1. headlong

    headphones for mixing

    hi all,   im looking for a pair of headphones for mixing. it seems the most popular are the athm-50, beyerdynamic 770 and 880, and akg 271, the shure 840 and 940, and a handful of sennheisers.   i own the hifiman hd400s. i understand they are not a mixing headphone, but the quality is...
  2. eddie75

    Best Headphone for Rock & Metal 200 - 600 €

    Hey guys,   I'm searching a new headphone for home listening. Price range 200 - 600€. My favourite music is rock and metal. I listen to nearly everthing in this two genres, except most death & black metal (although i love Death or Opeth for example). My favourite metal bands are Iron...
  3. Kukuk

    Mid-centric closed headphones?

    I've been kind of out of the loop with new headphones lately, and am wondering what closed headphones out there are very mid-centric. I've owned the AKG K271s (which are great) and the Sony MDR-CD900STs (which are beyond marvelous), and I've heard, very briefly, Beyerdynamic DT48's, but I'm...
  4. appar111

    K501, DT150, K271S, HD280 or DT250-250?

    After reading Fewtch's comments about how the Go-Vibe could drive the K501's adequately, and the K501's being so cheap nowadays, I thought I would possibly pick up a pair of them, or one of the following: AKG K501 - $129 Beyer DT150 - $163 AKG K271S - $160(?) Senn HD280 - $75 ($95 if I get...
  5. whateverman

    monitor headphones?

    Hello all A friend of mine is taking a Studio Sound class means he's working on Cubase and learning music production and etc. His teacher asked the students in his class to get "Monitor Headphones", which supposed to produce more reflective sound than regular headphones (?).. I told him...
  6. chris.d.m.

    under 200 true sounding headphones for mixing

    appreciate some help. I have sony 7509's that I like pretty well and I think sound good in general...But, I don't think they are really "accurate / true" for mixing... ..as in mixing instruments for a cd release. (good highs, heavy on the lows, possibly some vacancy on the mids)...
  7. billmit

    Best way to burn-in headphones?

    Hello guru's, I just bought a new pair of "AKG K271 Studio" headphones, (my 1st headphones over $50). So I was wondering, is there a "preferred way" you guys have to burn-in new headphones? (a particular CD, amount of time, volume setting, ect.) Also, this may be a silly question, but on...
  8. satshanti

    REVIEW: Cool colorful genuine leather earpads for AKG K240 et al

    To wet your appetite and as an incentive for you to keep reading, some pictures first: Philips N6330 with orange pads: MB Quart Phone 70 with blue pads: Don't they look good? These are pads with an elastic ring, and according to the seller, suitable for AKG K240, K241, K250...
  9. ProblemChild

    Jonsein' for a new pair of headphones...What should I get?

    Gonna order a new pair of headphones this weekend. Might at as well take advantage of the memorial day sales. What I should I get? I listen to rock and alt. rock primarily. I do like my bass but not crazy mudd low. I already have DT770 Pro's and Pioneer HDJ-2000. I use the Leckerton UHA-6sMkII...
  10. thepiper92

    AKG K172HD

    I actually just ordered a pair from Shop.ca, stating refurbished for $70. As I had a $40 Paypal thing with Shop.ca, I went for it. I can't find much on it, and I see a lot of K272 and 271 mentioned. Would the 172 just be an on-ear version of the the 272? I read that they are light on bass, but...
  11. zxvadsf

    Over the ear headphone with closed/semi open acoustic for computer use ?

    Hi   I am a regular computer user. I have a sound blaster x-fi titanium HD sound card . I need advice on getting best optimal sound over the ear headphones. I am not very interested in bass or treble sounds . just general music listening, movies and english voice listening. Also I need...
  12. Bboy500

    Short/Travel Cable for the AKG K271S?

    I just got these phones and am planning on taking them with me but the wire is huge. Whats a nice solid wire that is short and good for travel/portable purposes? I am not a wire person so I thought I'd better ask before making a purchase.
  13. NinjaVsNinka

    Why I chose Shure SHR840, and not AKG 271, Beyer 770, 990, 250; ATH-M50...

    First of all, I’m not well versed in the headphone sound terminology and I haven’t made this kind of written review/run through before, so bare with me. I use my headphones a lot, therefore a decent pair of headphones is a must. I listen to all music genres, and I want to be able to pick up all...
  14. Blinxat

    Over-ear closed cans with large soundstage?

    Hi!   I recently picked up this Denon AH-NC800 noise canceller with some cosmetic damage for cheap. There is a non NC model that looks very similar to this one in the Shootout thread where the soundstage is described as "cavernous" and I think the same is true for this NC one. And I love it...
  15. rparmar

    RME FireFace versus a dedicated headphone amp

    There is a wealth of information on this site regarding headphone amps. But I remain unconvinced they are required to get decent sound, so long as one is using a professional D/A in the first place. I suppose the only way to find out is to try a bunch of them, but that is not feasible. Though I...
  16. Tyson

    STUNNING 2 K271 tweak (works w/HD280's too)

    OK, as many may know I've had a pair of AKG K271's for about a month now, after burn in I've been very happy with their overall sound, the frequencey response is very even for a closed headphone, and the dynamics are quite good, and thank god they are not so ridiculously bright like so many...
  17. N

    Do you think wearing full-size headphones in public makes you look like a spaz/geek/weirdo?

    Before the Inner-Earphone forum starts, I figure now is the last chance I will get to find out what people really think.
  18. Elephas

    Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000 impressions & pics

    I've owned the Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000 headphone for about a week. About a month ago I discovered Head-Fi and bought the ATH-A700. Upgrade-itis struck sooner than expected and I found myself back at the headphone shop and buying the AD2000. I would like to present my impressions of the...
  19. kamcok

    [AUS] AKG K271 mk ii

    AKG K271 mk ii in great condition for sale. No visible defects. Just like new, I treated this headphones like a baby. Included will be the headphones, 3 sets of earpads, 3 interchangable cables and the box. Cables included will be :  1 DIY pure straight silver cable 1.8m long 1 Straight...
  20. kamcok

    AKG K271 mk ii

    AKG K271 mk ii in great condition for sale. No visible defects. Just like new, I treated this headphones like a baby. Included will be the headphones, 3 sets of earpads, 3 interchangable cables and the box. Cables included will be :  1 DIY pure straight silver cable 1.8m long 1 Straight...
  21. ihearnoises1981

    4!!! AKG k271 mods that can greatly change your experience with them!! EARGASM (PLURAL) AWAITS!!!

    bounjour, hi-fi community            Before you even start doing these three mods MAKE SHURE YOU BURN IN YOU K271 FOR 200HOURS!!!!!!NOT WITH MUSIC EITHER!!!! or else it will render some of these mods pointless!! i did my burn in with pink, white noise with 2 frequency sweeps running all at...
  22. ihearnoises1981

    q701 and k271(k702 cable differences?

    hey hifi community lately i have been alternating cables (since they identical terminations) between my q701 and k271(same cable as k702) and the difference came to me in the first listen, since (not to be modest or anything) i and my fellow audiophiles around town believe i have "golden ears"...
  23. ihearnoises1981

    Why don't the AKG K271's get more love? + AKG K240 and AKG K271 chart comparison( page 2)

    hi i'm somewhat new to this hifi website but i've been a long time audiophile(27 years to be exact) since i got extremely inclined and interested in audio when i was 15 and i decided to join the audiophile bandwagon. back on topic, the akg k271 is always looked down on 240 owners and also non...
  24. Jbucla2005

    FS: AKG K271 Mk II headphones

    AKG K271 Mk II headphones, great condition, works perfectly. Includes plush and pleather ear pads.   Ships from California.
  25. Andrew_WOT

    FS/FT: AKG K271S with Zu Cable

    For sale AKG K271S Monitor headphones with Zu Cable and AKG velour pads. Both are in very good condition, perfect functionally and cosmetically. Original box and stock cable are included as well as OEM pleather pads, but the pleather has some minor cracks. These are the same as MKII except...