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Old 2008-11-05, 03:17   Link #1
mg1942
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Any headphone junkies here? (post what you have!)

Sony MDR 7506

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I'm thinking about getting refined version of 7506 this in the future...
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Old 2008-11-05, 03:34   Link #2
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I'm just getting into them, but I'm not that hardcore as I'm not really well-versed with the whole audiophile hobby. Moreover, the high end models are really expensive.

I have a Sennheisser HD 555. I suppose that's a good place to start. I think it suits my needs just fine, so I'm not planning on upgrading anytime soon.
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Old 2008-11-05, 05:15   Link #3
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SONY MDR-Z500

So, do you guys check this book?

"Shin Headphone Dokuhon" (*Japanese)
http://blog.livedoor.jp/geek/archives/50685680.html
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/486191423X
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Old 2008-11-05, 05:16   Link #4
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I want the gurl with the AKG!
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Old 2008-11-05, 05:21   Link #5
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I have a Pro-4AA Koss that I have used for over a decade (almost two, now). Still work great and sound amazing.
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Old 2008-11-05, 05:30   Link #6
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Creative Fatal1ty Pro Series Gaming Headset
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Old 2008-11-05, 05:49   Link #7
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Sennheiser HD205

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Old 2008-11-05, 05:56   Link #8
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Oh, I have a bunch.
Sony MDR-7506
Sennheiser HD600
Sennheiser HD212Pro
Koss PRO4AA
about 10 plugs and a few other.

I mostly use 7506 and HD600.
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Old 2008-11-05, 06:17   Link #9
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I want the gurl with the AKG!
In that book ("Shin Moeru Headphone Dokuhon"), you can also choose one out of the models and *girls* as below:

- AKG K240 Studio/K701
- audio-technica ATH-ANC7/ATH-EM700/ATH-W5000
- BOSE In-ear headphones/QuietComfort3
- beyer-dynamic DT990PRO
- DENON AH-D5000
- ETYMOTIC RESEARCH ETY8
- FOSTEX T50RP
- GRADO iGRADO
- KOSS PORTAPRO
- Panasonic RP-HTX7
- SENNHEISER HD595/HD650
- SONY MDR-SA5000/MDR-Z900HD/MUSIC MDR-CD900ST
- STAX SR-001MkII/SRS-4040A
- Sensaphonics Prophonic 2XS
- ULTRASONE PROline 2500/edition 9
- Victor HP-DX1000/HP-M1000

The book contains good pics and interview with Kenji Kawai (sound composer for "Ranma","Ghost in the shell" etc.). It could be nice for you
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Old 2008-11-05, 07:52   Link #10
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AudioTechnia 550

Should of gotten the 700, ah well.
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Old 2008-11-05, 21:48   Link #11
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I have a Pro-4AA Koss that I have used for over a decade (almost two, now). Still work great and sound amazing.
That's solid as rock! My sony 7506 looks flimsy in comparison
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Old 2008-11-05, 22:36   Link #12
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I now travel a lot, so I bought a BOSE QC3 noise cancelling headphone.

http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/...rt_3/index.jsp
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Old 2008-11-05, 23:26   Link #13
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I've been listening to everything I do on headphones nearly 100% of the time since about 3-4 years ago... but I know next to nothing about headphones

I've been using an audio-technica AT-T22 for about 1.5 years or so, before that it was a Sony somethingortheother.
I'm fine with my current headphones except that the top is warped because it was originally way too small for my head despite stretching it out to the last slot... of course it's not perfect, but my brother got it cheap and it doesn't sound awful.

Once these headphones are entirely unusable I hope to look into really good ones and learn more about them.
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Old 2008-11-06, 12:49   Link #14
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I don't own a nice pair of headphones, just these cheapie everyday Sony ones. I mean, they're for general use and are comfortable for use hours on end. Doesn't even feel like they're there.

But I do admire studio-quality headphones, and how elegant and/or sick they design them. I will shamefully admit that what caught me on to these beautiful sets were the series of random anime girls wearing headphones. I have so many wallpapers of such it's ridiculous, and it's somehow alluring.

Maybe someday I'll get my own HQ headphones, when I gather the spare change for one. It's my understanding that they don't come cheap at all.

Since you all seem to know more about it, is Bose overrated?
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Old 2008-11-26, 07:11   Link #15
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OK great, my headphones broke. The plastic whachamacallit snapped and while it still works, all the taping and gluing isn't helping.

So... crossing my fingers that anyone bothers reading this thread, any suggestions? Please? Or any personal recommendations to a good site for asking?

I'm looking for something at least good as or better than the pair I was using (audio-technica ATH-T22), has to handle bass well, has to be sturdy/durable... and less than S$150 if possible. I don't even think I can afford that much, but then I don't know if even this combination of quality and price is possible.

Noise-cancellation isn't a must - it'd probably go over $150 anyway - but darn I wouldn't mind having a pair with that.
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Old 2008-11-26, 07:45   Link #16
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OK great, my headphones broke. The plastic whachamacallit snapped and while it still works, all the taping and gluing isn't helping.
That happened to me, too. What I used to glue them back was something we call "Pastix" here, which is some kind of gluing paste used in construction (mostly detail work, it's not too expensive and you need a really small amount). It's horrible on sight now (because the paste is all over the broken joint) but it works.

I'll post a pic when I get back home to show you how I did it.
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Old 2008-11-26, 10:01   Link #17
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Doesn't matter what it looks like, as long as it works... but I don't know if I can find that glue here. Worse thing is that somehow it's broken such that the two parts don't fit into each other properly either (the plastic's gotten a little distorted).
Anyway, these headphones were getting a bit worn and the headband itself actually is distorted because in its fully-expanded state it simply didn't fit. The covering on the earpads has almost totally peeled off. I'm thinking it's time I got a new pair.

So far I've been recommended the Sennheiser HD555 as being very value for money and good for someone who wouldn't just want to hear the damn music and forget how "nice" it should be (no way I'm getting those >$200 super-audiophile headphones, though!)

Still, however... I can't cough up that much cash so quickly. Apparently the PX-100 is a good cheapish one that is also portable and doesn't look idiotic, but I'm wondering how long it lasts.
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Old 2008-11-26, 16:52   Link #18
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Sennheiser HD590. Good soundquality, look good, and comfortable to use. Been happy with them for the past three or four years, but the price was a bit salty and the bass wasn't as good as in my previous run-of-the-mill Sony headphones.

Overall: good but slightly overpriced headphones. Or was when I bought them. The price might have come down since then.
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Old 2008-11-27, 02:53   Link #19
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I currently use the Bose Triport headphones:
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Been using them for a few years now, but I'm hopefully getting the Sennheiser HD 595 headphones for Christmas ^_^
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I'm not completely sure yet since I want to get headphones that will be good for a large variety of music >.<
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Old 2008-12-07, 23:33   Link #20
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nothing special... just something to accompany my shuffle

Sennheiser PX100 in White
Sennheiser CX300 in black
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