Headphone recommendations?

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Headphone recommendations?

Postby markus » 10 May 2006 20:46

Has anyone got a recommendation for good headphones for home-listening? E.g. ones that fit really comfortably and, obviously, have superior sound quality?
I've got noisy neighbours, but by turning up my music, I would be disturbing other neighbours... so headphones is an alternative I guess...
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Postby PeteZarustica » 10 May 2006 21:16

Phillips hp-1000. Light, good response and very coooooool ;)
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Postby TurboManc » 10 May 2006 21:48

it depends on your budget, as you can spend a lot of money on really good quality headphones. But I got a pair of "Numark HF125" headphones for under £10 and have been very impressed with them.

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Postby Ancodia » 10 May 2006 21:49

Current favourites are my Sony MDR-V700DJs been using them almost daily for the last 9 months, nice big drivers and loud.

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Postby graham » 10 May 2006 22:59

I got these posh ones called Grado s , theyre hand assembled by a man in new york (thats what it says) theyre very good , mine are nt the top of the range ones ,theyre realy expensive and made of walnut , but they are
very pleasant to get detail on ,in fact in some ways they bring out the flaws in somethings and spoil it .
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Postby Mark » 11 May 2006 21:21

I'd agree with John, the Sony's are outstanding for crisp clear sounds. The Sennheiser HD595's are worth a look too, my mate has just bought a pair for about £100 but he reckons they sound great and they look pretty cool too.
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Postby Ancodia » 12 May 2006 10:27

Just thought I'd mention, there's a good length of cable on the Sonys very good if your ears are a long way from the ground Mr Arnold. :D

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Postby dmp » 30 Jun 2006 15:46

I have the same make Graham mentioned. Mines are Grado Labs 125s, they're excellent, really clear but a bit fidgety at first. My brother brought them back from the States as a present last year. They cost a flaming fortune (around 200 quid I think) but are worth it if you're going to use em a lot. Don't know if you can buy them in the UK.

http://www.gradolabs.com/

I also have a pair of Creative Labs HQ-2300Ds which retail for about £60, pretty good as well.
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Postby markus » 02 Jul 2006 00:02

Much appreciated, as I still have not made a descision...
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Postby markus » 07 Sep 2006 21:39

In the end I went for an in-between solution (pricewise), the Sennheiser HD465. The bass is very deep! :) Thanks for all your advice.
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Postby deeman72 » 18 Sep 2006 17:37

can't beat technics bud... :D
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