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1st December 2004, 21:44
I'm sure this has been asked before, but I'd like some headpone buying advice. I listen to mostly rock, some soundtracks from musicals. I'd like decent bass, but not booming and not so much that the bass starts to drown out everything else. I think I'd prefer closed studio style headphones, only because the behind the ear type hurt my ear after a while. I'm looking for them to max 40-50 dollars and I realize that isn't going to get me pristine quality. Thanks, Matt.
1st December 2004, 21:48
This might help:
1st December 2004, 22:29
Originally posted by k_rock923
I think I'd prefer closed studio style headphones, only because the behind the ear type hurt my ear after a while.
This looks like a misunderstanding.
Closed or open refers to the design of the speakers, closed ones have a sealed air volume at the back.
Both open and closed headphones can sit on the ear or "around the ear".
1st December 2004, 22:31
Perhaps it is a misunderstanding. I thought that closed meant the ones that look like half of a sphere on your ear. I just don't want those ones that rest on the ear via a little piece of plastic between the ear and head.
1st December 2004, 22:48
Those would be canal phones, I think.
1st December 2004, 23:06
These fucking ROCK.
Some of the best "closed" (goes over your ear) headphones you can get at this price.
Some of the best rated headphones on newegg.
2nd December 2004, 01:19
Anybody have experience with these? Sennheiser HD270 Control Studio Monitoring Headphones
Amazon Link (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006I5R9/qid=1101953365/sr=8-4/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i4_xgl23/103-0236182-4045428?v=glance&s=electronics&n=507846)
2nd December 2004, 02:53
I have HD 280 Pros (next model or so up), which I use for everything including actual studio monitoring. Any reasonable Sennheisers are great, sound reproduction is very accurate, and if they're selling for 50% off, I'd say go for it.
They don't have as much bass as some cheaper headphones I've had, but they have realistic bass - it's pretty even frequency response across the board and really good sound separation.
They also have another series of open headphones more for hi-fi use you could look at. Open as in open at the back, still going right over your ears. Those are closed (at the back), whcih is why they're Studio Monitoring - because there's not much sound spill so it's good for recording.
2nd December 2004, 03:35
I'm getting these for christmas
2nd December 2004, 03:40
Sweeet, squak. Those look awesome.
2nd December 2004, 06:51
Yeah, read most post above, I have those. They rock. You can hear all the errors in every song, music will never sound the same. :p That's a really good price too, mine cost a bit more than that - I only got them since I started my uni audio course, they'd usually be outside my budget.
2nd December 2004, 12:21
Pro Luxe - OA-850
Simply the best headphones I've ever used.
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