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    Another committed headphones listener here!
    I use Senn HD650 with a a WA3 tube amp: nice warm and relaxing sound, no trace of the so-called 'senns veil'...though I'd like to try some 600ohm DT880 :-)

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    Looking for a slightly less bright upper range, I picked up a pair of Beyerdynamic 990s. I'm still in the burn-in stage, but so far these seem to fit the bill nicely. A little warmer on the upper end, more spread and slightly better placement than my Grados. I'll keep the Grados for Rock and Blues but these are my default cans for classical. I use these through my preamp and the volume level seems fine although I am considering adding a headphone amp just for the extra headroom (no pun intended). I haven't needed one since my old electrostatics gave up the ghost.

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    For 'puter use, Microsoft LX-2000 are good enough for many listeners. Very light, decent sound, inexpensive.

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    commited headphone listener as well, have a pair of sony mdr xd200 (40 dollar, but actually quite good sounding (well for eletronic music that is) and sennheiser hd435. I also have decent studio monitor setup in my room that cost me about 1300, but i still prefer listening to headphones because its alot easier to distinguish panning.

    However ive been tempted to try running white noise through my headphones to flatten out the frequency response. As theres still some peaks in the freq response in some areas which i dont like. (I prefer as flat as possible sound, without the artificial boosts in eq)

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    I only have a JVC EX-A5:

    http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/hifi-system/jvc-ex-a5/

    connected to a Jamo subwoofer on the floor.

    The player has a "phones" jack in front and is around 2 meters from the center of my bed.

    I'm thinking of getting a headphone set for only around US$50 with a cord that's 2 meters or longer so that I can listen to classical music while lying down. What do you recommend?
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    Ralfy, in that price range my two favorites are the Sennheiser 555 and the Audio-Technica ath-ad700. The ad700's have excellent mids but are bass anemic. The Sennheisers sound dark and warm with a little too much mid bass.

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    Thanks for the help! I found out that the 555 sells for more than $150 online, and the AD700 for almost $100. Do I have any cheaper options, hopefully one I can use for my home stereo and maybe another one that can be used with an MP3 player?
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    I'm sorry on amazon they were hovering around the $50-70 price for along time. The 555 has been replaced and is going out of production, and it will be years before the 558 drops in price down to what the 555 was just a few months ago.

    I have not personally heard these but the 515 is in the same series with the 555 and the 595, and on amazon is currently new for the ballpark price that you want. I would act fast because the same thing is happening they are going out of production and being replaced with the more expensive 518. Check out the reviews on amazon and what you can find on head-fi, and they'll help you make a decision or point you at others (that I don't know of) to help you out.

    More generally I find that Sennheiser and AKG headphones tend to sound tonally neutral/natural and Audio-Technica headphones tend to sound either mid-centric or colored (depending on if you buy open vs closed), Beyerdynamic sounds bright, Grado sounds insanely bright, and so many Sony headphones sound completely different from each other that is hard to characterize them.

    What you want to look for in ipod friendly headphones is that the power sensitivity in dB/mW is above 100 and the impedance is 16-64 ish Ohms.

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    Smile Headphones

    When you don't want/can pay a fortune for an audio system, it is a good idea to buy Good Headphones. I just bought these used on ebay: Sennheiser HD600

    My son made me listen mty music with his and I was amazed!

    Any comments?

    Martin

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    Those are very good headphones. Be very careful with the wire connections though; they come out easily.
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    How much did you get them for, used? I just bought some new Sennheiser HD 380 PROs which should be arriving on Thursday. First time with headphones that cost more than $25.

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    Well...I paid for than 25$. I paid 300$ for it + 10$ for shipping. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltroll72 View Post
    Those are very good headphones. Be very careful with the wire connections though; they come out easily.
    I will. Thank you.

    Martin

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    I use Sennheiser 555 and IE6. I travel and work in a noisy environment so the IE6 have been a terrific way to find my happy place when I have a little time to myself. I would also like to find another IEM that is neutral and revealing (even to the point of being unforgiving of poor recordings). I have been thinking about the Westone UM3X, but haven't had a chance to listen to them yet. I would be open to suggestions.

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    Recently acquired the Koss Pro4AAT headphones. Had the Pro4A years ago and always enjoyed their sound. The Pro4AAT are much lighter than its predecessor and faithfully reproduce all ranges of sound to me ears.

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