What are your "old favorite" headphones?
Oct 28, 2002 at 2:39 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 24

elrod-tom

Moderator - Prefers "stereo weirdo" to "audiophile"
Joined
Jul 4, 2002
Posts
10,523
Likes
49
Location
I live in the midrange!
So I'm interested in hearing from other folks re) that set of headphones that occupies a special place in your equipment inventory. You know...the cans that you just can't bring yourself to sell (or for that matter pitch!!) because it would be like putting your dog to sleep.

For me, it's the AKG K-240M...I use them in my work rig now. These cans helped me to understand what hi-fi audio was all about...and that was with a headphone jack on my old NAD preamp!! I only recently replaced them as my main headphones in my home rig, and although I'm sure that I could sell them, I just can't bring myself to do so. I had them at home the other day, and I really enjoyed giving them a spin in my home system again. At least they are continuing to provide me with a pleasing audio experience at work. In fact - given that I listen to music about 8 hours/ day at work - I'm probably getting better use out of them now than I was before.

Sort of like putting a good horse out to stud, I guess...
biggrin.gif


How about the rest of you....???

confused.gif
biggrin.gif
 
Oct 28, 2002 at 2:40 AM Post #2 of 24

Vertigo-1

Señor Sony
Joined
Jun 20, 2001
Posts
3,252
Likes
14
Location
Hawaii
Sony MDR-V6.
 
Oct 28, 2002 at 5:56 AM Post #4 of 24

LobsterSan

MOT: kuboTEN
Joined
Oct 18, 2002
Posts
1,779
Likes
10
Please don't singe me...

But my first step up from the world of crappy stock headphones and into the world of headphones would be the Sony MDR-V100. It was a wintery day when I first tried on my brother's headphones... the ones I thought someone would be insane to spend $30 on. And then I realized that the music I listened to actually had *gasp* bass and what's this? Details I couldn't hear on my speakers?! I went out an bought myself a pair, and I listened to those whilst going to sleep over the next 8 years (I picked them up back when I was 13 or so). Now I have been reintroduced to how good music can sound over *really* good headphones... and despite the V100s sounding pretty crappy now, I will never sell them because they have too much nostalgia assosciated with them. I wonder if one day my Senn HD-600s will sound like crap to me...
 
Oct 28, 2002 at 11:45 AM Post #5 of 24

elrod-tom

Moderator - Prefers "stereo weirdo" to "audiophile"
Joined
Jul 4, 2002
Posts
10,523
Likes
49
Location
I live in the midrange!
Quote:

Originally posted by LobsterSan
I wonder if one day my Senn HD-600s will sound like crap to me...


We should all live so long!!

biggrin.gif
biggrin.gif
 
Nov 3, 2002 at 9:38 PM Post #6 of 24

Dusty Chalk

Head-Fi-holic: With headphones would just be a benny.
Joined
Jun 22, 2001
Posts
6,565
Likes
15
DT770's -- I still listen to them all the time, even the old 600 ohm version.
 
Nov 3, 2002 at 11:20 PM Post #9 of 24

andrzejpw

May one day invent Bose-cancelling headphones.
Joined
Jun 25, 2001
Posts
6,636
Likes
10
Gotta agree with JMT. Senn MX500s. Even though I use ksc-35s portably(is that a word?), I just can't bring myself to get rid of the mx500s. They were my entrance into this world!
 
Nov 3, 2002 at 11:28 PM Post #10 of 24

peter braun

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 24, 2002
Posts
661
Likes
11
My old pair of Sennheiser HD424s from the earlier eighties still sound pretty good, despite having no low end whatsoever. They are very open and detailed, and easy to drive.
 
Nov 3, 2002 at 11:58 PM Post #11 of 24

AdamP88

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 13, 2001
Posts
833
Likes
20
My Senn HD565 - had it for roughly 3 years and it's served me well. Although after recent events I may have to relegate them to light duty after I (hopefully) fix them.

So right now I'm looking for my next main listening phone. Since I liked the sound of the 565 quite a bit, I could just go with the logical next step and get an HD580 or HD600...but those darn AT's are oh so intriguing!

[size=xx-small]Late at night I get awfully close to convincing myself to fork out the dough and go for the A100Ti or even the W100. From all the reviews I've read, I'm positive I would like them. But my money-saving conscience stops me every time.[/size] :\
 
Nov 4, 2002 at 12:37 AM Post #12 of 24

OneMalt

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 8, 2001
Posts
910
Likes
10
Senn HD-414.
 
Nov 4, 2002 at 12:39 AM Post #13 of 24

Magicthyse

Better to look good than to sound good!
Joined
Jun 13, 2002
Posts
890
Likes
10
Guess
evil_smiley.gif


I didn't sell it and I didn't offer it, it was cruelly wrested from me - but I'm probably getting it back soon.
 
Nov 4, 2002 at 5:22 AM Post #15 of 24

gloom

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 6, 2001
Posts
146
Likes
11
KSC-35.

The only headphones I own, now
smily_headphones1.gif
I've owned - and gotten rid of - some much more expensive 'phones over the last 3 years. The KSC-35 is the only one that's never let me down. Perfect everywhere, or even anywhere? Nah. But it wins on intangibles.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top