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post #1 of 243
Thread Starter 

hello head-fiers..

 

ive been a long reader here..

 

and have a few questions.

1. what type of headphones are Mio using with her laptop?

2. and what is the best headphone to use for listening to all K-ON!! songs..

 

 

i leaning towards the M50?

or is there any better suggestion for the price?

 

thanks 

post #2 of 243

Mio is using the AKG K701.

post #3 of 243
Thread Starter 

thanks,,

 

how about the second question?

post #4 of 243

2. The Stax SR-007 maybe? Or any favorite headphone of yours...

 

Meaning there are no "best" as there is many different preferences out there.

post #5 of 243

What about Some Grado's? 


Edited by classakg - 8/20/10 at 1:09pm
post #6 of 243

Yup...solely because of K-On! I've considered buying a pair of K701's, but been able to curb that compulsive fanboy urge so far. 

 

As for best headphone for listening to them, krmathis is right that it really depends.  Personally, I would think twice about using phones that you consider "bright", but I also find that kind of sound signature fatiguing.  Some of the songs from K-On! seem to be mixed a little hot, IMO, so I think a Grado would put me in pain.  Like Utauyo!! Miracle has a lot of guitar noise and treble in it, not to mention Yui's voice is not what I consider "smooth".  Some folks might really like the brightness though, so maybe for them a Grado would work fantastically.

 

I use Yuin PK1's at work and usually LCD-2 at home if I'm listening to K-On!...or anything else for that matter.

post #7 of 243

Since K-ON! is a (fictional) female rock band, you might want to look at headphones that go well with rock and female vocals. I think M50 is a nice all-round choice for any type of music and is an excellent bang for buck (even more so if you are in the USA).

 

Anyone know what amp Mio uses? Does she drive her K701's to their full potential? 

post #8 of 243

LOL...I don't remember her using an amp, but it's been a while since I saw those scenes.

post #9 of 243
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Originally Posted by Yoga Flame View Post

Anyone know what amp Mio uses? Does she drive her K701's to their full potential? 


I guess the producers didn't research well enough.

post #10 of 243
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I guess the producers didn't research well enough.


A little ironic given how many little allusions to musicians and the industry they have in the series.  Names (bands and characters) and a bunch of other stuff contain stuff that easily could be really obscure references that I only realized after reading some wikis and stuff.  Course, there's nothing that says a hard core music enthusiast has to be an audiophile or anything.

post #11 of 243

There's supposedly one episode where you an see her source: a Discman. Don't know what model but that won't be surprising to those who'd pay upwards of $100 for one of the better models in good condition.

post #12 of 243

SR80i or MS1i

 

I'd personally recommend SR325is 

post #13 of 243
Thread Starter 

sorry, forgot to mention max budget is US$150

 

so far i've been listening to their songs from a nokia 5800 and a CX300

and im kinda missing the details.

 

and i cant find anything from grado other than SR60, SR80 and HF-1 here.

post #14 of 243

I'd suggest Grados. I've heard on countless occasions that Grados are perfect for the music that weaboos tend to listen to-

 

 

Err, I mean, for j-pop/j-rock enthusiasts.

post #15 of 243

Alessandro MS1i is the other one I'm recommending.  Also produced by Grado Labs.

 

You haven't used the search bar at the top of every page? lol

You will find plenty of opinions for and against Grados, so your best bet is to try a pair and see for yourself.  I think you'll love their energetic presentation with K-On!, among other stuff; I know I do. 

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