Best Head Phones for DVD/Music/GAMING(xbox/gamecube/PC)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff Sch., Jan 7, 2003.

  1. Jeff Sch.

    Jeff Sch. Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2001
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Head Phones for DVD/Music/GAMING(xbox/gamecube/PC)

    I am looking for a pair of headphones that would be great for DVD viewing, music listening and playing game on gamecube,Xbox and PC. I am looking to spend between $70-100 but the lower the better. I have looked at Grado sr-60's and labtec 835's. Please give me some input.
    My reciever is a Kenwood vr-507
     
  2. Lyden

    Lyden Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2002
    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    0
    ive seen profesional headphones you know like they use in recording studios but they tend to be expensive i have a pair from like the 80's lying around that i still use every now and then my grandfather said he payed around 80 for them but i have no idea who makes them maybe some oddball company but they still sound sweet
     
  3. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,588
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Grado SR-60 that you are looking at is a great pair of 'phones. Also, the Sennheiser '497' ($69.99 @ CompUSA) is also supposed to be a good pair.

    I just received the Grado SR-60s for my Christmas gift. Initially, I was a bit disappointed in them. However, many sites suggest that you follow a break-in process where you play music through them at regular volume levels for anywhere between 48 and 100 hours. I connected mine up, set a CD to "repeat" and let 'em go for 3 days. Then end result? Impressive! Truly impressive!

    Before I went though the break-in process, I was ready to pack them up and return them because they didn't sound anywhere near the SR-60s that I hear about a month back.

    A proper break-in with any headphones is essential.
     
  4. Bill W.

    Bill W. Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 1999
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Grado Sr-60's or Sennheisers similarly priced models. Sennheiser makes a cordless that sound great for cordless in that price range also.

    I love my Grado 325's, but they are a lot more money.

    Grado's tend to like more power, so a headphone amp helps also.

    Go to headphone.com (Headroom's site, they are THE expert in headphones)


    Bill
     
  5. Chris Tsutsui

    Chris Tsutsui Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2002
    Messages:
    1,865
    Likes Received:
    0
    IMO there are two choices, Grado SR60 and Sennheiser HD280 pro.

    The 280pro headphones are sealed and have excellent sound dampening isolation and very revealing sound. They are large and comfortable full sized headphones. (My pick)

    The grados will save you some money and are open air, but they sound excellent for the price.

    I guess the Sennheiser HD-497 would also rival the Grado SR60 in sound and price.
     
  6. RobSB

    RobSB Agent

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2002
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you want open phones, go for the Grado SR60's.

    If you want closed phones, go for the Sony MDR-V6's. Not V600s.

    Check out headphone.com, and post over at the first discussion board under Talking Stuff. Lots of help.
     

Share This Page