What headphones are you using?

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What headphones are you using?

Post by truedeth » 17 Jul 2019 22:31

I love the headphones my brother got me for Xmas a few years ago. They are Panasonic RP-HFT600 over the ear headphones with an incredibly long cord. Hadn't used them much until I got my turntable and reciever and now I use them often enough.
Pretty good sound and bass for the price. I wandered into head-fi and ran screaming from the extreme depth about this pair of headphones. Suffice it to say they are liked over there.
What are you using? Show em off!
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Re: What headphones are you using?

Post by JDJX » 18 Jul 2019 00:07

I got the original Grado SR-80 phones that I have now had for a few years now

They are open air phones and Grado phones are known for their open, natural sound..... including an amazing mid range.

They have since been slightly unproved somehow and are now called SR-680e phones...
These are about $100 and assembled in good ol' Brooklyn, NY where Grado cartridges are also made.

Yes, they (and most other Grado phones) have a rather plain, retro styling but let's face it... it's a HP's sound which is all important.

I kike them so much that if something were to happen to them, I would get another Grado. :)

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Re: What headphones are you using?

Post by Fire99 » 18 Jul 2019 03:08

Audeze LCD 3/Fazor for me along with Wireworld’s Nano-Eclipse cable.
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Re: What headphones are you using?

Post by DualSpinsMyVinyl » 18 Jul 2019 03:22

+1 on the Grado SR80's. Bought mine about 8 or 9 years ago as a result of reading Consumer Reports top rating nod. I bought the "around the ear cushions" for mine, these cushions really improve the long term wareability. I would purchase these again if my present pair finally bight the dust.

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Re: What headphones are you using?

Post by citizenarcane » 18 Jul 2019 03:52

As is the rest of my system my head set is rather utilitarian (and I really prefer listening to the acoustics of the room)...so, they are AT - ATH - M50...seldom used but appreciated during the 'headphone' moments.

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Re: What headphones are you using?

Post by themisto462 » 18 Jul 2019 09:12

audio-technica ATH-MSR7GM

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Post by JoeE SP9 » 18 Jul 2019 19:50

I have several different headphones (Hi-Fi Man, Monolith, Koss, Grado, JBL). In the past I had a pair of Stax SR-40's. I deeply regret letting them go. Although I keep trying, I continue to be underwhelmed by headphones. Having all the sound come from a line through my head from one ear to the other is sort of creepy to me. There are three things I've discovered concerning headphones, 1, stock Grado Cushions are very uncomfortable 2, I prefer the "sound" of open backed phones 3, headphones do not produce a soundstage.

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Re: What headphones are you using?

Post by JDJX » 18 Jul 2019 20:36

The best HPs that I ever had was ""Superex: Electrostatic phones that I got in the '70s
However the build quality was horrible and they died after a while and there was no one to repair them .
They were relatively inexpensive for electrostatic phones It's a shame the build quality was so bad though.
When they did work, they sounded fantastic....fed by a V15 Type IV. :)

Now.. its a given that any listening environment will color the sound. Headphones prevent this
A stereo image / separation is stronger with phones for the same reason.

Yes, the Grado ear cushions can get a bit uncomfortable when worn for extended periods but, by then, it's time to give you ears a break anyway, :)

BTW, for non electrostatic phones, I also prefer open air phones.... like the Grado's are. Open phones are more like listening to speakers.... without the walls coloring the sound. :)

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Re: What headphones are you using?

Post by danmanch » 18 Jul 2019 21:07

I use headphones a fair amount at home when the rest of the house is sleeping.
1. Bose quiet comfort 35 v2....they were a gift from work as I would never spend that kind of money. But I have to tell you with the noise cancellation activated they're spectacular! Without noise cancellation nothing special. And they get sweaty after an hour or so.
2. Senheiser HD 579 open back.....really great sounding cans, as long as your source material is good and your headphone out has some power. These are not meant to plug into your cell phone. They are extremely comfortable.
3. Samsom SR850 850 semi-open... really awesome headphones for the money, pretty comfortable too. These were my main headphones before the 579 and Bose. Even going back to them for a session is still enjoyable.
4 Audio Technica ATH M20 closed back........they get the job done, nothing remarkable. Quite uncomfortable after 30 minutes. And they cost the same as those Samsom's. Win to Samson for the $50 category.

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Re: What headphones are you using?

Post by Bob Dillon » 18 Jul 2019 23:34

themisto462 wrote:
18 Jul 2019 09:12
audio-technica ATH-MSR7GM

These ^ also and the AKG 701 "Quincy Jones Model".

One closed back and one open back.

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Re: What headphones are you using?

Post by DL110luvr » 19 Jul 2019 08:39

AKG 'phones here.....
Main units are K141 (Austrian-made) that I've had for more than 25 years....still with the ORIGINAL ear pads and cord!
Several pair of K240s are used throughout my studio and production suite.....While some prefer an "open" design, I like the "closed" (around-the-ear) style......

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Re: What headphones are you using?

Post by DT999 » 21 Jul 2019 03:23

I also have AKG, K550 but I recently got some OPPO PM-3 Planar Magnetic Headphones, which I actually prefer, although I do only use them at night so as not to disturb sleeping child therefore closed-back.
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Re: What headphones are you using?

Post by Tonybro » 21 Jul 2019 08:03

On my hi-fi, I use a pair of Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) P9 Signatures through my Creek headphone amp connected to the tape loop. These are closed-back, over-ear cans.
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They replaced my B&W P7s which I still have. Again, closed-back, over-ear.

When I'm on the train, I generally use my B&W C5 Series 2 in-ear buds. To be honest, not that impressed, I prefer my old (>10 years) Shure buds.
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Just recently I got some B&W PX noise cancellation phones and they are impressive. Closed-back, over-ear again.
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Re: What headphones are you using?

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 21 Jul 2019 12:23

AKG K702. A wonderful piece of gear for its price. Comfort, weight and sound are all quite nice. But it's an open back model so, not for everyone/all situations.

Had a K701 before and the only difference between the two is that the 702 has a removable cord.

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Re: What headphones are you using?

Post by truedeth » 21 Jul 2019 18:43

VinyldechezPierre wrote:
21 Jul 2019 12:23
Had a K701 before and the only difference between the two is that the 702 has a removable cord.
I wish my headphones came with a detachable cord. It's the only drawback I have with the Panasonic rp-hft600 headphones I use.

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