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Old 06-19-2018, 04:39 PM
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Hi Guys,

So I need to buy a new pair of open backed headphones. I mainly write piano and string music, some orchestral and big trailer stuff and a not so much now...smooth jazz.

Any recommendations. I've been thinking about Sennheiser HD600's. I want to keep my price under $400.

Is there a much difference between Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic and AKG at this price?

I've heard that the Sennheiser's are very comfortable for long writing sessions.

Anyway any recommendations greatly appreciated.

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PS probably going for a calibration software tool too.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:23 AM
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Your best bet is to get to a local music store and demo them, it's really the only way to get a pair that suits your needs.
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:39 AM
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Hi Jspencer,

Duh....you're right. I'm so used these days to getting everything online.....review online...buy online....I didn't even think of that. And I'm an old school guy..what have we become. Yes, you mean go into a shop! Wow novel experience! Thanks man, simple but very good advice. Cheers!
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Something to also consider: Headphones sound differently in different environments.
That is, there might be a discrepancy between what you hear in the store and
what you hear at home.

Naturally, also dependent on the type of music you make.

IŽd gotten a pair a while back, which I had to return since the
bass was much too pronounced! I only noticed this after a few sessions
with classical music. That was far from an enjoyable listening / working experience
OTOH, it did sit well on my head.
> Make sure you know the stores return policy.
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Cheers Lorenz..again helpful advise!
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Didn't mean to sound like a jerk, but I learned this the hard way more than once unfortunately. I once bough a $400 pair of Sennheiser's based on a studio engineer's advice...only to dicover I did not like them. My local music store has a 30-day return policy on everything, so I' always "demo" gear first.

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Hi,

I've always been in love with the good old AKG K500. Very open, honest and I could work and listen all day.
Some would talk about insufficient lows, but that's actually a plus in my opinion.
Aren't as expensive anymore, regularly an ebay, sometimes less then 100 bucks.
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Nobody ever regrets getting DT880s. Particularly great for orchestral and jazz.
Flat enough for accurate mixing, but slightly hyped in all the right places to make listening so much more pleasurable.
I'm on my second pair.
Have also used AKG k701, Ultrasone, Shure SRH840, DT990...
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