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Headphones!

Discussion in 'General DJ Forum' started by pfused, Jul 23, 2006.

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  1. pfused

    pfused NI Product Owner

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    I have to buy new headphones as my current pair just died. I am considering the Sennheiser HD 25-1. I need them for club & Studio use so I need something that can go the distance. Does anybody have any recommendations? thx
     
  2. nem0nic

    nem0nic Forum Member

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    I love my Sony 7506s. Last pair I had lasted me 5 years.
     
  3. DJSoulman

    DJSoulman Forum Member

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    I've been using the Senneiser HD 25 SP headphones for 4 years gigging 2-3 nights per week. Beauty is you can get replacement parts for them, renewed the main cable about 2 years ago. I've since gone thru rehab to get rid of my old habit of twirling the cable round my finger. ;-)
     
  4. AudioRapture

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    I've had my HD25s for 15+ years. Replaced the cushions a few times.

    They are loud without clipping and very accurate.
     
  5. harry_Tf

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    go with your choice. i've been using them for around 10 years now and have only had to replace the pads. i've been given headphones from technics, pioneer and sony and all don't even come close. i find most are too bulky and heavy for my liking, cause its not a comfort thing, cause you don't have them on all of the time. as back up's i have another pair of senn 25-1's and a pair of technics headphones i use for the plane and ipod.
     
  6. Myzrael

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    Mheheh...so I'm not the only one walking around with an Ipod Nano and a BIG DJ headphone....hehe

    I'd say go for whatever headphone you like. Just buy what suits you and sounds good.
     
  7. Sean

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    another vote for the HD 25's. Many many years of use...
     
  8. buenputter

    buenputter NI Product Owner

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    I like it big!!!
    Technics RP-DH1200E-S (or similiar, am not at home)

    Head a former model before and after some 10 years, I had problems with the cable. Therefore, I chose some 4 years ago this one with replaceble cable.
     
  9. Voff

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    HD25s have too small earcups for me, so i choose Sony MDR-V700 instead. Sony headphones have a tendency to break in the swivel fastening mechanism. If you take the phones apart and boil the both sides of the swivel fastening mechanism (4 screws on the inner side, easy-peasy) they will last you a lot longer.
     
  10. PhilL

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    I got the Sony MDR V700 took very good care of them and they still brok due to what I would call a design flaw. I would go so far as to propose it is really a designed flaw.

    Pi$$ed off at the obvious weakness I went with the Technics and after 6 months of use discovered a very similar failure in those two. I know have those glued up and reinforced and the work fine but don't fold any longer

    I do like the HD 25's clarity but found I preferred the emphasized bass of both the V700 and Tech 1200's over the Senheisers for mixing. Were I to buy new phones for general listening the HD 25's are a shoe in without doubt.

    Sue got me a new pair of V700's Last Xmas and a replacement warranty if they fail so I'm happy.

    Definitely try the HD 25's out and see if they have what you need.

    Phil
     
  11. Shaggy

    Shaggy NI Product Owner

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    I replaced broken Sony MDRV700's with Technics RPDH-1200 also. Had the same problem with breakage. A couple of plastic quick-ties has got me by for about 6 months now. The sound is adequate, comparable to the Sony's.
     
  12. pfused

    pfused NI Product Owner

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    The pair that I am replacing is the Sony MDR-V700 because the left side phone completely snapped off just below the swivel bracket. The reason I am looking elsewhere is I also found them to distort/clip at high volumes

    how much less of an bass emphasis would you say... ¼ ½? inaudible?


    Thanks all for the input ;-)
     
  13. Sean

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    For want of a better description the HD 25 is like the headphone equivalent of NS10 monitors.

    The best advice I can give is go and test drive some headphones and see what you like.
     
  14. nem0nic

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    I certainly hope not, because NS10s BLOW ASS.
     
  15. Sean

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    To your ears maybe but there's a good reason you will find them in 99% of professional studios throughout the planet. They are renowned for consistent sound quality - if it sounds good on NS10's it will sound good on anything. Same applies to the HD's.
     
  16. Sean

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    and I should have added I like the fact that the HD's do not "colour" the sound. (A down point for some users like Phil who like a bit of bass emphasis) But, after using them for many years I know what they sound like - for EQ'ing I trust them every time over the vast majority of booth monitors I have encountered.

    Headphones are very subjective - I think you just need to go out and find a pair you like.

    However in terms of build quality, ruggedness, repairabilty and sound quality I haven't found anything that meets my personal needs better than the Sennheisers
     
  17. boysteve

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    For studio monitoring I like the Sennheiser HD 280s (I don't know the 25s). They're very accurate and have an amazing depth of field for headphones. The V700s aren't at all accurate -- they're extremely bottom-heavy, but that's exactly why I like them for DJing. The kick comes through louds and clear in sonically crowded situations (crowd, monitors, etc.) when you really want to be able to anchor the incoming track. I agree they aren't the most rugged cans it the world. Mine have the stem cracks but haven't busted -- yet.
     
  18. DJTrevy

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    Has anyone tried the Denon DN-HP1000's yet? Apparently the cans can swivel a full 180 degrees, and the joints are reinforced to prevent breaking. They also have a 53 mm driver and replacable ear pads and cord. My sony's are on their last limb (I have my rigged up with those click-ties right now), and Denon's always been a solid company, putting out solid products in my eyes. Hope there's at least someone on here that's had experience with them!

    -Trevy
     
  19. pfused

    pfused NI Product Owner

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    just got my HD25s and all i can say is ooooohhh ya. Very nice and clean. Thanks all!
     
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