I'm buying new headphones like every month or so.. it's all fucking junk. Not sound-wise, plenty of them sound extremely classy, but nothing is really built to last these days..Sennheiser are good for the price but i dont get much life out of them
Same here, i like them as well. Tho i have a sony headphones atm.. It's strange that nobody mentioned Koss headphones yet, most of em ain't bad either..They tend to have highs a bit toned down, yep...which I find a must to avoid listening fatigue
Koss are a classic (tho not very impressive of lately)...so are Grado, Beyer and Audio Technica, from those I likeSame here, i like them as well. Tho i have a sony headphones atm.. It's strange that nobody mentioned Koss headphones yet, most of em ain't bad either..
I heard some good things about Grado.. mainly about the quality of the components they're made of and the fact that they are handmade. Bayerdynamics headphones are great, but most of them are little out of my price range, heh. But it's all good stuff, Germans may be even bigger audiophiles than Japanese ppl. What kind of loudspeakers and amps are using, aside from the phones, btw?Koss are a classic (tho not very impressive of lately)...so are Grado, Beyer and Audio Technica, from those I like
AKGs, on the contrary, tend to fry my eardrums after a while...
Who??!!What kind of loudspeakers and amps are using, aside from the phones, btw?
These must be similar to HD650, I got mine for 160 euros ("probably" stolen), thanks gypsies.Inherited those from my father and ordered a new foam temple. Now they're comfy and more or less sturdy.
I dig, but aren't you using any loudspeaker system or set, just the headphones? I know i'm kinda derailing, but i don't think there will be another thread for that kind of shit. I'm not turning my set on that often these days, but it is nice to have it around. About the pre.. for some years, i had a rack with large eq and few exciters and enhancers in it, so it wasn't that much of a problem to run it through.. but i'm not that much of an audiophile to tweak every now and then, and i prefer normal stuff.. i love old tesla speakers, for example..Who??!!
Hi-End is the most retarded thing ever, believe me, I was in the audio trade for many years...still, some quality phones amp makes sense, headphone stages in pre amps are usually sub par
Wut? Elaborate, plsi love old tesla speakers
With pleasure.. Tesla was the name of local, Czechoslovakian monopoly, all the manufactures of electrical appliances and components, fused into one huge moloch. Not everything it made was obsolete crap, tho, some things made in the 50s/60s were actually quite nice. For example, the speakers were fitted into the first fender twin reverb combos.. the manufacture of speakers was halted in 2007/2008(bought by some bigger company only to be later closed), but you can still find some on ebay, but for totally ridiculous prices. They weren't miraculous or anything, but they were cheap and relatively good, made with fine components and skillful handiwork. I think the few remaining factories(there is multitude of companies with similar names, having name Tesla in their brand name), divided in the 90s, later focused on the aforementioned components, mainly vacuum tubes. http://www.jj-electronic.com/en/ http://www.electron-tubes.cz/en/ The slovakian triodes and pentodes aren't bad, from what i've heard.Wut? Elaborate, pls
I love speakers, in fact I design and build them as a hobby, the ones I use in a daily base are DIY...man, it's a subject I can rant for hours, there's a huge amount of missunderstanding about them...beware to unleash the nerdy beast...
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