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I recently ordered a pair of Grado SR60's it was a tie between that and a good pair of sennheisers, but they are way to expensive.

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Any audiophiles out there? What do you use?
added on the 2007-08-15 20:39:43 by Rubicante Rubicante
anyway, I am excited to get them in. :D
added on the 2007-08-15 20:40:06 by Rubicante Rubicante
I'm not an audiophile but anyway... I have Koss PortaPro headphones.

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added on the 2007-08-15 20:44:33 by Sverker Sverker
I have a pair of Beyerdynamics for home use and 2 pairs of Sennheisers for my mp3player. They all rule.
added on the 2007-08-15 20:44:46 by okkie okkie
I use Beyer Dynamics DT231.

They're pretty lightweight and fit neatly in my laptop backpack.

However, I'd like to try out some noise-cancellation headphones. It's sometimes very hard to concentrate making music on the commute - I hate noisy trains and kids who use their mobile phones as ghettoblasters!
two different AKG headphones here (K141 Studio because it's got great sound _and_ bass, K270 for complete linear monitoring work) and a pair of Sennheiser in-ear plugs for mobile stuff. Rocks, too.
added on the 2007-08-15 20:47:47 by kb_ kb_
kb: Those k141's look amazing. Very bling bling
added on the 2007-08-15 20:50:54 by Rubicante Rubicante
AKG, too: K240 (great)
added on the 2007-08-15 21:19:39 by hfr hfr
some basic Technics :>
added on the 2007-08-15 21:24:47 by Zest Zest
AKG K240 (best headphones I ever had. Very linear response and amazing details)
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Sennheiser HD212Pro (for great bass and control)
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added on the 2007-08-15 21:36:22 by oxb oxb
i have a pair of headphones but the right cup fell off :(
added on the 2007-08-15 22:03:33 by uncle-x uncle-x
sennheiser hd580 for monitoring (really love them) and sony 7506 for laptop/gigs.
added on the 2007-08-15 22:17:00 by ton ton
also, a bunch of cheap akgs for recording sessions =)
added on the 2007-08-15 22:17:39 by ton ton
AKG K240 here as well...
added on the 2007-08-15 22:22:31 by dixan dixan
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Best cans i ever had
added on the 2007-08-15 22:45:33 by Teehase Teehase
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HD570. Still comfy, but the last 9 years it's been getting one hell of a beating.
added on the 2007-08-15 23:39:08 by Shifter Shifter
Sennheiser HD555 for movies, games & multimedia.
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Grado SR-80 for music.
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added on the 2007-08-16 00:07:56 by sauli sauli
I have an AKG 240, too. Very good sound, comfortable and durable (dropped it dozens of times, I'm clumsy)

Also a good one: Beyerdynamic dt770
I don't have any headphones, just earplugs.
I use cheap Chinese earplugs I bought off of ebay for 5 bucks :-)
added on the 2007-08-16 03:07:13 by Nezbie Nezbie
AKG k240 (careful: 600 ohm, you need an amp with enough output)
AKG k280 parabolic for monitoring stuff - really great, but afaik they are not being manufactured anymore.
added on the 2007-08-16 04:32:41 by jco jco
My favorites are the old Sony MDR-605 LP
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Introduced around 2002, discontinued around 2005. However, if you go to yer Saturn or Mediamarkt Shoppe and ask nicely, they can order them for at most 65 EUR.

Good things are:

- extremely comfortable to wear! i usually don't take them off for weeks! barely possible to notice them sitting on your head.
- high annoyance factor for people around you! they actually get to hear more than you do... but you actually get the best parts of the sound, and others get to eat the mud. :D
- BASS. really. BASS. not the bass that makes your ears bleed, but beautiful, deep bass being conducted mostly through your skull...
- if worn correctly, extremely natural, non-fatiguing sound.
- cable seems to be undestroyable, at least not in daily five-year normal and mildly evil use.
- somewhat high efficiency, perhaps higher than most 40mm one would run into...
- cheap.

The annoyances are:
- the system radiates high frequencies from a single tiny spot! given the flexibility of placement of the headphones (up to a couple cm in each direction due to cutouts for ears behind), the positioning extremely affects the sound and has to be precise up to couple of millimeters. Hit the sweet spot and be happy. Or don't and listen to total mud...
- not wearable at a demoparty or other loud locations.
- better not immerse in water...
- discontinued, duh.

btw, i measured them, and they seem to be somewhat linear-ish and resonance-free in the range of up to a couple of KHz... in high frequencies, measurements turned out to be too hard: the mic placement and small dimension is the problem.

I remember also being somewhat impressed by AKGs in the price range >250 EUR... other headphones under 200 EUR i had experienced were all worse than these Sony... however, i'm not sure i actually listened to some of those suggested in this thread.
added on the 2007-08-16 08:55:29 by eye eye
AKG K240 for prezident. o7
added on the 2007-08-16 09:03:07 by myco myco
I'd like SR-80s too, anyone willing to sponsor?)
added on the 2007-08-16 09:10:25 by el-bee el-bee
i use Creative EP 630 in-ear plugs.
only 30bucks, but sound like the sennheiser ones for 200..
added on the 2007-08-16 09:19:53 by v3nom v3nom


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