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I would suggest looking at the AKG K240 Studios. Back in 2010 I was a freshman in college and asked a similar question: I wanted a $100-200 set of good cans. I hadn't picked a major at the time, but I have since gone into Applied Media, which includes 9 audio engineering credits.   I've been very happy with the K240s, and I was even more pleased to walk into the school's recording studio for the first time and seeing K240s all over the place. You might say I'm being...
I got the K240 Studio and I love them! I've listened for hundreds of hours to different music and devices, and I discovered a few things:   -My PC's sound card (Realtek HD something or other) is actually pretty good. The K77's were lying. -The MyTouch 3G had a terrible sound card. The K77's were lying again. -The FiiO E5 sounds like mud. -The K240s sounded awesome at the start, and now they sound normal. All the other students just happened to get a bad pair of...
I'm fairly new to the headphone world, but I think my K240 studios have a neutral sound. I've had them for almost two years, and I use them almost every day (audio engineering student). If there is a bump around 200Hz, it doesn't bother me at all. I tend to bump up 31.5-63Hz on an equalizer for casual, classical listening (organs ought to rumble :D), but boosting 200Hz sounds overdone. Perhaps there is a bump that I only notice if I boost that area.   I've used them...
Sweetness. I was doing vocal practice yesterday with the K77's on (playing a reference track), and decided that I did not like the fact that I cannot hear myself. Yes, I could theoretically hook up a proper monitoring system, but that's not a priority for a college student.   Anyway, thank you folks for all the input. I'll soon be reading the threads on burn-in to see how to do it right. I'll also look into a Prodigy HD2 for my PC.
Can anyone tell me the difference between the K240 MKII and the Studio? The specs look identical, but the MKII costs 50% more and comes with extra accessories.
Ok, so if I go with the K240s, can you recommend any budget PC sound cards I might pair with it? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829270008 How does that look?
Interesting. I thought the K240 S was supposedly for professional studio monitoring, so I'm surprised to hear that it's bassy. But I don't think I would mind if it's not overpowering. Folks praising the HD25-1 II's cite its use in sports broadcasting and similar applications, so well-built, comfy and inaccurate sound is plausible.   Missed JJBug's reply: I must just not know what good sound isolation sounds like. I'm listening to the K77s now, and I like them...
I know I'm bumping an older thread, but I have a pair of K77s. They have balanced overall frequency response to my ears, although the highs are a little disappointing. Bass is better (not thumping or cheesy) than the K110's I compared them too. They also isolate very well (with no leakage) and are reasonably comfortable. I am looking to replace them for two reasons:   They are REALLY light plastic. This might be a plus for some, but they don't feel particularly...
I'm a college student and classical music lover in need of some peace and quiet. I'm looking to spend between $100 and $200 for a decent set of headphones. I have a few preferences: Noise Isolation Would rather not buy an amp just yet Looking for dorm-room durability (which is why Grados aren't on my starter list)   I've read threads here for about 8 hours today, and I've come up with the following list of things I think I'd like: AKG K 240 Studio...
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