Best headphone?

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  1. Levesque

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    I need to buy some headphone for those late night viewing. But I don't hava a clue what to buy.

    Budget is not a consideration, I want good sound that's it!
     
  2. James D

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    I would go with the AKG K1000 headphones. You'll need a headphone amp to get the most out of them. Headphone.com sells them for $550. A great site that you might want to check out for info is http://www.headwize.com
     
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    That leaves you with deciding if you want open, closed, on ear, over ear, ears buds, or in ear phones. For your application noise cancelling phones are probably not necessary unless you want to use them for travel too. Phones are as subjective as speakers, and everyone has their favorite. Some well thought of headphones are made by Sennheiser, and their top of the line is the HD 600, but for less money, and similar sound, the HD 580's come close. I am particularly fond of Etymotics. They are in ear speaker phones, but are small so you can sleep with them on, or at least lay on a pillow. Here is a link to a popular and dependable site that not only sells headphones, but rates them as well: http://www.headphone.com/layout.php
    Here is a headphone forum you might want to check out:
    http://www.head-fi.org/
     
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    I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 600 headphones. They are an open design, which I prefer for home use, and they sound very good: very precise. I have also heard good things about Grado headphones, but have never tried them.

    You first have to consider what you will use your headphones for. If for home use, I'd recommend an open design. If you want to block out any external sounds, and prevent sound from your headphones from escaping into the room, I'd recommend a closed design. If you will be using your headphones for travel on planes, etc., I'd recommend in-ear headphones like the Etymotics (they are what I would buy if I did a lot of traveling) though they are not cheap.

    Do some research on sites such as www.goodcans.com and www.headphone.com

    Good luck.
     
  5. Levesque

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    I plan only for in-home use. I will look for an open design. Thanx for the answers and the links.
     

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