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post #1 of 28
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Hi all. I just registered in need of advice and found this forum. I believe you can help me.

I am looking for quality headphones for bass guitar practice, learning songs by ear, study bass exercises, etc. These phones would have to be very clear on the low end. I would prefer the cable to be detachable from the headphones. What do you recommend?

I would like to keep a budget of about 200 euros but if there is one model slightly more expensive but also worth it let me know anyway.

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post #2 of 28
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Sounds like you would want closed cans with a good isolation, right?

In that Case, i would try the AKG K550, Shure SRH 840, Focal Spirit One, Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro / Custom One Pro.

 

One of my Favourites tho: V-Moda Crossfade M-100, which is a very awesome allrounder, and would probably be my first choise, if it needs to be even a bit portable (and which also has a detachable Cable and tons of stuff with them (different color plates, other cables, Boompro Mic, which is a detachable headset mic for PCs etc)

The Price of those is around 285€~, but Amazon.es has them for 216€~, which is an excellent price.

 

I really cannot tell you, which one you would like the most. They are all very good headphones and.. you will need to try them out by yourself, to find out which fits you the most. If its not possible to test more than 1-2 out, i guess i personally would give the Crossfade M-100 the first shot and see how happy you are with them.

post #4 of 28
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Hi. Thanks for your tips. Closed or open cans I still do not know. What are the advantages of each? Disadvantages?
post #5 of 28
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Also, shall I look for flat response only?
post #6 of 28

Do you want your headphones to isolate you from outside noises?

 

Closed cans in that budget mostly have more prominent bass.

 

I think I'd recommend the phillips x1 for an open can.

post #7 of 28
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Maybe I like the isolation feature but it is not an absolute need. What advantage open cans have in your opinion?
post #8 of 28

You need to decide on whether you want closed or open. There are too many choices otherwise. For a great closed hp that is neutral and isolates well I like the Mad Dog by Mr. Speakers. 

post #9 of 28
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I need to know the advantages of closed or open first... Will Google this matter to learn more
post #10 of 28
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Already know the difference. I want them closed for sure
post #11 of 28

Also consider the sony 7520. The 7520 is much easier to amp than the the Mad Dog and can sound great right from a phone or ipod. The isolation is not as good as the MD though. 

post #12 of 28
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What about flat response? Should I only consider those or some color from the headphones as well? My goal is for professional use.
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by CesarMaranhao View Post

What about flat response? Should I only consider those or some color from the headphones as well? My goal is for professional use.

Flat response is good and what you want, but that the headphone is capable of digging low in the bass and resolving it well is of utmost priority, I'd suppose. I think the mad dog will do well in this case, but it is a little bulky and hard to amp. Else, dt770 is a valid choice as well.

post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Flat response is good and what you want, but that the headphone is capable of digging low in the bass and resolving it well is of utmost priority, I'd suppose. I think the mad dog will do well in this case, but it is a little bulky and hard to amp. Else, dt770 is a valid choice as well.

Yes. I want to hear the bass very well. Definition in the low end is my main concern because I am a bass player
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

Flat response is good and what you want, but that the headphone is capable of digging low in the bass and resolving it well is of utmost priority, I'd suppose. I think the mad dog will do well in this case, but it is a little bulky and hard to amp. Else, dt770 is a valid choice as well.

 

I forgot the dt770. Good isolation, easy to amp and built like a tank.

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