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eric lenasbunt

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$500 general purpose headphones
« on: December 11, 2013, 08:22:33 am »

Hello fellow audio engineers and lurkers. I have $500 to spend on a set of headphones that are mostly intended for listening to MP3's and wave files on an iPhone, but will also be used while practicing drums. They need to be efficient to have good output from an iPhone, etc. They don't need to isolate much, though some is desirable.

Any suggestions?

I know HD280's, etc for live, looking a little more for listening not soloing a mix.
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Re: $500 general purpose headphones
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 10:39:14 am »

Check out http://www.headphone.com
They have a lot of side by side comparisons and can help you with a amplifier if it's needed.

Kyle
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Re: $500 general purpose headphones
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 01:57:18 pm »

Check out http://www.headphone.com
They have a lot of side by side comparisons and can help you with a amplifier if it's needed.

Kyle

IMO, anything over a 7506, HD280, or Shure 440/840 headphone will be wasted money. You are listening to Mp3's, not mastering albums.

If you want isolation, then by all means go for the fantastic isolating phones that are out there. If it's 90% iphone usage, go for something that has a volume/mic in the cordset. Klipsch has some great cans that do this.

http://www.klipsch.com/klipsch-status-on-ear-headphones

My drummer has some of these and they sound really great.
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Bullwinkle: This is the amplifier, which amplifies the sound. This is the Preamplifier which, of course, amplifies the pree's.

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Re: $500 general purpose headphones
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 07:04:09 pm »

Thanks for the suggestions, the link is helpful.
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