Hey, new guy here (been a lurker & reader for quite sometime but tryna sell some can, need to get my post game up ha ha.)
I noticed this section is filled with people asking for recommendations off the bat.
I feel the best way to figure what you want is to go out do a little research, test out some new headphones and see what works best for you
but it seems like I'm part of the minority when it comes latest generation of folks really exploring audio equipment.
Just to let it be known, I'm a DJ/Promoter/Many of other things dealing with Hip-Hop in Boston,MA, USA
if any local DJ's from MA on this forum feel free to hit me up working on building things for the state.
as far as headphone Experience goes I've probably 5 Years into going through different pairs of cans/buds.
hopefully I plan to do little reviews on any new products I may get my hands on (at least new to me)
So far I've gone through
Audio Technica AD900's (probably my 1st pair of low/mid range headphones that gave me a taste of "full sound" hearing the high and mids however obviously lacked in lows) my only real issue was the wings seem to be way to easy to come off....but that's probably due to my reckless usage at the time.
Beyerdynamic DT 660's - in less than a week this pair fell apart, hardly had any time to really listen. kept me from touching Beyer's for a few years.
SoundMagic PL 30's - Decent for what they were, but not very durable...didn't last over 2 months.
Beats Tours - purchased these around the time they 1st came out just to give them a try...and wouldn't dare to touch the Pro's or Studios at the time due to the pricepoint & questionablitiy of actual quality at the time. Very muddy sound/ low-mid range with little to no highs as far as i recall, only lasted 5 months as 1 i had issues keeping any of the buds to stay in my ear for long periods (always coming out of my ears)
Brainwavz HM5, NVX Audio XPT-100, Digitech Studio Headphones - Had a pair of all 3 of these.
Felt they were all pretty much the same for the most part sound wise, the digitech however seemed to lack the most bass out of them all (this maybe just due to never doing the polyfill mod to that set and getting used to the sound with the mods.)
I'd consider them "Dark" or good "Low to Mid balance" but still lacking in the low end a bit for my taste listening wise and not too much on the high end. A decent pair of cans for reference (taking you use actual monitors when working, otherwise these may not be the best to work with especially if dealing with bass heavy music).
Look and Feel wise the XPT-100's were best with it's bendable plastic top for easier manuverability and angled earpads.
unfortunately using them for as a portable option hasn't gone well as they all ended up with issues after about a year. I plan to sell the XPT's and the Digitechs soon.
Takstar HD 5500 - Sounded like poo in my opinion, felt its only thing going was that little bass kick in the low range but wasn't a kick as a hip hop dj i'm into (needed more of that lower range)
I've been one to try to find the best low budget pair that gives me the best of all frequencies but more and more it's seeming i'm going to really have to step up the price range to get the fullbody.
just recently purchased a pair of DT 880's for monitoring, will have a little review on those soon.
hopefully this can help if I ask for any recomendations in the future but anyway
Hope to have a good time talking with you guys.
Edited by dj2thirteen - 4/30/14 at 1:58pm