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post #1 of 19
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Hi,

Looking for some advice as am looking for a decent pair of headphones for guitar practice. When I have asked online retailers am getting different brands and models. Akg seem to be mentioned a lot but I haven't got a clue and looking for guidance.
post #2 of 19
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Originally Posted by Foggy View Post

Hi,
Looking for some advice as am looking for a decent pair of headphones for guitar practice. When I have asked online retailers am getting different brands and models. Akg seem to be mentioned a lot but I haven't got a clue and looking for guidance.

 

Heya,

 

AKG K271 MKII

KRK KNS 8400

AudioTechnica A700X

 

Very best,

post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
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What's the difference between akg k141 mkii, akg 271mkii, akg g 240 mkii
post #4 of 19
A good pair of cans for guitar practice is one with rolled off highs and lots of midbass. The reason is that when you play through your amplifier, it's through a guitar cab which are terrible speakers from a hi-fi perspective - lots of harmonic distortion and are not full-range.

IMO/E, what works best is a pair of cans that kind of follow that response. I got a pair of AKG K28 noise-cancelling on clearance a while back that just happened to be perfect (as possible) for this purpose. However, they're discontinued.
post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
It's a minefield. Don't really want to spend more than £100
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 

What's the difference between akg k141 mkii, akg 271mkii, akg g 240 mkii. Is it really worth spending more money.

post #7 of 19

Shure SRH440's 

Sony MDR-V6

Sennheiser HD280

 

have brutalised my guitar with all of these at ridiculous volumes, none of them have any unwanted distortion and are cheap enough to replace (kinda) if you burn them out. 

 

all are fairly comfy although the cords might get in the way if you're not careful. 

I know I suggest these a lot, not only because they're great value workhorses but because I love the individual tones each one produces. 

 

good luck! 

post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 

So you think these are better than AKGs?

post #9 of 19
I have a line 6 pod hd 500 which requires cans of 100 ohm impedance or higher .
I bought the beyerdynamic Dt 770 pro 250 ohm version .
It sounds brilliant .
Using an Ibanez Rg guitar > pod hd 500 > Dt 770 = good sound.
I then added a headphone amp/dac into the mix which brought out more depth and detail to the sound , especially with effects like delays and pitch shifters , but didn't make the overall distortion sound that much better it just coloured it in my opinion.

So foggy what type of setup are you using ?
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hi,

This is all new to me am a beginner. At the moment I have a kustom 16w amp which I have sennheiser hd202 plug in my getting terrible buzzing. I use a vintage paradise guitar.

Thinking of a new amp but that's another story.
post #11 of 19

no, it's all personal preference, you need to try some out before you commit really! 

post #12 of 19

Not sure where you're located, but if you have something like a "Guitar Center" shop, then give them a ring 

give them your price range and ask they'll let you come in for a test listen.

 

I did this (at Guitar Center) when I was looking for a closed headphone and they let me try out the 

Sennheisers, Ultrasone, and Audio Technical.  To my taste, I loved how guitar sounds on the ATH M50.

 

They won't, probably, have the cheapest price but way better to walk out of the shop with something

that feels comfortable and sounds good to you.

 

Sound isolation was key for me... which is why I went with closed back 'phones.

post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hi,

Am based near Leeds in the uk So if anyone who has suggestions of place to try headphones or websites.

Many thanks
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

Very confused I was thinking about AKG K271 MKii but am being advised that they not very comfortable and not bulit as wekk at the Audio Technica M50 series.

 

Any should I do?

post #15 of 19
Guitar amp's headphone output sucks (at least from all the solid state amps I tried). You should buy a modeller (Line 6 HD300 for example) for silent practice or get a low watt amp (but it's another story)
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