Headphones

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Headphones

Postby DanGeo » Mon Apr 22, 2013 01:04

I have always worked with monitors and never used headphones.
But I am doing more work from home now and there are times when everyone is asleep and I have things I still want to work on.
Any ideas on headphones people like that would have a fairly flat response?

Thanks
Dan
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Re: Headphones

Postby klaukholm » Mon Apr 22, 2013 01:51

HD650 is pretty common, so are the HD600

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Re: Headphones

Postby fl » Tue Apr 23, 2013 02:12

I've been very impressed with the B&W P5 headphones.
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Re: Headphones

Postby Perfect Record » Fri May 31, 2013 23:52

Pay as much attention to the headphone amp as the phones. Many low impedance phones will give you a very thin response when driven from utility outputs of various pieces of gear.

Invest in a decent headphone amp. One of my favorites was made by Creek. It was a class A design, but you had to modify it to work with high sensitivity phones like the Sony 7506, otherwise it was too noisy and the level control was barely off the peg.

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Re: Headphones

Postby captivellc » Sat Nov 09, 2013 20:13

Focal Professional headphones just landed and am liking them!

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Re: Headphones

Postby SoundKlang » Mon Jan 20, 2014 15:13

AKG K 702 and Lake People G 109. Hours of fatigue-free listening. Neutral, which is good, but can be difficult to judge low frequency levels.

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Re: Headphones

Postby avi » Thu Jul 07, 2016 01:23

klaukholm wrote:HD650 is pretty common, so are the HD600


Concur. Certainly in the classical sphere, HD600's I would consider a 'standard', with a smattering of HD650. Of course there are the HD800 if you are feeling flush, but a spare cable for those (if you take them on session and artist have a tendency to trip over the cable...) is the same price as a whole set of HD600...
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Re: Headphones

Postby charly van rest » Sat Jan 07, 2017 18:31

Hi there

One day I did a test, which to buy, between a Sennheiser 800 and a Stax electrostatic SRS 2170 combination.
Both sounded very, very different (the price is not) ..clearly the Sennheiser was much more hyped in the highs and espcially the bass from the Stax
translated very neutral and realistic (testing on different styles of music).
So the Stax it was and got and Stax headphone amplifier also...many years of satisfaction till now.

greetings
charly

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Re: Headphones

Postby DJS » Fri Jan 20, 2017 04:14

Yes, STAX here too and the valve amp (exciter). Nothing I have ever heard comes close for neutrality and fatigue free listening.
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Re: Headphones

Postby crna59 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 05:22

Using the Cavalli Liquid Gold amp with either the Abyss 1266 or the Audeze LCD-XC. Sounded better than my Blue Hawaii and Stax 009
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Gonzalo Noqué
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Re: Headphones

Postby Gonzalo Noqué » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:22

crna59 wrote:Using the Cavalli Liquid Gold amp with either the Abyss 1266 or the Audeze LCD-XC. Sounded better than my Blue Hawaii and Stax 009


How do you like the Abyss? I would love to hear your opinion, the Abyss is a headphone I have no way to audition here in Spain. I'm currrently using an HE-6 with a power amp and love it, I listened to it side by side with the LCD4 and the Utopia and found that the HE-6 was better reproducing faithfully the instruments' timbre than them, but I have the feeling that the Abyss is a beast:)

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Re: Headphones

Postby Perfect Record » Fri Jan 12, 2018 04:29

Just want to give high marks to the very reasonably priced Schiit Magni 2 headphone amp.