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Hi everyone,

 

Not sure if this is in the right thread section, so I hope you'll let me slide if it's not. I've been looking for a good set of headphones for my computer and Ipod. I've checked out Sennheiser (which seems to be one of the best) but the good ones are only meant to be played through a mixing board. Not the biggest fan of Bose (because of the batteries), but I can't imagine there are not really good full-ear-cover headphones for an ipod out there. Where should I be looking? 

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by Shotgunshack92 View Post

Hi everyone,

 

Not sure if this is in the right thread section, so I hope you'll let me slide if it's not. I've been looking for a good set of headphones for my computer and Ipod. I've checked out Sennheiser (which seems to be one of the best) but the good ones are only meant to be played through a mixing board. Not the biggest fan of Bose (because of the batteries), but I can't imagine there are not really good full-ear-cover headphones for an ipod out there. Where should I be looking? 

 

Thanks

 

Heya,

 

Looking for open or closed back headphones?

Are these for mixing/editing/monitoring?

Do you need them to be flat/neutral, or are you listening casually to music with them (ie, are they a tool or a toy)?

What's your total budget?


Very best,

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Hey MalVeauX,

 

Thanks for replying. These would used mainly for recreational use, but occasional recording through an Mbox. I would think I'd want them to be closed back, not really sure though. My budget would be anywhere up to around 250. I've seen some very nice monitor headphones, but everyone says if you're looking to use them for listening to music on your computer or Ipod, it's a total waste.

 

Thanks for your time
 

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Originally Posted by Shotgunshack92 View Post

Hey MalVeauX,

 

Thanks for replying. These would used mainly for recreational use, but occasional recording through an Mbox. I would think I'd want them to be closed back, not really sure though. My budget would be anywhere up to around 250. I've seen some very nice monitor headphones, but everyone says if you're looking to use them for listening to music on your computer or Ipod, it's a total waste.

 

Thanks for your time
 

 

Heya,

 

Try and describe how you want the headphone to sound. Flat? Neutral? Treble heavy? Sensitive to treble at all? Kind warm? Bassy? Very bassy?

 

There's nothing wrong with using nicer headphones on a computer/ipod. Most people here use their computer. All you need is high quality music, and a way to send it to your headphone. How you do that doesn't matter really as long as it's a clear and clean signal.

 

Very best,

post #5 of 5

For a headphone to be driven by a source like that your need to look at 2 things. Low ohm load and a high sensitivity. Those things will determine how easy a set of headphones is to drive with your iPod. From there you just need to know what sound signature your looking for.
 

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