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Old 11-20-2012, 06:43 AM
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When you want to listen to your favorite tune what is your choice of head phone..... I'm in the market for a high end set and was just wanting to hear whats your experience.... Was looking at the Beats studios ??? Are there better ??
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:42 AM
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IMHO, Beats are garbage. Look at some Sennheiser or Grado headphones of you want a decent, accurate pair. If all you want is bass and/or style, Beats are your choice.
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I use Sennheiser HD595's. They are an open air type design so are extremely comfortable over a long period of time. Great sound, not great bass. When sound is not playing you can hear noise in your environment, but when sound is playing you do not notice it. I've been using this type of headphone for probably 8+ years starting with the HD555's and moving up to these a few years ago. I have heard sound through different brands and nothing has come close to my sennheisers.
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I have a friend who's a DJ, and can confirm that the entire "Beats by Dr. Dre" lineup is nothing but $30 headphones with $170 stickers applied to them. Crap that people will buy solely because of the name.
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I love my Sony MDR-XB700 ! But it have to be the 700, not the 300 or 500. The smaller are all about bass. The 700 with good power is quite audiofil and cope with modern music. Sennheiser is only good above 200Hz.

I also have a set of Bose CQ15. Good sound, expensive and perfect for airtravel. When not on a plane the Sonys are way better. Also have a Studio set.. Crap. Looks good.
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I use AKG headphones for high quality music listening... they are simlar to these, but a hundred dollars cheaper:



When I am in the desert... I use a simple set of Sony earbuds.
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I use grados, but unless you can spend 500+ you have to get on the ear pad version's which don't make for comfort for long periods. Look for AKG or Sein.

Nothing made in China (cheaper Seins are). No outside sound reducers. Try before you buy.
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Originally Posted by PROMODVETTE View Post
I use Sennheiser HD595's. They are an open air type design so are extremely comfortable over a long period of time. Great sound, not great bass. When sound is not playing you can hear noise in your environment, but when sound is playing you do not notice it. I've been using this type of headphone for probably 8+ years starting with the HD555's and moving up to these a few years ago. I have heard sound through different brands and nothing has come close to my sennheisers.
Yeah..the Sennheisers are the best I've ever used..
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Originally Posted by OTE_TheMissile View Post
I have a friend who's a DJ, and can confirm
Know how I know you lying?
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Ok..how do you know..
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I have some of those Bose over the ear headphones. I have had them for five years at least and they're still awesome. I fly for a living and fly commercial a lot as well. They have traveled all over the world with me and still work great and sound great.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:04 AM
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For my normal use, I have a koss td85 set. Not very comfortable, but pretty good bass. At home I use turtle beach x12's on my pc. Comfortable and great bass. But I have listened to some sennheiser and sony headphones and if I had the money I would probably get them. I really like bose headphones for comfort and sound, but they are really expensive (though, not overpriced like beats are).
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After listening to a range of Sennheiser vs. Beats headphones, the Sennheisers win every time. Much more open and relaxed sound from them.

I was really impressed by the Sennheiser Momentum headset. Could hardly feel in on my head and fantastic sound. Bass was a bit on the light side(which I like), mid and high was clear without being strenuous for longer periods of time.
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Now that you say that I think the reason I like my Sennheisers is due to low bass. Had these horrible sony "noise canceling" pos I used once, my ears rang for 2 days from the bass.
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