770 - Great upper midrange definition w/big boomy bass, good seal for less leakage. Comfortable but hot  $200-ish

Sennheiser eh2270 - good seal, very smooth and neutral if maybe a bit dull  MY preferrence for tracking right now  $170-ish

AKG K44 - For $20 bucks the seal is OK, real comfortable and easy to adjust, don't tangle in hair. The sound, OK but not great, but a good studio-public disposable, the $30 K55 is a bit more open sounding.

Fostex 44, sound ok, leak in mics, I borroed them a couple of yrs ago, glad i didnt buy em.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: thehaneyplace on August 18, 2008, 12:44:41 pm
I just  found a pair of the “Old Skool” Pro4AAA’s, and they’re already my favorites! Mint condition, I love the padded headband… not just comfortable, but destined to last far longer than the new version that you speak of, with the spongy pad that will probably crumble away in due time. Also like the D shaped cups, as opposed to the newer ones… after all, ain’t that pretty much how yer EARS are shaped?!
Yard sale find, four whole dollars… the kind of thing that gets my tail wagging! A+
Rolling Eyes
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: smallbutfine on August 30, 2008, 08:20:43 pm
Well, my brother and I stumbled over an old headphone in the cellar, a Sennheiser HD250 Linear, and found out it was reissued in an MK2 version. So we bought new cushions (they are really prone to disintegrate) and tested again - wow!
Highly recommended headphones for studio use, even for very very long sessions they are not fatiguing. Reaching very deep (5 Hz in the spec? Does anyone need this?) and very balanced overall. I guess the reissue might be that good as well.
Not too high priced for the value, which is really GREAT.

Kind regards,
Martin
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: Colin Larson on October 28, 2008, 06:44:33 pm
Anyone ever try the sony mdr-v150's?  They're like 20 bucks at walmart and they sound good for the price... I've tried a lot of cheapo headphones and these blow the rest out of the water at their price point.  I've broken and repaired my AKG K240's three times in the time I've had these, and they continue to work flawlessly.

http://www.digitgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/sonymdr.jpg
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: mumbles on November 19, 2008, 11:03:57 am
We just switched to all Fostex.
The 20, the 40 and the 50.
We have a pair of the Extreme Isolation, too.
Some drummers love them.
Title: Re: Headphones your all using
Post by: Shillyer on October 25, 2009, 09:04:39 pm
I use AKG K271 MKII's as my "nice" pair. I use HD202's in situations where I am worried about my headphones or if i am lending them to people. The 202's are a great bang for your buck although the connectors eventually go on them.