I am going to buy a new set of headphones... please help me out.

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  1. Martin Thoresen

    Martin Thoresen Auditioning

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    Hello everyone!
    I don't know if any of you remember me, but I posted a lot
    here about two years ago. I was actually the one posting the
    1.10c firmware for the Sony E9000 preamp first. Anyway, that
    does not matter.
    I have occasionally been visiting the HTF. I'm glad that
    it still grows, and I can see a lot of estetique (sp)
    changes.
    I don't know if this is the right forum/board for my
    question, but If it's not, then a kind admin/moderator would
    move it where it belongs.
    So, to my question: I am looking to buy a new set of head-
    phones. I have thought about spending up to what would equal
    $100. I want comfort, since they will sit on my head a long
    time. My primarily listening preferences is progressive and
    symphonic rock, and even metal with many different sub-
    styles, like jazz and classical. I have though of AKG 240M.
    Is this a good choice? I can get it through my part-time
    job, so it will be cheaper than buying it as a customer. Or
    maybe I should check out other models? I also have access to
    Sony and Ross (?).
    I don't have any expensive amp or something anymore, just a
    plain, brand-new NAD C 320. I still believe that selecting
    a good headphone is the same as selecting a good set of
    normal speakers. I will not use the headphones to watch
    movies.
    So, can anyone help me out? [​IMG]
    Best regards,
    Martin
     
  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    Great comfort, great sound, and a pair in almost every price range: Sennheiser I've been using various models for many years and I have been very happy with them.
     
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    i own the Sennheiser HD580's and lemme say that if you're looking for comfort, look no further! they are so frikkin comfy that i can even fall asleep in them...and the sound is magnificent.
    Click here to purchase. only $199! i got mine direct from Germany last year for $180 shipped, but this is about the best deal you can get in the States. the HD590's are the replacement for my 580's, but are regarded as inferior by many reviewers.
    happy listening!
     
  6. Martin Thoresen

    Martin Thoresen Auditioning

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    Thanks everyone. The 580's are very expensive. As you all

    can see, I stated that I want to use about $100. And I

    believe the 580's and 600's has to be driven by a heaphone

    amp. The 590's cost US$ 217 + shipping here in Norway, so

    they are very very expensive. I emailed a store in Germany

    (meier audio) when I got a link there over at the headwize

    board. They charge US$ 170 for the 580's and 590's and US$

    220 for the 600's...

    So I guess the 590's would be perfect, but they go way over

    my budget.........
     
  7. Brian Corr

    Brian Corr Supporting Actor

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    Check into the GRado SR-60's and SR-80's. Both are under $100 and get excellent reviews. I am looking into these for myself.
     
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    ColinM Cinematographer

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    FWIW, one vote for the ol' V6.
     
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    Dan_Jones Stunt Coordinator

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    Another vote for the Grados, SR-60 or SR-80 (I have the 80s and love them)
     
  10. Martin Thoresen

    Martin Thoresen Auditioning

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    The Grado's cost much more here. SR60 is $US 144, and the

    SR80 is $US 189. I am extremely tempted by the Sennheiser

    590 though, if I can get them from Germany...
     

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