Headphones for Recording for pleasure
Apr 5, 2002 at 11:50 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

Antheo

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Hello,

I'd like to buy a pair of headphones to record music but for pleasure. I am not a professional. But I'd like them providing:
- natural / not colored sound
- good presence of bass but not boomy
- detailed and very good separation of instruments
- highs not harsh
- wide sound stage
- not fatiguing
- sturdy
- comfortable for big head and small ears :wink:

As it is not possible to find a shop with all this models, I'd like to know which one do you think match the most my criterias ?

AKG K270ST
AKG K501
Beyer Dynamic DT-250/250
Beyer Dynamic DT-931
Sennheiser HD 25-1
Sennheiser HD 600
Sony MDR-7506
Sony MDR-7509


Thanks a lot.

Antheo
 
Apr 5, 2002 at 1:34 PM Post #2 of 7

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Basically, I'd include to your list Sennheiser HD 280 Pro and take AKG K270 away.
Also, K501, HD 600 and DT 931 are open back cans which are usually not recommended for recording applications since they leak too much sound out that can be picked up by mics and don't isolate from outside noise.
So, it is basically up to DT 250-250 vs HD 280 vs 7506 (V6) vs 7509vs HD 25. All of these are good phones with lobbies around here. Based on personal preferences I'd go with HD 280 Pro others will perhaps suggest something elese.

PS: If you go with DT 250-250 (which is the high impedance version of the 250) make sure that your equipment can drive them properly.
 
Apr 6, 2002 at 6:56 AM Post #5 of 7

Dusty Chalk

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Quote:

Originally posted by Antheo
As I am not a professional I thought an open design would be OK. Do I realy have to proscribe open designs ?


Yes, if you're going to record while monitoring with headphones. If it's entirely electronic, or anything like that, then no.
 

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