which headphones??? I'm so confused there's so many...

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  1. cat sick

    cat sick New Member

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    I need headphones for my new flat, so the neighbours who all seem to go to bed at 10 pm won't hate me :(
    I want them to sound great and be comfortable enough to wear for ages.

    I'm sure someone here knows what I need.
     
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    I'd recommend going on http://www.dogsonacid.com and doing a search for headphones. I have seen many discussions about headphones. I hope this helps.

    Adam
     
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    hehe, i had actualy tried that, only got a link to a competition and some other even less relevant stuff. maybe it's me

    So far ive been told sony 600 sony 700 sennheiser hd 25 and a pioneer pair. Maybe i should make a poll.
     
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    I would definately go for the sennheisers out of those ;)
     
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    I actually have the HD 25s. They are very nice.
     
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    ^^agreed.. very good headphones, and last forever. And if something gets broken.. (i.e. cable, earbud, etc).. you can buy the parts separately to fix them. \m/
     
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    I have the sony 500 and 700

    they have lasted me forever, like over 3+ years.

    Not to say anything negative but the senheisers are ugly.

    the pioneers are small on some people's heads.

    sound quality wise, ive heard the senns/pioneers to be the best.

    durabilty - senns but sonys are like the djm 600 of headphones, everyone has them for a reason, they do last a long time if treated properly.
     
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    Lol

    I own Sennheiser HD25-SPs and Sony 500s. In comparison to the Senns, the Sonys seem heavy, uncomfortable and the sound isn't as good. But this is just my opinion, different things work for different people :)
     
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    Humm..ive got both the sony mdr-v700's and the pioneer hdj-1000's both are great sets..but the sony's seem to be more comfortable..the sonys are more affordable and are decently made. :D
     
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    thx for all the advice - at least i'm down to four different headphones from hundreds.
    If I can find a shop which will let me try them...
    The sony's do look a bit breakable, and I can break headphones :O. The Pioneers are pretty. The sennheiser are weird looking but the repairability is quality.

    thx guys <3
     
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    you'll be cursing yourself when you break your first and only pair of phones that have the shitty plastic swivel ;)
     
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    you are reffering to the sonys?

    I'm just off to try them all on- if i can find a shop which will let me. :)
     
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    beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO (80 ohm version unless you have a headphone amp)

    I have 2 sets of these and I love them. Ear cushions are replaceable and readily available from beyerdynamic when you wear them down in a few years, but I haven't had to replace them yet.
     
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    Broke my sony mdrv500s after about.. 18 months or so. As someone else said, that plastic swivel is shite.
    I bought a pair of hd25-13 after that and i really can't complain. I'd compare them with the SL1200 line of turntables. They're built like a tank and have all you could ever want without any nonsense.
     
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    just use the ones that came with your ipod. :cool:
     
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    i started off with sony's. broke after 1 1/2 years.

    bought pioneer hdj 1000. it is heaven. i cant imagine another headphone sound better then this one. i had these headphones fro almost 3 years now and if it came down to getting a new pair i would buy the same one new.

    go researce em/check em out but i recommend the pioneer hdj 1000
     
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    I have 3 sets (listed in order of cost, decr):

    Sennheiser HD595
    Sony MDR-V700DJs
    Ministry of Sound DJ1001

    The HD595s are nice, but are open-ear and lack in the bass area. You can adjust it with an EQ, but it's still kinda weak on the bass side.

    The Sony MDR-V700DJs are nice, and cheap. They used to (or maybe still are?) the defacto definition of DJ headphones with closed swivel cups. These have more than enough of each range to share. A little light in the high high trebles, but it has never been an issue really.

    The MoS DJ1001 were bought when I lost a set of my MDR-V700DJs, and couple find a replacement locally for a reasonable price. I was pleasantly surprised by their performance. They look a little cheap, and the headband's crap, but the sound quality is very very nice. The same, if not better than the Sonys.
     
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    men in hi fi shops :roll: ! trying to fob me off with any old shit they have in stock. I had to walk out 1 shop where u was being patronised so bad I thought I had gone back to the 70's

    Cant find these models even, except the sony 700 ( nice man in the hyper expensive sony shop )

    I did try the sp version of the senheissers, they look better in the flesh than 2d.

    No one stocks pioneer :? I'd do anything Nrgetik told me :) - but I would want to try them on for comfort.
     
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    When in doubt, order online.

    You'll likely pay drastically less online, than in stores. No matter where you are, there should be someone reputable flogging cans online, in your country.
     
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    headphones

    if ur looking for headphones that r comfortable and sound great check out the bayer dynamic DT 440 Edition 2007's the best for the money imho :cool:
     

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