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Hi All,

I'm looking to replace an old pair of Koss TD-65 with something new (yes, the sound quality isn't great, but they're comfortable and were affordable - criteria that I'd like to meet with any new set). 

If you look at the TD-65s, you'll see how "cushiony" the ear pads are;  I'm hoping to find something similar if possible.  Are there any inexpensive headphones still made with such generous ear pads? (also closed back).

Budget is preferably under $30.  The top 2 things I'm looking for are comfort and noise attenuation. 
I'll be wearing them in an office environment and also sometimes when sleeping. I wear glasses.

I've been researching many different pairs, and commonly see complaints of discomfort, clamping onto the head, etc.  I'm hoping to get some assistance from the experts.

Some that I've looked into:

Behringer HPM1000
Vaas Noise Isolating Stereo DJ Headphones (these are on sale for $7)
TASCAM TH-02
Koss UR-18/20/29
JVC HA-V570

EDIT: also, the Howard Leight 1030110 Sync Noise-Blocking Stereo Earmuff

Thanks!
Edited by td3286 - 9/28/13 at 11:38am
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Originally Posted by td3286 View Post

Hi All,

I'm looking to replace an old pair of Koss TD-65 with something new (yes, the sound quality isn't great, but they're comfortable and were affordable - criteria that I'd like to meet with any new set). 

If you look at the TD-65s, you'll see how "cushiony" the ear pads are;  I'm hoping to find something similar if possible.  Are there any inexpensive headphones still made with such generous ear pads? (also closed back).

Budget is preferably under $30.  The top 2 things I'm looking for are comfort and noise attenuation. 
I'll be wearing them in an office environment and also sometimes when sleeping. I wear glasses.

I've been researching many different pairs, and commonly see complaints of discomfort, clamping onto the head, etc.  I'm hoping to get some assistance from the experts.

Some that I've looked into:

Behringer HPM1000
Vaas Noise Isolating Stereo DJ Headphones (these are on sale for $7)
TASCAM TH-02
Koss UR-18/20/29
JVC HA-V570

EDIT: also, the Howard Leight 1030110 Sync Noise-Blocking Stereo Earmuff

Thanks!

 

WOW dude I still have my Koss TD 75's :3

 

honestly for $30... I can't help you to much... I'd try iems actually. They will give you nice sound and good noise attenuation 

 

Actually... can you post me a picture of your TD65? My TD75 has been without a head band for years. I used to strap them cans to my head with a belt and Id LOVE to be able to give these to a buddy of mine

 

and honestly... I NEVER KNEW the TD75 was an OPEN CAN :O WHAT, It sounds a little V shapped almost like my Dt 990 but the bass does not add anything weigh to the vocals? Either way I'd love to do a proper review of my first audio phile head phone and I might buy your TD 65 off u if the headband will fit the TD75 driver houseings! 


Edited by Mshenay - 9/28/13 at 1:18pm
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Thread Starter 
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Thanks for the reply.

Oh, I don't think I could part with them. They're not with me, so no picture, but you can see the model on Google images.

Let me ask you, without the $30 budget, what would you recommend? I'd like to have something to save up for. This post is more because I do need something in the meantime.
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smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks for the reply.

Oh, I don't think I could part with them. They're not with me, so no picture, but you can see the model on Google images.

Let me ask you, without the $30 budget, what would you recommend? I'd like to have something to save up for. This post is more because I do need something in the meantime.

 

hmmm well let me ask you

 

Are you looking for something on the go? Which means your going to need isolation

or are you looking for somethng at home, which allows you to use an open headphone

 

also what is your source.

Compute, cell phone, stero ect...

 

in addition do you have an amp and are you willing to get one

 

lastly I see that you like your TD 65 [btw what year is it? My TD/ 75 is a vintage and there is a TD60 that's simmilar to my 75 [except the 75 is open and the 60 is closed]

 

but again what do you like sonically about it, and what kind of music do you enjoy! 

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