Unfortunately I used up my 4th pair and need to find a replacement.
In 1995, I was in a store called Incredible universe, now gone, but on a junk table they had a bunch of headphones in non-labeled cellophane bags. The only name on the sets were the Ford motor company symbol. They were blowing out at $3.99 each. I picked up one, took it home, plugged it into my boom box and WOW!! It was the first time I'd heard what I truly considered flat response without ANY spikes in any frequencies. I've always looked for decent sounding phones but the last ones I'd heard that approached the mark with was some original Sennheiser yellow foam heahphones I had listened to back in the late 70's. Couldn't afford them back then, but often went to my friend's house to sink myself into Chick Korea's Leperchaun LP. As soon as I heard these Ford branded phones, I hurried back and snached up what they had left, only 3 more.
The last good set just coughed up its last hairball as the frayed wire broke off. I've listened to a lot of different phones in the years, and the enclosed models seem to resonate in the chamber at various frequencies, while the open air models often lack bass or have membranes that are too stiff, making the mid range pronounced. I've even listened to $300 phones and heard resonance at varying frequencies. Anyone know of an inexpensive model ($20-$80 range) that has minimal resonance? I wish I knew where the Ford phones came from so I could track the manufacturer down. There was another set I was reasonably happy with, and that was a set of Logitech phones with a boom mic attached. The plug eventually wore out, but I really didn't like that the mic was always getting in the way.
I'm simply looking for inexpensive phones with as flat a response as I can get. Like I say, $80 is about the limit.
Edited by N7OKN - 12/26/11 at 7:10pm