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Technics RP-DH1200 - thoughts?

post #1 of 14
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Hello, Audiophiles, I'm new here (as you can see), and I'll start out by saying that I'm not an Audiophile as such, but I do like my games and music to sound good.

I recently acquired (through my father) a pair of Technics RP-DH1200 headphones for free (he bought them, didn't use them, ever) and I've been using them fairly extensively for the past month or so. Over the month, they've sounded progressively better, perhaps to do with the placebo effect, perhaps they really are burning in, who knows.

I'm just wondering if anyone here has any more information on these headphones, because I can't really find any decent information on them anywhere, and I'm wondering how they stack up against other headphones.

They seem to handle music like Trance best (they're fairly bass heavy, but they're still good for gaming and rock music, to me), but I mainly listen to metal. I know that metal begs for a Grado recommendation, so what do you guys think? Good headphones, yay or nay?

Thanks.

(Also, I have stuffed the cups and earpads with cotton wool, this helped make music a bit more bass-heavy and the headphones more comfortable to wear.)
post #2 of 14
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post #4 of 14
You won't find a lot of info about them here, but there are a couple threads where people discuss them for use as primarily dj cans if you want to search for them. I've heard them and own the RP-DJ1200 and I prefer the sound of the DJ over the DH--the DH are more comfy though, but it doesn't bother me because I use the DJ1200 for deejaying only. For the money you can get better sounding cans, but since they were free I say you did pretty good.

So, I wouldn't say they were good headphones--especially for the money--but what matters is if you enjoy them.
post #5 of 14
I had a pair, I didn't like them at all. Used them for mixing records, they are bass heavy and just in general really freaking heavy. At the time I didn't have a decent pair of phones to compare to and was impressed by their bass heavy response. In respect to sound quality they were completely crushed by the HD-25's. After a few months of owning them they fell apart at the joints and were useless, probably did me a favor as I came out of it with a healthy neck.

Sell them on ebay while they are in one piece. You should be able to get something decent here on the used market with the money you make.
post #6 of 14
Still using mine today for DJing. They're f-n tanks and better built for durability than its competition. They're good for beatmatching but you may enjoy other cans for listening enjoyment.
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks!

well, I can't really sell them... they're not purchased by me, but they're just a pair of headphones that someone (a DJ, yeah) I know doesn't use anymore. (Gave up DJ'ing.)
post #8 of 14
The thing about DJing headphones are that they are suppose to be bass heavy. DJ uses bass beats for queues in the music. I borrowed a pair of dh1200 once and wasn't that happy about them. They are definately DJ headphones but too bassy for my taste. They could use some extra dampening in the cups.
post #9 of 14
I tried them for DJing and don't like them. They aren't very comfy and the sound is meager, and isolation is so/so. I chose the HD25-c II instead, better sound, better isolation, sturdier, they can press a bit on your head when putting them on your head for long though.
post #10 of 14
3 years late to this thread but the 1200s are awesome. I wonder how many posting have actually heard these. I haven't been able to do any critical A/B but I can say the 1200s are a modern music lovers dream come true. They are heavy but super comfy and isolating. The sounds to me were simply stellar. Strong bass, almost airy highs, forward mids, stage and depth. Nothing is drowned out just all presented wonderfully.
post #11 of 14

This is my first post here.

 

Being a Technics fan, I just had to get a pair of these. I knew I was getting dj cans so I wasn't expecting top performers in terms of audio quality. I was looking for a Technics pair of cans to match my Technics basement system and expect them to be rugged to withstand a bit of abuse every now and then.

 

I can confirm they are bass heavy (first pair of cans I had to turn bass tone control to the minimum for comfort) and they are loud (which is good for when the shop vac is in operation while operating the RCM).

 

The highs are also pronounced (record crackle is more pronounced and thin, like a specific frequency is tuned up with a very narrow bandwidth).

 

Build quality seems to be good to very good and they don't feel flimsy.

 

To give you a comparison, my Sennheiser HD650 outperform these by far. And they probably play louder but don't seem to because distortion is almost zero.

 

So, if you are looking for high quality sound playback, these aren't for you. If you are looking for these, then you know what you are looking for.

post #12 of 14

Man those are a blast from my high school days been forever since i owned a pair ,and i didn't knew anything like i did now about audio when i owned them. Back then i thought they were great definitely built to last i cant rely on my memory as its been years since i had a pair but i dont remember them being terrible for a start.

 

But to help really we need to know the usual the source files your intentions with them what your using them out of, plus your budget ect if you want some solid answers  

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Libertad View Post
 

Man those are a blast from my high school days been forever since i owned a pair ,and i didn't knew anything like i did now about audio when i owned them. Back then i thought they were great definitely built to last i cant rely on my memory as its been years since i had a pair but i dont remember them being terrible for a start.

 

But to help really we need to know the usual the source files your intentions with them what your using them out of, plus your budget ect if you want some solid answers  

Not looking for answers for the cans. They gave me the answers themselves.

 

I bought them just for having a pair of Technics cans to go with the Technics system I have. So I wasn't expecting anything out of them excepts for the looks. Soundwise, as I spend more time with them, they are definitely built to sound impressive for a short duration of time - remember how all the systems at short auditions at exhibitions sounded better than mine (fuller bass and highs).

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They seem to handle music like Trance best

sounds about right.

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