What is your top 15 headphone brands you pick from?
Jun 17, 2015 at 7:57 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 22

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Hello folks. What is your top Headphone brands you would choose from when deciding what cans you buy? Of course it's folly to shop by brand only, but if the quality is good, why not?

To start this party, here are my top 15:

15. Sol Republic
14. Skullcandy
13. Bello digital
12. V-moda
11. Philips
10. JVC (will move up in the future)
9. Sony
8. Bowers and Wilkens(good sounding cans)
7. Bose(my first headphones)
6. Koss(surprise entry)
The top five brands
5.Akg (good dj headphones)
4.HiFi Man( expensive but has the sound to back it up)
3. Audio Technica(excellent sound)
2. Sennheiser (this was a hard decision)
1. Shure(my first love was the earbuds long ago and other just was as good or better)

All of these are based on my experiences with models and opinions. So what are your top 15 brands?

Do you agree(probably not)? What do you expect when you buy from these makers?
 
Jun 17, 2015 at 8:07 PM Post #2 of 22

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1. Sennheiser
2. Beyerdynamic
3. Audeze
4. AKG
5. Audio Technica
6. Sony
7. Bowers & Wilkins
8. Shure
9. Bose (Purely for the best noise canceling I've heard, other brands usually tend to have a weird noise emitting from them)
10. V-Moda
11....come on 15 is way to many, Grado I guess
12....seriously idk...Creative I guess
13.....how about...Phllips
14.......hmmm..JVC?
15........Panasonic I guess.

Hmm honestly I was never a big fan of Shure for headphones, but their mics are great.
Got the Shure SM7B liked it so much I went and got a Cloudlifter CL-2 for it.
 
Jun 17, 2015 at 8:47 PM Post #4 of 22

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Until this year, i never heard of BeyerDynamic. Heard that they have excellent headphones. Gotta check 'em out.

Beyerdynamic DT990s are the first headphones to really wow me.  I wish I still had them.
 
Jun 18, 2015 at 11:21 AM Post #6 of 22

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1. Sennheiser
2. OPPO
 
The others don't matter to me.
 
Jun 18, 2015 at 2:22 PM Post #8 of 22

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1. Mr. Speakers
2. HiFi Man
3. Fostex
4. Audeze
5. Ultrasone
6. AKG
7. Sennheiser
8. Sony
9. JVC
10. Monster
11. Marshall
12. Audio Technica
13. B&O
14. Beyerdynamic
15. Phillips
 
Jun 18, 2015 at 5:01 PM Post #11 of 22

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I think I might turn my SE215s into custom IEMs they are just way too uncomfortable.
 
Jun 18, 2015 at 8:07 PM Post #12 of 22

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Breaking hearts man..don't burn your brand bridges haha.


I hear what your saying, but I've been happily running HD650 for close to 10 years. I've yet to find another Can that blows them away(for less than a grand).
 
Last week I had another listen to the Oppo PM-3's. It was a real treat, as this time I brought my own music and player. I found these Cans to be the best close backed I've ever heard.
 
So I now need to share my loyalty with two brands. I did have a pair of AKG K280's back in the 80's. I liked them very much. Once the HD650's arrived, I thought how could I have ever liked these 280's?
 
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I hear what your saying, but I've been happily running HD650 for close to 10 years. I've yet to find another Can that blows them away(for less than a grand).
 
Last week I had another listen to the Oppo PM-3's. It was a real treat, as this time I brought my own music and player. I found these Cans to be the best close backed I've ever heard.
 
So I now need to share my loyalty with two brands. I did have a pair of AKG K280's back in the 80's. I liked them very much. Once the HD650's arrived, I thought how could I have ever liked these 280's?


Used Audeze LCD2.2s, that was the one thing to pry my HD650s from my hands.
 
Jun 18, 2015 at 8:26 PM Post #14 of 22

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I might not have 15, but here we go!
1. AKG
2. Sennheiser
3. Denon
4. Audio-Technica
5. Takstar
6. Sony
7. Numark
8. Monoprice
9. JVC
10. Skullcandy*

*please don't judge me based on #10 plz kthx. :)
 
Jun 18, 2015 at 9:56 PM Post #15 of 22

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I might not have 15, but here we go!
1. AKG
2. Sennheiser
3. Denon
4. Audio-Technica
5. Takstar
6. Sony
7. Numark
8. Monoprice
9. JVC
10. Skullcandy*

*please don't judge me based on #10 plz kthx. :)


Nice. Well, at least you are honest. I heard of Monoprice but not familiar with there headphones. Gonna have to check them out.
 

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