Best headphones for listening..?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Leo Lyons, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Leo Lyons

    Leo Lyons New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    UK
    Beyer DT? Any advice on this?
     
  2. Pier

    Pier Member

    Location:
    Fano - Italy
    I've chosen AKG K 240 Mark II
     
  3. curbach

    curbach Some guy on the internet

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    The ATX
    ???
     
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  4. TimB

    TimB Well-Known Member

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    Galion, Ohio USA
    Much depends on your musical choices. If you want a lot of quality bass, dynamic and Planar headphones do better than electrostatics. I love my Koss ESP-950 electrostatic phones. Planar phones have better slam, I have the Monoprice M1060, and I find them very listenable. In ear monitors vary a lot, some go deep, some are bright, most better ones are even across the frequencies .
    Best advice, try and go to a local headfi meet (check out headfi.org for ones in your general area). Also read reviews on headfi and inner fidelity.
     
  5. kanno1ae

    kanno1ae Forum Resident

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    Dallas, Texas, USA
    I've owned two pairs of Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 ohm headphones. Love them!
     
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  6. Socalguy

    Socalguy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    CA
    How much you wanna spend?
     
  7. John22

    John22 Well-Known Member

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    Northern Germany
  8. Leo Lyons

    Leo Lyons New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    UK
    Just want something i can plug straight into my PC or my technics cd player.
     
  9. Socalguy

    Socalguy Well-Known Member

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    CA
    Those Beyers will be fine.
     
  10. Fregly

    Fregly Member

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    London
    I love the Beyer DT880. Straight up monitor type sound, more or less. And you can get a pair cheap these days. I've had them a while and can't find anything wrong with them at all.
     
  11. Twodawgzz

    Twodawgzz Well-Known Member

    BeyerDynamic DT770 Pros are my personal favorite headphones (lots of bottom end, which I like). For everyday listening I find the 80 ohm version perfect. For critical listening (checking mastering, etc.,), I use the 250 ohm model, but I find their crispness or brightness fatiguing over time.
     
  12. rodentdog

    rodentdog Well-Known Member

    DT-250/80. Neutral, easy to drive. My go to closed cans.
     
  13. Leo Lyons

    Leo Lyons New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    UK
    In general is open back or closed back best for listening enjoyment?
     
  14. kanno1ae

    kanno1ae Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    I've always used closed back (live events, on-air), so I don't have experience with semi-open or open back. The closed back ones are great for drowning out kids and other family members!
     
  15. KT88

    KT88 Forum Resident

    Open is usually more transparent and effortless sounding. Try to hear a pair of Grado headphones if you can. They are very easy to drive with any device and sound wonderful. Even their entry level headphone has very nice sound. The better AKG phones are nice as well.
    -Bill
     
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  16. kanno1ae

    kanno1ae Forum Resident

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    Dallas, Texas, USA
    Funny that we have similar business names.
     
  17. Joe Laviguer

    Joe Laviguer Forum Resident

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    Maryland, USA
    "...for listening..." as opposed to what?
     
  18. KT88

    KT88 Forum Resident

    I was first. I'll have my attorney contact yours. Kidding. ;)
    -Bill
     
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  19. kanno1ae

    kanno1ae Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    I'm guessing he meant "everyday listening." There might be other purposes for buying headphones that might change one's recommendation, such as "best headphones for jogging" or "noise cancelling" or "traveling" or "gaming." I certainly wouldn't recommend the DT 770s for use while working out.
     

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