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Please recommend. In need of closed back headphone to double up as recording monitors and everyday commuter listening

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi guys,

 

I've been reading many excellent and helpful threads and reviews in here. But I realise after a lot of research that I need some personal recommendations.

 

I am a sound designer who sometimes goes out and records my own atmospheres. I'm also a commuter who loves to listen to music on the go so the headphones I am looking for can't be massive. And for both purposes they should be fairly well isolated. I know that ideally I should get two pair of headphones but at the moment I can't spend the money on two decent sets, so could you please give me some recommendations that might fit both purposes?

 

I am aware that the HD25s are the standard and I have also occasionally used them, but find them uncomfortable. Is there an alternative? I've been looking at the ATH 50Ms but I have not found a place to listen to them. Could they be a good contender? Seems like people have split in opinions about them. I've considered many other options but I want to hear from you guys.

 

Any recommendations welcomed also if you want to convince me that the HD25s are the only way to go.

 

Thanks in advance,

Maiken

post #2 of 8

Welcome to headfi, sorry about your wallet. The cans that I've owned that meet your criteria are the Sony mdr-7520. Give 'em a look.

 

Matt

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi Matt,

 

Thanks for the recommendation. I forgot to say that I use the MDR 7506 daily at work and I don't really like them. I realise that the 7520s are a different pair but they are a bit difficult to get a hold of here in the UK but I will look into them. I guess I was dismissing them because of the 7506s.

 

Cheers!

post #4 of 8
Of the two HD25 is a much better choice because M50 has poor-sounding thin treble.

KRK KNS8400 is a better choice than either, but you might need to replace the stock cable. (I think K450, Q460, and M50x fit.)
post #5 of 8
Any more choices aside from the above mentioned? I am also looking for one cuz I can't bring my Grados to work.. thanks.

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post #6 of 8
This might be a good place to start: http://www.head-fi.org/t/702924/best-studio-headphones
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Claritas, thanks very much for the reply, yes I was eyeing the KNS8400. They just seem a tad on the large side for commuting.

 

I gave in today and ordered the HD25s, I just can't survive without a decent pair anymore and I have to admit that the HD25s probably are best suited for all my needs.

 

Thanks for the link as well.

post #8 of 8
Sure thing. HD25-1 is impressive too, so I think you'll be pleased. You might need to stretch out out over a tissue box or something for a few days to loosen the headband, but first figure out how the split headband works on your head. Happy listening! beerchug.gif
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