I am not looking for a philosophical discussion here. So far I have really appreciated everyone's help and over the last week or so this is becoming one of my favourite websites! I am a vegan and if I get headphones I really don't want to have any animal products in them. I have heard that Seinheisser is vegan but I don't know if it's true. Anyways, I appreciate you taking the time to read/answer this thread. For those who may have some comments about veganism you can message me and are more than welcome to do so. But, my purpose here is not to spread my beliefs. Instead, it is to be part of the audiophile community!
- productBeyer Dynamic DT 880 Premium 32 OHM Headphonestagged by System, 8/4/10
- productbeyerdynamic DT 880 Premium Headphonestagged by System, 8/4/10
- brandGradotagged by System, 8/4/10
- categoryHeadphonestagged by System, 8/3/10
- categoryOver Eartagged by System, 8/3/10
- brandSennheisertagged by System, 8/4/10
- productSennheiser HD 650 Headphonestagged by System, 8/4/10
Related Forum Threads
- Which headphones handle very fast, complex music better: Sennheiser or Grado? [and NOT just hard... Last post on 7/13/14 at 9:18am in Headphones (full-size)
- Need recommendation for open headphones. ~300$ budget Last post on 2/21/13 at 12:18am in Headphones (full-size)
- Digital piano with Grado, Sennheiser, AKG or Beyerdynamic Last post on 2/24/14 at 6:24pm in Headphones (full-size)
- Is Sennheiser going over to the Bright Side? Last post on 1/23/11 at 11:45pm in Headphones (full-size)
- Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (3/18/2016: MrSpeakers Ether C 1.1 Added) Last post on Today at 5:46 am in Video Games Discussion
Head-Fi Buying Guide (Over-Ear Headphones)
Last edited: 1/18/16
- Grado Modification OverviewLast edited: 9/27/11
- Headphone ImpedanceLast edited: 8/18/12
- Buying Guide Headphones By Price RangeLast edited: 10/26/12
- A Hopefully Helpful Headphone Buying Guide For Newbies By BoomanaLast edited: 1/6/13
The sound signature on these can be described as almost "Grado"esque. They have a mid/high forward sound that makes them great for guitar rock. They don't have the harsh treble that is...
DOI: I don't get to listen to new gear a lot so I may not be any use at answering questions about comparisons to anything other than my own stuff (which may or may not be considered esoteric). I...
Greetings Head-fi, Today, we are going to be taking a look at the QKZ W1 Pro. This is a budget-minded, sports-focused, earphone that offers some great value for those looking to purchase...
Before I begin, I'd like to thank @NLNH for sending me a set free of charge in exchange for my review. I will try and be as honest and truthful as I can in my review regardless. To be honest, when...
DUNU TITAN 5 Quick Review Thanks to DUNU for the sample. Full review here http://www.head-fi.org/t/806906/dunu-titan-5-review-by-mark2410 Brief: DUNU have triplets. Price: £95 or...
Vegan headphonespost #1 of 748/3/10 at 1:07amThread Starter
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #2 of 748/3/10 at 1:11am
Most headphones use faux-leather, not real leather. I can't imagine plastic produced by any animals. (lol)
Just check their product pages. Most of the time, if the leather's real, it would be advertised as so, since that's a premium feature. If you are still unsure, you can always contact their service representatives.post #3 of 748/3/10 at 1:33ampost #4 of 748/3/10 at 1:36am
I can understand your problem. Myself I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian (something that is very difficult to be when you live in Japan as almost all food has got animal products in it. While living here I can agree to for instance eat noodles in fish broth or the occational dish with some gelatin in it. However I do my best to limit this.).
I always try to avoid leather products, but I am not 100% kosher. If possible, I buy what has not got any animal parts, but if it cannot be avoided I try to get the one with the least amount.
Concerning headphones I am certain that most, and especially the cheaper ones, use pleather, but it is almost never clearly stated. So perhaps the best thing would be to contact the company that produces the headphone you are interested in and asking them what material they use.
Edited by Danneq - 8/3/10 at 1:39ampost #5 of 748/3/10 at 9:06am
Is it the headphone itself or the company as a whole? There are many headphones at all price and performance levels that don't use leather. There are very few companies, if any, that refrain from using any leather. You can buy very nice headphones that don't have any leather. Grados, Senn HD650/HD800, Beyer 880 and others. Tell us what you like, what you listen to and your budget and I bet there's something you can get.post #6 of 748/3/10 at 9:19am
Originally Posted by Danneq
" I can understand your problem. Myself I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian (something that is very difficult to be when you live in Japan as almost all food has got animal products in it. While living here I can agree to for instance eat noodles in fish broth or the occational dish with some gelatin in it. However I do my best to limit this.).
I always try to avoid leather products, but I am not 100% kosher. If possible, I buy what has not got any animal parts, but if it cannot be avoided I try to get the one with the least amount. Concerning headphones I am certain that most, and especially the cheaper ones, use pleather, but it is almost never clearly stated. So perhaps the best thing would be to contact the company that produces the headphone you are interested in and asking them what material they use."
At least dairy is easy to avoid in Japan. LoL The eggs and fish, very tough. Avoiding dashi has got to be a challenge. Even miso soup has it. There's always natto and rice (I believe a fellow Head-Fi'er has a similar name). I just never could get to like natto. Cooking your own food must make it easier. Can you make a good dashi without bonito?
I really miss real home cooked Japanese food. Now I'm hungry. :) Kaso itai.post #7 of 748/3/10 at 11:46amI don't think Sennheisers have any leather and I don't think that animals are used in plastic production. The higher end Grados have leather headbands, as do some AKGs and Beyerdynamics.
I don't fault your tastes - I'm pretty much vegan Monday through Friday. Has more to do with maintaining weight loss, but I absolutely understand you.post #8 of 748/3/10 at 11:48ampost #9 of 748/3/10 at 11:52amQuote:
Only those particular headphones that list FR from 20Hz to 110KHz... I'm looking at you, Sony.post #10 of 748/3/10 at 1:20pm
Animal byproducts are used in absolutely everything. You'll have a hard time finding a consumer product that is 'vegan safe.' Plenty might be, but good luck finding anyone who actually knows.post #11 of 748/3/10 at 1:26pmpost #12 of 748/3/10 at 1:31pmQuote:
Some products nowadays use animal fat, even soap.
Regarding headphones, they use pleather...its synthetic leather (in other words, a fake of genuine leather = 0% of animal fat)
Edited by classakg - 8/3/10 at 2:26pmpost #13 of 748/3/10 at 2:12pm
Funny how you should mention soap. Soap was exclusively animal fat and milk until modern chemistry came along.
Though, I have to agree that most stuff nowadays originate from animal products. I didn't know plastics often contained animal products at the very bottom of the production process, but I found out that there's a cellulose-based plastic (which is plant based). Some plastics, such as Nylon, is completely synthetic.post #14 of 748/3/10 at 3:05pmpost #15 of 748/3/10 at 9:58pmThread Starter
Well, thanks for the responses guys! I certainly appreciate it. I understand that it may almost be completely unavoidable to get something that is completely vegan. However, the idea for me is to do my best and go as safe as possible. I have a whole philosophy revolving around this but won't get into it.
- Vegan headphones
Gear mentioned in this thread:
- Grado Modification Overview
- › Audeze SINE Series 14 seconds ago
- › Fostex new RP headphones - T50RPmk3, T40RPmk3 and T20RPmk3 1 minute ago
- › AUDIO over IP - the coming wave! The AES67 and AVB Ethernet... 1 minute ago
- › Three Word Story 2 minutes ago
- › Ghentaudio Cables - Impressions & Opinions. (First impressions &... 2 minutes ago
- › Audio-gd DI-U8 Audio Interface (Xmos U8) 2 minutes ago
- › New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil 4 minutes ago
- › Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (Headphones, IEMs, Amps, DACs) 6 minutes ago
- › Which headphones do you use for PC gaming? 7 minutes ago
- › Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI) 8 minutes ago
- › Superlux HD-660 by Wiljen
- › ACS T1 by Docjitters
- › QKZ W1 Pro - In-ear sport headphone by B9Scrambler
- › SHOZY Zero IEM by mechgamer123
- › Dunu TITAN 5 by mark2410
- › FiiO AM5 - High Power Amplifier Module for X7 by Brooko
- › Brainwavz Truss - The All Metal Under Desk Dual Headphone Hanger... by Wokei
- › Creative Labs Sound BlasterX G5 by Evshrug
- › Brainwavz XFIT XF-200 In-Ear Sport Earbuds Noise Isolating... by thatBeatsguy
- › SONY MDRZX330BT/B Sony MDR ZX330BT - Headset - on-ear - wireless -... by Army-Firedawg
- › The Audiophile Scene in a Third World Country...
- › Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide,...
- › Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide,...
- › Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide:...
- › Chord Mojo FAQ
- › Head-Fi Logo Gear
- › All about iPod Touch 6G as digital transport
- › List of major HiFiMan HE1000 reviews,...
- › Can I change my user name? Can I delete my...
- › Table of Earphocalypse