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What to look out for when buying a used pair of heaphones? Also, some advice on the ATH ANC7s

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I will most likely buy this pair of headphones.

 

It has been used for 4-5 years in a studio and is APPARENTLY being sold as the studio is closing.

 

Is it a good deal? New price is ±155 here (using geizhals.at).

 

If there is another pair of CLOSED headphones with VERY LITTLE SOUND LEAKAGE and that look sort of decent (i am going to be wearing these in school and in public, i have the AKG K612 Pros for home use) i will be very grateful. Please only use geizhals.at when recommending a pair.

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Does it have to be noise cancelling? They usually sound pretty poor for the price and you can sometimes hear white noise in the background which I've always found a bit distracting.
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Does it have to be noise cancelling? They usually sound pretty poor for the price and you can sometimes hear white noise in the background which I've always found a bit distracting.
Nope. But it should block out some noise (passive noise cancelation) and shouldn't leak. 

What about the panasonic ph hc 700 (also noise cancelling though) (70 euros)

 

What about SONY MDR-V700 DJ for 100 euros?


Edited by 1haxor - 8/27/14 at 5:26am
post #4 of 11

You don't need noise cancelling to prevent 'sound leakage'. Just a decent headphone.

 

TBH, you're better off spending less on something like a Panasonic RP-HTX7 or a Philips SHB7000 (both around 40 euros).

The only decent headphones up to 100 euro are all sort of too big for public use or on-ear headphones which aren't so comfortable and can leak more as they don't seal as well as around-ear headphones.

Then the next step up you're spending in the 120-150 euro range, for something like Sony MDR-1R or Audio Technica M50

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Yeah he's right. Noise cancellation isn't really worth it unless you're taking public transportation, or walk home around a lot of traffic, or in an airplane.
I had some during my freshman year and I didn't find them too helpful when cancelling out voices that regular closed headphones while playing music can't do. Basically they were useless to me and I paid a huge premium for them.
Edited by bobby12 - 8/27/14 at 7:03am
post #6 of 11

If there's noise (like air conditioning) on one side of you, a lot of NC headphones will attempt to cancel this on both sides, thus creating noise of their own.

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If there's noise (like air conditioning) on one side of you, a lot of NC headphones will attempt to cancel this on both sides, thus creating noise of their own.


 



Good to know
Recommendations?
use this website:http://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und-verkaufen/marktplatz?areaId=900&PRICE_FROM=70&CATEGORY/SUBCATEGORY=8632&AUDIOACCESSORIES_DETAIL=3&CATEGORY/MAINCATEGORY=8216&PRICE_TO=110&page=3

Apparently noise cancelling ones are bad due to white noise (which i do find very annoying).

Here are some interesting ones i found:
Panasonic RP-HC 700 ...70 euros
ATH ANC7B wo/ mic ... 70 euros
SONY MDR-V700 DJ....100 euros
Custom One Pro (black) ... 95 euros
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You don't need noise cancelling to prevent 'sound leakage'. Just a decent headphone.



 



TBH, you're better off spending less on something like a Panasonic RP-HTX7 or a Philips SHB7000 (both around 40 euros).



The only decent headphones up to 100 euro are all sort of too big for public use or on-ear headphones which aren't so comfortable and can leak more as they don't seal as well as around-ear headphones.



Then the next step up you're spending in the 120-150 euro range, for something like Sony MDR-1R or Audio Technica M50

 

Interesting. What about a custom one pro (for 95)? I know it has a mic but that's retractable and it does look pretty nice. My only complaint would be the weight, do you know of something a little lighter?
post #8 of 11

Out of the four you list the Custom One Pro is the only one I know; I think they're OK at the regular price but at 95 Euros you could do a lot worse.

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post #9 of 11

Wuh? 95 euros for Custom One Pro? I can't get it less than 150... I say go for it!

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Wuh? 95 euros for Custom One Pro? I can't get it less than 150... I say go for it!


 



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Out of the four you list the Custom One Pro is the only one I know; I think they're OK at the regular price but at 95 Euros you could do a lot worse.

 



Thought so.
Please give me some advice on how to TEST if everything is alright (eg which music track tto test it with, what i should look out for on the headphones themselves, etc.)
post #11 of 11

Are you worried that they may be fake? It's unlikely that a headphone like this would be, the fake market's in fashion headphones and in-ears - the Custom One Pro doesn't really fit with that lot.

 

Beyerdynamics are generally good on detail with a bass bump, midrange recessed slightly - I can give you my view of how they sound but you'd be better off with a mix of reviews -

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/beyerdynamic-custom-one-pro-black

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