Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Leo Lyons, Feb 13, 2018.
Beyer DT? Any advice on this?
I've chosen AKG K 240 Mark II
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.
I've owned two pairs of Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 ohm headphones. Love them!
How much you wanna spend?
This thread should be in the Audio Hardware forum.
By the way I use a Stax L700 with a handmade amplifier TransistorAmp V3.0:
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Just want something i can plug straight into my PC or my technics cd player.
Those Beyers will be fine.
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.
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.
DT-250/80. Neutral, easy to drive. My go to closed cans.
In general is open back or closed back best for listening enjoyment?
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!
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.
Funny that we have similar business names.
"...for listening..." as opposed to what?
I was first. I'll have my attorney contact yours. Kidding.
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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