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Headphones for jazz(1940-60)

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi!

I'm a guy from Germany, that lives in Bologna, with big interest for jazz. Since I am transcribing a the music I must be able to hear the double base as clear as possible I have tried a lot of different but I find it very hard to find headphones that can give a clear double base sound from Charlie Parker or Bud Powell recordings. Since I'm a student, the max price is 100euro.

The ones I found in the hifi store in Bologna is:
Sennheiser px90
Akg k430  k518 k619 k430
Sony mdr XB200
Mdr ZX300
Mdr S70APW
ZX600
ZX600
Ma100
Philips SHB7000 4000
SHL3100 3000 Ede

Any advice would make me happy:)
post #2 of 6

Worth a look as well are Sennheiser HD280Pro and Sony MDR 7506 both have relatively flat signatures down to 100hz, and it's not likely older recordings are gonna go lower than that anyway.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot!

I will check them out!smily_headphones1.gif
post #4 of 6

Another option if you can find them cheap enough are the Beyerdynamic DT660s which are a noticeable step up from both the MDR7506 and the HD280Pro, but might be just out of your budget. They're ~$135 here in the states, but due to the insane $1 = 1Euro exchange rate on most electronics they'll probably over your budget.

post #5 of 6

Note that I'm recommending mostly flat headphones for your use. Some people prefer headphones with stronger bass or treble or both etc. But for a musician a flat response is usually perferred. The XB sonys you mentioned will have a LOT of extra bass but may be pretty muddy sounding as well.

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Yes, I guess I'm looking for a good sound- with everything as clear ad possible. Most headphones seems to be made for modern electronic music a different kind- and a lot of extra base seems to be a good sell trick.

A problem is that the most sellers talks a lot of design and knows nothing about actuall sound.
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