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What headphones do you use?

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

  1. 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?
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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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  4. caseyfud

    caseyfud Senior member

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    KOSS PortaPros, of course.
     
  5. 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
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. mikeman

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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
     
  8. Daseinflaw

    Daseinflaw Senior member

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

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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.
     
  10. sonick

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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.
     
  11. Saturdays

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    Sony MDR-V6

    The most widely used headphones by sound studios/ recording studios. Very popular for a reason, because for under $100 you get some good ass quality sound.

    Edit: i'm not 100% if these really are the most widely used, but a few people have said that. I do know for a fact that most artists use these in their studios to record songs, and when movie studios use headphones during sound production or recording I often see them using these headphones.
     
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  12. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    Sure SE535 and ER4p (Etymotic Research)
     
  13. Daseinflaw

    Daseinflaw Senior member

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    I don't have any actual hands-on experience, unfortunately. This is just based on what I've read online and through various reviews and such.
     
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    I have a pair of audio technica esw9s for proper listening and a fake pair for the gym
     
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    westone es5s for the win!
     
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    They really grew on me. I didn't like them at first.
     
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    I thought they were a little small at first. I find them pretty comfortable now although after several hours my glasses start to dig in
     
  18. Naka

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    Some Audio Technica AD900's. BC2 never sounded better :D
     
  19. zerostyle

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    Grado SR60's for anything acoustic ( ~ $60 ) - These are amazing for guitar and piano, but are a little light on the bass. Not that comfy or well built.

    Audiotechnica ATH-M50's for anything electronic / bass heavy (~ $120 ) - Super durable headphones. Mids are lacking though, and are kind of fatiguing. Kind of a guilty pleasure headphone.

    MEElectronics M9 headphones while on the move ( ~ $15 ) - Nice sealing headphones with good highs and bass. Mids are completely lacking though - not a big fan of these.

    Favorite headphones I've listened to are the AKG K 701's.

    Not a fan of Sennheiser at all. (Have listened to the 555, 595, 650, and 800)
     
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  20. Daseinflaw

    Daseinflaw Senior member

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    I'm extremely close to buying these cans. I just need to find a good price and I'm there.
     

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