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Headphone Help......

Post by SteveJCurtis » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:13 pm

Hi Taxi folks!

Need your advice please.

My Beyer DT 150's are falling to bits.
Just new ear pads are about a third the price of the original article.

So, I wonder, should I save my pennies and upgrade to a new set of cans?

But which ones?

Any views gratefully received.

All the best.

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Re: Headphone Help......

Post by andygabrys » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:38 pm

SteveJCurtis wrote:Hi Taxi folks!

Need your advice please.

My Beyer DT 150's are falling to bits.
Just new ear pads are about a third the price of the original article.

So, I wonder, should I save my pennies and upgrade to a new set of cans?

But which ones?

Any views gratefully received.

All the best.
like the Audio Technica MTH-45 but the covering of the earphones has come off over time, mostly all over my face before I go out for the evening (LOL). Mostly they get used for recording, and the occasional ref listen. they were relatively cheap.

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Re: Headphone Help......

Post by NathanNasby » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:27 pm

I have a couple different AKG sets that I really like. The K 240MKII and the K 240. Both are incredibly comfortable for if I'm doing longer recording session work. I don't usually mix with them, but if I compare what I hear in my cans to my near fields I get similar response in frequency range. I could definitely recommend these cans. There are so many out there now though, and lots of reviews on them all to help you make in informed decision on what will give you the best bang for your buck.
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Post by CrimsnSyrn » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:05 pm

Many folks have recommended ATH-M50s which I got and should come with a warning sticker. :

"Not to be used when tracking vocals (if you move your mouth when you sing :shock: )." - Very, very squeaky and noisy - and the mic'll pick it all up. Had to go back to my AKG's that are falling apart for vocal tracking. But if you're using them just as an alternative to monitors, the sound is great.

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Post by Len911 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:10 pm

You must have missed my "hints from Heloise" post,lol! :lol:

http://forums.taxi.com/topic123941.html ... ear%20pads

I mentioned that I bought another cable also after patching my old one and soldering a new 1/4" plug, however I recently discovered that it wasn't the cord, the jack in the interface is worn! :shock: So the old cable still works, but now I have a spare.

The leather pads are working out great.

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A regular sewing needle works well, a thimble comes in handy, you want the softer, thinner goatskin-like leather as in dressier boots and not the thick cow-hide as might be in a work boot, otherwise you'll probably need a leather needle.
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Post by marcblack30 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:45 pm

Love my Beyer DT 990's! Tempted to pick up the 770's if I ever have the extra $$ laying around.

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Post by rdance » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:15 pm

been using sennheiser hd280 pro's for a long time. rugged, deep strong lo's, crystal clear highs, very comfortable. they have gold connectors and screw off tips so you can go 1/4 inch or mini jack (i-pod size). i think the last time i bought a pair, maybe 2007, they were about a hundred bucks at guitar center. i don't know if that's a lot for cans, but i sure do love'em!

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Post by Cruciform » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:49 pm

I really like my AKG K271 Studios. Comfortable for long recording sessions. Mix in them as well, only thing is they don't have much low end so I still have to go to speakers to do final tweaks.

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Post by cardell » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:51 pm

marcblack30 wrote:Love my Beyer DT 990's!
I got 'em too. Even more details than my Yamaha HS80m monitors. Really great for editing.

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Re: Headphone Help......

Post by Russell Landwehr » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:39 pm

I test drove cans before buying my Sony MDR-7506 Pro's. From what I read, though, the 7509's are better. I don't know about longevity. Here is a useful link: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan10/a ... phones.htm

Really, though, if you have a way to A/B headphones in a store, that is the way to go. Bring your own reference CD to the place and choose what sounds right to you. That's what I did.

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