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Old 15th May 2003, 05:39 PM   #1
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Hi,

Anyone with any knowledge on Good headphones at around £50 gbp? I would like a detailed yet non fatiguing sound.


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Old 15th May 2003, 05:52 PM   #2
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I love my Grado SR-60s. Should be in the same ballpark budgetary speaking...

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Old 15th May 2003, 05:54 PM   #3
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I'm very happy with an 18years old Beyer Dynamic DT990Pro.
http://www.beyerdynamic.com/product.html
Till now, I never heard a better one. Which doesn’t mean it's the best.
I however don't know if it will fit your budget.

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Old 15th May 2003, 06:11 PM   #4
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you can get lots more answers and do some research at www.head-fi.org and www.headwize.com -- both sites dedicated to headphones and portable audio.

lots of good DIY projects at headwize, as well.

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Old 15th May 2003, 07:19 PM   #5
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AKG 240DF Studio Monitor
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Old 15th May 2003, 08:22 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Havoc
AKG 240DF Studio Monitor
Pleased to see you like the AKG240.
I ones used to have them.
They were very analytic.
When I compared them with the Beyer, I liked the Beyer more for two reasons:

Comfort: even after 2 or more hours, it's still comfortable to have on your ears.

Bass: never heard nicer bass trough a headphone than with the Beyer.

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Old 15th May 2003, 08:35 PM   #7
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At that price point, the Grado SR-60 are hard to beat.
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Old 16th May 2003, 07:06 AM   #8
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AKG and Sennheiser have many models (too many?) but I personally don't like the cheaper AKG. AKG 240 is not my taste like the Grado phones. Very uncomfortable. My Sennheiser HD545 did I get for a good price since they were an old model. I also chose from at least 30 models in the store in the price range fron 50-400 dollars. I got my phones for about 100 dollars.

I'll guess that you don't have the same taste like I so I recommend that you go to a store which has many models and really listen. Don't forget to bring your own music.

Stax phones OK
Sennheiser Orpheus OK (including a OTL tubeamp!)
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Old 16th May 2003, 10:22 AM   #9
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You have the AKG 240 and the AKG 240DF. Quite different headphones apart from the first part of the name.

Netlist: very strange. When I went shopping I had both the beyer 990Dt and the akg 240df on the list. I chose the akg because it is so comfortable, and found the beyer to have a very uncontrolled bass.
But they must also be about 15 years old now.

So you see, the proof of the pudding lies in the eating.
Just go out and listen to some headphones, decide then. You can't go much wrong if you stay to the proper headphone makers. It is mostly a question of taste. Only thing you need to know from start is if you will need a fully closed model or if (semi-) open will do.

Peranders: Stax? Very nice, but where did you find those for $400 ?????
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Peranders: Stax? Very nice, but where did you find those for $400 ?????
Those two last were only dreams... I have listen to both. Nice sound to put it mildly.

The Orpheus costs in Sweden 15 kUSD. Sennheiser built this combination as a collectors item, was it 500 or 1000 pieces? Everyone is sold.
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