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Head phones?
« on: August 01, 2020, 05:33:35 pm »
Looking for recomendations for headphones please. Budget of a hundred pounds or so.

TIA

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Re: Head phones?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 05:45:56 pm »
Sivga, Chinese but for the money very good. If you can still find some, Phillips SHP 9500s are supposed to be superb for the price and highly sought after.

https://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500S-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113649784576
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Re: Head phones?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 07:13:44 pm »
Maybe you want to specify if you'd like in ear, on the ear or over the ear?
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Re: Head phones?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 08:45:25 pm »
I'm a massive Sennheiser fan but if you want boosted base or anything like that go for something else as they are usually very neutral.
HD559 or HD569 dependant on if you like open or closed back phones are in that price bracket.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Head phones?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 08:47:46 pm »
I have some 579s which are really good but the bespoke detachable cable annoys me a bit.
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Re: Head phones?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 08:52:49 pm »
I was buying some new headphones recently. I went with AKG K92s - What HiFi rated them highly, and the price has fallen since then.
https://www.whathifi.com/akg/k92/review
https://www.amazon.co.uk/AKG-K92-Performance-Closed-Back-Monitoring/dp/B01BYAX498/

If £40 is too low (they do sound damn good, mind), there are lots more reviews on WHiFi... they do like the rest of the AKG range, too ;)
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Re: Head phones?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 09:57:35 pm »
Maybe you want to specify if you'd like in ear, on the ear or over the ear?

This is worth thinking through. I sometimes work all day wearing headphones (when mixing an album) and have come to appreciate the difference between closed, semi-closed and open headphones. Also, On-ear gets irritating very quickly, so for me over the ear is the right choice. I only use in-ear on stage as a monitor or when I am on the move - either situation does not call for, nor get, hi-fi quality. Know what your aim is in terms of quality, listening environment and length of time listening.

My go-to heaphones are beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 80 Ohms, which at £109 are over your budget.

I recommend Sony MDR-7506 as a quality pair, at £89. Don't believe just me: I think you will find the majority of reviews for these headphones are full of praise.

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Re: Head phones?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 09:49:57 am »
I recently bought  myself a pair of Shure SE215 rechargable blue tooth in-ear jobs. Only really use(d) them when travelling to listen to music or watch catch-up shows on plane/train etc. I prefer the in-ear for smallness when travelling which was my main consideration. Having used Shure before I knew they were good quality.
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Re: Head phones?
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2020, 10:03:44 am »
in-ear, on-ear, over-ear?

folding?

long cord or short cord?

Corded or cordless?

Bluetooth?

noise cancelling?

Do you prefer a neutral or bassy sound?

There are plenty of headphones which give good sound quality at a reasonable price but which get passed over because they are 'just headphones' and not 'feature heavy' in the way some folk want these days. 

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Re: Head phones?
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2020, 11:23:31 am »
I was buying some new headphones recently. I went with AKG K92s - What HiFi rated them highly, and the price has fallen since then.
https://www.whathifi.com/akg/k92/review
https://www.amazon.co.uk/AKG-K92-Performance-Closed-Back-Monitoring/dp/B01BYAX498/

If £40 is too low (they do sound damn good, mind), there are lots more reviews on WHiFi... they do like the rest of the AKG range, too ;)

Thanks, this was useful for me too as I'm looking for a set for silent guitar practice. They should be here today :-)

Re: Head phones?
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2020, 11:58:41 am »
beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro arrived this morning and on the quick listen I have had so far they are great and so very comfortable, no pressure on the ears at all.

Many thanks to roadrunner.

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Re: Head phones?
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2020, 12:51:06 pm »
Many thanks to roadrunner.

You're welcome.

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Re: Head phones?
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2020, 03:04:53 pm »
I was buying some new headphones recently. I went with AKG K92s - What HiFi rated them highly, and the price has fallen since then.
https://www.whathifi.com/akg/k92/review
https://www.amazon.co.uk/AKG-K92-Performance-Closed-Back-Monitoring/dp/B01BYAX498/

If £40 is too low (they do sound damn good, mind), there are lots more reviews on WHiFi... they do like the rest of the AKG range, too ;)

Thanks, this was useful for me too as I'm looking for a set for silent guitar practice. They should be here today :-)

Really happy with them! Comfortable to wear and great sound. Just what I needed!