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John Doe



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:19 am    Post subject: Headphones upgrade Reply with quote

I'm currently using a Sennheiser HD 202 but they've had their best time; bass is completely gone. Any recommendations, any recent headphones out there that I should know of?

- Indoor listening
- Comfortable to wear for multiple hours
- Metal (obviously), rock/hardrock, classical
- Budget: up to +/- 150-200 - if necessary.

<100 recommendations are welcome too... just as websites with advice.
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mushroomleg



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hear hear. I've been wondering the same shit. Any suggestions?
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Jorm



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using the AKG K272 HD headphones which are great.
http://eu.akg.com/akg-product-detail_eu/k272-hd.html

The sound is neutral (it took me some time to get used to this) but is really good.
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John Doe



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! A bit expensive for my budget but I'll look into it.

What I've been wondering about the more expensive heapdhones: how long do they generally last? The cheaper ones I've been using thus far had a life expectancy around 2-3 years at best, so I'll hope they wear down a bit slower Wink
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Gravv



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have AKG K240 studio and I am very satisfied about its sound.
http://www.akg.com/K240+Studio-1039.html?pid=1195
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drinks



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A tad over budget at $214 (on sale) but I've been more than pleased with my Sennheiser Momentums. Seem really durable, most if not all parts are replaceable and they come with a nice hard case if you take them on the road. Sound wise not quite as good as my old Denon 2000 but those were a bit weak on build for $350 cans. Sold them for a good price when they were discontinued though, more than I paid new.
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Jorm



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Doe wrote:
Thanks! A bit expensive for my budget but I'll look into it.

What I've been wondering about the more expensive heapdhones: how long do they generally last? The cheaper ones I've been using thus far had a life expectancy around 2-3 years at best, so I'll hope they wear down a bit slower Wink


I'm using my headphones since almost 2 years and there's not a single trace of aging, neither in sound nor in the general aspect. If you take care, I guess those will last 5 to 10 years.
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Tyrone Slothrop



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

drinks wrote:
A tad over budget at $214 (on sale) but I've been more than pleased with my Sennheiser Momentums. Seem really durable, most if not all parts are replaceable and they come with a nice hard case if you take them on the road. Sound wise not quite as good as my old Denon 2000 but those were a bit weak on build for $350 cans. Sold them for a good price when they were discontinued though, more than I paid new.


Did you buy them on sale locally near you? Or is there a good, reliable online retailer you'd recommend?
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captainretardo



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grado sr-225 series is another good set of cans around your price range. I like them.
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Cursed_Reefer



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

captainretardo wrote:
Grado sr-225 series is another good set of cans around your price range. I like them.

Yep. Great choice.
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asmael LeBouc



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sennheiser HD 25 - 1

BEYERDYNAMIC DT770 PRO

Both around $150. Sturdy and powerful headphones. Clean sound with massive bass. The Beyerdynamic envelops your ear, very comfortable.
These are classics, well-known headphones, widely used by pros because they're extremely reliable and versatile.

The AKG K701 is also killer, around $200-$250. Again a classic, said to be extremely comfy.
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Knucklehead



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50's for about three years now. They're right in the middle of your price range, US$125.00 -- US$175.00 depending on the particular model, but I have been very pleased with them.
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Hvit Varulv



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harman Kardon BT, especially for this price:
http://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-BT-Headphones-Technology/dp/B00A3R3U2U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413043579&sr=8-2&keywords=harman+kardon+headphones
(I bought them for 250 and think it was worth the money (I'm still using them))
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AgonizedFinland



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much anything from Beyerdynamic.
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Devoured Death



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knucklehead wrote:
I've had a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50's for about three years now. They're right in the middle of your price range, US$125.00 -- US$175.00 depending on the particular model, but I have been very pleased with them.


I use these too, for both home use and studio monitoring. They're excellent! So many similarly priced pairs I've tried seem to have a horribly over pronounced, and at times, headache inducing bottom end, but for the price these sound great and are incredibly comfortable. At some point I'd like to pick up a set of Grado's as well, I've hard nothing but 5/5 feedback on those! Only reason I chose the ATH-M50s over them was because of the Grado's external porting making them a bit noisy for use around others and in recording.
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