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Posts the headphones you own and discuss with others.
*Pictures are encouraged.*




I'll start:

Grado SR-60i's with modified grills, modified drivers, quarter cut mod, and bass mod.

These are open air and very cheap, fun to mod, and very durable. Probably the best if you are just getting into audio.

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Sennheiser HD 595's (pictured with a PA2V2 amp)

These are very sharp for open air headphones. Extremely comfy, as they fit around the ear. At the moment these have a very good price point.

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Currently dubbing the Plantronics 777 but have a back up Sennheiser eh150's. They are a bit tight but nice for a closed ear experience.

The 777 comes with a Dolby USB dongle thats nice.
 
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Beats By Dr. Dre: White Studio



Played with some carbon fiber wrap. Looks nice with the white trim.

No mods done besides that.


Equation Rp-21



Modded the Impedance. From 32ohms to 132ohms. Now, nice deep bass.


I also have AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-A700.. Friend has them now.
No mods to them yet.

Also have:

Sennheiser Ie7's for work and play.
 
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Razer Carcharias

 
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Here is what I use the most

Sorry I don't have any pics right now. By category here they are.

Open

Sennheiser HD 595 50 ohms (Mussels helped give me the idea as he also had the HD 202s and mentioned awesomer. Didn't realize he had the 555s though. Whoops) I love em. Need more time to see what happens. Use with a variety of sound cards either amped by a Behringer AMP800 or FiiO E9 :toast:

Sennheiser HD 515 50 ohms :)

My first try with open headphones and really good for about $50. The bass seems a little more punchy than the HD 595s. Maybe that will change with time.

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Koss UR29 Built in volume controls/ deaf protection make it ideal for gaming ;)

Koss Pro 4AAT (I am trying to like this but even with a FiiO E9 it just is not lively enough, a bit neutered with absent bass and grips your face like a vice grip and weighs a lot) :nutkick:
 
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Just bought a pair of AKG K514 over ear headphones, I believe AKG is a sister company of harmon kardon. They where only delivered today so will have to try them out later whan am back from work.

http://uk.akg.com/product-detail-2821/k-514.html

Has anyone heard of AKG or know if they are supposed to be any good?
 

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I have way too many. Used are the following.
Head-Direct: HE-6, HE-5LE, HE-500
Westone: ES5, and 4s
Jerry Harvey Audio 16|Pros

I also have a set of SR-60s that I use from time to time. They are upgraded with a Canare microphone cable, quarter modded, metal grilled and with added dampening to the back of the driver.
 
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My trusty Beyer DT770 Pro's (80 Ohm version)


Looking for a better set of closed cup cans (noisy room :(), but dunno what else to look for.
 
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my headphones are broke but they will be back in a few days thanks to the awesome customer service of play.com, until then have a photo i found on google
 
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Just bought a pair of AKG K514 over ear headphones, I believe AKG is a sister company of harmon kardon. They where only delivered today so will have to try them out later whan am back from work.

http://uk.akg.com/product-detail-2821/k-514.html

Has anyone heard of AKG or know if they are supposed to be any good?
AKG has been around for a long, long time. Their headphones are quite popular in many recording studios. I have a set of AKG K240 MKII's, love them. I've read the K240's have been around for something like 20 years!
 
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AKG has been around for a long, long time. Their headphones are quite popular in many recording studios. I have a set of AKG K240 MKII's, love them. I've read the K240's have been around for something like 20 years!http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/2524347161_39a671498b.jpg
Most of the 'GOOD' headphones have been around for a while, sound quality in headphones and speakers has been the same since about the 70's, the successful designs live on for a while and thanks to price drops by the shops (they normally automaticly reduce the pricing of things as they get older) become great bargains, crap headphones (like skullcandy' and DR.DRE) get replaced every year as there mainly about fashion and people with little knowledge thinking 'this years version' is probably better
 
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Sony mdr-xb500's for me. Got two pair (one for working and going in woods).

I used to listen to music on $10 headphones, so going to these was pretty luxurious for me. My goal was to get a system that matched my car, because the stock system in it is the best I've ever heard.

Been getting into the scene though, looking to step up to some Grado cans.
 
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After years of cheap and mediocre (at best) stuff, I use now a pair of AKG K181 headphones.



Bass, depth and surround are awesome. Money well spent.
 

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Using Creative Fatality HS800 right now:



Its not the best headphones around nor the most comfortable, but it serves its purpose well and I bought it for £10 second hand, which is a very good price for it. I have been hunting for replacements, but so far I have seen nothing which catches my eye. Probably going to look around until something amazing (price/perf wise) pops out, as per my usual gadget shopping habits. Currently interested in Sony MDR-V6, but still haven't been able to convince myself to buy it. Another would be the Grado SR60/80, but the sound leaks and its completely useless in libraries and places like that.

Edit: Oh, for earbuds, I use Ultimate Ears MetroFi 220, it sounds quite nice from the iPod, but noise from my laptop makes it unusable. The 220 is balanced for poor sources I think, and for £17 I think its quite a good buy.
 
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Same as cheesy, I've got Goldring NS1000s, noise-cancelling cans. Pretty good, with or without the noise cancelling on. I get a lot of noise from laptop output, and these are very sensitive, so there's a little bit of compromise, as noise-cancelling ends up adding more noise when things are very quiet, but with it off, it picks up the noise from the laptop. Brilliant headphones, only £50 at play.com at times too. Bargain!

Got some Klipsch Custom 1s yesterday to replace my Klipsch Image X1s (only a minor cable fault, so considering cutting off the end, soldering on a new connector). Fantastic little earbuds, really surprised of how good they are actually, the Custom 1s. Very much recommended, pretty cheap, so if you need some nice IEMs, they're a great choice, very comfy too.

 
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Same as cheesy, I've got Goldring NS1000s, noise-cancelling cans. Pretty good, with or without the noise cancelling on. I get a lot of noise from laptop output, and these are very sensitive, so there's a little bit of compromise, as noise-cancelling ends up adding more noise when things are very quiet, but with it off, it picks up the noise from the laptop. Brilliant headphones, only £50 at play.com at times too. Bargain!

Got some Klipsch Custom 1s yesterday to replace my Klipsch Image X1s (only a minor cable fault, so considering cutting off the end, soldering on a new connector). Fantastic little earbuds, really surprised of how good they are actually, the Custom 1s. Very much recommended, pretty cheap, so if you need some nice IEMs, they're a great choice, very comfy too.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1100988/headphones.jpg
do you have to have an equalizer on yours?, i find my noise cancelling destroys the bass on mine (well its still there - just insignificant compared to the treble)

noise cancelling has the side effect of turning the sound from warm to cold on mine

your selection is very smiler to mine, except that i have CX 400 II as my in ear headphones
 
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I don't, but I love my bass nice and crisp when it's on. Plus, the highs are incredibly powerful, piercing. I really like that.
I don't tend to equalise anything actually. I can never get the balance correct.
Been considering getting a nice firewire DAC (I don't use the firewire port, so might as well give it something useful) to lose the background and static noise and see if that improves things a little bit.
Edit: Oh and odd thing here, cheesy. Have you noticed they're TERRIBLE for sound leakage? If I wanted everyone to hear the crap I listen to at times, I'd just use speakers! Not particularly impressed about that, considering they're noise-cancelling, you'd expect they could block leaks... yeesh!

Never had a liking for Sennheiser IEMs for some odd reason, never quite sounded good to me, but my sis-in-law I think had CX400s (until her rottie had a nibble on the wire :\). The Klipsch are keeping me very happy.

@Cold_Storm: Those Beats are looking good! As a white man with floppy hair and silly beard, still shouldn't be allowed to wear them outside the house, but if I had some with that carbon wrap on, I'd venture outside!

@Fourstaff: Good choice of IEMs, always hear good stuff about UEs, but the ones I wanted were sold out :(
 
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I don't, but I love my bass nice and crisp when it's on. Plus, the highs are incredibly powerful, piercing. I really like that.
I don't tend to equalise anything actually. I can never get the balance correct.
Been considering getting a nice firewire DAC (I don't use the firewire port, so might as well give it something useful) to lose the background and static noise and see if that improves things a little bit.

Never had a liking for Sennheiser IEMs for some odd reason, never quite sounded good to me, but my sis-in-law I think had CX400s (until her rottie had a nibble on the wire :\). The Klipsch are keeping me very happy.
i like my music clear, but powerful, i don't like beats by DR dre for example - far too bass heavy you can't hear whats happening - and i find some of the other headphones in the sennheisar range - HD 200 series for example, to have a bit too much mid range

if there was a curve for how i like my sound it would probably go something like this

EDIT:
- thats just a picture i found on the internet i don't even own an iphone (mac etc (whatever apple device that's from)) but it would be something like that if you get the idea
 

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@Fourstaff: Good choice of IEMs, always hear good stuff about UEs, but the ones I wanted were sold out :(
Nah, the 220 is one their low end mass produced earphones, nothing like their TripleFi 10's or Westone 3's. I tried my friend's Westone 3 and Shure 530, but I wished I hadn't because it made my current set of audio gear sound absolutely rubbish :ohwell:
 
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i like my music clear, but powerful, i don't like beats by DR dre for example - far too bass heavy you can't hear whats happening - and i find some of the other headphones in the sennheisar range - HD 200 series for example, to have a bit too much mid range

if there was a curve for how i like my sound it would probably go something like this

EDIT: http://osxdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/iphone-equalizer-settings-eq.png - thats just a picture i found on the internet i don't even own an iphone (mac etc (whatever apple device that's from)) but it would be something like that if you get the idea
Yeah, their lower-end headphones are a bit loud on bass, not quite crisp. I listened to some HD 598s recently though, and I'm a jealous man. Wish I had the money for those.

It's a screenshot from OS X, I think it's the iTunes EQ. That looks like a very well-defined curve, and someone's been working on that a bit, me thinks. I can never get mine perfect.

Nah, the 220 is one their low end mass produced earphones, nothing like their TripleFi 10's or Westone 3's. I tried my friend's Westone 3 and Shure 530, but I wished I hadn't because it made my current set of audio gear sound absolutely rubbish :ohwell:
Oh, I know, I've still heard they're decent for the cheaper earbuds. Cheap headphones and earphones are getting better each generation.
I had a chance to listen to IE8s. I started to look into buying them, but noticed they're faked at a very high rate, so I won't be risking that any time soon! Did make me think why I possibly thought me cheap stuff was good. At all...
 
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Oh, I know, I've still heard they're decent for the cheaper earbuds. Cheap headphones and earphones are getting better each generation.
I had a chance to listen to IE8s. I started to look into buying them, but noticed they're faked at a very high rate, so I won't be risking that any time soon! Did make me think why I possibly thought me cheap stuff was good. At all...
i'm agreed with that, compare cx 300 with cx 300 ii and there's a large difference, shame the same can not be said to the hi-fi market which has spent the last 40 years sounding the same now

anyone tried out this? http://doesitpew.blogspot.com/2011/03/diy-hifi-orthodynamic-portable.html - seams like a great idea - i mean modding was what TPU was made for so their must be someone willing to try it out
 
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Benchmark Scores i5 750 4.62ghz pi runs // Evga FTW p55
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That's a Nice little mod right there.. I love my Equations due to the Impedance mod I did.. I still get the Mid's and Low's.. But a little deeper bass in there for my effect.. The beats I have, where to "try out" I'm not so crazy about them, but the bass is the only thing "all right" with them..

I love my Audio Techs, a I'm hunting for ether the pair of Grado's or Even something along those lines.


Now, I'll see if I can get Random Murderer to show his set up.. Few hand made Dac's and One nice Tubed amp.. They don't make those like that anymore..