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post #1 of 23
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Also, try to be realistic in pricing, don't choose only the extremely expensive ones.

In no particular order:
 

  • Sennheiser HD 598 - Great for just about anything
  • Sennheiser HD 25-1 ii - Portable, beautiful, sounds excellent
  • Ultrasone Pro 2900 or HFI 580 - I <3 bass
  • Grado RS1i - Reference, recording engineer sounds like a neat job.
post #2 of 23

HD438              My first headphones

SR60                First headphones I got with my own money

DT770              Love the ear pads

AKG Q701          Lime green. 


Edited by koolkat - 9/2/11 at 12:12am
post #3 of 23
I'd get on well with just the HD-800.

Though I'd like to take the speakers, too.
post #4 of 23

Why 4? I'd get by with just one custom--the JH13.

In fact, I'm working towards selling off all my current headphones once I can afford a pair.

post #5 of 23

1 for listening.

 

1 for starting a fire in case of an emergency.

 

2 to sell away in case I ever need extra money.

 

 

post #6 of 23

Now that I've heard what the HD800 can do out of a well suited system, I could also live with just that one.

 

For portability, K271/2 or one of the newcomers I've yet to hear: K550, KNS6400 or SRH940. 

post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by koolkat View Post

1 for listening.

 

1 for starting a fire in case of an emergency.

 

2 to sell away in case I ever need extra money.

 

 


We apparently have very different ideas around "for the rest of your life".

Also, did you assume this was a desert island scenario?

post #8 of 23

Na I didn't assume it was a desert island scenario.

 

I was thinking more of a backpacking adventure. Living from place to place.

 

 

I figured if I got some good headphones (that aren't out of my budget), some day I could sell them off in case I ever got broke.

 

1 for listening, 2 kept in boxes (to sell off), 1 more in my bag (for emergency purposes lol). 

 


Edited by koolkat - 9/2/11 at 1:32am
post #9 of 23

Beyer T1

Fischer FA-011 (if I can find better pads)

Senn MX980

Some IEM, still searching for the right one.

post #10 of 23

DT990 (my most comfortable cans, love child of a Grado and Sennheiser)

Grado HF2 (classic Grado, the 325i done right, great bass, Row 1 seats)

Sennheiser IE8 (love the soundstage, love the bass)

HD800 (almost perfect)

 

Honorable mention: K701

post #11 of 23
Orpheus
Orpheus
Orpheus
Orpheus

Do I do it wrong ? biggrin.gif
post #12 of 23

Heya,

 

HifiMAN HE-500.

SRH940.

PRO900.

SR60i with L pads.

 

In that order.

 

Very best,

post #13 of 23

JH16's

ES5's

 

That's all I'd need.

 

I love IEM's for travelling, limited space situations, outdoors, sitting in hotel rooms, bus, train, plane...

 

I'd need one pair of each (with a spare set in case of emergencies).

post #14 of 23

I could be happy with just a pair of SR60's for the rest of my life, but if I get to keep 4 I guess I'd have to go with the 4 I have functioning right now. One of which is a woodied SR60, my HF2, a Fostex T50, and my IEM's, the Sunrise SW Xcapes. The 225's would have to remain cupless in a plastic bag, forever needing to be reseated in some wood.

post #15 of 23

LCD2

Hifiman HE-6

Ultrasone Edition 8 LE

Beyerdynamic T1

 

Was going to include Sennheiser HD800 but disappointed. :(

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