These are the perennial favourites of the brands:
AT: M50, AD700, A700
Senn: HD25-1-ii, any of the HD5xx or 6x0 series
Shure: 840, 750
Sony: V6, 7506
Thanks, Armaegis. Looks like ESW9 can be a hit for me if I manage with the comfort of theirs.
What about ESW9 fakes? Are they often? Can anyone recommend a good seller?
I have another question to the community - on the bass side, are Sennheiser HD 25-1 II and Denon D2000 as boomy as Audio Technica ATH-M50? This is a deciding factor for me.
HD25-1-ii has the most well defined and impactful bass, D2000 has the deepest bass. The M50 slots somewhere in between.
Just saw this thread after I had already started another one. What's the best under $200 over-ear for classical/Jazz ensembles? Detail, soundstage, especially good mids & highs, tight but not overpowered bass. Comfy for long listening. Also listen to rock, celtic, pop. Used to have Grado SR-60is but extended wear made them itchy to me. Soundwise I would have kept them. If could only find some other kind of pads to put on them would buy them again for their price/performance.
Want soundstage and detail when listening to classical and jazz pieces. Being able to hear jazz vocalists position relative to upright bass player & percussionist for example. Crisp, clean sound, which again the Grados seemed to do minus the comfort factor. As most know, they are even under $100 much less $200.
Comfort, comfort, comfort. Also maybe form factor good for lying in bed listening to symphony or longer pieces.
There are a couple varieties of pads for the grados...
People also like to use Senn 414 pads, and there are countless pad mods out there. Check the bottom of the page here for options:
I am considering a future upgrade in the €1000 range. Its nowhere in the near future and would like to make an educated decision.
My current cans are the DT880/250 and the SR325is and i love both sound signatures. I have been eyeballing the T1 since it came out and had my mind set on them for an upgrade.
After returning to head-fi after a 5 month absence the LCD-2 and HE-500 poked my interest.
My music is mostly metal in basicly every shape and form, blues and classic rock/pop-rock.
However i would like to avoid an amp or dac upgrade for a while after waiting 4 months(!) for a GS-1 last year.
It seems that the T1 and LCD-2 are pretty good for metal, how about the HE-500? And how about driving them from the GS-1? I do not expect my LD MKIII pulling it off tbh.
And what do you guys think about the RS1i and maybe the GS1000i?
While I haven't heard those high end headphones, from the reviews I've read I seem to recall the T1 described as being a bit more treble prominent, which matches your preferences for the DT880 and SR325. They will also be easier to drive, as the other two are orthos which are power hungry.
Still, at that price point you're best off searching through their specific threads and asking questions there. It's predominantly a mid-fi crowd in here.
Because I'm getting some complaints lately about loud music in the house, I'm trying to find some decent heaphones to wear. It's for listening and (basic) mixing properties. Unfortunately my budget isn't that big, so I was thinking of something in between 70-80 euros. (around 100 dollars) It's for dance/house and hiphop/rnb /production music mainly.
I got the ReLoop HR-3500 PRO recommended. I hear because it's a closed one though it gets tiring on the ears, plus I was told they're more for live recording than for home use listening and mixing. I can get these used (only couple of times) for 35 euros though.
Another one I got recommended is the AKG K 121 studio headphones, these go for around 70 euro.
Also I heard about the stanton pro dj 2000, only just from one person though who liked it. Seems like the frequency range of it, especially in the low, will effect the sound ?
Anyone want to share their thoughts on this matter? Perhapse there are way better option for me!
Avoid anything with a strong bass. While it might make your music "sound" better, it will mess up with your mixes and your levels will be inverted from what you want.
Good studio phones would be the Senn HD280 and Sony V6 or 7506. Both have been around a long time and for good reason. Both offer good isolation and good neutral frequency response.