Long time listener, first time caller... (take it easy on me!)
I currently present 2 (about to become 3!) shifts on a few community radio stations. On one station I present a music show where I play everything from pop to rock to dance and even the odd oldie in there! On the other station, I present scores and do play some older (60's/70's) music. However, I have a shift this weekend that requires me to monitor an OB (multiple, in fact), and last weekend I had to monitor a TV feed when I ran a press conference live.
I had a pair of Behringer headphones for my first headphones (can't remember what model, only got them because the station I had had them there), and they were horrible, they were heavy, build quality was poor, and the same could be said for the sound quality!
Currently, I use a pair of Sennheiser HD 438's, which I've had for about a year now. They've been, well okay I guess, however they are VERY comfortable. Again, I got these without any real knowledge about professional headphones, and with no idea that I'd be doing three shifts a week!
So, I'm looking to upgrade (at the anger of my parents, they say I have more than enough headphones/earphones lol). I don't want to spend any more than $200 on a pair of cans. There's a few in particular which have caught my attention, such as:
- Sennheiser HD 280 PRO (mostly becaue they're going out at a bargain price at the moment)
- Sennheiser HD 25 (I'm getting confused between the HD 25-1 II and the HD 25-SP II!)
AKG K240 Studio
AKG K240 MKII
I will admit, I do have a personal leaning towards the AKG's, but only because I have seen heaps of radio studios use them in photos, and they look really nice (I know, style over substance, go ahead, shoot me, be thankful I'm not interested in Beats! ;)). I've had a look at the Beyerdynamics, but they are out of my price bracket sadly.
I'm having a really hard time choosing one particular one, so any help would be greatly appreciated! I have a rough understanding of headphone terminology (I know what closed and open mean!), but I have no idea what a headphone amp is for (again, shoot me)! Thanks so much in advance. :)
Edited by mcappa - 1/16/12 at 5:47am