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What headphones do you use?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Daseinflaw, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Bentech

    Bentech Active Member

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    Just picked up a pair of Pioneer HDJ-2000s.

    In freekin' love with them!
     


  2. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    my IEMs are Shure se530s, and I don't have any OTE headphones (yet). I did just buy a pair of M-Audio AV40s as desktop monitors/speakers, but having difficulties figuring out how I can try to get them to work with a powered sub and my macbook pro. Might have to scrap the powered sub idea unfortunately, but that's a discussion for a different place.
     


  3. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Home Use: Grado 225s modded by ALO Audio, Benchmark DAC1 with hirez chipset and Eichmann RCAs

    Recordings: Grado 125s and Senn 600s, Sound Devices 722 (I do professional classical recordings in hirez)

    Portable: iMetal 590s by Maximo plus 30gb video iPod

    I'm looking at Grado RS2s in the future and maybe a Stax system or an Audeze LCD2.
     


  4. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    Grado SR125i and Audio Technica ESW9a when I can't have sound leakage.
     


  5. CHenry

    CHenry Senior member

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    Sennheiser HD414s. They have to be at least 33 years old but they are still good.
     


  6. mikeman

    mikeman Senior member

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    As I said in a previous post, Im getting some Senheiser HD555. I will mostly be playing music from my macbook pro-- should I get an external amp? If so, whats a decent one that won't cost tons?
     


  7. supermidget

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    you can pick up a external dac/amp combination. i love my nuforce udac2. it doesn't need external power either.
     


  8. Riley Dee

    Riley Dee Senior member

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    Those are sick!

    For on the go I have the standard Ultimate Ears Triple.Fi 10's and for at the house Sennheiser 595's
     
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  10. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Grado SR 60 and 125s at home. Great sound but 125s (older model) aren't that comfortable for extended listening.
    Etymotic ER 4P - great for subway and gym.
    Audio Technica M50 - for studio and travel where I can't have a lot of leakage

    Fred
     


  11. Daseinflaw

    Daseinflaw Senior member

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    I am planning on buying a pair of Grados, since I don't own any full-size cans and a newer pair of Shures. That is, unless I can justify buying a pair of Westones. The Westone 1s are fairly affordable, but I'm not sure if they're that good.
     


  12. mikeman

    mikeman Senior member

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    Do you think there will be a noticeable difference with a dec/amp with my HD555 from my macbook pro?
    Looking at either the uDac2 or the Fiio e7
     


  13. Daseinflaw

    Daseinflaw Senior member

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    If you do decide to get an amp, I'd take the e7 over the uDac2
     


  14. mikeman

    mikeman Senior member

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    Any particular reason? That is also the route I'm thinking though, because I could get the e9 in addition for more power, if I needed it.
     


  15. sonick

    sonick Senior member

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    I have Grado SR80s for open and AKG K81DJ's for my closed.

    My friend just got a pair of Dre Beats Turbines for $90 (apparently 50% off), and honestly they sound like shit. I thought they would sound decent just not worth the price, however upon hearing them with my own ears they barely sound better than the white Apple earbuds. My $30 Koss Plugs and JVC Marshmallows sound much better.

    Can't believe so many people get fooled into buying them.
     


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