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post #11 of 135 Old 12-10-11, 10:05 PM
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Re: Which headphones do you currently use?

I love using headphones, as I feel they give a unique experience and a definite flavor (some others may interpret that as perversion of the sound) to whatever I'm listening to. I have three pairs that I have used extensively---

Etymotic ER6i--these are in-ear headphones which I find are very pleasant and reasonably accurate for non-critical listening. I first used them when studying a lot, with gun muffs over my ears as well, and in in that configuration they were incredible sounding on top of drowning out the blatherings of those around me. Now I use them when doing yard work, in the garage etc...they're FAR better than most of the mp3 headphones that others use and they block extraneous sounds well.

Grado SR60--These sound good to all of those I let wear them. They're especially good for low power devices. I just find them really uncomfortable.

Sennheiser HD600--This is the pair I used to soothe my soul while I saved up for speakers (only because it sometimes stinks to have ones head tethered to a cord). I still like to listen to anything new on them, and I can wear them for hours without even noticing. There may be better headphones (and I'd love to hear a pair of electrostatics), but my needs have been met.
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post #12 of 135 Old 12-11-11, 12:48 AM
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I use Klipsch S4i's and couldn't be happier.
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Re: Which headphones do you currently use?

I have three that I listen to:

AKG K701 -- got them when they first came out
Shure 210 -- for when I'm traveling
Koss KSC75 -- probably the best buy of all headphones that I know
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Re: Which headphones do you currently use?

Sennheiser RS-160s. I use them in the living room when we watch TV down there, wireless and comfortable. Funny note, they made me deside never to stand in front of the microwave when using it. I when to get some popcorn and when I got infront of it the headphones cut out.
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Denon AH-D5000. May be so responsive in deep frequencies, but once it has been equalized it becomes a delight.

For isolating myself and mix music I prefer a flat cans: Sennheiser HD280.
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Re: Which headphones do you currently use?

I use Denon D-5000 for listening Music in the evening, Sennheiser HD 598 in bedroom and the very fine Grado SR-60, when i am away on business or vacation.

Last month i listened to HIFIMAN HE-5LE, but the HIFIMAN (or another) amplifier for headphones is necessary. Maybe this one is the alternate to the Denon this year.
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Re: Which headphones do you currently use?

I got the Grado SR80i. Good sound, fairly comfortable to me, but with the open design can bother others near you. I don't regret getting them.

I had Koss Pro4As in the day and they were excellent. I might pick up a set again for old time's sake.

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post #18 of 135 Old 01-09-12, 09:05 AM
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Sennheiser RS-170's. They sound great plus the wife needs them due to a hearing problem, but what bugs me, I have to unplug the AC to the transmitting base for the unit to come on even after the power on button on the headphones has been pressed. Odd...
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Re: Which headphones do you currently use?

I use Audio Technica ATH-CKM99 IEM's - they have a great sound and are extremely comfortable. I also get pretty decent isolation.

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Most often I use Motorola S9-HD. Very convenient for window washing!
I have Klipsch S3i but I think they're uncomfortable and fall out of my ear.
For home I just use Sennheiser HD 202. Great for $20!
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