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What would make the perfect headphone ?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

On my last post there was a bunch of people who wanted to express the finer details of headphones. I'm making this topic to address those people

 

 

Here is a list of options for a perfect headphone

 

Open, semi-open, Closed ?

Wood/plastic/graphite/metal headphones ?

Color?

On ear/Around ear/IEM ?

Size of Driver?

Type of Driver?

What Ohm driver?

Driver's characteristics? (Balance, bright, neutral etc) 

Heavy or Light headphones?

Ideal headband that already exist?

Dual entry/Single sided?

3.5mm, 6.3mm or XLR plug ?

Headphone pad's material?

Shape of headphone cups?

Earcup's clamping force?

Length of cable?

AWG of cable ?

Detachable or hard wired cable?


Edited by Folex - 8/21/14 at 9:55am
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Open, semi-open, Closed ? Closed

Wood/plastic/graphite/metal headphones ? Wood/Metal

Color? Black

On ear/Around ear/IEM ? Around Ear

Size of Driver? LARGE

Type of Driver? Dynamic or Ortho, I like both.

What Ohm driver? High Impedance 

Heavy or Light headphones? Eh, depends on where I'm using them. Heavy is fine at home, but I'd prefer light on the go.

Ideal headband that already exists? V-Moda M100 Headband, it fits my head perfectly.

Dual entry/Single sided? Dual Entry

3.5mm, 6.3mm or XLR plug ? 3.5mm

Headphone pad's material? Lambskin

Shape of headphone cups? Round

Earcup's clamping force? Medium clamping force.

Length of cable? 4 foot with a 6 foot extension for at home.

AWG of cable ? 26awg for flexibility.

Detachable or hard wired cable? DETACHABLE!

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Open, semi-open, Closed? As open as possible.
Wood/plastic/graphite/metal headphones? Not important so long as it's durable.
Color? Black, grey, white, or silver (unless it's wood).
On ear/Around ear/IEM? Fully over ear, none of this half on / half off bulls***.
Size of Driver? At least 40 mm.
Type of Driver? Dynamic.
What Ohm driver? Doesn't seem to matter. I've had good-sounding ones of all sorts, 32-400.
Sound signature? Mid-centric or Harman curve.
Heavy or Light headphones? Light.
Ideal headband that already exist? Classic AKG suspension.
Dual entry/Single sided? Single sided.
3.5mm, 6.3mm or XLR plug? 1/4" preferred but not so important.
Headphone pad's material? Cloth. See K501, SRH1540.
Shape of headphone cups? Round.
Earcup's clamping force? Very light. If the headband fits close and the cups are deep enough, it will stay on.
Length of cable? 4-6 feet.
AWG of cable? So long as it doesn't bear any noise.
Detachable or hard wired cable? Detachable is better only if the connectors are fully recessed.
Edited by Claritas - 8/21/14 at 5:58pm
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Open, semi-open, Closed ? Open

Wood/plastic/graphite/metal headphones ? Graphite

Color? Piano Black

On ear/Around ear/IEM ? Around ear (circumaural)

Size of Driver? Large

Type of Driver? Planar Magnetic

What Ohm driver? Low Impedance 

Heavy or Light headphones? Light

Ideal headband that already exist? AKG K712

Dual entry/Single sided? Dual

3.5mm, 6.3mm or XLR plug ? 6.3 mm (TRRS)

Headphone pad's material? Velour and Skin (hybrid)

Shape of headphone cups? Round

Earcup's clamping force? Medium

Length of cable? 12 foot

AWG of cable ? 24AWG

Detachable or hard wired cable? Detachable

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Open, semi-open, Closed ? Open

Wood/plastic/graphite/metal headphones ? Metal

Color? Black

On ear/Around ear/IEM ? Around ear

Size of Driver? 53mm

Type of Driver? Dynamic

What Ohm driver? 250 ohm

Driver's characteristics? Warm w/ slight bass boost

Heavy or Light headphones? light

Ideal headband that already exist? Beyerdynamic

Dual entry/Single sided? Dual entry

3.5mm, 6.3mm or XLR plug ? 4pin XLR

Headphone pad's material? Velour

Shape of headphone cups? Oval

Earcup's clamping force? Vice

Length of cable? 6 feet

AWG of cable ? 24-26

Detachable or hard wired cable? hard wired


Edited by Folex - 8/21/14 at 9:56am
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Open, semi-open, Closed ? Open

Wood/plastic/graphite/metal headphones ? Very durable plastic (I don't want to get vibration, noise or attract lighting)

Color? Black

On ear/Around ear/IEM ? Around the ear

Size of Driver?  53 mm

Type of Driver? Dynamic

What Ohm driver? 32 Ohms (Very easy to drive for listening to many sources possible)

Heavy or Light headphones? Light

Ideal headband that already exist? AKG K712

Dual entry/Single sided? Single sided

3.5mm, 6.3mm or XLR plug ? 3.5mm

Headphone pad's material? Velour or cloth

Shape of headphone cups? Round

Earcup's clamping force? Low adjustable

Length of cable? 3 foot for very close or portable listening and 6 foot for moving aroung the source.

AWG of cable ? 24 AWG

Detachable or hard wired cable? Detachable


Edited by judgmentday - 8/21/14 at 7:07am
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

I added a pretty important question:

 

Driver's characteristics? (Balance, bright, neutral etc) 

 

Edit: What would be cool is if you know of a headphone that matches someone's ideal reply to it with the headphone's name. 


Edited by Folex - 8/21/14 at 10:00am
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