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Headphones? by Eugene Summershit - Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:20:52 EST ID:5Nlc3HVi No.451158 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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So, after 5 years or so my ATH-FC707 headphones broke. Specifically the plastic parts in pic. Headphones work as before, had to resolder the wires inside the cups a couple of times due to accidentally pulling on the wire. But now I can't use them, because those plastic parts broke off and there's no way for the top part to stay steady. I'm thinking of engineering something up, but on the other hand an upgrade would be nice.

Anyways, any suggestions for headphones? Looking at the ATH-AJ55 or ATH-AVC500 models.

What do you guys use? What are your preferences?

Cheers and thanks for your replies :-)
Martha Wibbertadge - Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:39:36 EST ID:/7VL/i9p No.451159 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Price range?

I'm using Sony MDR-V150 because they were like 20€ and have a 2 metre long cord. Quality wise, they are surprisingly good, strongly recommend if you need something cheap and with good sound. Downside is, the material covering the soft stuff around ears will start to peel after 6 months leaving the soft stuff exposed.
Rebecca Puddlemud - Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:29:27 EST ID:h0yLWXuU No.451160 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I've got a set of Sennheiser HD 650s and they're pretty decent. Sound is crisp and articulate with silky mids and side-to-side imaging is superb. However, the soundstage is pretty small for open-backed headphones, sub bass is weak, and front-to-back imaging is non-existant. All together, they're great cans for blues, jazz, classical, spoken word power metal, and pretty much any genre that biases towards organic instruments. I can't overstate how detailed and textured these headphones make the human voice sound. Synthetic genres like pop, hiphop, and dance suffer due to the weak sub bass and the 2D imaging makes them sub-optimal for movies and disorienting while gaming. They're also 300ohm so you'll need a decent amp to wake these things up.
Molly Smallwater - Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:39:27 EST ID:sjd4kCHq No.451161 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you need professional sound use Studio Monitor.
If you need cheap comfort, buy ear buds.
If you need status, get Beats. And then be miserable with the quality.
If you need high quality headphones, get sennheisers.
If you need cheap headphones, you probably need a bullet too because cheap headphones fucking suck.
Fuck Fammerdale - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:24:49 EST ID:thuw3dKO No.452072 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I'm looking towards the ATH-MX40s or 50s at the moment, but I think they might be overkill.
Charles Dartville - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:59:17 EST ID:ais1bhYp No.452073 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Use the the future /g/ archive to search for opinions maybe. I ended up with the HD 558s doing that and they're great.
Fuck Fammerdale - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:15:56 EST ID:thuw3dKO No.452074 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I don't know what you're talking about.
Henry Grandville - Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:01:53 EST ID:xRdTVLi5 No.452075 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i've bought atleast 20+ headsets over the last 15+ years of online games

im currently using the ATH m50x. I also have the ath m50 + Sony MDR 7506 as well.

ATH m50/m50x have high bass and are very sturdy if you drop them + run over the cord alot, they are the first pair of headphones I've had that didn't shit out in the first year of buying them. I would definitely recommend them
Phoebe Hinkinmig - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 02:01:36 EST ID:thuw3dKO No.452079 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Ye, but as far as I've read the M40s have clearer sound and the bass isn't "modified"(?). Also, another issue with the M40s I see is the connector holding the headphone. Can easily see that part breaking.

Anyways yeah, probably gonna get the M40s. My only choice at the moment. They're not compact, but I don't think I'm going to regret it.
Phoebe Hinkinmig - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:35:34 EST ID:thuw3dKO No.452084 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Sorry, that issue is with the M50s
Ernest Bunspear - Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:36:20 EST ID:h0yLWXuU No.452100 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Do not buy the m50/m50xs. . Very uncomfortable with stock pads, no sound stage, shrill highs, zero mid range and fatiguing to listen to for more than 15 minutes at a time. The best way I can describe M50s is that they are the audio-equivalent to the Three Stooges trying to cram through a doorway at the same time and getting stuck. Your eardrums are just getting blasted with pressure constantly from the bass and it muddies everything on low volume but when you turn them up to bring clarity to the sound, instead of filling things out evenly, the highs go insane and drill into your brain. For the price they're asking, they're just not worth it. The m40s are far more reasonable. M50s are by far the most overrated and over-marketed headphones on the planet.
Fuck Cengerlitch - Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:14:43 EST ID:AVZexXpg No.452110 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yeah, the M50s are overkill anyways, ain't paying 170 euros for headphones.

Might just get the M40s
Betsy Crundertun - Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:30:34 EST ID:Yfoi6VfX No.452119 Ignore Report Quick Reply
First "real" headset i got and currently use is AKG k702, and they are pretty nice. I've read some people complain about them not being bass heavy enough, but from what I can tell that's just people not really being into the whole high fidelity thing.

So if you want something that thumps really hard regardless of whether or not it's supposed to, get something else I suppose.
Nigel Nushstid - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:28:36 EST ID:RNRbyvFU No.452135 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Nigel Nushstid - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:32:18 EST ID:RNRbyvFU No.452136 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Ebenezer Nicklestock - Fri, 02 Mar 2018 15:24:31 EST ID:GioMa8Vy No.453096 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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John Doffingdock - Sun, 04 Mar 2018 13:59:53 EST ID:ekBvpXIH No.453105 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Jarvis Blythefield - Tue, 06 Mar 2018 01:05:10 EST ID:1WSypkq5 No.453111 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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AKG 7xx has really been serving me well. Cop a preamp too if ya got the resources!
Caroline Drisslefield - Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:43:29 EST ID:Kcxk7iq4 No.453185 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I´ve been using the Grado´s 125 for the last 10 years and what can i say, hard as a nail, flat sound, excellent for Rock, blues, etc

I dont wanna entry in that snob sound level
Jack Fiddlefuck - Mon, 26 Mar 2018 03:34:52 EST ID:+BPv3bkW No.453212 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Sometimes cheap headphones are better than they should be considering the price. I bought myself some cheapo Pioneer brand headphones for $35 because they were on sale for 75% off and they are great.

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